Trinity Hall Bids On Fort Monmouth Property

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Trinity Hall, a private religious, secondary school for girls, which has been in a lengthy legal battle to construct a permanent campus here, offered a bid for a building and property at the former Fort Monmouth installation.However, it’s unclear whether the site would be the temporary or permanent headquarters for the school or just a satellite. They are currently temporarily housed at Croydon Hall.Rachel Goemaat, a spokeswoman for the state Economic Development Authority (EDA), said last week Trinity Hall submitted its request to offer to purchase the Child Development Center, a childcare facility, located in Tinton Falls.“Negotiations with the leading proposer are ongoing,” Goemaat said; staffers from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) plan to make their recommendations for this and other proposals for other fort properties at an upcoming FMERA public meeting, possibly as soon as next Wednesday, Oct. 21.Goemaat would not say who the “leading proposer” is and would not reveal the other two proposers.FMERA has received three separate proposals for the child development center. The amount of the bid is not a matter of public record, Goemaat said.The child development center is a nearly 20,000 square-foot facility located off of Corregidor Road on the fort grounds, on a 7.4-acre property with a playground.The fort property redevelopment plan initially envisioned the location to continue to be used as a child development center. However, the request for proposals indicated it would consider other commercial uses, such as business offices or technology purposes, according to information provided by the EDA.Repeated attempts to secure a comment from representatives from Trinity Hall were unsuccessful by press time on Wednesday.It’s uncertain if any move would be a temporary one and what this means for the school’s future plans and its efforts to construct its permanent campus on Chapel Hill Road. When the school again won approval from the township planning board in July, Victoria Gmelich, the school’s co-founder and board of trustees member, said, “We’re ready to break ground” on the Chapel Hill Road site and commence construction.Trinity Hall is an independently operated high school and offers a college preparatory and Catholic-based educational curriculum for girls and has been leasing space at the township-owned Croydon Hall, in the Leonardo section.The school had been planning to construct its facility on about 37 acres of an approximately 64-acre undeveloped and largely wooded property on Chapel Hill Road in the area of Kings Highway East. Its plan was to build a facility that could eventually accommodate 500 students.Some area residents have been waging a determined battle against the school’s plans. Objectors maintain the use is too intense for the largely residential area and poses environmental and traffic safety concerns.
Area homeowners took their battle – which at times got quite contentious – to Superior Court looking to overturn local approvals.Following July’s planning board approval, Ron Gasiorowski, the objectors’ lawyer, said there were two continuing lawsuits and possibly a third forth coming opposing the development.Gasiorowski did not return calls to his Red Bank office this week seeking comment for this story.Trinity Hall’s development application was before the planning board on three separate occasions. Initially the local board denied the application with a judge remanding it back to the board after the school appealed, with the judge striking down a portion of a local zoning ordinance.On the second occasion, the board approved the plan, with the judge again remanding it, ruling the board acted improperly by not allowing additional public comment during the hearing. On the third hearing, the board again approved the plan but residents said they would continue the legal fight opposing it.School supporters have insisted the use would be a much less intense use than the alternative. The property had previously been approved for development for 20 single-family homes.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) was established after the U.S. Department of Defense closed the 90-year-old Army base in September 2011. The authority is charged with redeveloping the fort’s 1,126 acres of Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport property for the economic benefit of the region and state.last_img read more

Bergwijn inspires Mourinho’s men with debut goal in Spurs smash-and-grab

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO’S Spurs survived a battering from VAR and a dominant Manchester City display to pull off an extraordinary victory.In a first half of drama and mayhem, Mourinho was enraged by VAR official Kevin Friend failing to give Raheem Sterling a red card and by a penalty being awarded against Serge Aurier two minutes after a questionable foul on Sergio Aguero.11 Steven Bergwijn had a debut to remember as he led Spurs to victory against Man CityCredit: Reuters11 The Dutch ace put Spurs 1-0 up after 63 minutesCredit: Getty ImagesBut when City were reduced to ten men by Oleksandr Zinchenko’s second yellow card on the hour mark, Spurs scored with their first two shots of the match – from debut boy Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-Min.The result leaves Spurs just four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after the best result of Mourinho’s White Hart Lane reign against his old foe Pep Guardiola.The first major VAR controversy arrived when Sterling was booked by ref Mike Dean for a strong 12th-minute challenge on Dele Alli.11 Son Heung-Min scored Spurs second of the nightCredit: Reuters11 Hugo Lloris saved a penalty from Ilkay Gundogan in the first halfCredit: AFPAs Kevin Friend checked in Stockley Park, slow-motion replays suggested it was a potential leg-breaker but Sterling got away with it – sending Mourinho into a rage on the touchline.Before all hell truly broke loose, Sergio Aguero struck the post when he shot just as he was tackled by Toby Alderweireld, after a dodgy Davinson Sanchez pass had put Spurs in trouble.Then came the chaos as Serge Aurier – who had already survived a decent penalty shout for a push on Sterling – brought down Aguero.Dean decided he’d won the ball but two minutes later, Friend told the on-field ref to award a spot-kick, leaving Mourinho seething again.11 Lloris gave away a second penalty immediately after his save against GundoganCredit: Getty Images11 VAR overturned the second penalty decision amid scuffles between the playersCredit: ReutersYet Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty was well saved by Hugo Lloris, only for Sterling to go down as he challenged the French keeper for the rebound.As a melee broke out, VAR decided not to award a second spot-kick but nor was Sterling handed a second caution for diving – as the TV officials are not able to hand out yellow cards.Yet Toby Alderweireld and, crucially, Zinchenko were booked for their part in the scuffling.Aguero shot into the side-netting from close range in first-half injury-time – with City 11-0 ahead on the shot count at the break.11 Jose Mourinho found the whole penalty saga highly amusingCredit: Rex Features11 OIeksandr Zinchenko was sent off for a second yellowCredit: ReutersCity’s Argentine striker had a shot cleared off the line and, with Lloris, still stranded, Sterling squared to an off-balance Gundogan who fired over with the goal at his mercy.But on the hour it all changed when Zinchenko fouled Harry WInks to halt a Tottenham break and was sent off for his second yellow.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raid11 Zinchenko paid the price for City’s tactical foulsCredit: Getty Images11 Bergwijn was subbed off injured minutes after his goalCredit: ReutersBergwijn, a £27million signing from PSV Eindhoven, then converted Totttenham’s very first shot of the match on 63 minutes, collecting a Moura pass, chesting down, swivelling and firing home low for an absolute peach.And eight minutes later, it was all over, Son drilling home from a Tanguy Ndombele pass – Spurs now with two goals from two shots, City with none from 14.That stat ended up 18-3 in City’s favour but meant nothing for Guardiola.11 Bergwijn has already endeared himself to the Tottenham fansCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conferencelast_img read more

Lankans make solid start

first_imgHAMILTON, New Zealand (AP):Angelo Mathews made an unbeaten half-century and shared a record 136-run fifth-wicket stand with Milinda Siriwardana to help Sri Lanka to 264 for seven yesterday before rain ended the first day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand.Only two run outs and a stumble when the partnership between Mathews (63 not out) and Siriwardana (62) was broken detracting from Sri Lanka’s best batting effort of the series, which overturned expectations that the team that bowled first would win the day.New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat on a lush green pitch at Seddon Park, expecting his bowlers to dominate in conditions which supported both seam and swing.Apart from Mathews, who maintains a Test average in excess of 50, and Siriwardana, who reached his second Test half-century, Kusal Mendis made 31 and Dinesh Chandimal 47 as Sri Lanka kept up a lively run rate of four per over throughout the day.The partnership between Mathews and Siriwardana came in only 131 minutes and eclipsed the previous best fifth-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against New Zealand. Trent Boult made the breakthrough when he produced an edge from Siriwardana, which Ross Taylor juggled before securing at first slip.last_img read more

Almost there

first_imgLa Salle won a sixth straight game and remained in the lead. With two games to go, it has the inside track on one of two twice-to-beat berths after dealing UST a ninth loss in 13 games.Team captain Kim Kiana Dy scored 12 points for La Salle, which went on a team-building activity during the Lenten break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We really bonded as a team and we got to know each other better,” said Dy. “And it has an effect [for us] on the court.”Dy said La Salle “is still not yet 100 percent, we need to improve on many aspects of the game and be more aggressive.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. To seal a twice-to-beat edge, La Salle must win at least one of its two remaining games—against Adamson and archrival Ateneo.National U finally won in the second round when also-ran UE came up with an uninspired effort.“It was a big relief that finally we got over the losing streak,” said Jaja Santiago who delivered 22 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ seventh win in 13 games.NU led the first round with a 6-1 record only to go on a tailspin in the second round.The win also allowed the Lady Bulldogs to stay in fourth spot, which they can seal with a win over Far Eastern University when they end their classification assignment.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel Beer-Alab sets semis date vs HK Otherwise, Adamson can force a playoff if the Lady Falcons prevail over the Lady Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle added to listless University of Santo Tomas’ woes on Sunday night after a straight sets win, and the powerhouse defending champion Lady Archers could prove too much to handle for anyone in the Final Four after zeroing in on a twice-to-beat edge in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Spikers pounded out a 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 victory over the Tigresses at Filoil Flying V Centre to rise to 10-2 even as the National U Lady Bulldogs snapped a five-game slide after a 26-24, 26-24, 25-20 win over the University of the East Lady Warriors earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

FeJAL, LIWOMAC Want Women Promoted in Governance

first_imgThe Female Journalist of Liberia FeJAL and partner Liberia Women Media Action committee LIWOMAC have ended a two day conference with the theme: “Promoting Women in Governance.”The workshop, which started Tuesday, January 28, brought together some key panelists like Madam Ruth Ceaser, chairperson Liberia, National Women Political Forum, Mr. Nathaniel McGill Secretary General for Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Maureen Sieh, Senior Media Specialist IREX-Liberia and others.Serving as panelists Ruth Ceaser said “the history of women in politics shows that women have  been discriminated because of societal and cultural barrier.”She further that the struggle of the Liberian women for political emancipation has been one of continuous challenges and opportunities.She also said women’s participation in politics and political process and every area of decision making is significant because it was significant for Liberian and all African women to rise above cultural barriers and put the kitchen behind them.Madam Ceaser said there was a bill that needed to be passed by the Legislature describing it as the 30 percent Gender Equity Bill that will give women the chance to participate in Governance at this percentage.But the discussions was seen arguable when the CDC General Secretary Mr. McGill  discussing the future of women in politics disclosed that the 30 percent Gender Equity Bill won’t be passed because the men are not going to compromise with the women that which to contest because the men also want to occupy the seat.“Out of 73 seats in the Legislature women have additional 15 seats and that the men won’t compromise the race for women but they will rather fight for themselves,” he said.Madam Ceaser said, the issue of women being the care takers of home will come to end contributing the lack of women’s participation in politics as the result of ‘Cultural Barrier’ being the set back  “We women has seen the light and think cultural barrier won’t be the issue any more because we will make sure to work tirelessly in passing the Gender equity bill that will help us get on the path with males.”At the same time Mr. McGill told the audience that his party the CDC has contributed to promoting women in high place mentioning Geraldine Doe Sheriff as one of the beneficiaries.He said he is not against the bill but his opinion is that the bill won’t be pass stating that since the 50-50 bill was pass and acted into law it has not been implemented but its only on docket “so are you people working to have 30 percent in government when the first 50-50 bill has not been implemented? He said this shows that this will only be passed but cannot be implemented,” he assure.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Private Sector demands formal spending plan for oil money

first_imgGuyana’s private sector representative bodies want Government to open up and tell the nation precisely how it intends to use its earnings from the imminent oil inflows in 2020.This was the view expressed by President of the Georgetown Chambers ofPresident of the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Deodat IndarCommerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, during a brief interaction with journalists on the sidelines of a stakeholder engagement on Thursday at the Marriott Hotel.The GCCI president told journalists that the private sector umbrella body is in fact looking forward to a National Conversation on the issue.“We need to have a sit down just as we did with Local Content Policy…to ensure that the policy we have, the Guyanese people are part of that design,” according to the GCCI president.While expressing a level of optimism that this will in fact be the approach of Government, Indar noted that while he believes there are good intentions for the industry, there are still a number of issues to be addressed.He said the approach with regard the development of a Local Content Policy is welcomed, but there are also a host of other issues that need to be addressed ahead of oil production in 2020.He drew specific reference to the finalisation of the Petroleum Laws and the establishment of the long awaited Sovereign Wealth Fund, in addition to a well-thought-out programme or policy for the spending of the oil revenues.“Most importantly, we need to have some document, some policy, to say what we doing with the money that we receive from Exxon(Mobil)” Indar said.“Where are we going to spend this money? …we need to go into more details where we spend the money for capacity development in Guyana,” he posited.He was adamant there is a dire need for the capacity building of national institutions in addition to the massive upgrade of services, including in the security, infrastructure, health, education and security fronts.Public consultationsAs it relates to establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund, substantive Minister Raphael Trotman had earlier in the year committed to public consultations with regard to the money to be set aside from the revenues earned from the country’s extractive industry, including the emerging oil and gas sector. To date, no such consultation has obtained.At the time, Minister Trotman had told stakeholders during a consultation exercise on the petroleum laws, “It’s hopefully not necessarily going to be passed this year into Act, but the intention is that, later this year, it will be brought to the public for examination, scrutiny, and improvement.”According to a missive released earlier this year by the Government’s Department of Public Information, a Sovereign Wealth Fund is envisioned to be a state-owned investment fund that is made up of surpluses from official foreign currency operations, proceeds of privatisations, governmental transfer payments, fiscal surpluses, and/or receipts resulting from resource exports.These sums of money can be used for investment purposes, to benefit the country’s economy and citizens.Guyana’s SWF Bill was drafted by the Commonwealth Secretariat with input from the Government, and was presented to the minister last December, according to that department.Trotman had announced that the proposed Bill to give effect to the fund is fashioned after international model, namely Norway.Trotman had recently told the National Assembly that it is the Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, who will be formally presenting the proposed Bill to the National Assembly.The National Assembly will emerge from its annual recess next month, at which time the 65 Member legislative arm of Government will resume working.last_img read more

Arsenal reveal plans for fans with wrong Ozil shirt

first_img Chambers signs contract extension with Arsenal RELEASE LIST Arsenal confirm Papastathopoulos is finally a Gunner Latest Arsenal news 1 Arsenal ‘bid £27m’ for Argentina forward Done Deal Petr Cech promises he will do everything to retain no.1 jersey at Arsenal WARRIOR Wilshere has vacated the number 10 🔟 – It’s more than just a number. Means a lot to me wearing it next season! Thanks, @arsenal 🙏🏼〽 #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 3, 2018A statement on the site said: “Supporters who have purchased an ‘Ozil 11’ printed 2018/19 season shirt from Arsenal Direct will be contacted and sent a replacement ‘Ozil 10’ shirt of the same size and type (home or away).” You will have to prove your purchase, however.center_img New deal German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Having worn no.11 since his arrival from Real Madrid in 2013, Ozil explained how happy he is with the change.“It has never been a secret how special this number is to me. My childhood idol Zinedine Zidane wore this number and it is still the most characteristic one for the playmaker position,” he told “I’m looking forward to putting it on for the first time at Arsenal after the summer break!”Tweeting about the news, Ozil said: “It’s more than just a number. Means a lot to me wearing it next season! Thanks, Arsenal.” Arsenal’s full list of released players has been confirmed When Arsenal’s new colossus left Lewandowski speechless FIGHTING SPIRIT Mesut Ozil will be Arsenal’s new no.10, the club have confirmed.The shirt was previously worn by Jack Wilshere, who left the club at the start of July. ‘THEY FAILED’ will he go? last_img read more


first_imgA MILFORD man has been banned from driving for three years at the local district court.Desmond Morrison, from Foxes Glen, admitted careless driving at The Gap, Milford on March 15 last year.He also admitted not having a driving license and failing to have insurance. Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that 39-year-old Morrison had two previous convictions for failing to have car insurance.He imposed a three-year driving ban and sentenced Morrison to a total of 140 hours community service on the other charges.DRIVING BAN FOR CARELESS MILFORD DRIVER was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:careless drivingDesmond MorrisonDistrict Courtdrive banMilfordlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGALTV’s terrific half-hour documentary has this evening shed new light on Jim McGuinness’ quest to lead Donegal to another All-Ireland Final. The Glenties man and his players gave a unique insight into why they believe they have what it takes to beat Kerry at Croke Park this Sunday. The programme was originally broadcast on SKY earlier this evening but DONEGALTV have given us permission to show the documentary online.Simply click on the video to play.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DDTV – DONEGALTV’S SPECIAL AS JIM McGUINNESS PLANS TO OVERTHROW THE KINGDOM! was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalDonegalTVJim McGuinnessKerrylast_img read more

Governor campaigns in Irwindale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IRWINDALE – Backers of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger packed into an industrial warehouse Saturday evening to show their support for the governor and his proposition package at the final stop of his Southern California bus tour. KFI radio personalities John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou emceed the event, which was themed, “Let the Sun Shine In: Reform to Rebuild California.” When the Schwarzenegger bus arrived late and pulled into the warehouse, attendees cheered and waved mini California flags to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” The governor’s words reflected the down-to-the- wire urgency of the campaign with Tuesday’s special election just three days away. “We are now in the trenches, we now are fighting,” he told the crowd, which at times chanted his name. “Do everything that you can do to make sure that we are going to win on November 8th,” a day he repeatedly referred to as “Judgment Day.” Earlier in the evening, Kobylt joked with the audience about Warren Beatty being turned away from a similar bus rally in San Diego. No signs or banners were allowed into the event and Darrel Ng, spokesperson for the governor’s campaign, said his understanding was that only those who made reservations were allowed into the warehouse. Locals who were turned away at the door said they were upset and felt they had been sent away not because they failed to make reservations but because they were wearing Democratic, pro- union or anti-Proposition 74, 75, 76 and 77 buttons or T-shirts. “We’re wondering why we don’t have free speech,” said Richard Carpenter, a member of the Democratic Club of Azusa and a retired member of the Communication Workers of America, who was turned away. Yolanda Pena of Azusa said she and her friends were asked to leave because of the anti-propositions button she had on her shirt. “I just wanted to hear what he had to say,” she said. Inside, the mood was quite different, with yellow smiley faces everywhere and live music provided by the Coleman Band with Phyllis Battle. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451last_img read more