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  • Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

    first_imgIn the new year new leadership will officially take over the city as Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla is inaugurated as are Councilwomen- elect Vanessa Falco and Emily Jabbour and a new council president is chosen. ×In the new year new leadership will officially take over the city as Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla is inaugurated as are Councilwomen- elect Vanessa Falco and Emily Jabbour and a new council president is chosen. The afternoon of Monday, Jan. 1 will bring the swearing in of new Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, followed by a City Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. Political observers have been wondering who will be the next council president, and whether Bhalla will have to contend with a divided council during his first year, since some of the nine members were his opponents in last month’s election. In the past, Mayor Dawn Zimmer was often able to push her agenda through, since most of the council members were her supporters. After a heated election during which three council members ran against each other for mayor on Nov. 7, some residents think Bhalla may have a tougher time. Click here for more.With less than one month left before Gov. Christopher Christie’s term expires, local community activists hope to derail a plan that would privatize the southern portion of Liberty State Park and construct a new luxury marina where deteriorating jetties currently exist. Tipped off that the plan is being discussed by state officials without adequate notice to the public, Sam Pesin, president of the nonprofit Friends of Liberty State Park, is hoping to drum up enough opposition to keep Christie from getting the plan approved before he leaves office in mid-January. Mayor Steven Fulop joined other public officials and environmental activists at a rally near the picnic area on Dec. 2 to highlight the threat and to send a message to Christie to drop the plans. Click here for more.center_img Although the “No Shave November” campaign has been held in North Bergen for many years, this year, the North Bergen police decided to help a local business owner raise funds and awareness about colon cancer. Marlene Ceragno, co owner of Eye Contact Vision Center of North Bergen, said last week that doctors encourage people 50 and over to get a colonoscopy, but many people still don’t. Her husband, Bob, said younger people assume they don’t have to even when they suffer symptoms. Sometimes doctors attribute colon cancer symptoms to something else. Click here for more.last_img read more

  • Ocean City to Mark Veterans Day With Annual Ceremony on Tuesday

    first_imgThe Memorial Wall at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocean City, NJ, honors the men who gave their lives in service of their country.Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day Program is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11) at Veterans Memorial Park (Fifth Street and Wesley Avenue).The principal address will be given by Maureen Hickman Caporaso, daughter of Captain Vincent J. Hickman, missing in action since Jan. 14, 1964. Mayor Jay A. Gillian will welcome the community and Ocean City Primary School students will present a “Thank You to Veterans.”The program begins with the presentation of colors by the Dramis Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Invocation by Father Edmond Speitel and Singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Julia Mary Wilson will follow. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by American Legion Post Commander Bob Marzulli, and City Administrator Michael Dattilo will introduce guests.There will be a Placing of the Wreath by Joseph Walters and Clark Manley. Rev. Gregory Johnson will give the Benediction and VFW Post Commander Mike Morrissey will close the ceremony.last_img read more

  • Superstorm Sandy Info Session Set for Thursday in Ocean City

    first_img10th Street and the bay during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. Photo credit: Sam LavnerThe following is a news release from the state Department of Community Affairs regarding a Thursday (Aug. 27) public information session for homeowners and residents affected by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.The event will provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about housing recovery programs. It’s scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center inside the Ocean City Community Center. “In its continued effort to meet and assist Sandy-impacted families right in their home communities, the Christie Administration on Friday announced that the 24th Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Thursday, August 27, in Ocean City, Cape May County, to provide personal assistance for storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program.The Information Session will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Howard Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, to provide individualized, hands-on assistance to help eligible RREM Program and LMI Program participants with any housing recovery questions or issues they might have.The Information Session is open to eligible RREM Program and LMI Program participants from any of the nine counties the federal government determined were most impacted by Superstorm Sandy (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union). Nearly 1,400 applicants have attended the previous Information Sessions held since October in other communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. Information Sessions are designed to provide one-on-one attention to address homeowners’ questions that arise during all stages in their RREM or LMI Program process.“Whether participants are nearing completion on the rebuilding or elevating of their storm-damaged home or are in the process of selecting their contractor, we will have knowledgeable staff available to field their questions,” said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Charles Richman, whose Department administers many of the State’s Sandy housing recovery initiatives. “Homeowners in either housing recovery program can use the Information Session to address challenges they may be facing in their individual rebuilding process, determine new action items, and educate themselves about best practices and key information as they move through the process.”At all Information Sessions, eligible RREM Program or LMI Program participants who have not signed and returned their Right of Entry forms are urged to complete and submit them to the DCA. Applicants must complete and return the Right of Entry form to allow the State to conduct a federally mandated environmental and historical review of their home to ensure there are no negative impacts to the environment and any historical or archaeological artifacts. Also, participants are encouraged, if they have not done so already, to return their completed Duplication of Benefits questionnaire, which is needed to calculate their grant awards. Representatives from the DCA’s Sandy Recovery Division and Housing Recovery Centers, as well as RREM Program Managers, will be present to answer specific questions about the RREM Program and LMI Program. Additionally, representatives of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs will be available to discuss respectively the federally mandated environmental and historical review and best practices in selecting a reliable contractor to undertake home rebuilding work. Housing Counselors from the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program will also be in attendance to offer RREM Program and LMI Program participants free HUD-certified housing counseling services for a wide array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, homelessness prevention, mortgages, budgeting, rental guidance, and pre/post-home purchase counseling. Furthermore, information will be available about the Rental Assistance Program (RAP), which was launched in March to help Sandy-impacted families pay for temporary housing while their primary homes are being repaired, rebuilt or elevated. Through the RAP initiative, homeowners in the RREM Program and LMI Program who have signed a grant agreement and meet other eligibility criteria are eligible for up to $1,300 per month for up to nine months of rental assistance.The RREM Program is the largest of the housing recovery programs launched by the State following Superstorm Sandy. The program provides grants to Sandy-impacted homeowners to cover rebuilding costs up to $150,000 that are not funded by insurance, FEMA assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, or other sources.The LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program provides reconstruction, rehabilitation and elevation assistance to Sandy-impacted homeowners of limited financial means whose storm-damaged primary residence is located in one of the nine most impacted counties as determined by the federal government. The program aims to provide assistance to those LMI homeowners who did not apply to the RREM Program, and includes a portion of funding specifically set aside for owners of manufactured housing units/mobile homes.For more information on the Information Session, applicants may contact the DCA’s Sandy Constituent Services Office by calling 609-292-3750 or by emailing [email protected] more information on the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program and the Rental Assistance Program, people can visit  and read more

  • Deauville Inn Throws Post-Plunge Luau

    first_imgDeauville Inn Take the plunge, then do the hula to celebrate!Deauville Inn in Strathmere is throwing its first Hawaiian-themed Luau on Saturday, Feb. 15, after the Polar Bear Plunge wraps up in Sea Isle City.The Luau gets underway at 1 p.m. and will feature a hula performance, a Hawaiian band, pig roast and themed cocktails.Deauville Inn is located at 201 Willard Road in Strathmere. For more information, call (609) 263-3208 or visit

  • Press release: Andrew Murrison’s statement on Israeli settlement construction

    first_img Follow Andrew Murrison on Twitter @AWMurrison Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook The UK Government is gravely concerned by plans announced on 30 May to advance tenders for hundreds of settlement housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. We are clear that settlements built on occupied Palestinian territory are contrary to international law and an obstacle to a two-state solution. Regrettably this takes us further away from a negotiated peace agreement. I visited Jerusalem on 28-30 May where I reiterated UK support for a two-state solution, with Jerusalem as a shared capital for both states. On Thursday 30 May, the Israel Land Authority announced plans to advance tenders for 556 housing units in East Jerusalem.Minister for the Middle East Andrew Murrison said: Further information Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries For journalists Email [email protected]last_img read more

  • Electric Beethoven Details Debut Album ‘Beathoven’ With Members Of Phish, Joe Russo & More

    first_imgThere has been quite a lot of mystery surrounding the new project Electric Beethoven. The brainchild of bassist Reed Mathis, the band has reworked classic suites by the composer Ludwig Van Beethoven and created new and exciting pieces that can only be described as “Classical Dance Music.” The band recently made their debut at Terrapin Crossroads last week, and performed a special exhibition set at Outside Lands Music Festival over the weekend.Today, the band has announced the release of Beathoven, due out on September 30th via Royal Potato Family Records. The album sees the band reworking “Symphony No. 3” and “Symphony No. 6” for the album, and recruiting an insane list of musicians for the project. A who’s who appears on the album:  Phish’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Galactic’s Stanton Moore, The Greyboy Allstars’ Robert Walter, Matt Chamberlain, The Barr Brothers and more.You can listen to the leading single, “Rebirth,” below.The album has been in the works for years, with Mathis traveling town to town and meeting with these musicians independently for the release. Mathis, who is known for his work in Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green, and Billy & The Kids, has poured himself into the album, and the work is sure to speak for itself.For their live performances (the band is booked for Catskill Chill and Jam Cruise, but who knows where else we might see them come alive…), Mathis has recruited Jay Lane (Primus), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green) and guitarist Clay Welch. You can see the album artwork and full tracklisting below.Beathoven Tracklisting
1. Awakening of Happiness (feat. Joe Russo & Luke Bolla)2. Scene by the River (feat. Andrew Barr & Steve Pryor)3. Rain Dance (feat. Stanton Moore & Jared Tyler)4. Thunderstorm (feat. Matt Chamberlain & Mike Dillon)5. Shepherd’s Song (feat. Page McConnell & Jason Smart)6. In Memory of a Great Man (feat. Mike Gordon & Joe Russo)7. Funeral March (feat. Marco Benevento & Matt Chamberlain)8. Rebirth (feat. Brad Barr & Andrew Barr)9. Finale (feat. Stanton Moore & Robert Walter)last_img read more

  • Brasil, Ecuador, and Trinidad and Tobago All Victorious In Their Opening Matches In Soccer

    first_imgBy Dialogo July 16, 2011 Although the opening ceremony of the 5th Military World Games begins on Saturday July 16th at the Joao Havelange Stadium, also known as Engenhão, men’s soccer competition commenced on Friday. Hosts Brazil, along with Ecuador and Trinidad and Tobago all opened with wins. The games kicked off in the San Gennaro stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, for the match between Brazil and Algeria. For the ceremonial kick-off, the organizing committee invited famed striker Romario, world champion with the Brazilian national team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States. “Baixinho”, who’s now a congressman, spurred on the hosts as striker Renildo Gomes, who wears the same #11 jersey that Romario once did, scored the lone goal just before half time. “He talked to us in the locker room, talked to the players and gave strength to the team. Romario is Romario. Wearing the #11 is a great responsibility. The goal was in his style.” About 1,500 people were in attendance for the opening match. With Friday’s result, Brazil is currently in second in Group A. Suriname, who beat Uruguay 2-1, is in first due to goal differential. Another South American team that won their opening match was Ecuador. With two goals by Nixon Aguirre and a third by Paul Guerrero, Ecuador defeated France 3-2. Ecuador currently stands in second in group B, behind Egypt, on goal differential. In group C, Trinidad and Tobago beat Cameroon 2-1. Soccer will be played by men and women and is the longest competition, so long that it starts even before the opening of the Games. There are no changes to the rules. There are eleven athletes on each side, and they follow the same system used for World Cup soccer games.last_img read more

  • Sand joins CUNA as new VP of System Provider Relations

    first_img CUNA announced Monday Karin Sand as the new Vice President of System Provider Relations effective immediately. In this new role at CUNA, Sand will oversee all aspects of relationships with the credit union providers, including system partners, CUNA Associate Business Members, advertisers, exhibitors and sponsors.“We are glad to have Karin join CUNA and look forward to seeing her leadership foster even stronger bonds with, and valuable opportunities for, those in the credit union provider space,” said CUNA Chief Engagement Officer Greg Michlig. “She has shown passion for the credit union movement and speaks to a collaborative and accountable approach to driving relationships and sales success.”Sand brings a wealth of experience in helping organizations establish business relationships with credit union leaders through strategies including supplier relationships, membership benefits and sponsorship launches. Karin Sand ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img continue reading »last_img read more

  • Franklin Square Fatal DWI Hit-and-run Suspect Charged

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An accused drunken driver was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run crash that killed a 47-year-old taxi cab driver in Franklin Square over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Duke Obule of Queens was speeding in a BMW on Hempstead Turnpike when he hit a taxi, which then hit a utility pole at the corner of Lincoln Road at 4:16 a.m. Saturday, police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the BMW was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a fractured left ankle.Obule fled the scene but was apprehended nearby, police said. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident with death, leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury, driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.He was ordered held without bail and is due back in Nassau County court May 4.last_img read more

  • Coronavirus: Matt Doherty and James McClean test positive | Football News

    first_imgMatt Doherty and James McClean have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s final Nations League fixture against Bulgaria.The pair started Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Wales in Cardiff but have now been isolated from the rest of the group, which flew back to Dublin on Monday.- Advertisement – The development represents a fresh headache for manager Stephen Kenny, who has already lost Callum Robinson and Alan Browne to positive tests this month. “The rest of the staff and squad tested negative ahead of the flight back to Dublin this morning before the UEFA Nations League match against Bulgaria on Wednesday.”- Advertisement – A Football Association of Ireland statement said: “The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Ireland defender Matt Doherty and forward James McClean have tested positive for Covid-19.“The players have been isolated from the group as per Covid-19 protocols, and the HSE have been informed of this development. Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCleanImage:Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean has also tested positive for Covid-19center_img With Seamus Coleman, Enda Stevens and John Egan missing through injury and James McCarthy having withdrawn from the squad for family reasons, Kenny’s resources were depleted further at the Cardiff City Stadium by Jeff Hendrick’s red card and the booking which will see fellow midfielder Jayson Molumby join him on the suspension list against Bulgaria.Ireland need to avoid defeat at the Aviva Stadium to ensure they do not finish bottom of Group B4 and suffer relegation.Scotland U21 staff member tests positive for coronavirus- Advertisement – A member of the Scotland U21 backroom staff has tested positive for Covid-19.The individual tested positive on Sunday and has not travelled to Greece for Tuesday’s qualifier.Another staff member has been identified as a close contact and will isolate for 14 days. The SFA say no other staff members or players have been affected.A statement read: “The Scottish FA can confirm that a Scotland Under-21s backroom staff member returned a positive test for COVID-19 on Sunday, 15 November.“The staff member had tested negative on three rounds of previous tests and has not travelled to Greece for Scotland’s latest Under-21s Euro 2021 Qualifier. They will self-isolate for 10 days.“All other playing and non-playing staff members have tested negative on this latest round of testing.“One other member of the backroom staff has been deemed as a close contact by the Scottish Government and will self-isolate for 14 days.” – Advertisement –last_img read more