Police: Roque arrives in North Bergen after Newark SUV pulled over…

first_img Community Police: Roque arrives in North Bergen after Newark SUV pulled over for hanging signs Bayonne North Bergen/GuttenbergPolitics & Policy Bayonne has administered over 40,000 COVID-19 vaccinations since January, official says TAGScampaign signsnorth bergen policewest new york democratic committee SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleWho has the most to lose in the West New York Democratic Dem committee fight?Next articleFeds: Bayonne man sentenced to 40 years for taping sexual assault of two minors John Heinis West New York Mayor Felix Roque allegedly arrived on the scene of a traffic stop in North Bergen this morning after a Newark municipal vehicle was pulled over for hanging campaign signs – in violation of local municipal code, authorities said. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewNorth Bergen police received a call around 9:56 a.m. stating that several people were posting signs on public property near 51st Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, according to Police Capt. William Lyons.Upon arrival at the intersection of 60th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, authorities approached four men: Jalil Simpson, of Newark, as well as Corey Bell, Amos Crudup and Stayon Cambridge – all of East Orange.Simpson and Bell said they posted 12 signs, but were unknowingly on the North Bergen side of the street. Meanwhile, Crudup and Cambridge were posting signs on the West New York side, officials said.Crudup voluntarily said the SUV he was driving was a municipal vehicle. As a result, North Bergen Desk Sgt. Nick Galliano contacted the City of Newark and spoke to their police  department regarding the SUV.Additionally, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted in regard to the incident, police said.Simpson and Bell were issued summons for violating the North Bergen sign ordinance violation and Simpson was arrested for an active warrant out of Irvington, authorities said.Simpson told police that he was being paid by Mayor Felix Roque’s campaign manager, Pablo Fonseca, to hang the signs, officials said.Also according to police, the other three men were released and Crudup voluntarily offered to remove the signs placed on the North Bergen side of the street.According to this 2014 report by The Star-Ledger, Crudup and Fonseca have known each other since 1997.Roque arrived on the scene shortly after the traffic stop occurred, but he stayed on the West New York side of the street and did not interfere with the investigation, authorities said.Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, who is one of several officials backing the Column A ticket against Roque’s Column B, expressed disappointment regarding the situation.“Using municipal government vehicles from Newark to campaign here in West New York is absolutely outrageous and Mayor Roque should be ashamed of himself for allowing this. We are calling for a full investigation into this blatant misuse of taxpayer resources for political purposes,” Cirillo said in a statement.“This is just another reason why it’s so important for West New York to vote for the Column A team today: to stop this kind of corruption.”The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department are already investigating the incident, according to Lyons.Fonseca did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Facebook Twitter Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ Community FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront By John Heinis – June 5, 2018 2:20 pm 0 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Modest Mouse Delays Album Release, Debuts New Single ‘The Best Room’

first_imgModest Mouse recently announced that they would be releasing their first album since 2007. Dubbed Strangers to Ourselves, the album was originally due out on March 3rd, but has since been pushed back to a March 17th release date. It’s been eight years – what’s two more weeks?To keep us Modest Mouse fans engaged, the band put out a brand new single. “The Best Room” is the third release from Strangers to Ourselves, after the debut “Lampshades on Fire” and the second single, “Coyotes.”More details have been released about the album, including a tracklist (below) and a list of collaborators. Strangers to Ourselves includes appearances from The Shins’ James Mercer who sings back-up vocals throughout the album, Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy), Dann Gallucci (Cold War Kids), Russell Higbee (formerly of Man Man), Ben Massaralla (Red Red Meat), Lisa Molinaro (Talkdemonic), Davey Brozowski (The Catheters), and more.Check out “The Best Room” below:Strangers to Ourselves Tracklist: 01. Strangers to Ourselves 02. Lampshades on Fire 03. Shit in Your Cut 04. Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996) 05. Ansel 06. The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box 07. Coyotes 08. Pups to Dust 09. Sugar Boats 10. Wicked Campaign 11. Be Brave 12. God is an Indian and You’re an Asshole 13. The Tortoise and the Tourist 14. The Best Room 15. Of Course We Knowlast_img read more

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13-year-old who allegedly opened fire at Indiana school won’t be tried as adult

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NOBLESVILLE, Indiana) — The 13-year-old who allegedly shot a classmate and teacher at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana on May 25 will not be charged as an adult, according to the Hamilton County prosecuting attorney.“As a Prosecuting Attorney,” D. Lee Buckingham II said in a statement, “I do not make the laws applicable to criminal or juvenile cases. My office works diligently to seek justice and enforce the laws as they exist. Under current Indiana law, this case is not eligible to be heard in adult court despite the heinous or aggravated nature of the alleged acts and despite the serious harm caused.”An initial hearing on the case is scheduled for the morning of June 11, and a trial date is expected to be set at that time, according to the statement.Referring to a list of potential charges, the statement said a 13-year-old “can only be waived to adult court if the attempt to murder an individual or individuals is actually successful. In this case, due to the heroic and extraordinary efforts of many people, including teachers, a school nurse, the Noblesville Police Department School Resource Officer, and many other first responders and medical providers, thankfully, Jason Seaman and Ella Whistler survived.”Ella was shot seven times, her family said, after the alleged gunman arrived at school with two handguns. She was upgraded last week from critical to stable condition.Seaman, the teacher, was shot three times while tackling the shooter and has been hailed as a hero. He’s since been released from the hospital.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Boy Scouts face eviction for policy on gays

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – The city said it will evict a Boy Scout council from its publicly owned headquarters or make the group pay a fair rent price unless it changes its policy on gays. The Boy Scouts’ Cradle of Liberty Council, the country’s third-largest, has been battling with the city for more than three years over the policy, which like the national Scouts organization forbids gays from being leaders. City Solicitor Romulo L. Diaz Jr. wrote a letter to William T. Dwyer III, president of the Cradle of Liberty Council, stating that the council’s “discriminatory policies” violate city policy and law, and that city officials have not been assured the group will not discriminate. Unless the city gets a “fair-market rent agreement,” the council will be evicted, the letter says. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The group has made its headquarters on a half-acre owned by the city in the upscale Philadelphia Art Museum area since 1928, when the city council voted to allow the Scouts to use the property rent-free “in perpetuity.” The Scouts pay for building upkeep. Council spokesman Jeff Jubelirer questioned the timing of the city’s move. “With an epidemic of gun violence taking the lives of Philadelphia’s children every day, it is ironic the administration chose this time to destroy programming that services 40,000 children in the city,” Jubelirer said. Stacey Sobel, executive director of Philadelphia’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights, said she’s pleased the city is taking action. “If they are going to discriminate, the taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing it,” Sobel said. The Boy Scouts of America’s policy on gay leaders was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000. In 2003, the council in Philadelphia said it would adopt a nondiscrimination policy on gays. However, weeks later the group dismissed an 18-year-old Scout who publicly acknowledged he was gay. Dwyer did not immediately return a message Saturday from The Associated Press, and a phone rang unanswered at the organization’s national headquarters in Texas.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Investigation launched after diesel stolen from buses

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation after diesel was stolen from a bus operator in Letterkenny.A number of buses belonging to McGettigan Travel were targetted yesterday.It is understood the thieves broke a fence and escaped with the fuel. Gardai are checking CCTV footage in a bid to identify the culprits.Investigation launched after diesel stolen from buses was last modified: November 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dieselletterkennyMcGettigan’s buseslast_img read more

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African art scene blooms in South Africa

first_imgArtist David Koloane attends the 2013 Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg. (Image: Turbine Art Fair)• Ross Douglas Founder and directorArtlogic+27 11 447 3868• Jade MacCallumMarketing ManagerTurbine Art Fair+27 11 575 3698• Liza Dyason ProducerCape Town Art Fair+27 21 674 5644Lucille DavieThe African contemporary art scene is blooming in South Africa, with one fair going into its seventh year, and two others having a second showing this year.The longest-running of them, the FNB Joburg Art Fair, is planning its seventh splash in August this year in Sandton, in the northern suburbs of the city of gold. “As we sit down to plan for the seventh edition of the FNB Joburg Art Fair, we are very excited to [get] feedback on what a pivotal year 2013 was for the African contemporary art scene,” says Ross Douglas, the director and founder of Artlogic, the company that initially conceived the idea.In 2013, 33 galleries participated, with groups in Mozambique, Nigeria and Zimbabwe showcasing work, while galleries in England, France, Germany and Spain took floor space too. Douglas says sales were up 25%, with R20-million raked in. Some 10 000 visitors attended the fair, which was held in September.Artlogic was founded by Douglas in 2004, with its first venture a production of William Kentridge’s 9 Films for Projection, shown in South Africa and New York, as well as The Magic Flute. Artlogic also produces the FoodWineDesign Fair, and the Winter Sculpture Fair, held in the scenic surrounds of the Nirox Foundation sculpture park, in the Cradle of Humankind, some 40km north-west of Johannesburg.Douglas says that the Joburg Art Fair is now on the international art calendar, and the 2013 edition secured interviews on German National Radio, Deutsche Welle, Monocle, Art Tactic and the AMA newsletter. There were also six African pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2013, he adds, and the Golden Lion for the best national pavilion was awarded to Angola.Two new art fairs“While we [had] been pioneers for five years, 2013 saw no fewer than two new art fairs in South Africa.” The first Cape Town Art Fair took place in October, with the second planned for late February this year. And the first Turbine Art Fair, in Newtown in downtown Joburg, took place in July; the second is planned for July this year.In total, 28 South African galleries were represented in Newtown, with the aim to create a platform for aspiring art collectors to buy art, says Jade MacCallum, the marketing manager of the Forum Company, which conceived and organised the event. A ceiling of R25 000 was set for the artworks.“The project was started by The Forum with the purpose to educate, include and excite people about the wonderful world of art, people [who] wouldn’t ordinarily be exposed to art or galleries. Sharing art experiences enables us to live out our passion and create opportunities,” says MacCallum. Some 3 000 people attended the two-day event, and she says the organisers are satisfied that they achieved their aim.The second Cape Town Art Fair takes place at the start of the year in which Cape Town is World Design Capital (WDC). “WDC is a biannual honour, awarded by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design, to cities across the globe to show their commitment using design as a social, cultural and economic development tool,” indicate the organisers of the fair, Fiero Milano Africa.In all, 40 galleries took stands at the first Cape Town fair, most of which were from the city. Asked why it took Cape Town so long to have an art fair, Liza Dyason, the event producer, said: “I’m uncertain why it took so long… the idea seems obvious. Until now it was felt that the market was primarily Joburg-based but with the enormous developments and investments going into art and design in the Mother City, the [Cape Town Art Fair] was seen as an important addition to the events that are planned, especially with Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 in mind.”Fiera Milano Africa director Louise Cashmore says: “The success of the first fair in 2013 clearly illustrated that the time was right for Cape Town to host an art fair of this nature. Cape Town is an international city and home to many of the country’s leading contemporary artists, curators and galleries.”Other spin-offsAnother spin-off was the 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair, held in London in October 2013. Artists from Tanzania, Mali, Angola and Benin exhibited, and galleries from Equatorial New Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, and South Africa took stands. Alongside these galleries were several European dealers who have an interest in work from Africa: Milan’s Galleria Continua, London’s Jack Bell and Berlin’s Mikael Andersen, among others.In November, the announcement of the first major private art museum in Africa was made: the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open in late 2016 in Cape Town. Jochen Zeitz has committed his collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora in perpetuity as the museum’s founding collection. Not only will he underwrite the running costs of the museum, but he will provide “a substantial acquisition budget to allow the museum to acquire new important artworks over time to remain on the edge of contemporary cultural production”, according to a statement by the V&A Waterfront, his partner in the venture.The museum will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting “cutting edge contemporary art”. It will be housed in the historic Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront, with the V&A committing over R500-million to the development. “Built in 1921, and at 57m tall, the Grain Silo remains an icon of the Cape Town skyline. This investment will further the development of art in Africa and acknowledges the important cultural and financial contribution the visual arts sector makes.”Around the time of the announcement, Zeitz said: “Over the last two decades, Africa has played an important role in both my professional and private life. My collection has been strategically built over many years specifically with the goal to create an internationally relevant public contemporary art museum in Africa. After considering many cities across Africa, I am excited to partner with the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. It is an iconic location in an iconic city, and will be situated in a historic landmark building. This will make my collection accessible to local, national, continental and international audiences.”Douglas says that this year, more galleries from Africa and Europe will participate in the Joburg Art Fair, but the core theme will remain African. England, France, Germany, Mozambique, Nigeria, Spain and Zimbabwe will be represented, and so far 33 galleries have confirmed their attendance, 11 of which are new to the event.“One of Artlogic’s primary aims with the FNB Joburg Art Fair is to grow the audience for art from Africa,” he says.last_img read more

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Education Ministry to Receive 10,000 ICT Devices

first_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a Jamaican diaspora organisation in the United States is to donate more than 10,000 information and communications and technology (ICT) devices to the education sector. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a Jamaican diaspora organisation in the United States is to donate more than 10,000 information and communications and technology (ICT) devices to the education sector.The items will include computer servers, laptops and desktop computers, the Minister noted.Senator Reid was speaking to JIS News at the opening of a new classroom for grade one at the Mona Heights Primary School in Kingston on Thursday (October 25).The Minister pointed out that the offer was made when he attended the Enactus World Cup 2018, held from October 9 to 11 in Silicon Valley, California, in the United States.Senator Reid said following talks with representatives of the organisation, the California-based non-profit organisation will donate an estimated 10,000 computer items annually.“We are hoping that by June, if not before, we can get all those devices and have them distributed across our schools,” the Minister said.Senator Reid pointed out that the additional equipment will help to address the challenges in technical subject areas such as mathematics and science.“We have to get our students and teachers to recognise that the Internet is a tremendous asset in terms of teaching and learning, but we have to provide the equipment,” he said.The Minister said the collaboration is timely, as the Ministry is encouraging more computer-aided teaching in the classroom.“We will make sure that we provide support in terms of Internet connectivity or offline solutions by having information backed up on servers, so that this can be used.We have to prepare our schools and students for the imperatives of the future, and we are very happy for this contribution from the diaspora,” he added.He also noted that the United Kingdom-based diaspora charity, Angel Foundation, has indicated an interest in supporting the Ministry’s ICT thrust.The new classroom was constructed, furnished and outfitted with a state-of-the-art multimedia projector, flat-screen television and a reading corner, at a cost of $3.5 million provided through the school’s fundraising activities and stakeholder contribution.In 2017, the Ministry provided $4 million to construct bathroom facilities for the grade-one block.Also attending the ceremony were Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Eastern and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams; and Councillor for the Mona Division, Andrew Bellamy. Story Highlightscenter_img The items will include computer servers, laptops and desktop computers, the Minister noted. last_img read more

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