Image Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement 1lwx3qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vst0gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre En6xeh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2auWould you ever consider trying this?😱aj734Can your students do this? 🌚2tk24Roller skating! Powered by Firework Callum Hudson-Odoi, the emerging Chelsea FC superstar and England national football team star was arrested on Sunday after allegations of raping a model that he invited in his home, in addition to violating the COVID-19 lock down restrictions in the UK. He is now out on bail but is to return to the police mid-June.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersHudson-Odoi, who tested positive for novel Coronavirus back in March, recently made a full recovery. According to reports, he had invited a woman to his penthouse in South-West London on Saturday evening, whom he had met online and exchanged some provocative texts.As reported by a neighbour, the woman, who arrived by 8pm in the evening, was a ‘glamorous’ model and ‘the sort of girl you’d see on Love Island.’ She had arrived at Hudson-Odoi’s residence on a vehicle arranged by him.Advertisement “She had very posh Louis Vuitton luggage with her,” the neighbour added.Before the break of dawn, a call was made to the Police and Ambulance services, who arrived at the scene, and arrested the Chelsea star on suspicions of rape. The woman who joined Hudson-Odoi, was taken to hospital after she felt unwell.Advertisement “Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03:53hrs on Sunday, 17 May to a report of an unwell woman. When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June,” a Police spokesperson said.Following Hudson-Odoi’s bail, a friend has reported that the 19 year old has denied the allegation against him. Chelsea has made no comments on the matter yet.Hudson-Odoi, a Chelsea youth product, joined the senior team in 2017. The winger has made 29 appearances across all competitions for the Blues, scoring once. He has also earned 3 caps for England.The youngster was the first Premier League footballer to contract COVID-19. After three weeks of treatment, he was confirmed to have been cured in April.“I am feeling perfect I had the virus which has cleared now. I fully feel good, I feel fit, so I am feeling back to myself, so it is all good,” Hudson-Odoi said last month.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-K League football team uses sex dolls instead of fans and social media melts down!Rahul Dravid reveals how taking commerce over science led to a career in cricket! Advertisement
By John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – The Borough Council seems to be making its way to another round on the future of a long-argued tree preservation ordinance.Borough Councilman Robert Marchese initiated a conversation during the council meeting Monday, May 14, and offered an amended version of the ordinance that has been the source of debate for more than a year.As Marchese explained it, the proposal would change the existing ordinance and allow property owners to get tree removal permits for certain types of trees with a certain diameter without having to appear before the planning board.“It would essentially be the same,” as the existing ordinance, Marchese said, “but now it would be done administratively.”The change would put the ordinance under the purview of code enforcement and property maintenance, rather than its current designation as a planning and zoning ordinance.If the council adopts the proposal, property owners would have to apply for a permit and have it evaluated by the local code enforcement officer and borough’s arborist.Property owners would appear before the planning or zoning board for approval only if the property was part of an application for development.Property owners would continue to be able to go to the council if their applications are denied.As it currently stands, the boards grant applications to remove trees and determine what trees need to be planted to replace them.The existing ordinance has been on the books for about five years. It was enacted to preserve especially mature full-grown specimen trees and to prevent clear-cutting of properties, which had occurred in the past.The ordinance became the source of much volleying among the council members more than a year ago when a developer appeared before the governing body to appeal the planning board’s denial of an application to remove 12 trees from a Poplar Avenue property.The council was divided; some members said preservation was for the public good and others thought the law went too far.Marchese was very vocal in his opposition to the ordinance during those debates. He called his new propsal “an improvement over what we currently have.”“We understand there are deficiencies in our tree ordinance,” Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said Tuesday. “I think this is a first step,” to remedy those concerns.The proposal is only in the discussion stage, The borough council is reviewing the language, Borough Attorney Salvatore Alfieri said.Officials may look at other municipalities’ laws as a model for the borough ordinance, Lucarelli said.
The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has reported its 2013 Monmouth County Food Drive, which included the Monmouth County Library’s Food For Fines program, collected 20,448 pounds of food during the month of April.Eastern Branch Library Manager Janet Kranis, left, and Freeholder Lillian G. Burry donate food at the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury during the April Food For Fines drive.Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the library, and Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz offered their thanks to all the generous library patrons who donated to the Food For Fines drive.All food donated will go to support the more than 200 charities that the FoodBank serves.The library’s highly successful Food for Fines program first ran in 2006 as a way to commemorate National Library Week.“The library’s Food For Fines program began seven years ago as a most useful and active way to commemorate National Library Week,” said Burry, liaison to the library.In return for a donation of food, the library forgives overdue fines. Two years ago, during just one week, the library collected more than six tons of food items for local food pantries. Last year in conjunction with other Monmouth County departments and as part of National County Government Month, the library expanded its Food for Fines program for the entire month of April. This year the program ran through April again.
By Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – The site of a long-vacant restaurant on Route 35 may be the next piece of township real estate headed for redevelopment.The Steak and Ale restaurant at 1287 Route 35 North was a popular dining destination before shuttering nearly a decade ago. Today, the abandoned building stands out for its forlorn state, with its untamed foliage and fractured roadside sign.A prospective developer of the three-acre site says he can provide an upgrade over what exists now.“We’re going to vastly improve it aesthetically,” said Robert Indig, managing partner of DeVimy Equities, a Lakewood-based land developer, referring to the property. “It’s going to be a nice ratable for the town.”On July 12, Indig will present a plan to the Middletown Planning Board to demolish the existing 5,849-square-foot restaurant and its associated parking area. He plans to build two separate buildings totaling 21,505 square feet of retail space.The first standalone building, a 10,000-square-foot structure, is reserved for The Learning Experience daycare center, with a 5,000-square-foot indoor play area.The adjacent 11,505-square-foot building will house three tenants: a 6,505-square-foot Mavis Discount Tire automotive center with six associated garage bays; a 3,600-square-foot retail center, currently without a tenant; and an 1,850-square-foot drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts.Indig said the Dunkin’ Donuts at 865 Route 35, located a half mile south on the mid-highway traffic island in Middletown, will be moving to the site.The retail center would either be a local yoga studio or a smoothie beverage-type vendor, but that would be determined after the development is approved by the town.Regarding his mix of tenants, Indig said he sees it as an “internet-proof strategy.”If approved, the proposed tenants would join a Route 35 corridor already studded with similar businesses. Just north of the property beyond the Autozone retailer is a Firestone Complete Auto Care facility. Across the highway on the southbound side resides Bobby’s Precision Auto Repair, which shares a property with Penske Truck Rental and an Avis/Budget Car Rental facility.Just south of the vacant lot, past the Crown Palace restaurant, is a Bright Kidz Preschool and Day Care facility.“People still have children, and those children still have to go to daycare,” Indig said, adding that “everybody has a car, they need tires, they need brake repairs and oil changes.”DeVimy Equities is requesting seven different variances for the site, ranging from parking setbacks from the highway to retaining wall heights.The current owner of the Steak and Ale site is Manalapan-based River Birch, LLC, which took control of the property in 2011. Per county tax records, the nearly three-acre plot of land was assessed at just over $2 million in 2017.Indig’s purchase remains contingent upon approvals from the planning board.Steak and Ale, Bennigan’s and Bennigan’s on the Fly restaurants closed across the country in 2008 after parent company Metromedia Restaurant Group filed for bankruptcy.Per Bennigan’s, the brand has been revived under new owner Legendary Restaurant Brands. The Steak and Ale franchise is looking for domestic and international franchising opportunities, according to its website.Paul Mangiamele, chairman and CEO of Legendary Restaurant Brands, said there was “nothing wrong” with the site or location of the Steak and Ale in Middletown.“This store is in my neck of the woods,” Mangiamele said in a statement to The Two River Times. “I know this location and it would be ideal for the rebirth of our beloved Steak and Ale.”Indig and DeVimy Equities are represented by attorney Rick Brodsky of Ansell Grimm & Aaron. Brodsky was the attorney for the most recent approval before the Middletown Planning Board – a 5,040-square-foot, two to three tenant retail center at an empty gardening center located on the island between Route 35 North and South.In addition to that project, another major Middletown redevelopment opportunity still looms before the township’s planning board. John Orrico, president of National Realty & Development Corp., has not appeared to township planners since February for the 52-acre proposed commercial development The Shoppes at Middletown, more commonly known as Village 35.It is anticipated that both Indig and Orrico will be present at the July 12 planning board meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Indig said he was supposed to be heard at the June meeting, but was pushed back. He anticipates a roughly one-hour presentation to the planning board at the July meeting.Referring to his own redevelopment project, Indig said he expects his improvements for reenergizing the site to be looked at favorably by Middletown at large.“I think overall it will be very well received by the township and the residents,” he said.This article was first published in the July 6-13, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
By John Sorce |SHREWSBURY – About 65 residents were on hand for the borough’s annual reorganization meeting at Shrewsbury Municipal Center on Tuesday night as Erik Anderson and Kimberly Doran Eulner were introduced into the governing body and Mayor Donald Burden discussed the outlook for 2018.Thomas L. Moran was also recognized for his service as a council member, as he is moving to Delaware.Burden was optimistic about the borough’s economy, with the potential to add business in the future. “Shrewsbury remains very attractive to business development,” Burden said. “It is important we continue to nurture for future businesses, and provide services for them to develop that will complement the fabric of our community.”While there are opportunities in Shrewsbury for growth, some plans that have been in the works for quite some time have yet to make much progress. Burden touched on the Shadowbrook expansion, QuickChek store with gas station plan, and new Shoprite construction projects and said they have not moved further due to public objections. “We hoped these projects would be further along. The delays are not because of issues with the zoning board, but rather due to activities by various objectors,” he said.While there may be obstacles coming from the state and Capitol Hill, Burden feels he has the right people to make Shrewsbury the best place it can be this year. “2018 is already lining up as a time of new challenges and adjustments,” he said. “We will need to be vigilant to expected legislation and executive orders coming out of Trenton and Washington, that will undoubtedly impact both our residents and our business partners.“Regardless, I have every bit of confidence that this council and the administration will remain steadfast in their commitment to make us all proud of being Shrewsbury residents.”This article was first published in the Jan. 11-18, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
It was festive time at the Nelson Curling Club as rinks from throughout the region competed at the annual Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel. For the third consecutive year the Fred Thomson rink came out on top, winning the Thorman Drilling A event title. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, from left, Jamie Tedesco, Marlo Tedesco, sponsor Audrey McKenzie, Gioconda Maida and skip Fred Thomson.
In 1985, Microsoft Corporation released the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0; compact Discs are introduced to American Consumers and the Mount Sentinel Wildcats won the West Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Volleyball zone.Twenty-six years later, technology has changed but the same school is being represented at the Provincial AA Volleyball championships.The Wildcats booked its 26 consecutive trip to the provincials by defeating Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks and the Rockers of Stanley Humphries during the zone finals Wednesday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.The Cats posted straight set wins over both teams.Mount Sentinel enters the tournament, set for two weeks time at UBC Okanagan gymnasium in Kelowna, up a few rungs on the ranking ladder after posting wins over Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm and Prince Charles Comets of Creston during the recent Mount Baker Tournament in Cranbrook.Selkirk is ranked 12th while the Comets are locked in tenth spot.“Mt Sentinel has now moved up in the rankings and is playing some of their best volleyball of the year heading into to the Provincials,” said head coach Glen Campbell.Leading the Cats is senior striker Zach Grigg.The Grade 12 player won the Spike Competition in Cranbrook and has been recruited heavily by colleges and universities.Grigg has been recognized at one of the top five high school players in B.C.email@example.com
The Bombers looked strong on the home pitch at Lakeside, scoring early and often.Naomi Perkins scored the other goal for the Bombers.”There was amazing mid field work by Allie Zondervan and Abbie Bourchier-Willans while keeper Tara Yowek was outstanding in the net,” said coach Val Gibson.The winner of Tuesday’s semi final advances to meet the Rossland Royals in the West Kootenay Final Thursday (October 25) at Pass Creek.The zone winner qualifies for the B.C. High School AA Fieldhockey Championships in Burnaby.The loser plays a backdoor game into the provincials against Fraser Valley No. 2 in Kelowna October 30. Sarah Wade and Chiara Chirico each scored twice sparking the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 5-1 decision over the Stanley Humphries Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey League action Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.The game was a preview to the West Kootenay semi final set for Tuesday at Pass Creek in Castlegar.
For the second year in a row, Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and captain Sheri Allarie won the award, raising more than $3400.The total fundraising total for the Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is $83,100.The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge, which happens over two days, see participants ride around the Kokanee Glacier in the Selkirk Mountains, from New Denver to Slocan, to Kaslo, and back to New Denver with an overnight in Nelson. The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend’s Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the West Kootenay MS Society to fund local programs and services for people affected the disease as well as to support critical research for improved treatments and to find a cure.
When asked to comment on the event, Selkirk Saints Head Coach and GM Brent Heaven comments:“The Selkirk Saints Hockey Program is extremely excited to be a part of the CGHL Christmas Classic Hockey Game again this year,” Heaven said.”This is a great event which raises funds for many local charitable foundations, and one that is always fun to attend and be a part of. We encourage everyone to come out and support the event which helps spread the holiday spirit, brings families together and raises funds for a great cause. #SaintsNation”Come out to the Christmas classic and have a couple beverages, then take the shuttle bus to the Element. This is all for a good cause, and most importantly a good time to see everyone over the break.“We started this thing as a small hockey game to just bring friends together and over the past 5 years we’ve been able to help raise over $5,000 towards local groups like the Rebels, Selkirk Saints, CGHL and the Castlegar Broomball Association,” said organizer and originator Bergen Price.”This speaks to the close knit community we are fortunate enough to of grown up in. People come out and are so supportive.”The Christmas Classic would especially like to thank Dale Donaldson (Source for sports), Steve Cartwright (Cartwrights Pub), Joanne Bursey (Century 21) and the Element Night club for all their support in making this event possible.For more information on the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgStory originated at The Nelson Daily It’s back!!The 6th annual Christmas Classic Hockey game is scheduled to hit the ice at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday Dec. 23 from 7 – 9 p.m. followed by the after party, which will be at the Element night club from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.The goal of the Christmas Classic Hockey game and after party is to raise funds for the Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program. The hockey game is free, but there will be raffles, prizes and a beer garden. The element will have a $5 cover charge with proceeds being donated to the Saints.After the game, shuttle busses (provided by the Element) will arrive at the Complex after the game to provide safe rides to the Element after party.