JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

first_imgAt approximately 12:50 p.m., a banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The banner, approximately 3 feet by 20 feet, was affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue.Park rangers, alerted to the presence of the banner, immediately made their way to the location and conducted an assessment of the banner and how it was attached to the monument, Statue officials said.“It was determined that the banner could be removed without damaging the pedestal and Rangers began the process of removing it,” they said. “Affixing a banner to the national monument is strictly prohibited, and an investigation is underway by the United States Park Police to identify suspects.”JC Fridays hosts citywide events on March 3Art House Productions presents the JC Fridays spring event, featuring a full day of free arts events throughout Jersey City on March 3.Sponsored by (among others) The Jersey City Reporter and Jersey City Magazine, as well as the City of Jersey City, the day will feature arts events in every part of Jersey City.For more information go to www.jcfridays.com or www.arthouseproductions.org.Freespace Dance Company bridges generation gap in Jersey CityBorderless – the thematic series by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) – continues with an innovative performance that breaks down boundaries separating generations through dance and movement.The event will be held on Saturday March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.I know You by Freespace Dance, a Montclair-based contemporary dance company, explores how shared experiences, thoughts and emotions enable individuals of all ages to form connections. The piece is performed by a multigenerational cast of 16 dancers – ranging in ages from 15 to 65 – and portrays through movement, the many ways different generations interact and create together.Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 ($15 for students & senior citizens/photo ID required at door). To purchase tickets, visit: jctcenter.orgLeFrak launches teaser website for 41-story building in NewportEllipse, LeFrak’s new luxury rental building in Newport on Jersey City’s waterfront, has launched their teaser website. LeFrak created the Newport community, and Ellipse is one of their more ambitious projects. The building was designed by Arquitectonica – that company’s first project in Jersey City — and sits directly on the waterfront with wide water and city views.The Ellipse is a 41-story luxury rental building located in the Newport community on Jersey City’s waterfront. Leasing begins April 2017, with occupancy this summer.  The teaser website is www.ellipseapts.com.March of Crows interactive art show at Grace Van Vorst ChurchGrace Van Vorst Church will host March of Crows, an interactive art show featuring Shayfer James’ new music inspired by murals of Jersey City on March 10. The event is free and starts at 8 p.m. Grace Van Vorst Church is located at 268 Second Street in Jersey City. 1 / 2  A REAL HONOR – The Jersey City Council joined members of the Jersey City Police Department and members of the family to pay tribute to William Graw, a 28-year veteran of the police department who passed away last October. He was known for opening his home and heart to many, for his generosity and kindness are legendary, and for having a particular soft spot for the elderly.  2 / 2  JERSEY CITY SCHOOLS SHOW OFF THEIR ORATORY SKILLS — In a dramatic presentation held in the council chambers of Jersey City Hall on Feb. 21, students from public, private and Catholic Schools showed their oratory skills in the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Nayasha Knigge of Primary Preparatory won first place in the Grades 3 to 5 category, followed by Mecca Coley of Sacred Heart, who came in second, and Genesis Pierre-Louis from PS 37 who came in third. Honorable mentions included Bhavyata Tahna of PS 16, Gabriel Marandino of PS 37, and Yaritaza Huessa of PS 28. Displaying a phenomenal speaking ability, Nathanael Ramdyal of PS 40, wowed the judges and drew a standing ovation from the audience in winning first place in the grades 6 to 8 category. Marliza Mabutas of PS 24 won second place, Fitzroy Legister of St. Joseph won third. Berodelie Saint Jules of PS 24 received honorable mention along with Chibuikem Onyemaechi of PS 27 and Mark Rajah of St. Joseph. ❮ ❯ Banner hoisted on Madam LibertyUnknown protestors in support of immigrant’s rights hoisted a banner on the Statute of Liberty on Feb. 21.center_img ×  1 / 2  A REAL HONOR – The Jersey City Council joined members of the Jersey City Police Department and members of the family to pay tribute to William Graw, a 28-year veteran of the police department who passed away last October. He was known for opening his home and heart to many, for his generosity and kindness are legendary, and for having a particular soft spot for the elderly.  2 / 2  JERSEY CITY SCHOOLS SHOW OFF THEIR ORATORY SKILLS — In a dramatic presentation held in the council chambers of Jersey City Hall on Feb. 21, students from public, private and Catholic Schools showed their oratory skills in the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Nayasha Knigge of Primary Preparatory won first place in the Grades 3 to 5 category, followed by Mecca Coley of Sacred Heart, who came in second, and Genesis Pierre-Louis from PS 37 who came in third. Honorable mentions included Bhavyata Tahna of PS 16, Gabriel Marandino of PS 37, and Yaritaza Huessa of PS 28. Displaying a phenomenal speaking ability, Nathanael Ramdyal of PS 40, wowed the judges and drew a standing ovation from the audience in winning first place in the grades 6 to 8 category. Marliza Mabutas of PS 24 won second place, Fitzroy Legister of St. Joseph won third. Berodelie Saint Jules of PS 24 received honorable mention along with Chibuikem Onyemaechi of PS 27 and Mark Rajah of St. Joseph. ❮ ❯last_img read more

Thank you so much for including CASA on 2018 power list

first_imgBest,Beverly SavageExecutive DirectorHudson County CASA Dear Editors:You have all been such good friends to CASA and I want to thank you sincerely for the terrific coverage you have given the organization and its work. I was thrilled to see a new category had been created on the list-Protector of the Children-and that CASA was at the top!You have been instrumental in the growth and development of CASA and are directly responsible for connecting scores of committed volunteers to foster children. I have been with CASA since 2005 and in that time 2,312 children have been served with 495 of them achieving permanent homes-that translates into 166 adoptions, 235 reunifications with family and 94 placements with a legal guardian. The Reporter has been with me every step of the way-thanks you so much for your loyalty and for your compassion for children who sorely need it.last_img read more

Goshen man convicted of murder dies at state prison in Michigan City

first_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ By Jon Zimney – January 26, 2021 0 414 WhatsApp (“Jail cells at the Southborough Police Station” by my_southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0) An inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has died.Indiana State Police say Daniel L. Heflin, 30, of Goshen, died at the prison on Thursday, Jan. 21.The Indiana Department of Correction contacted Indiana State Police about the death that same day.Heflin’s family has already been notified. Heflin was serving a 90-year sentence for murder.He was sentenced in 2012.The investigation is ongoing. Goshen man convicted of murder dies at state prison in Michigan City IndianaLocalNews Google+ Previous articleLocal families waiting for death certificates after switch to new systemNext articleMonday marked 43rd anniversary of the “Blizzard of 78” Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Watch Twiddle Play “Polluted Beauty” At Their Album Release Party in 2014 [Pro-Shot]

first_imgIn June of 2014, Vermont jam band Twiddle dropped their third official release, a two-disc live album titled “Live at Nectar’s.” Fittingly, for their release party, the foursome returned to Nectar’s to celebrate both the album drop and the kickoff of their music festival, Frendly Gathering. This week, beautifully edited footage of the track “Polluted Beauty” during the second set has emerged from the special night, which can be peeped below, courtesy of Third Stone Images.For those of us eager to get our Twiddle fix, Frendly Gathering will be happening again this year, though at a new home at Sugarbush. Blind faith tickets are available here for the festie. The band is also planning on revisiting another of their events to their summer docket, the second annual Tumble Down, a two-day event at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Tumble Down is slated to have multiple acts, including four sets from Twiddle, and last year’s line-up included Nahko and Medicine for the People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, and the Kitchen Dwellers. Tickets for Tumble Down go on sale on February 19th, and more information can be found via the band’s website.last_img read more

Roger Waters Is Considering Performing “The Wall” Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

first_imgThough The Wall was conceived as a societal allegory, it has never been as relevant in America as it is today. Pink Floyd’s 1979 album shows the consequences of a totalitarian regime building a wall, which certainly sounds familiar to today’s political climate.According to a report from EuroNews, bassist Roger Waters is not only aware of this, but is even considering a massive concert of The Wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Waters performed The Wall extensively in 2012, and a recreation of that elaborate performance would most certainly be a welcomed protest.In the article, Waters says, “Before this can happen, there will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies… The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you.”This wouldn’t be the first time that Waters has openly criticized Donald Trump through his music. The Pink Floyd bassist released images comparing Trump to a Nazi during a performance in October, during the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones).” You can watch that video here, which was shared on Inauguration Day.Meanwhile, Waters recently announced a new solo album, which he’ll be supporting with a major world tour. Find out more about the newly announced album here.[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Surviving Mother Love Bone Members Reunite For 2nd Time Since Andrew Wood’s 1990 Death [Watch]

first_imgOn Saturday night, all four surviving members Mother Love Bone, the highly influential but long-defunct Seattle rock band, reunited onstage for their first performance in eight years. The group, comprised of Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Bruce Fairweather, and Greg Gilmore, came together as part of a benefit event for Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare, a.k.a. SMASH, at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA.In addition to benefitting SMASH, the performance served as a tribute to Mother Love Bone’s late frontman, Andrew Wood. Wood’s overdose death in 1990 stopped Mother Love Bone in its tracks. Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was Wood’s roommate when he died, would wind up recruiting Gossard and Ament for Temple of the Dog.Remembering The Tragic Death That Gave Life To Temple Of The Dog & Pearl Jam, This Day In 1990Ament, Gossard, Gilmore, and Fairweather tapped local vocalists Shawn Smith (Pigeonhead) and Ohm Johari (Hell’s Belles) to handle Wood’s vocal duties for the performance. Their five-song set saw them work through Mother Love Bone originals “Man of Golden Words”, “Bone China”, “Stargazer”, and “Stardog Champion”, as well as a cover of Argent‘s “Hold Your Head Up”.According to Consequence of Sound, the four surviving Mother Love Bone members last came together for a few songs onstage in 2010, which marked their first performance as a group since Andrew Wood’s death twenty years earlier. Of course, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard play together regularly in their capacity as members of Pearl Jam.You can watch a full fan-shot video of the mini-set below via YouTube user Taper Jeff:Mother Love Bone – 5/5/18[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Uzo Aduba & Amber Riley Set for The Wiz Live!

first_img View Comments Broadway alum and Orange Is the New Black standout Uzo Aduba and Glee’s Amber Riley are the latest stars tapped to join NBC’s The Wiz Live!. Aduba is set to appear as Glinda the Good Witch, while Riley will take on the role of her sister, Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North. The telecast will ease on down the road to our screens on December 3.Aduba received a 2015 Emmy nomination for her performance as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange is the New Black, having picked up the trophy for the role last year. She’s no stranger to the theater scene, having been featured in the 2011 revival of Godspell and Coram Boy on Broadway and the rock musical Prometheus Bound at the American Repertory Theater. She is set to appear in the upcoming films Showing Roots and Tallulah.Riley is most known for her performance as Mercedes Jones on Glee. She’s also taken the musical theater stage before, performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Hair and at City Center in Cotton Club Parade (which then transferred to Broadway, minus Riley, as After Midnight). In 2013, she won the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, dancing alongside another favorite of the Broadway community: Derek Hough.They join the previously reported trio of Grammy winners: original Dorothy Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em, Queen Latifah as the Wiz and Mary J. Blige as Evillene. Three-time Tony nominee and In Living Color star David Alan Grier will play the Cowardly Lion (Grier appeared in the 2006 La Jolla production as the Wiz) and newcomer Shanice Williams takes on the role of Dorothy. No word yet if they’re on board for the forthcoming Broadway revival of the show, which is set to open in the 2016-17 season.Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and revival of The Wiz in collaboration with Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original book by William F. Brown. The show follows the familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz with a rock-filled revamp. Charlie Smalls’ score includes “Ease on Down the Road,” “No Bad News” and “Home.”last_img read more

Mistletoe = parasite

first_imgMistletoe is often used postmortem to lure unsuspecting sweethearts to a Christmastime kiss. For the other 364 days of the year, it is actually considered an infectious parasite that kills trees.If you see green leaves in the top of deciduous trees, it might be mistletoe. Mistletoe is an evergreen, parasitic plant found on a wide host of trees, including alder, birch, cottonwood, maple, oak, hickory and elm. Mistletoe gets water and nutrients from the host tree, but it is not totally dependent. Leaves of mistletoe contain chlorophyll and are capable of making their own food from carbon dioxide and water. Birds feed on mistletoe berries and deposit them on new trees in their droppings. This is how mistletoe spreads from tree to tree. When the seeds germinate, they grow through the bark and into the vascular system of the host where it obtains water and minerals. Mistletoe can be particularly stressful to trees during drought conditions. Trees that are heavily infested by mistletoe for several years may lose vigor, become stunted or even killed. This is especially true if the tree is already subjected to drought stress, harsh winter conditions, construction injury, diseases, insects or other conditions that further weaken the tree. Mistletoe grows slowly at first and may take years to produce seeds. Healthy trees can tolerate small mistletoe infestations, but individual branches might be compromised and susceptible to wind or snow breakage. Simply removing mistletoe will provide some protection from spreading. However, if you remove only the mistletoe, it will probably regrow. To effectively control mistletoe, prune the tree one to two feet beyond the point of attachment. If the mistletoe is located on a main limb or trunk, remove the top of the mistletoe and wrap the cut with an opaque plastic to prevent sunlight. Since mistletoe requires light, it will die within a couple of years. It might be necessary to repeat this treatment, especially if the wrapping becomes detached or the mistletoe is not completely killed.last_img read more

Brazil, Mexico make statements to end London Games

first_imgBy Dialogo August 13, 2012 Mexico’s victory over Brazil ended what had been a history of frustration at the Olympics. In its nine previous appearances – Amsterdam in 1928, London 1948, Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 – the team advanced out of pool play three times, reaching the semifinals in 1968 and the quarterfinals in 1972 and 1996. Meantime, Brazil was denied it first gold at the Olympics – the only major international tournament it hasn’t won. The five-time World Cup champions pulled within a goal in the 91st minute on a blast from striker Hulk, but couldn’t get another quality shot on frame before the end of stoppage time. The Seleção now has three silvers and two bronzes after falling just short of the golden prize. “We all know that we need to win the gold,” Brazil’s coach Mano Menezes told reporters. “Brazil has to win every tournament it plays, it needs to win every match it plays, even if it’s a friendly – and this time even more because it’s something the nation has never won before.’’ In women’s volleyball, it was another Olympics, another upset in the gold medal match for the Brazilian women. The South Americans stunned the top-seeded United States in the final for the second consecutive Summer Games with a 3-1 victory. The Americans appeared to be on their way to an easy win after taking the first set 25-11, but Brazil rallied to claim the next three sets 25-17, 25-20 and 25-17. Overall, the Brazilians have reached the semifinals of the event in six straight Olympics dating to Barcelona in 1992. Over that span, the team has claimed two gold medals and two bronzes. “We felt we lost control in the first set, but we never lost sight of our objectives, and that was to win gold,” Brazil’s Jaqueline Carvalho told reporters. “We knew the U.S. is a great team, that the game would be tough. But we managed to turn it around.’” Brazil also became the third team to repeat as gold medalists. The Soviet Union won in 1968 and 1972 and Cuba won three straight starting in 1992. Meantime, Brazil’s men’s volleyball team medaled for the sixth time in eight Olympics, but it wasn’t the color they were hoping. The top-seeded South Americans fell to Russia in the gold medal match 3-2 after holding a two-sets-to-none lead. Brazil, which earned the distinction of becoming the first team to ever blow a 2-0 lead in a final, dropped the last three games 29-27, 25-22 and 15-9. Wallace de Souza finished with 27 points for Brazil, which settled for a silver medal for the second straight Summer Games after losing the final to the United States at the 2008 Beijing Games. “It’s hard to tell,” de Souza told reporters when asked what happened. “You train a lot for that every day, you don’t believe something like that could happen. You’re winning 2-0 and then you start feeling the pressure. We came here to get the gold, but we got the silver.’”center_img LONDON – It’s Brazil’s turn now. As the Games of the XXX Olympiad concluded on Aug. 12, the international sporting world turned its eyes toward Brazil, which will become home to three of the biggest competitions in the next four years – the 2013 Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before the millions watched the closing ceremonies, Brazil and Mexico provided exclamation points to the London Games. Brazil’s women’s indoor volleyball team claimed gold and the country’s men’s team took silver. Mexico’s men’s soccer team capped a dominating run by winning its first Olympic gold with a 2-1 win over Brazil at historic Wembley Stadium. El Tri was paced by dynamic striker Oribe Peralta who scored both goals, including one in the first minute off of a takeaway in front of the Brazil 18-yard box. His second came on a header in the 75th minute to give his team a two-goal advantage, all but sealing the top spot on the medal podium. Mexico was able to routinely frustrate the Brazilian side by maintaining possession and force all pressure to the wings and into poor shooting angles. The result was a phenomenal defensive effort and the country’s first-ever medal in Olympic soccer. “We knew that the Brazilian players lose their heads really quickly when you keep the ball away from them,” Peralta told reporters. “That’s what we managed to do and, building from that basis, we were able to keep our shape and calmly play our football.” last_img read more

This is the one thing buyers put above all other considerations when choosing a suburb

first_imgBeing close to schools is a major consideration when buying.MORE than a third of Queensland parents rate being close to schools as a big drawcard when buying property.New research revealed after cost it was more important to parents in Queensland than any other state.The survey by finder.com.au found it was the most important consideration for 34 per cent of Queensland parents when they were looking to buy.The second most important consideration for Queensland buyers was that the area have a low crime rate, with 17 per cent citing this as their major issue.Only 10 per cent of buyers thought it was a priority to buy close to family, while three per cent were most concerned about being close to parks and playgrounds.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoFinder, money expert Bessie Hassan said overall the findings found throughout Australia, after costs of housing, being close to a school was their other biggest concern.“A good school zone is the first thing one in three parents look for when house hunting,’’ she said.“The findings show education is more important than the local crime rate for Aussie parents who are relocating.’’Ms Hassan said some parents chose a house specifically to be enrolled at a particular school, not only to guarantee admission but because they placed a high value on convenience.“It’s one thing to be in a high ranking school – it’s another to be in walking distance.”She said buyers and renters were so keen on getting within a particular school’s catchment area that they would happily forego being close to family and work.About one in five parents were wanting to move before their eldest child started primary or high school.last_img read more