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first_img× HOBOKEN–According to city spokesman Juan Melli, a car was “swallowed up” by Hoboken’s early morning water main break on Fifth Street and Willow Avenue on Tuesday. “When there is a water main break the soil erodes creating a cavity that just swallowed up the car,” said Melli. “It sunk in.”According to the spokesman, the water main broke around 3:39 a.m. Suez Water began repairs once the car had been removed.According to the city’s website “Willow Ave is closed south of 6th Street. NJ Transit buses are running on Clinton Street, however the Willow Avenue route is operating on a detour along Washington Street. A boil advisory is not in effect.”Melli said that the nearby Mustard Seed School was closed for the day as the break occurred on the corner where the private Christian school is located. Updates will be provided as they become available, and see our Twitter at @Hudson_Reporter.last_img read more


first_imgLiberty Savings Federal Credit Union won the Membership Marketing category for its entry, entitled, “Wanted, Liberty Savings FCU Ambassadors”.Leveraging influencers from their SEG community, LSFCU redesigned their Ambassador’s club to a more robust and interactive group. The brightly colored traditional-looking “Wanted” style campaign drew attention on print and digital platforms. A standout company“It is a both a privilege and a humble honor to be recognized for our work among some of the best in our industry,” said Karen Velasquez, Marketing & Business Development Officer. “I’m fortunate to collaborate with Prager Creative, LLC,  who are integral to bringing our marketing visions to life, that I get to do what I love best every day and utilize it to help enrich our member’s lives.”Award winners were recognized at the council’s 24th annual conference held March 29-April 1 in San Antonio, Texas. For more information on the Diamond Awards or to view the entire list of winners, go to www.cunacouncils.org/awards. For more information about Liberty Saving Federal Credit Union, please visit www.lsfcu.org . Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union in Jersey City was recently honored with a Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.The award was presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 30 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.last_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass was offered June 8 at St. Paul of the Cross Church, Jersey City, for Linda Miller, 70, of Jersey City. She passed away June 4 at J. F. K. Medical Center in Edison, surrounded by her family. Born at Fort Dix to the late Joe and Rose Waddell she was a lifetime resident of Jersey City. Linda was a retired Administrator for Duro Test Inc., North Bergen She was the wife of the late Sgt. Alan Miller and is survived by her daughters, Lisa Calligy and Terence Hayes, and Amanda Miller. She is also survived by her siblings JoAnne Carlson and Paul, Mary Lou Gesslein and Andy, Jackie Huber and Fred as well as her granddaughters Isabella, Lilyanna and Savannah and nieces Amber, Chloe, Tory and nephews Michael and Eric and her friend Maria Perez.Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home, Union City.last_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – April 14, 2020 0 228 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/Clay Fire) At a time when many people are looking for opportunities to help their communities, there’s an opportunity in St. Joseph County to do just that.The Clay Fire Recruit Academy says there is less than a month to apply for their next academy class. If you’d like to learn what it takes to become a firefighter, you can find a link to the application process by clicking here.The deadline is Friday, May 8th. Google+ Twitter Deadline approaching to apply to the Clay Fire Recruit Academy IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Previous articleLockdowns cut driving and crashes, bring insurance discountsNext articleFiat Chrysler recalls 550,000 vehicles for faulty wipers Tommie Leelast_img read more


first_imgEgypt’s unrest has its root, ironically, in democratic success: the Muslim Brotherhood’s overwhelming ballot box victories, a Harvard Kennedy School Middle East specialist said during a roundtable last week.In elections following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood captured the president’s office and a parliamentary majority. While those victories were bad news for Egyptian liberals and the remnants of the former regime, alone they weren’t enough to prompt this summer’s military action, according to Tarek Masoud, associate professor of public policy.Instead, Masoud said, it was the prospect of continued electoral dominance by Brotherhood candidates at all levels that led to the move.“The Muslim Brotherhood was just too good at winning elections,” Masoud said. “If the liberals actually thought they could win an election, they would have channeled [public dissatisfaction] into the next election. … The opposition was not confident it could beat the Brotherhood in an election, so it needed the military.”In July, after massive anti-government protests, the Egyptian military suspended the constitution and removed President Mohamed Morsi from office, sending Brotherhood leaders into hiding and the group’s supporters into the streets in protest. More than 1,000 have been killed.On Sept. 5, a conference room and nearby hallways at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies were packed for a discussion that in addition to Masoud included E. Roger Owen, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History Emeritus, and grad student Sarah Moawad, who recently returned to campus after spending several weeks in Egypt.Moawad shared observations of the anti-government protests in Cairo and Alexandria and said dissatisfaction with Morsi’s government had been widespread in the weeks before he was removed from office, with long gas lines, irregular electricity supplies, falling tourist dollars, and overall economic decline key factors. In addition, the predominately Muslim Egyptian people were tired of the Brotherhood telling them how to be Muslim, Moawad said.People she spoke with were upset at the characterizations, mostly in the Western press, of the military takeover as a coup, as they preferred to think of it as an action supported by signatures from some 22 million voicing a withdrawal of confidence in the Muslim Brotherhood government.“The Muslim Brotherhood was remarkably effective at alienating the people who were willing to give them a chance,” Moawad said.The military was never removed from its lofty position atop Egyptian society, Masoud said, despite claims to the contrary. The Brotherhood, in fact, went to great lengths to assure the military that they weren’t at odds, he said.Those who view the takeover as a response to the imposition of religious government on what had been a secular state are missing how conservative most of Egyptian society is on religious matters, Masoud said. For most Egyptians, the religious aspects of Brotherhood rule were not a big problem. He also disagreed with those who saw it as an expression of dissatisfaction over very real economic difficulties.The Brotherhood’s role in Egyptian politics is at an end, since the military is vigorously pursuing the group’s members, Masoud predicted. That doesn’t mean, however, that there is no role for an Islamist party in the country’s future, he said.“I do think political Islam has to be accommodated and allowed to participate in Egypt’s future,” Masoud said.Participants expressed uncertainty over what that future might hold. Though some may be tempted to think that recent events represent a return to the authoritarian governments of the past, Owen rejected that view. Instead, he said, what we’re seeing is another stage in ongoing changes that began with the Arab Spring of two years ago.“This process is not over, by any means.”last_img read more


first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Zach Braff View Comments Related Shows Bullets Over Broadwaycenter_img If the Bullets cast sets an early alarm clock to sing and dance at 30 Rock, t’aint nobody’s biz-ness if they do. Bullets Over Broadway star Zach Braff, Tony nominee Nick Cordero and a whole crew of tapping mobsters, gave a taste of the tuner based on the Woody Allen film on May 6, as part of The Today Show’s “Best of Broadway” series. Watch their performance of “T’aint Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” below to see why the musical landed six Tony nominations, including Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Cordero and Best Choreography for director Susan Stroman, then catch Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Nick Cordero Star Fileslast_img read more


first_img View Comments 2015 Tony nominee Bradley Cooper, Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris and many more of your favorite stage stars will present at the upcoming 69th Annual Tony Awards. Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, the telecast will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS on Sunday, June 7.Other presenters include Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Bryan Cranston, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Misty Copeland, Sting, Corey Stoll, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Messing, Jennifer Nettles, Marg Helgenberger, Rita Wilson, Rose Byrne, Thomas Sadoski, Sutton Foster, Taye Diggs, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale and Tommy Tune.As previously reported, Broadway’s biggest night will feature performances from the 2015 Tony-nominated shows in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, including 2015 Tony nominee Chenoweth and the cast of On the Twentieth Century. Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of Gigi, Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and the cast of Finding Neverland are also just some of the other artists who will take the stage.last_img read more


first_imgBy Marian Romero/Diálogo October 17, 2017 Joint Task Force (JTF) Titán, of the Colombian Army’s Seventh Division, located a significant amount of war material belonging to the National Liberation Army (ELN, per its Spanish acronym) guerrilla group. The material was found in a region which still shows signs of instability due to the presence of criminal groups that operate outside the law. “This operation impacts ELN’s armed criminal organizations,” said Colombian Army Brigadier General Mauricio Moreno Rodríguez, the commander of JTF Titán. “An achievement like this prevents any type of terrorist action which could put the lives and stability of the region’s inhabitants in danger.” The operation was carried out on August 9th in Urabá, a rural area in the municipality of Murindó, in the department of Antioquia, where JTF Titán discovered a clandestine hideout with four 7.62 caliber machine guns, 29 rifles of various calibers, 25 handguns, two sub-machine guns, a mortar launcher, two 37-millimeter grenade launchers, and a shotgun. Additionally, parts and materials used in the repair of the seized arms were found. JTF Titán is in charge of boosting security and represents the Army’s permanent presence in the region. “Military operations in the departments of Chocó and Antioquia, in Urabá, are ongoing, because of the continued criminal activity of groups such as ELN, the Gulf Clan, as well as other Organized Armed Groups (OAG),” Brig. Gen. Moreno said. “Our current objective is to locate more illegal caches and to capture whatever criminal organization owns that material.” The challenges of Urabá Urabá is a region located between the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Chocó, Córdoba, and the Darién Gap, on the Panamanian border. Although its place on the political map is unsettled, the region is recognized for its geographically strategic position. Bordered by the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and with its lush foliage, Urabá has become the preferred region for OAG criminal activity and exportation of alkaloids. “The joint efforts among the armed forces, the regional authorities, and governmental entities has proven the most effective way to confront the department’s challenges,” stated Alexander Mosquera, the secretary of Chocó’s internal affairs. “This way justice can be guaranteed, as well as the appropriate handling of matters involving the Public Defender’s Office, the State Attorney General’s office, the Office of the Ombudsman, the District Attorney’s office, even the church diocese. JTF Titán was founded as a unit of the General Command of the Colombian Military Forces in order to more effectively fight the region’s security threats. It comprises the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Police, as well as state entities, in order to achieve a comprehensive focus, as opposed to an approach using isolated forces. “In Chocó we encountered difficulties ranging from infrastructure to the permanent system of threats from the ELN and Gulf Clan terrorist groups,” Brig. Gen. Moreno said. “Illegal mining, narcotrafficking, extortion, kidnapping, and the recruitment of boys, girls, and adolescents are some of the main factors contributing to instability in the region.” In a region as unstable as Urabá, it is essential to have a well-structured support system that is void of gaps in order to carry out actions such as the seizure of the recently discovered weaponry, the discovery of cocaine laboratories, and the capture of criminals that do so much harm to our community,” Mosquera added. The phenomena of narcotrafficking and illegal mining are constantly morphing, since OAG are seeking ways to continue breaking the law and escape justice. Because of that, it is necessary to join together all the powers of government in order to direct them towards one common end. With the arsenal found by JTF Titán in 2017, the count stands at 28 captured criminals and the destruction of 85 explosive devices, 203 kilograms of explosives, and 51 laboratories. Additionally impounded were 40 illegal caches, 47 kg of cocaine hydrochloride, 3,667 kg of solid ingredients, and 4,524 gallons of liquid ingredients used in the processing of cocaine paste. Governability Guaranteeing the security of Urabá is not an easy task, mainly because some cities suffer a significantly reduced institutional presence due to the armed conflict. In those places the lack of proper judicial processing of criminals gives rise to impunity and continuity of crime. One of the main objectives of JTF Titán is the strengthening of institutions in the region in order to restore governability to the territory as a whole. “Our mission seeks to achieve three goals: further joint and inter-agency operations that strengthen the ability of mayors and governors to govern, make our results irreversible, and create an institutional plan for the territory,” Gen. Moreno said. For his part, Mosquera stated that the Army has recently increased its presence, especially after having recovered territories that had been controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia prior to the Peace Accords. “The military presence has been very positive, resulting in the dismantling of many criminal organizations that insist on remaining in the region,” he stated. “Through these measures the presence of the Army in Urabá constitutes not just the coercive component of the government, but also personifies the expansion of institutional coverage.”last_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jackie “The Joke Man” MartlingThe next installment of The Paramount Comedy Series returns Sunday, Feb. 17 with Long Island’s own Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling leading the laughs and sharing the stage with “The Young Comedians,” four up-and-coming (and younger) jokesters: Joey Giarratano, Scott Schendlinger, Chris DiStefano and Harrison Greenbaum.Huntington’s The Paramount has been hosting a bring-down-the-house comedy show every month since early 2011, blending local talent with international and celebrity comic acts. The list of past headliners includes such funnyman and women as Gary Gulman, Maria Walsh and Louie Anderson.Martling, a Mineola native, fondly remembers downtown Huntington as the area where he got his start in comedy and subsequently helped kickstart comedy on Long Island.“I recorded my first album a few doors away from [The Paramount],” he tells the Long Island Press. “I think that’s kind of interesting.”Martling toured with his rock band Off Hour Rockers until 1979, when he decided to start telling his dirty jokes on stage. Two comedy records later, and in 1983 Martling sent a copy of his work to a then little-known radio DJ named Howard Stern.“He loved them,” Martling recalls. “I went in on his program and then I went to the moon.”These are just some of the revealing (and hysterical) details Martling shared recently with the Press during an interview that left this reporter in absolute stitches. Below are a few additional tidbits—for much more, check out the show Feb. 17. Trust us, you’ll be laughing all week long.LONG ISLAND PRESS: What were the early days of Long Island Comedy like?JACKIE: “After my band broke up I played shows on my own. I met a couple comedians and I invited them to come down to my gigs. I’m talking about Rob Bartlett, who’s on Imus now, Eddie Murphy, who of course you know who he is, and Bob Nelson. These guys would all come down [from New York City] because there was no place to get stage time and Richard M. Dixon had a place in the late ’70s but he wouldn’t pay us, so me and my buddy Richie had the idea to set up my microphone and my amplifier and speakers I used when I played gigs by myself.“We started doing shows and bringing people out from the city. We had all the big ones, you know, Seinfeld and Carol Leifer and Dennis Wolfberg. They all came out because they’d make money. And we actually started comedy on Long Island in 1979 at Cinnamon. I started putting up shows everywhere. There isn’t a bar on Long Island where I didn’t have a comedy show. All the major people from New York were going around making five dollars a set, or a hamburger. They’d come out to Long Island and make 40 or 50 dollars. It was like they died and went to heaven. The audiences were great, and after a year Richie and his brother opened the East Side Comedy Club.”LIP: What are the challenges for a comedian trying to work on Long Island?JACKIE: “The thing is, you need hard bark on ya. That’s the important thing. It’s so funny because when your start out and when you start to get the least bit known, a lot of the same stuff happens. You get interviewed and people ask you the same questions and you get sick of saying ‘I don’t know,’ so you get to making an answer for everything. People always say, ‘Jackie I want to be a comedian, what should I do?’“I got to where I had a stock thing that I said. I’d tell them, ‘Well don’t do it, give up, you don’t have a chance.’“It was funny, because it wasn’t just about blowing people off; there was a real reason there. If telling someone you don’t have a chance is enough to stop you, you really haven’t got a chance. [Comedy] is such a tough thing to do and you’re going to hit so many obstacles that if me telling you that you haven’t got a chance is enough to stop you, you might as well give up.”LIP: What was your first impression of Stern?JACKIE: “He was very tall. [Stern and the cast] couldn’t have been nicer, they treated me so well, and they plugged the hell out of Governor’s Comedy Club and my joke phone line. At the time I was working in Levittown at Governor’s and all of a sudden here I am at 30 Rock looking at pictures of Carson and Donahue and I’m going up sitting there in the big time. They were funny and it was fun. I always got a good laugh, so it was a perfect wedding.”LIP: Why radio?JACKIE: “I had no intention of being a radio guy, that totally happened by accident. But I love it. It’s so immediate. You could write a movie and in a year or two, see your work come to fruition. You write a TV show in a couple of months, you get to see your work come to life. You’re a comedian and in a best-case scenario you can come up with something that morning and tell it on stage that night.“I’d be sitting next to Howard and an idea comes to my head and I’d write it down and put it in front of him. Five seconds later he reads it and immediately 15 million people are laughing. It is so immediate and personal and in your face just knowing that you’re telling jokes on Jackie’s Joke Hunt and there’s a couple hundred thousand people listening, it’s just so fun.”The Paramount’s Box Office is located at 370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743; 631-673-7300. The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling & the Young Comedians Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.; Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets, click here. The Feb. 17 date is a rescheduling from its original Saturday, Feb. 9 date, due to inclement weather. Refunds are available through point of purchase if unable to attend the rescheduled date. For questions, please contact The Paramount at 6310673-7300.last_img read more


first_img“How can we increase the ability to solve issues in a more sustainable way,” Rusin said. “It could be a transportation commissioner or a city manager so they serve their roles within that fake city,” she said. The program looks to make sure that today’s students are prepared to solve tomorrow’s problems. “This competition helps us get into the mode of becoming city managers and becoming financial advisers so that when we actually step into cities we’re helping to make them a real place and we’re engaged,” he said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition has Public Administration and Sustainable Communities students at Binghamton University using fake cities to learn how to solve real life problems. “It’s giving them a real world opportunity to solve problems and see what this is going to look like when they get in the field,” she said. “Students are getting this real world experience so that when they leave our doors they are ready to step into that roll of solving problems across the US,” she said. Saturday’s competition is helping students get into that mindset. center_img “They’ll be working to solve CO2 emmissions issues, weather or not they need more sidewalks or more parking or more parks,” said Cory Rusin, Director of Recruitment and Internship Placement for the program. This involves tackling current modern day problems such as sustainability which is a major objective of Binghamton’s Public Administration program. The students then use their skills to solve problems within their cities, something that students say is critical in order to be prepared for jobs in the real world. As part of the NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition, the students are broken up into groups and assigned a city. Each student is then assigned a role within that city. “For public administrators to do well we really need to get out there and get engaged and practice doing the work,” said Senegal Alfred Mabry, a masters student in the program. The city with the winning policy proposal will advance to the national competition at one of many sites across the country.last_img read more