Georgia bishop commits 3 percent of the diocese’s endowment to…

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Nolintha Residence / in situ studio

first_imgArchitects: in situ studio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Keith Isaacs+ 14Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs City:RaleighCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Keith IsaacsRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The Nolintha Residence is a renovation and small addition to an historic, 1920s four-square house in downtown Raleigh. Our clients, who are brother and sister, are successful restaurateurs. They wanted a house with separate bedroom spaces, shared living spaces, and that could accommodate large events. The Raleigh Historic District Commission (RHDC) required that the exterior front of the house remain largely unchanged and that the rear addition be simple enough to not distract from the historic structure. The interior, however, was completely reformed and is now washed with light, a stark contrast to the heavy historic façade.Save this picture!© Keith IsaacsThis house is our clients’ first home, and the program they presented was unusual – the renovation of a decaying, historic four-square to accommodate food-related events and provide three separate living suites. RHDC controlled the refurbishment of the existing front and side façades. The rear of the house, where a small addition was made to the upper floor and a poorly-built, non-historic addition was remade, is very simple, contrasting the historic portions of the house. Inside, the only elements remaining downstairs are the central and west wall fireplace masses, which would have been too destructive to the integrity of the structure to dismantle. The west wall fireplace is an artifact exposed between dining and living spaces, and the few storage and support elements downstairs wrap around and hide the central fireplace mass. A new stair slides up the east wall, passing in front of old windows to a hall between three bedroom suites – one guest and one for each sibling. These spaces are completely separate from one another, filled with light, and oriented towards beautiful views of the surrounding context and downtown Raleigh.Save this picture!© Keith IsaacsSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Keith IsaacsThe existing house was in shambles. The brick mortar had turned to powder in many locations and most exterior trim was rotten.  Water, freely admitted into the brick veneer cavity through open mortar joints, was rotting the walls. The foundation and full basement were miraculously intact and dry, but the edge band and adjacent floor joists had been destroyed by water and insects. The house had been rented as three separate tenant spaces for years, with shared bathrooms and an overworked kitchen. The subdivision of space to make this possible was haphazard to say the least, and several suspect changes to load bearing conditions had caused roof, ceiling, and floor spans to rely on one another in eccentric ways. Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems needed to be replaced. The renovation of the house involved dismantling much of the interior framing, installing new structural members from the roof down to existing foundations and in areas of over-spanning, and repair of the brick veneer and rotten exterior trim. New systems were located in the basement, which was cleaned out and reserved for storage.  The finished house, once on the verge of being unrecoverable, now has another fifty years of service ahead.Save this picture!Plan beforeSave this picture!Plan afterProject gallerySee allShow lessMicrosoft Envisioning Center / Studio O+ASelected ProjectsFoster + Partners’ MOL Tower Will Rise Despite Budapest’s New Skyscraper BanArchitecture News Share Nolintha Residence / in situ studio Nolintha Residence / in situ studioSave this projectSaveNolintha Residence / in situ studio CopyAbout this officein situ studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRaleighUnited StatesPublished on August 20, 2018Cite: “Nolintha Residence / in situ studio” 20 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Builder: United States 2017 Projects Houses Year:  Area:  2447 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Cosmos, Dopko Cabinetry, Jeld-Wen, White Oak Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899093/nolintha-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard Photographs:  Keith Isaacs Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: CopyHouses, Renovation•Raleigh, United States in situ studio “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899093/nolintha-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard Southeastern Properties and Development Company Lysaght & Associateslast_img read more

From for-profit to non-profit

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 April 2001 | News From for-profit to non-profit Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis What is it like to move from the for-profit world to the non-profit world? SocietyGuardian currently features two individuals who have done just that. What is it like to move from the for-profit world to the non-profit world? SocietyGuardian currently features two individuals who have done just that. Read Tragic tycoon seeks solace with Aids victims by John Arlidge, the story of Stagecoach boss Ann Gloag. Read Why I dumped the City job with the six-figure salary by Bruce Robinson. read more

At the U.N. General Assembly, world says ‘No!’ to the blockade of Cuba

first_imgThe world said “No!” on Nov. 1 to the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba. In the United Nations General Assembly, the final tally was 189 to 2 approving a resolution introduced by Cuba that denounces the unilateral, extraterritorial stranglehold imposed by the U.S. on its Caribbean neighbor. In this 27th U.N. vote on such a resolution, only the U.S. and Israel voted against it.The Assembly also soundly condemned heightened U.S. aggressiveness toward socialist Cuba by overwhelmingly rejecting eight U.S. amendments to Cuba’s resolution. These amendments were the latest U.S. attempt to negate Cuba’s internationally recognized contribution to, and example of, human rights and human development.Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla introduced his country’s resolution by documenting four examples of Cuban children who could not get the optimum medication they needed because of the U.S. blockade.Although these children did survive, Rodriguez Parilla reported, “In 2017, 224 people per 100,000 inhabitants died in Cuba without these treatments due to the blockade.” He added, “In the last year, more than 30 U.S. companies, such as Agilent, Cook Medical and Thermo Fisher Scientific, refused to sell Medicuba medicines, supplies and equipment essential to our health system or did not respond to repeated requests.”Rodriguez Parilla pointed out the blockade qualifies as an act of genocide under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. These facts may be a surprise to U.S. travelers enjoying direct flights from U.S. airports to many Cuban destinations on numerous airlines. But the blockade is real for Cubans who experience the human damage and suffering behind the headlines.In Rodriguez Parilla’s stressed in his remarks to the Assembly: “The objective of the blockade, anchored in the Cold War, has not changed over time.“The infamous classified memo of Deputy Secretary of State Lester Mallory of April 6, 1960, guides the policy of the current U.S. government toward Cuba when [Mallory] writes: ‘There is no effective political opposition [to Fidel Castro and the Cuban government]. The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship. … [Every] possible means to should be undertaken to weaken the economic life of Cuba … [by] denying Cuba money and supplies.’ ” (tinyurl.com/h6tm8e5)Human rights? Look at the recordA linchpin of the aggressive U.S. turn is to falsely accuse Cuba of human rights violations. Remember that in the U.S., profiteering corporations are afforded the same rights as humans!Cuba’s internal and international record for human development is well known, as it leads the region in education and health outcomes. Cuba has lower infant mortality and fewer maternal deaths than the U.S.; the latter is actually increasing, particularly among Black women.Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine produces new doctors who return to their homelands to practice. Cuba’s Yo Si Puedo literacy program teaches people around the world to read and write, liberating them to learn and decide their own futures.Rodriguez Parrilla said, “The government of the United States does not have the slightest moral authority to criticize Cuba or anyone else in the field of human rights. We reject the repeated manipulation of human rights for political ends, and the double standards that characterize it.“The United States is party to only 30 percent of human rights instruments and does not recognize the right to life, nor to peace, nor to development, nor to security, nor to food, nor does it recognize the rights of children. No one can be surprised that you have left the [U.N.] Human Rights Council,” he said, addressing the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.Rodriguez Parrilla cited historic U.S. crimes like the only use of nuclear weapons against civilian populations, the militarization of cyberspace and outer space, the establishment of military dictatorships and the engineering of bloody coups d’etat in other countries, leading to countless deaths and waves of refugees. He pointed out the extrajudicial executions, kidnapping and torture in the prison at the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, which illegally occupies Cuban territory.He extensively described U.S. human rights violations against the people of the U.S., “especially African-Americans and Hispanics, minorities, refugees and migrants. … Equal opportunity in the United States is a chimera. The government that you are part of is a government of millionaires that imposes savage policies.” (The full statement in Spanish is at tinyurl.com/ycx36deb.)U.S. aggression aims at Latin AmericaOn the same day as the U.N. vote, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton further ramped up aggression against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, characterizing them as the “troika of tyranny.” Simultaneously, he welcomed the Oct. 28 election of Brazil’s next president who is the racist, homophobic, anti-woman, anti-worker Jair Bolsonaro. Bolton called Bolsonaro a “like-minded” partner. (tinyurl.com/yc7exly4)Bolton has a long reactionary history. He was a senior Justice Department official in meetings that managed the Iran-Contra scandal in 1986 by funding the illegal U.S. war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. (tinyurl.com/ybozokqx) As U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control in the George W. Bush administration, Bolton helped mount a disastrously destructive U.S. war by falsely claiming that Iraq maintained weapons of mass destruction. (tinyurl.com/qpbyo) During the same period, Bolton falsely accused Cuba of developing a biological weapons threat to the U.S. (tinyurl.com/yd874pt5) Currently, Bolton also supports aggression against Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. (tinyurl.com/ychkd6da)No U.S. blockade!Demonstrations against the U.S. blockade were held in four U.S. cities: Chicago, Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. Internationally activists used Twitter to voice support for Cuba’s U.N. resolution.Nine U.S. cities have issued resolutions supporting an end to the blockade: Richmond, Va.; Berkeley, Oakland and Sacramento, Calif.; Helena, Mont.; Brookline, Mass.; Hartford, Conn.; Minneapolis, Minn. and Pittsburgh, Penn.On Oct. 31, the day the debate began in the U.N. General Assembly, Cuban television featured a live TV broadcast from the José Antonio Echeverría University of Technology. According to Granma International, the university was headquarters for a nationwide beehive of activities at universities and secondary schools denouncing the U.S. blockade. The broadcast could also be viewed on Facebook, along with live Cuban reporting from the United Nations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Freddie Mac: Finding Solutions to ‘Areas of Concentrated Poverty’

first_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily December 23, 2019 2,150 Views Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac: Finding Solutions to ‘Areas of Concentrated Poverty’ Freddie Mac: Finding Solutions to ‘Areas of Concentrated Poverty’ Previous: Digitizing Mortgage Processes Next: Fed Mortgage-Backed Securities Update: To Sell or Not? Freddie Mac mixed income 2019-12-23 Mike Albanese Tagged with: Freddie Mac mixed income Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago More than 19% of Americans—more than 61 million people—live in so-called “areas of concentrated poverty,” which are defined by “persistently high poverty levels, low economic opportunity and high housing costs relative to income,” according to Freddie Mac. This is significant because living in and growing up in poverty can have long-term impacts spanning from lower-quality education to lower quality health. Freddie Mac suggests one solution for bringing economic mobility to areas of concentrated poverty is mixed-income housing, and the GSE has helped finance such developments. In a recent white paper, Freddie Mac explored the idea of mixed-income housing, highlighting a few successes as well as pointing out a few obstacles that could prevent these developments from succeeding in all “areas of concentrated poverty.”“The development and transformation of an area of concentrated poverty can help revitalize the local economy by growing the tax base, leading to increased public investment and increased economic opportunity over time,” said Steve Guggenmos, VP of Multifamily Research and Modeling, Freddie Mac. “As these areas grow and develop, mixed-income and social impact housing are instrumental in encouraging residential economic diversity and preventing the displacement of long-time residents.”Mixed-income housing properties offer units at market rate and other units below-market rate for lower-income tenants. Most often, the balance is 80/20, with 80% of units going at market rate and 20% reserved for low-income residents and available at a restricted rent level.Freddie Mac noted that, “Ultimately, the optimal percentages of restricted and unrestricted units are dependent upon market conditions.” However, tipping the scales too far will prevent a property from being “economically feasible,” forcing rents on unrestricted units above market rate or potentially requiring more public subsidy than is available. Public subsidies are often relied on in mixed-income housing. However, “socially conscious” private equity firms can also help with funding. One such firm, Turner Impact Capital, made the Regency Pointe mixed-income housing in the Washington D.C. metro area possible without a need for public subsidy, according to Freddie Mac. Mixed-income housing can help improve affordable housing conditions for low-income residents, provide amenities for those residents, and help bolster an area’s economy, they come with limitations. While speaking of the success of its mixed-income development investments, Freddie Mac also admitted, “fostering residential economic diversity and increasing access to opportunity for low-income residents through the development of mixed-income housing is ACPs is not an easy task.” For a mixed-income development to be viable, the high-poverty area must also be attractive to higher earners, which means it should be in close proximity to a booming job market or perhaps be an area in the midst of revitalization, which is the case with several of the developments Freddie Mac has backed.  Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

VIDEO: USCG Saves Two Kayakers

first_img View post tag: Saves View post tag: USCG The U.S. Coast Guard and Ocean Safety rescued two kayakers trapped on Molokini Crater Monday.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification at 3:20 p.m. from Maui Fire Department of two kayakers who were beset by weather and were forced onto the rocks on Molokini Crater. After climbing to safety, the kayakers called 911 for assistance.A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui and a jet ski from Ocean Safety responded.At 3:46 p.m., the jet ski arrived on the scene and ferried the kayakers from the rock to the awaiting RB-M.The kayakers were safely brought aboard the RB-M and transported to Station Maui at 4:15 p.m.No injuries were reported and both kayakers were wearing lifejackets.On-scene conditions were 29 miles per hour winds and three foot seas. Visibility was eight to ten miles.[mappress mapid=”14552″]Press Release; Image: USCG View post tag: Kayakers VIDEO: USCG Saves Two Kayakers Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: USCG Saves Two Kayakers View post tag: two November 26, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Video Share this articlelast_img read more

Video: Houthi fighters hit UAE Navy vessel with missile fire

first_img Yemen’s Houthi fighters claim they have hit and sunk UAE Navy vessel HSV Swift by a modified C802 cruise missile in the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen’s coast.The UAE military on Saturday confirmed that one of its vessels was involved in an ‘incident’ and added that none of the crew had been hurt. It did not say whether the vessel sank or not.“The coalition rescued civilians from a vessel targeted by Houthi militias, that was transferring medical aid to the city of Aden and evacuating wounded civilians for treatment,” Reuters reported the coalition saying in a statement on Saudi state news agency SPA.Yemen’s Houthi fighters claimed on their sabanews.net website that the vessel ‘had been completely destroyed’, Al Jazeera reported.The UAE is a member of the coalition fighting the Houthi rebels in YemenThe vessel hit by missile fire is the hybrid catamaran HSV-2 Swift, privately owned and operated by Sealift Inc. and originally leased by the United States Navy Military Sealift Command. According to IHS Jane’s, the former U.S. Navy vessel was later operated by United Arab Emirates’ National Marine Dredging Company.The video below supposedly shows the moment when the cruise missile is fired and hits the vessel. Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Video: Yemen’s Houthi fighters hit UAE Navy vessel with missile fire October 2, 2016 View post tag: Yemencenter_img Video: Yemen’s Houthi fighters hit UAE Navy vessel with missile fire View post tag: Houthi View post tag: UAE Navy View post tag: HSV Swiftlast_img read more

BREAKING: University reports 208 cases this week

first_imgHowever, speaking to the Oxford Blue, a spokesperson for Oxford City Council stressed that “it was not the COVID situation in the city that led to the collective decision to seek Tier 2 status across Oxfordshire. It was the rise in cases across neighbouring districts and among non-student demographics that was of particular concern.” The University’s testing service has confirmed 208 cases of COVID-19 among students and staff for the week 17th-23rd October, with a positivity rate of 24.5%. This is a slight increase from last week’s 197 cases and brings the total number of cases since the implementation of the testing service on August 20th to 496. On Saturday, The Oxford Student reported that St. John’s College had paused all in-person teaching for the next fortnight. An email sent from catering staff confirmed that as many as 150 students were receiving meals in isolation. Councils across Oxfordshire have urged the UK Government to move the county into Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions. In a statement, leader of Oxfordshire County Council Ian Hudspeth said: “In light of the escalating situation across the county, we are pushing hard for Oxfordshire to be moved to a high alert level. This would be a preventative measure to stem the spread of the virus and protect the county’s most vulnerable residents.” The University’s Status and Response website states that the figures released do not include positive test results received outside of the University testing service. It notes further that “due to the time interval between a test being done and the result becoming available, it is expected that there will be a mismatch between actual results and those confirmed to us on any given day”.center_img The University has implemented a four-stage emergency response, depending on how wide the spread of COVID-19 is. The current status is Stage 2, which allows the University to operate “in line with social distancing restrictions with as full a student cohort as possible on site”, with teaching and assessment taking place “with the optimum combination of in-person teaching and online learning”. A Stage 3 response would imply “no public access to the University or College buildings” and “gatherings for staff and students only permitted where essential for teaching and assessment to take place”. In a press release on Thursday, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health Ansaf Azhar urged the public to “limit their social interactions” and reminded residents that “with half-term approaching, as well as events such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali coming up, it’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of meeting up and celebrating with friends and family. But we mustn’t forget about COVID. We need to do everything we can to keep our families and communities safe and stop the spread.” The new rise in cases follows a number of outbreaks at individual colleges, as well as matriculation day last Saturday, where crowds of students were gathered around the Rad Cam. The Oxford Mail reported “anger” from fellow students, staff, and residents about large numbers of students drinking and partying in the streets. last_img read more

HOBOKEN BRIEF

first_imgHundreds of mourners lined the 300 block of Jefferson Street on Thursday morning for the funeral of beloved St. Francis priest Fr. Michael Guglielmelli and his two sisters Dolores Guglielmelli and Antoinette Gallina, who were killed in a car accident (see brief). “The Sweeney-Prieto agreement follows months of hearings by the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness and the Assembly Education Committee on inequities in the state’s school funding formula,” states the press release from Sweeney. “The agreement revamps funding for the 2017-2018 school year, and marks the first time since passage of the SFRA in 2008 that Adjustment Aid will be reallocated from school districts receiving more than 100 percent of the state aid to which they are entitled under the state aid formula to districts that are underfunded.”  Sweeney unveiled a town-by-town list showing decreases and increases in more than 600 districts.In the plan, 70 districts would receive aid increases, 74 districts would not have their aid affected, and 50 districts receive reductions, such as Hoboken and Jersey City.If the plan is approved by Governor Chris Christie, Hoboken could see a reduction in state aid of $825,793 and Jersey City could lose $8,545,482.Bench warrant issued for comedian Artie LangeAccording to Felicia Feliciano of the Hoboken Municipal Court, a bench warrant has been issued for Artie Lange, a comedian and former Howard Stern show regular, who failed to appear in court on Wednesday, June 7 to answer drug charges.Lange was arrested in March in the parking garage at his Hoboken condo complex for alleged possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Police said he allegedly had drugs both in his car and on his person.The comedian has written about drug use before and was hospitalized in 2010 after apparently attempting to commit suicide in his condo at the Shipyard complex in Hoboken.According to Lt. Edgardo Cruz of the Hoboken Police Department, “We are not actively looking for him, but if any officers have an encounter with him, whether it is by running his license plate or name, they will see he has the ‘Failure to Appear’ bench warrant. The warrant is issued by the court and not directly the Police Department.”After the Hoboken Reporter (@Hudson_reporter) Tweeted the story, Lange replied, “Hoboken Police: I mean no trouble! Sorry! This is bad communication w a lawyer. My fault. I’m getting new lawyer now & making this Right!” He later added, “@Hudson_reporter, I’m not the enemy [of the] law. I’m a friend. I’ve never tried to avoid this. But it’s my fault as I said. I don’t want ppl stressed out. See u soon.”Various fans and foes tweeted responses needling him or expressing support. For more information on Lange’s recent arrest, see our prior coverage at www.hudsonreporter.com.Hoboken says goodbye to priest and his family lost in car accidentThe wake for Father Michael Guglielmelli of St. Francis Church took place Wednesday, followed by an evening vigil and funeral mass the following day.Hundreds lined up to pay their respects.In order to accommodate the large number of attendees, several streets were closed in the area and three video monitors and three tents with seating for 150 people were placed outside the church for extra viewing as the “small church with a big heart” had limited seating.Guglielmelli and his sisters Dolores and Antoinette were killed last week in a car accident in Freehold.For more information on Fr. Michael Guglielmelli look to last weekend’s edition of the Hoboken Reporter or go to www.hudsonreporter.comHoboken firm retained by Chamber of Commerce to produce recommendations on business growthAccording to a press release, the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce has retained Phillips Preiss Grygiel LLC to collaborate with the chamber to prepare a white paper that will set out recommendations for Hoboken’s soon-to-be-conducted master plan examination.A master plan is a comprehensive plan of recommendations which provides a long-range vision for a municipality and guides the appropriate use of land and zoning within the municipality.The report is expected to be completed before the end of 2017, and will offer guidance to the community and elected officials on how the city’s codes can be modernized to promote growth, vibrancy, and ease of use for the whole of the Hoboken business community.“With the recent strong growth of Hudson County, continued development in Hoboken, and the city’s statutory obligation to examine the Master Plan, we believe this is the best time to undertake this project and that it is in the best interest to do so for our members and the whole Hoboken business community,” said Richard Mackiewicz, president of the Hoboken Chamber. “The Chamber is committed to surfacing actionable recommendations that can sustain and grow the business community in Hoboken and we feel that Phillips Preiss Grygiel LLC is very well suited to this task.”Paul Grygiel of Phillips Preiss Grygiel LLC will spearhead the project. He specializes in comprehensive and neighborhood planning, zoning analysis, and expert witness testimony, and has prepared master plans and redevelopment plans for several municipalities.His work has included managing the preparation of award-winning master plans for Hoboken and Mineola, N.Y. and overseeing his firm’s work on the master plan and zoning ordinance overhaul for Newark, a neighborhood plan in Wilmington, Del., and a corridor study in Washington, D.C.“As a Hoboken-based company, we are honored to have been selected for this project and anxiously look forward to working with the Hoboken Chamber, its members, and the whole business community on this critical piece of work,” Grygiel said.Grygiel will be the featured speaker at the Hoboken Chamber’s upcoming Breakfast Roundtable on Wednesday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Amanda’s Restaurant at 908 Washington Street in Hoboken.For reservations to the Breakfast Roundtable, please call (201) 386-0699 x 220 or visit the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce website at www.hobokenchamber.com.Councilwoman elected as Democratic committee chairHoboken has its own Democratic committee that endorses candidates for local positions. Each of Hoboken’s 40 districts has a male and female representative.In the primary elections on Tuesday, June 6, residents got to choose two candidates in their district, among all the Democratic candidates running.Mayor Dawn Zimmer backed 67 candidates for 80 committee seats, and 63 of those candidates won.Those committee members ran on the Hudson County Democratic Organization line, Column E, with gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, state Sen. Brian Stack and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro and Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano.At a meeting last week, Hoboken Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher was elected the city’s new Democratic Committee chair. Zimmer , Chaparro and Zimmer’s Chief of Staff Vijay Chaudhuri were elected honorary chairs.The eight-person executive board also includes Phil Cohen, Nora Martinez DeBenedetto, and Mitch Fagen as vice chairs, Paul Kueuhn as treasurer and, Kurt Gardiner as the sergeant-at-arms. Rachel Hodes will also serve as recording secretary and LaTrenda Ross as corresponding secretary.One-Minute Play Festival scheduled for the end of JuneThe New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival will return for its seventh year, beginning a new partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey’s established and emerging playwrights and directors has three performances only,Performances will take place Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 25at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at 1400 Clinton St.Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.orgHoboken announces participation in 2017 Summer Food Service Program The city announced last week it will participate in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program from July 5 to Aug. 31.The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture. It provides all children 18 years of age and younger with a free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency.In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.‘The Adventures of Priscilla’ added to Movies Under the Stars lineup for Pride MonthIn recognition of Pride Month, the city announced last week it has added the Academy Award-winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” to the 2017 Movies Under the Stars lineup.Movies Under the Stars are a free city organized movie night throughout the summer for residents and the larger community.The movie is about Bernadette, played by Terrence Stamp, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters of Australia with her stage partners, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce). Their cabaret act is well-known in Sydney and when Mitzi and Felicia get an offer to perform in the remote town of Alice Springs at a casino, Bernadette decides to tag along. The threesome ventures into the outback with Priscilla, a lavender-colored school bus that doubles as a dressing room and home on the road. Along the way, the trio encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia.The R rated comedy will be screened the evening of Friday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Maxwell Park, which is located between Eleventh and Twelfth streets along Sinatra Drive North.Parking is prohibited on Sinatra Drive North between Sinatra Drive and Twelfth Street.For the full Movies Under the Stars lineup go to www.hobokennj.gov/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/movies-under-the-stars/Everyone’s invited to celebrate Book Bogglers second birthdayBook Bogglers, a four-time award winning collective of readers, writers, editors, illustrators, and aficionados of literature of the non-digital kind, invite residents to their second birthday on Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Symposia Bookstore at 510 Washington St..The old-school birthday party will feature readings, refreshments, a raffle, and a celebration of all things literary.The Book Bogglers collective has won several awards in the past. Piccolo: An Intern’s Tale, written by Piccolo Fortunato (with Elias T. Ressler and cutouts by MOR) scored a win in The New York Book Festival.This publication was followed by a win in the Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival in which E. Merwin and Cynthia Stuart’s (illustrations by James H. Maglina) tale of two ratties, My Improbable Mischief, took the honors with a win in the competition’s Urban Animals category.E. Merwin and Ben Ressler’s The Northman’s Daughter won 1st Place in the 2017 Indie Book Awards for Regional Fiction. E. Merwin also won the 2016 Writer’s Digest Competition for published article, Subway Superman.For more information on the group go to https://bookbogglers.com/Yahoo! donates 40 server systems to Stevens Visual Arts & Technology ProgramWith the help of Steven Smith, assistant vice president for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Stevens, the Visual Arts and Technology program received a donation of a full rack of forty server systems from Yahoo! Inc.’s Servers to Academic Researchers (STAR) program.“We have donated well over 6,000 machines to nearly 50 institutions globally with an estimated value of over $2,000,000 over the past six years,” said Don J. McGillen, Yahoo! academic partnerships team lead. “We generally donate to schools with education and research programs that such machines will enhance, and evaluated Stevens as such a school.”The set of 40 server systems from Yahoo! will be housed within the College of Arts and Letters, where they will be used by the Visual Arts & Technology program in areas such as machine learning, big data, and animation rendering. Some of the other humanities faculty may use it for research involving large sets of data, but the servers will primarily be a resource meant for creative work.“The servers are perfect for really computationally expensive, repetitive tasks,” said Jeff Thompson, director of the Visual Arts & Technology program. “We’ll be using them for both faculty research and student projects, like rendering frames of animations or doing training for machine learning. This will mean a huge time savings – for example, something that might take a day or two on my laptop could take a few hours or less on the servers.” Hoboken and Jersey City school districts could lose some state aid if gov approves proposalHoboken’s public school district, one of the 30 districts in the state that gets special aid, could lose 7.7 percent of the additional state funding it gets. State Sen. President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced a plan Wednesday June 14 that would provide $146 million in state aid to some New Jerseys public school districts. center_img ×Hundreds of mourners lined the 300 block of Jefferson Street on Thursday morning for the funeral of beloved St. Francis priest Fr. Michael Guglielmelli and his two sisters Dolores Guglielmelli and Antoinette Gallina, who were killed in a car accident (see brief).last_img read more

Education and clean energy

first_imgRespectfully submitted,Robert B. Knapp Dear Editor:This writer truly believes that all state lawmakers need, for the good of the residents of the State of New Jersey support the following two efforts of our Governor Phil Murphy: tuition consideration for all residents to attend the community colleges in each county. There are so many students who desire to attend a two year college in order to start their education endeavors and just cannot afford even the tuition at any type of institution of higher learning.We are aware of working people with families who did not have the opportunity to attend college directly after graduating high school and now desire to return to school and better their lives and the lives of their families.As the Governor stated, education should not be a privilege but a right. In regards to the issues of the environment and clean energy we stand behind the Governor’s plans concerning wind turbines to combat climate changes in New Jersey. It is Governor Murphy’s goal to be 100% in this area by mid century. Also it is further advantageous in regards to the number of jobs during the construction and when completed permanent jobs.We all should stand behind Governor Murphy in these two goals for the health, education and welfare of the people of New Jersey.last_img read more