Bayonne Mayor Davis could face recall effort led by childhood friend

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne 2 COMMENTS Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction TAGSjimmy davismayoral recallPat Desmond SHARE Facebook Twitter Pat the convicted felon Desmond, O’Donnell is part of the arrest riddled, high taxed Smith administration George Martinez April 5, 2016 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm Not even halfway through his first term as mayor in Bayonne, Jimmy Davis is potentially facing a recall effort led by a childhood friend and key campaign organizer for the 2014 election where Davis took office. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewPat Desmond, a longtime Davis ally, Michael Alonso, a Republican whose run for state Assembly, freeholder and the city school board and Donald Baran, Jr. submitted a document with the clerk’s office yesterday seeking a petition to recall Davis just 19 months into his term.“The Recall of James M. Davis is initiated due to the mayor’s abject failure in meeting the needs of the City of Bayonne Citizens and taxpayers,” said a statement of the recall committee on the notice of intention to recall.The group cited Davis hiring city directors from out of town, such as Business Administrator Joe DeMarco, Davis’ Chief of Staff Andrew Casais (also his nephew), City Attorney Jay Coffey, the ongoing controversy surrounding a possible new mosque site in Bayonne and complaints surrounding a new animal control contract as examples of the retired police captain failing during his first term in office.Desmond declined to elaborate beyond the statement of the recall committee since the committee is awaiting a response from the clerk’s office.Bayonne City Clerk Robert Sloan told Hudson County View today via email that “it has not been determined yet whether it has been properly filed,” but in the event that it is able to move forward, state statute would require the signatures of 25 percent of city voters registered during the last general election.Sloan added based on the records with the clerk’s office, 32,711 voters were registered in 2014, meaning 8,178 verified signatures would be required in 160 days to make for a successful recall and force a special election.Recalls are notoriously difficult to accomplish in New Jersey in modern times, with one of the more notable local recalls coming in 1985, where then-North Bergen Mayor Tony DiVincent was recalled by a group led by Joe Mocco and a relatively unknown school principal named Nick Sacco (h/t New York Times).Davis did not immediately respond to a call or voicemail seeking comment. Bayonne Mayor Davis could face recall effort led by childhood friend By John Heinis – April 5, 2016 6:25 pm 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Crime Previous articleUnion City CDA worker, 5th man in probe, admits causing up to $95k in lossesNext articlePrieto on Atlantic City: I think Christie is ‘trying to bleed them out for money’ John Heinis News BayonneNews Desmond should look at all the contracts with engineering companies and developers and lawyers as well as all contracts. All the waterfront development deals are going through Demarco’s brother. The animal control contract is ready to ERUPT but it’s starts and ends ends in WNY. Also look into the recycling contract it will blow your MIND who it leads to. ODONELL FOR MAYOR !!!!!! Comments are closed. Micheal A smith Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus April 5, 2016 10:18 pm at 10:18 pmlast_img read more

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TRORC receives $40K water quality grant

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pass-through funds for Water Quality Management Planning.  Funding will allow TRORC and other Regional Planning Commissions to conduct data collection, prepare stormwater master plans, conduct outreach, and work with municipalities on possible support for reclassification of surface waters, wetlands, and Outstanding Resource Waters.All efforts lead to more informed and effective basin plans. These basin plans document surface water quality, identify threats and impairments, and identify projects to maintain and improve water quality. Regional Planning Commissions have been key partners in water quality efforts with the State, watershed groups, conservation districts, and municipalities.TRORC provides professional planning, mapping, facilitation, grant writing, and project management services for its thirty member towns in east-central Vermont.Source: (Woodstock, VT)—The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission 2.13.2018last_img read more

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Air Products unveils advanced gas applications lab at Shanghai Technology Center

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Wayco wins Growling Swan Monthly Mug

first_imgPSC golf from The Growling SwanMonday, May 27, Treasure Hill  – StablefordWe had a good “low season” group of 20 signed up for the day’s event at Treasure Hill and we assembled at The Growling Swan in readiness for the trip to play this challenging layout.   We welcomed back Paul Sharples from Oman, Russell Goldsworthy From Perth, Western Australia, Michael Healey from Ireland and regular visitor Bob Akapita from Gove in the Northern Territory of Australia.Max Bracegirdle, Wes Starr, Peter Grey, Kev Waycott & Paul Hack. Sadly it was time to say farewell to two of our “permanents”, Ken & Wendy Bernek who are returning home to Detroit, Michigan due to domestic issues.  They will be sorely missed as they have hardly missed a game since we started and Ken’s assistance has been invaluable to me in the time he has been with us.  They promise to return in the future so Bon Voyage dear friends and thanks again.Everyone was on time which enabled our 2 minivans to depart five minutes early at 8.25 am and we headed off in the Monday morning traffic with a reasonably good run up 331.  We arrived at the golf course 51 minutes later where there were hardly any cars in the car park which indicated a fairly prompt start to our round after checking in & preparation.We were, as expected, invited to tee off at our leisure with no-one to be seen ahead and we sent our first four-ball away 15 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.45 a.m. in hot and steamy conditions.  It must be said that this golf course is in superb condition including the well prepared greens although the fairway grass is different to most courses and some of the short rough demands respect.We took our time in the oppressive heat and regularly stocked up with drinks, as you can on this course with plenty of drink stations and after enjoying the round and the company we completed the round in fours and twenty minutes.We were able to have 2 Grades with three podium spots in each.  A Grade was for handicaps 0 to 12 and B Grade for 13 and over.  There were rewards for nearest the pins on all the par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.As usual the golf course got the better of most but despite being “taken by the crocodile” it was Sal Brizzi who had the best round of the day by far and won the A Grade section with a fine 39 points.  In second place came your writer, Peter Blackburn with a modest 34 points and Mike Allidi finished third with 33 points.Irishman Geri Crilly got the shock of his life when announced as the winner of B Grade with 32 points, 2 points ahead of Ken Hole in second place and Ebrahim’s 28 points was good enough to secure third spot.A Flight (0-12)1st Sal Brizzi (7) 39pts2nd Peter Blackburn (11) 34pts3rd Mike Allidi (2) 33ptsB Flight (13+)1st Geri Crilly (27) 32pts2nd Ken Hole (16) 30pts3rd Ebrahim (14) 28ptsNear Pins:  2nd – Paul Sharples, 6th – Sal Brizzi, 13th – Russell Goldsworthy, 17th – Ken HoleLong Putts:  9th – Wendy Bernek, 18th – Dick BraimbridgeThe Growling Swan NAGA Award, (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day and discreetly their score is not made public) was won by Sandy “Leiperfrog” Leiper who naturally accepted the award in fine spirit.  Big Ken “let’s hear it for” Bernek was kind enough to parade Deefa the Dog for one last time for a while and collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya.Sal Brizzi, Sandy Leiper & Geri Crilly.Back at the bar afterwards the beer was Aussie cold as ever and we once again discussed the upcoming Growling Swan First Anniversary tournament at Crystal Bay on Monday, June 10th.  It will be a four-ball Stableford event with a random draw pairing an A Grade golfer with a B Grade golfer, the draw to be done at the course prior to commencement of play.  The entry fee is 500 baht which will include terrific prizes and a sumptuous meal back at The Growling Swan where the presentations will be held.  The sign-up sheet is on the board at The Growling Swan and although we have initially 32 spots we can accommodate more if required.Thursday, May 30, Khao Kheow A & C –Monthly Mug/StrokeAs the saying goes “it’s that time of the month again” and the popular Khao Kheow was the venue for our 12th Monthly Mug where we get to count all our shots as we compete for this coveted award.  Several late withdrawals were understandable as one of our regular visitors, Tony Alcorn, suffered a heart attack in the early hours of the morning and was taken by friends to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where he currently is (Friday morning) and at the time of writing is doing OK.  Our prayers are with him and we are all wishing him a speedy recovery.It left 21 starters for the event and as we assembled at the GS we welcomed back Peter Starr & his son Wesley from Cairns in Queensland, Australia, Ian Masterson from Ireland and local resident Mark West playing with us for the first time.  It was once more time to farewell Bob Akapita who is returning to work in Gove in the Northern Territory of Australia.With everyone punctual we headed off in 2 minivans right on time at 8.30 a.m. and arrived at Khao Kheow just 42 minutes later to find a reasonable amount of activity.  With the B nine currently closed for renovations it was A & B to be played and our first four-ball got away 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00 a.m. tee time and in hot & steamy conditions we proceeded with regular glances upwards as the dark rain clouds were hovering and we were convinced that we were going to be interrupted by the weather very soon.“Oh ye of little faith” I pronounced & sure enough, after 17 drops of rain the weather cleared and we continued, although the humidity was extremely high making the going tough for some (myself in particular).  An unfortunate incident on the fairway of A9 caused me to have a change of caddy at the half way mark after she was hit in the knee by an errant golf ball from one of our group and reinforced the need for players to keep behind the golfer who is playing the shot. I should have known better!We slowed down somewhat during the second nine and, mainly due to the conditions and the fact that we were playing stroke and the round was completed in the much slower than normal time of four hours & forty five minutes.  It had been an eventful and enjoyable round of golf with good company on a golf course that is in excellent condition.In addition to the Monthly Mug Winner we were able to have 2 Grades with three podium spots in each.  A Grade was for handicaps 0 to 18 and B Grade for 19 and over.  We had nearest the pins on all the par threes and longest first putts on the A9 & C9 greens.Kev Waycott has been playing with us more frequently over the past few weeks so it was great to see him take out this month’s Mug with a fine score of net 69.  The winner of A Grade was last month’s Mug winner Paul “Hacky” Hack who had a net 71 with Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei finishing second with net 74.  Newcomer Mark West rounded off the A Grade podium with his net 76.Max “Corsets” Bracegirdle was a clear winner in the B Grade with a creditable net 72, a huge 8 shots better than Geri Crilly in second spot and the flabbergasted Sandy “Leiperfrog” Leiper humbly accepted his reward for third place after his net 86.Monthly Mug1st Kevin Waycott (10) net 69A Flight (0-18)1st Paul Hack (11) net 712nd Alain Taddei (16) net 743rd Mark West (15) net 76B Flight (19+)1st Max Bracegirdle (27) net 722nd Geri Crilly (27) net 803rd Sandy Leiper (34) net 86Near Pins:  A3 – Peter Blackburn, A5 – Takeshi Hakozaki, C3 – Paul Hack, C8 – Kevin WaycottLong Putts:  A9 – Paul Hack, C9 – Kevin WaycottThe Growling Swan NAGA Award was won by the Wes Starr who humbly accepted the honour and wore the cap briefly in the bar.  Max Bracegirdle kindly took Deefa for the usual walk and collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our ever generous Growling Swan golfers.Note:  Growling Swan Golf, the home of friendly golf in Pattaya welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]last_img read more

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Iker Casillas wants to see out Real Madrid contract despite their desire to sign David De Gea

first_img So the only option would be to sign De Gea and have him compete with Casillas. They are comments which may throw the club, who are looking at signing a new goalkeeper next season to replace Casillas, who has been in the first team for 16 years.  The former Atletico Madrid keeper has asked that Casillas doesn’t continue at the club, so his arrival may be delayed 12 months, until his deal expires at Old Trafford.  David de Gea is the preferred option and the Spaniard has still not renewed his contract with Manchester United.  16/04/2015 A. Alcázar “That is when my contract ends. I want to finish my career with Real Madrid.”  “I want to stay until 2017,” he said after Wednesday’s Champions League derby against Atletico Madrid. center_img CEST Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has no intention of leaving the club while there are still two years on his contract, despite rumours he could depart in the summer.  Madrid know that to cancel Casillas’ contract and to sign De Gea would cost towards €50million, which would leave them with De Gea and Keylor Navas, who has still not had the chance to prove whether he can be a good goalkeeper for Los Blancos.  Upd. at 15:15 Madrid’s captain doesn’t offer the same guarantees as he did before, with his stock falling in and out of the club as he gets older.  He’s also not Florentino Perez’s favourite — the Madrid president once tried to sign Buffon. But he doesn’t want to go anywhere.last_img read more

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