Hoboken council approves override of Bhalla veto for measure to park…

first_img CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network The Hoboken City Council approved an override of Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s veto of a measure to park bicycles in municipal garages for $52 a year at a special meeting this afternoon.“It’s unfortunate that we’ve scheduled a special meeting to force a veto vote on an override related to bicycle parking when the main bicycle advocacy organization in Hoboken is not in favor of this ordinance,” said 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen, who along with Councilwoman-at-Large Emily Jabbour were the only council members to vote against the 2nd reading on July 8th.He referenced that Bike Hoboken has also cited concerns with the ordinance, since it says little other than residents can park their bicycles in covered parking spaces in municipal garages for $1 a week annually.” … I suspect that people’s minds are made up because we wouldn’t be dragged out at 4 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon if people didn’t think they had the votes to override this,” Cohen continued, emphasizing thee difference between owning and maintaining a car vs. a bicycle, as well as that more time should’ve been spent on drafting the ordinance than PR.Additionally, Councilman-at-Large James Doyle indicated that he voted yes on second reading because he though Bike Hoboken supported the legislation, and since that’s not the case, he would be reversing course.Nevertheless, the override went through 6-3, with Cohen, Jabbour, and Doyle voting no.After the meeting concluded, the ordinance sponsors, 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco and 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, doubled down on the significance of the measure.“The mayor’s initial veto was nothing more than a ploy to discredit those of us on the City Council who do not always agree with him politically. Politics and good local government should never mesh and unfortunately we have an administration that continues to put politics over policy in effort to divide us,” said DeFusco.“I am proud to co-sponsor this piece of legislation to provide a valuable amenity to Hoboken’s bike enthusiasts who are tired of locking their bike outside, carrying it up a flight (or more) of stairs or storing it in their living room,” added Fisher, also the chair of the Parking and Transportation Subcommittee.The mayor’s office declined to comment beyond what they said after Monday’s veto announcement, though re-emphasized that there is no plan to implement the legislation if it is not amended to be more comprehensive.“In the absence of a more robust plan, the administration does not have the resources nor does it intend to implement and administer this proposed fee for bicycle parking.”This was the third time in four tries that the council successfully executed a veto override under the Bhalla administration.Just last month, the governing body overrode a veto that abolished the city’s Office of Constituent Affairs.The council also successfully did an override in 2018, allowing a runoff referendum to appear on the November ballot (which passed easily) and were a vote shy last year when they tried to limit the number of non-civil service employees in the mayor’s office.Interestingly, Bhalla applauded an unrelated measure introduced by the Fisher and DeFusco that was approved in order to provide open streets on Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 4th Street.“I’m thrilled the city council is supporting the city’s efforts to provide additional outdoor space for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the mayor said.“I’m proud that in just a few months, we’ve been able to successfully implement a number of initiatives including open and slow streets, over 50 parklets and streateries, Summer Streets to close streets for dining and shopping, and now our Sinatra Drive ordinance, all of which facilitate safe, socially distant outdoor activities that enhance the quality of life within Hoboken.” Facebook Twitter Bayonne By John Heinis – July 22, 2020 6:45 pm 0 Bayonne CommunityHobokenNewsPolitics & Policy Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShoboken city councilmike defuscoravi bhallatiffanie fisherveto override SHARE Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Previous articleJudge dismisses OPRA aspect of One Journal Square case that pits Jersey City vs. Kushner Cos.Next articleAmbrossi announces that he’ll challenge Jersey City Ward D Councilman Saleh for his seat John Heinis Bayonne Hoboken council approves override of Bhalla veto for measure to park bicycles in city garages Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more


Bluehouse Group names marketing director, commits to flexible workplace

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Bluehouse Group, a digital marketing and web design firm, has hired Michelle Massa(link is external) as the company’s marketing director.  Massa brings nearly 20 years of marketing and business development experience in local and global markets.  She will manage marketing operations within Bluehouse Group and provide expanded online marketing services to help clients reach their marketing goals. Bluehouse Group is committed to a flexible workplace environment, which includes flexible hours, a work-life balance and remote work opportunities for staff.Greg Brand, president of Bluehouse Group, remarks, “Bluehouse Group had its best year ever in 2016, and hiring a new marketing director will help us build on that momentum. It can be a challenge for many Vermont companies to find and retain talented people. That’s why we’ve built an appealing company culture, providing a flexible work environment, including working remotely and flexible hours to accommodate family life. Partly through our membership in Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility(link is external), we’ve learned that taking care of our people enables us to build a stronger team.”Massa met Brand at a VBSR conference in 2016 where he spoke about how to make remote work successful for employers and employees. Michelle accepted the position at Bluehouse in 2017 knowing that she could work part time from home. Thanks to non-profit internet provider, ECFiber(link is external), Michelle is able to work from her home in rural Vershire and commute as needed to the Burlington office or client meetings.“ECFiber was a game-changer for me and potentially the economy in central Vermont,” said Massa. “I was on satellite internet and leapfrogged DSL altogether – straight to Fiber.  Major productivity gains!”In 2016, Bluehouse Group moved its office from Richmond to the Hood Plant building on South Winooski Avenue in downtown Burlington.“This was a great move for many reasons, including lessening our carbon footprint”, says Brand. “Several folks walk or ride their bike to work.  We walk up Church Street for lunch.  We love being in the middle of Burlington’s creative tech community.”About Bluehouse GroupBluehouse Group is a full-service digital marketing agency in Burlington. For nearly 20 years, the company has been creating commercial-grade websites and web applications that get results. With a local team of experienced developers, marketers and project managers, Bluehouse Group serves as a strategic web partner for organizations in Vermont and beyond. VBM vermontbiz.comSource: Burlington, VT  –  June 14, 2017  –  Bluehouse Group is external)last_img read more


CARICOM SG to host social media interaction on entrepreneurship with youth

first_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Young people from across the Region will have an opportunity to interact with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque via social media on 29 June 2015. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #askSG on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Persons can share their questions and comments via any of these media, which will be monitored by the CYAs. The Secretary General will be available from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to answer questions and host a discussion with the participating youngsters. The main topic of discussion will be ‘Entrepreneurship: CARICOM’s Economic Life-jacket’. According to Kishore Shallow, Vice Dean of Communications for the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, many scholars share the view that entrepreneurship is the key to solving the problem of unemployment which is a major challenge for CARICOM countries. He said he thinks entrepreneurship could provide a major boost for CARICOM economies, and  reduce the strain on governments, which could then divert more energy and resources to other critical areas such as health and education One of the main objectives of the social media interaction is to expose young people across the Region to the work of the CARICOM Secretariat and its organs. It also aims to highlight the strides made by the CARICOM Secretariat in the area of youth engagement and development. It will also allow the Secretary-General to share his opinion on entrepreneurship and give the average young person a chance to “interact” with him while sharing their views and opinions on CARICOM-related issues. This is not the first social media interaction with youth and the CARICOM Secretary-General. More than 37 000 hits were received from users of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Facebook page from one held in January 2014. It was hosted at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, and its purpose was to expose young people across the Region to the work of the CARICOM Secretariat and its organs. The forum was hosted in two parts. The first was spearheaded by Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Human and Social Development, Dr. Douglas Slater. Issues related to the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan, which was developed to guide national policy, integrated planning and action regarding youth, were discussed. Shallow said the CYA’s chose to have another social media interaction with the CARICOM Secretary-General for young people because they have realised its value in sensitising them about topical issues in the Region, as well as to share  and to receive feedback. It is hoped that this one will receive even more attention from the youth than the one last year. CARICOM SG’s social media interaction with youths a successYouth from across the Region as well as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) diaspora Monday evening got the opportunity to engage in a live social media interaction with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event was hosted just before the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of…June 30, 2015In “Anguilla”Social Media Interaction with CARICOM SG today  Young people from across the Region will this evening be able to interact with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque between 6 and 8pm. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative of the CARICOM Youth…June 29, 2015In “Barbados”#AskSG876 about role of youth in advancing Single MarketYouth across the CARICOM Region will, once again, have an opportunity to interact with the CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, via social media on Monday, 2 July. The interaction begins at 4:30 pm in Jamaica, 5:30 pm in ECT, 3:30 pm in Belize, and 6:30 pm in Suriname. The main topic of…July 1, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more


Monarchs take control with 6-3 victory over Baby Sens

first_imgJustin Azevedo’s shorthanded goal snapped a 3-3 tie to power the Manchester Monarchs to a 6-3 victory over the hometown Senators in AHL Calder Cup playoff action Tuesday night in Binghamton.The win gives the Monarchs a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff.Game five is Wednesday in Binghamton.After Ryan Potulny pulled the Ottawa Senators farm team even with a goal seven minutes into the third period, Manchester exploded for three goals in the next four minutes to put a dagger into the Baby Sens playoff hopes.Six different Monarchs shared in the scoring.Nelson native Geoff Kinrade, a defenceman in his second season with Binghamton, finished the game a plus one with no points. Binghamton finished the game out shooting the Monarchs 38-26, including 16-10 in the third period.last_img read more


Energia All-Ireland League Fixtures Announced For Corinthians and Galwegians

first_imgSat 5 Oct – 2.30pm Ballina v Galway Corinthians at Heffernan ParkBuccaneers v Queens University at Dubarry ParkGalwegians v Sligo at Crowley Park Fri 11 Oct – 8pm Galway Corinthians vGalwegians at Corinthian Park Saturday 12 Oct – 2.30pm Greystones v Ballina at DrHickey ParkRainey OB v Buccaneers atHat Trick ParkSligo v Belfast Harlequinsat Hamilton Park Sat 19 Oct – 2.30pmBallina v Blackrock atHeffernan Park Belfast Harlequins vGalway Corinthians at Deramore ParkGalwegians v Greystones atCrowley ParkWanderers v Sligo at TheAviva StadiumSat 2 Nov – 2.30pm Blackrock v Galwegians atStradbrookGalway Corinthians vWanderers at Corinthian ParkMalahide v Ballina atEstuary RoadSligo v Dungannon atHamilton Park Sat 9 Nov– 2.30pmDungannon v Ballina at Stevenson Park Galwegians v Malahide at Crowley ParkSligo v Corinthians at Hamilton ParkSat 16 Nov– 2.30pm Ballina v Galwegians atHeffernan ParkGalway Corinthians vDungannon at Corinthian Park Greystones v Sligo atDr Hickey ParkSat 30 Nov – 2.30pmBelfast Harlequins vBallina at Demaore Park Dungannon v Galwegiansat Stevenson ParkGalway Corinthians vGreystones at Corinthian ParkSligo v Blackrock at Hamilton Park Sat 7 DecBallina v Wanderers at Heffernan ParkBlackrock v Galway Corinthians at StradbrookGalwegians v BelfastHarlequins at Crowley ParkSat 14 Dec– 2.30pm Galway Corinthians vMalahide at Corinthian ParkSligo v Ballina atHamilton ParkWanderers v Galwegiansat The Aviva StadiumSat 11 Jan– 2.30pmGalwegians v Wanderersat Crowley ParkMalahide v GalwayCorinthians at Estuary Road Ballina v Sligo at Heffernan Park Sat 25 Jan– 2.30pmBelfast Harlequins v Galwegians at Deramore Park Galway Corinthians RFC v Blackrock at Corinthian Park Sligo v Malahide at HamiltonPark  Wanderers v Ballina at The AvivaStadium Sat 15 Feb– 2.30pmBallina v Belfast Harlequins at Heffernan Park Blackrock v Sligo at StradbrookGalwegians v Dungannon at CrowleyPark Greystones v Galway Corinthians RFC at Dr Hickey Park Sat 22 Feb– 2.30pmDungannon v Galway Corinthians RFC at Stevenson Park Galwegians v Ballina at CrowleyPark Sligo v Greystones at HamiltonPark  Sat 29 Feb– 2.30pmBallina v Dungannon at HeffernanPark Galway Corinthians RFC v Sligo at Corinthian Park Malahide v Galwegians at EstuaryRoad Sat 14 Mar– 2.30pmBallina v Malahide at HeffernanPark Dungannon v Sligo at StevensonPark Galwegians v Blackrock at CrowleyPark Wanderers v Galway Corinthians RFC at The Aviva Stadium Sat 21 Mar– 2.30pmBlackrock v Ballina at StradbrookGalway Corinthians RFC v Belfast Harlequins at Corinthian Park Greystones v Galwegians at DrHickey Park Sligo v Wanderers at HamiltonPark  Fri 27 Mar– 8pmGalwegians v Galway Corinthians RFC at Crowley Park Sat 28 Mar– 2.30pmBallina v Greystones at HeffernanPark Belfast Harlequins v Sligo at Deramore Park Sat 18 Apr– 2.30pm Galway Corinthians RFC v Ballina at Corinthian Park Sligo v Galwegians at HamiltonPark  print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Fixtures for All Four Connacht Teams In The Division Are As Follows… The fixtures for the new season of the Energia All – Ireland Leagues have been announced. The New Season will begin on the 5th of October with Galwegians at home to Sligo and Corinthians away to Ballina in two all Connacht Ties. last_img read more


Gary Lineker leads plaudits as Harry Kane breaks August hoodoo at Wembley

first_imgICYMI Harry Kane scored a Premier League goal in August today for the first time in his career!THE STREAK IS OVER!!!— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 18, 2018 Lionel Messi pulls off greatest nutmeg ever… but is it all it seems? Kieran Trippier scores a marvellous free-kick for Tottenham against FulhamLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startFederico Bernardeschi comes off the bench to score dramatic injury time winner for Juventus against Chievo in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A debutMauricio Pochettino’s side picked up all three points with earlier goals from Lucas Moura and Kieran Trippier.Kane and Trippier combined to show Gareth Southgate’s World Cup heroes are suffering no hangover from their exploits in Russia.Spurs now have six points after winning their first two games.And they are proving a powerhouse up top too with five goals from their opening two fixtures.FINALLY!!HARRY KANE breaks the August curse..#TOTFUL— Ukachi Kelechi Michael (@WICK3D3ST) August 18, 2018 Little studied effect of Global Warming is that Harry Kane can now score in August. #TOTFUL— Tizzy McDizzy (@DerbyDayNYC) August 18, 2018 Harry Kane isn’t even giving the other forwards a months head start anymore. It’s over, @premierleague.— Sean Walsh (@SeanDZWalsh) August 18, 2018 3-1 (77′) Harry Kane scores his first Premier League goal in August, in his 15th PL match in the month. It took him 1,069 minutes to net his first PL August goal.— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) August 18, 2018center_img HARRY KANE HAS SCORED IN AUGUST, THIS IS NOT A DRILL— Luke Rodford (@LukeRodford) August 18, 2018 Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores his first August goal as strikes from Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura complete winHarry Kane scoring in August can only mean one thing 🏆— Odds Watch (@Odds_Watch) August 18, 2018 Harry Kane! Finally! You absolute legend!!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#TOTFUL And @OfficialFPL points galore!! 👌🏼🌟— Gail Adcock🌈 (@nonblondie37) August 18, 2018 GARY LINEKER led the plaudits as Harry Kane finally scored in August.The Spurs striker netted the third in the 3-1 win over Fulham at Wembley.1 Harry Kane celebrates after finally scoring in the month of AugustCredit: GettyIt was the first time in 15th attempts that the World Cup Golden Boot winner found the back of the net in the opening month of the Premier League season.And ex-Tottenham man Lineker was among the first to tweet about Kane.He wrote: “Finally. It’s Harry Augustus Kane.”Fellow social media users were quick to jump on the bandwagon too.Finally. It’s Harry Augustus Kane.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 18, 2018last_img read more