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Le 205 / Atelier Moderno

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Photographs Le 205 / Atelier ModernoSave this projectSaveLe 205 / Atelier Moderno Le 205 / Atelier Moderno “COPY” Save this picture!© Stéphane Groleau+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571814/le-205-atelier-moderno Clipboard “COPY” Year:  2014center_img Architects: Atelier Moderno Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Montreal, Canada photographs:  Stéphane GroleauPhotographs:  Stéphane GroleauSave this picture!© Stéphane GroleauRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackText description provided by the architects. A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jewel conversion within.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauIf the recomposed facade is surprisingly private, its large windows and full-height steel door, slightly recessed, announce the minimalist mastery of the interior plan: a wide corridor extends along the north-south axis, adjacent an existing party wall of exposed masonry accentuated by a thin line of light, serving well-defined living spaces, bright and convivial, where everyone can go about their activities without affecting those of others, all the while fostering a certain air of intimacy and affection.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe interior opens onto a common area that includes a cozy living room with a corner desk, a dining room, and a streamlined kitchen where each element asserts its modernity with absolute conviction: a stainless steel cooking unit, a preparation island in white Corian®, and a large storage module and table in solid white oak. A single stringer staircase provides direct access to a green roof terrace, offering both privacy and urban presence. Beyond the common area follows, in sequence, the boys’ rooms and the master bedroom, with a private bath, distinguished by the marriage of painted concrete, ipe wood, porcelain, stainless steel, glass, water and the occasional fire of a small brazier.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauThe desire to reduce the environmental footprint of the building by the addition of skylights, soy-based spray insulation, radiant slab heating, and a green roof, as well as the preservation and enhancement of existing elements, whether it be the original structural elements, the old doors, windows,  and gratings, or, in a more personal manner, the reclamation of a lamp and vintage furniture that once belonged to his father, add a final richness to the project that emanates the image of the men who inhabit it.Save this picture!© Stéphane GroleauProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, MartinezSelected ProjectsEFFEKT Wins Contest to Redevelop Abandoned Train Shed in Esbjerg with StreetmekkaUnbuilt Project Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571814/le-205-atelier-moderno Clipboard 2014 Canada CopyAbout this officeAtelier ModernoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontrealHousesCanadaPublished on December 02, 2014Cite: “Le 205 / Atelier Moderno” 02 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Blueys Beach House 5 / Bourne Blue Architecture

first_imgSave this picture!© Shane Blue+ 39Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyHouses•Blueys Beach, Australia Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Blueys Beach House 5 / Bourne Blue ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBlueys Beach House 5 / Bourne Blue Architecture “COPY” Engineer:Brett BargallieCity:Blueys BeachCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shane BlueRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Blueys Beach is a popular holiday destination, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia. The original houses in this coastal village are simple fibro or weatherboard structures. They are weather-beaten and basic,  yet they generally offer a relaxing beach holiday experience.  Unfortunately, when properties change hands, original buildings are often replaced by large suburban houses, which have little recognition of place and relate poorly to the immediate contextSave this picture!© Shane BlueThis house was designed on an empty but narrow (12m x 42m) block. The site slopes gently down to the rear, and there are established houses on neighboring blocks. The client’s brief was for a simple holiday house that created its own amenity on the site. It must not be ostentatious and must fit in well with the context.  There should be an easy transition from the beach to the house and surfaces are to be hardy so that durability is not a concern.Save this picture!© Shane BlueSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Shane BlueThe built form is articulated into a series of linked massing elements, under a consistent roof form which falls towards the site boundaries (creating a low roof edge facing the street and adjacent property). The building mass is broken up through careful window placement (including some recessed windows to the south-west and south-east elevation), deep recesses in the street elevation to form the entry door and carport, a roof void corresponding to the garden in the centre of the front pavilion, and a large roofed deck separating the main pavilion and the rear bedroom pavilion.Save this picture!© Shane BlueThe living spaces open easily to the deck in the sun, or the shaded deck and the ‘carport’ is ostensibly a roofed outdoor area for hammocks or games. Much of the living space on the site is actually outside the buildings, in the courtyard or on decks. This works well with the indoor/outdoor nature of visiting here. Materials throughout relating to the context of the village, are economical and corrosion resistant. Timber is used extensively, floors are all polished concrete internally.Save this picture!© Shane BlueEaves and wall linings are fiber cement. Sustainable features –Correctly orientated thermal mass. Heavy insulation to walls and ceilings, Rainwater harvesting for WC, laundry, garden usage, minimal footprint to the building, using fewer materials and resources, sustainable timber use such as reconstituted timber concealed structure, Heat Pump hot water technology.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Construction of a Parish House / Kunze Seeholzer ArchitektenSelected ProjectsReturning the Green / Park + AssociatesSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBourne Blue ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBlueys BeachAustraliaPublished on August 12, 2018Cite: “Blueys Beach House 5 / Bourne Blue Architecture” 12 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream W&G Duber ArchDaily Photographs Shane Blue, Claire Lavis ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899652/blueys-beach-house-5-bourne-blue-architecture Clipboard Year:  Blueys Beach House 5 / Bourne Blue Architecture Architects: Bourne Blue Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Australia Projects 2017 “COPY” Photographs:  Shane Blue Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, Bluescope, Bradford, Colorbond, GJames, James Hardie, Nectre, Parchem, Bulmer & Lemaire ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899652/blueys-beach-house-5-bourne-blue-architecture Clipboard Houses Builder: last_img read more

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First Green Awards launched to promote CSR and “reform advertising”

first_imgFirst Green Awards launched to promote CSR and “reform advertising”  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 February 2006 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Awards London’s Guildhall will host the Green Awards 2006, an event created to recognise excellent creative work that communicates the importance of CSR, sustainable development, and ethical best practice on November 29th 2006. The Green Awards, conceived by Satellite, have the following objectives: – To make brands and organisations aware of the importance of including CSR within the creative process especially when briefing agencies. – To create a forum where the media can help solve some of the environmental issues they themselves have highlighted in the last 18 months. To do this in a creative way through promoting greener lifestyle options as opposed to wasteful consumption. – To develop the notion of ‘reform’ advertising i.e. advertising which includes environmental and social considerations during its planning and execution – in addition to the traditional marketing mix. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Entries open for Technology4Good Awards

first_imgNational e-accessibility charity AbilityNet’s patron, Martha Lane Fox, is inviting nominations for the national Technology4Good Awards. They are designed to recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others. They are open to businesses, public bodies and charities with a base in the UK. Sponsored by BT, the awards are free to enter. The eight categories showcase areas of expertise such as accessibility, volunteering, innovation, digital skills, community action and digital giving.Last year’s winners include Professor Stephen Hawking, Child’s I Foundation, Radio Free Brighton, and Paignton Stroke Survivors Group. Advertisement Other sponsors and partners of the awards include Barclaycard, Camelot, Go ON UK, IT4Comunities, Media Trust, Microsoft and UK online centres.AbilityNet CEO, Nigel Lewis said at the awards launch:  “As the leading experts in e-accessibility for people with disabilities, AbilityNet is acutely aware of the empowering influence of digital technology. Whether at home, at work or in education, access to the digital world can be life changing – economically, socially and psychologically.  We are delighted that BT has enabled us to make this awards scheme a reality.” The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on 3 May 2013.www.Technology4Goodawards.org.ukPhoto: thumb up image via Shutterstock.com Tagged with: Awards Digital Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2013 | News Entries open for Technology4Good Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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City pools, new splash park open May 26

first_imgHome Local News Government City pools, new splash park open May 26 Crews were busy working on the Junior League Jurassic Jungle Sprayground May 19, 2017 at UTPB Park. Odessa Parks and Recreation Department is now saying that the sprayground should open by May 2018 after damage from the June hail storm and delays from rain this summer. Summer pool schedule. Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Twitter Facebook By admin – May 2, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook The Junior League Jurassic Jungle, a new dinosaur-themed splash park, is scheduled to open on May 26 with the rest of the City of Odessa’s pools after weather damage last year delayed construction of the project.“We dealt with nature, but it’s ready to go May 26,” Odessa Parks and Recreation Director Steve Patton said. “And we are looking forward to it.The $2.5 million spray ground, at 5700 E. 42nd St. just west of the soccer fields at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, was planned in part to address a lack of aquatic facilities in northeast Odessa. The Junior League of Odessa contributed $100,000 to the project and committed to providing volunteer hours to help clean and maintain the park for up to three years.Damage from the June 2017 hail storm and another rainstorm weeks later forced the city to push back the opening of the splash park.Patton said parks officials are planning an opening celebration for the day the splash park opens, which will include a free showing of Jurassic Park at night.The city pools remain open through early August.This year, for the first time, the YMCA will staff the pools after the previous contractor that managed them, COM Aquatics, opted not to renew its contract. The city awarded the YMCA a $172,000 contract in February that lasts five years.YMCA Aquatics director Joe Rosas said the Y is still hiring lifeguards, with about 10 open spots. People can apply at the Y and still have time to get certified as lifeguards. There will be a total about 80 seasonal hires, which include pool managers, lifeguards, and other workers like cashiers, many of whom are high school students.In the meantime, another Parks and Rec summer event begins Saturday: The Movies in the Park series. The first of eight free movies shown this season will be “Coco” at Sherwood Park, 4520 N. Dixie Boulevard, beginning at dark. Cartoons are scheduled to begin at 8:45 p.m.Turnout for Movies in the Park has steadily grown since the city started the program several years ago, Patton said.“It’s got quite a following, and we have a lot of people who really enjoy it,” Patton said.More Information Pinterest Local NewsGovernment City pools, new splash park open May 26 Twitter Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments WhatsApp Previous articleCHAREN: Ironic consequences of Europe’s war guiltNext articleStrike Out Stroke admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Virgin Coco MojitoSummer Spaghetti SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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PIL Against Centre’s Misuse Of Clean Energy Cess Of 86K Crores Towards GST Shortfall To States: SC Asks Petitioner To Approach Appropriate Forum [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesPIL Against Centre’s Misuse Of Clean Energy Cess Of 86K Crores Towards GST Shortfall To States: SC Asks Petitioner To Approach Appropriate Forum [Read Petition] Mehal Jain15 Oct 2020 7:59 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday granted liberty to withdraw and move appropriate forum in a PIL against the diversion and mis-utilization of the funds by the Centre lying in the National Clean Energy Fund (“NCEF”), which were collected as a cess on coal under the Finance Act, 2010, for clean energy initiatives, to compensate States under the Goods and Services Tax (“GST”).”We don’t entertain…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday granted liberty to withdraw and move appropriate forum in a PIL against the diversion and mis-utilization of the funds by the Centre lying in the National Clean Energy Fund (“NCEF”), which were collected as a cess on coal under the Finance Act, 2010, for clean energy initiatives, to compensate States under the Goods and Services Tax (“GST”).”We don’t entertain these petitions immediately under Article 32. We will give you the chance to move the HC”, said Justice D. Y. Chandrachud to Senior Advocate Menaka Guruswamy for petitioner Atul Gulati. Permission to withdraw the plea was granted so as to enable the petitioner to take recourse to appropriate remedies as are available in law.The instant petition also prayed that the Respondents may be directed to use the said funds appropriately and proactively on clean energy initiatives, including but not limited to the manner in which recommendations have been made by various committees in this regard.Further, a declaration was sought that section 8 and section 10 of the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017 to the extent it levies & imposes and credits the proceeds of the cess appearing at Sl. No. 3 of the Schedule to the ‘Goods and Services Tax Compensation Fund’ and directs its usage for the purposes specified in section 8 of theGoods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, as illegal and unconstitutional and redirect and return the collected amounts towards the NCEF and the funds be used towards its intended purpose(s) including towards funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies, development activities towards promoting clean(er) sources of energy and thus a clean(er) environment to the citizens.”The intent and purpose of an un-lapsable fund has been abrogated by usurping a special fund i.e. National Clean Energy Fund (“NCEF”) collected through a special cess, to the Consolidated Fund of India in blatant violation of law. It is respectfully submitted that the degradation of the environment and air pollution in the country and the world is an ongoing and unstoppable activity, much due to need of power in our daily lives and other industrial activities”, it urged.It was contended that due to the constant and unstoppable nature of degradation a need was felt and it was duly recognised by world leaders that unless we take proactive steps in researching and implementing innovative solutions, well ahead in time, it will not be possible to reverse the clock of environmental degradation.”Admitting and recognising the fact that need of power by the civilisation will continue and we will be constrained to exploit the non-renewable and clearly harmful sources of power till we are able to shift the dependency on coal and other polluting sources of power, it was well recognised that the imminent need is to take such steps to not only contain the ongoing damage to the environment but also to be able to reverse the damage caused so far. One of the many funds created for this purpose has been the NCEF”, it was urged.The petition averred that it is well known that use and burning of coal or similar sources of power is and will continue to cause immense damage to the environment and it is imperative that funds collected for the purposes of reversing such irreversible damage must be used for its intended purposes only.”However, in case the said funds are not utilized for the specific purposes, especially to fund clean energy sources, the same results in grave violation of the Fundamental Rights of the citizens of India to enjoy a clean environment, including that of the Petitioner”, it submitted, adding that the Apex Court has time and again taken due cognizance of the need to protect the environment and also sought clarifications and status reports from government agencies as to implementations of steps and activities undertaken for utilisation of certain funds specifically collected for environmental protection.”This Hon’ble Court has in certain occasion levied and directed the collection of fines (in illegal mining cases) and in consultation of expert bodies like EPCA and CEA directed certain steps (for eg. non-burning of coal as fuel, ban on diesel vehicles, revising emission standards) to be taken for protecting the environment”, the petitioner advanced.Finally, it was stressed that there is an urgent need of developing an alternative clean(er) fuel as source of energy in daily and industrial use. Accordingly, it is crucial that special cess collected and funds garnered, such as the NCEF, are spent for the purposes they were collected. It is respectfully submitted that any diversion of its funds will not only cause grave impediment in ongoing and planned activities towards developing and supporting clean energy initiatives, it will continue to increase pollution in the environment.”Thus, the appropriate usage of the NCEF is in line with the polluter pays principle, the precautionary principle and the principle of intergenerational equity, which through various decisions of this Hon’ble Court, has been accepted as a grundnorm in India derived from Article 21 of the Constitution of India”, it was said.AOR Ashish Virmani, Advocates Vivek Paul Oriel and Mohd. Shahzeb assister Senior Counsel Dr. Menaka GuruswamiClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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A superposed epoch investigation of the relation between magnetospheric solar wind driving and substorm dynamics with geosynchronous particle injection signatures

first_imgWe report a superposed epoch analysis of the hemispheric open magnetic flux, maximum nightside auroral intensity, geomagnetic activity, and solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field conditions around the time of substorm onset for three distinct categories of substorms defined by their energetic particle injection signatures. Substorms identified from global auroral imagery are classified into one of three categories based on their energetic particle injection signatures as seen at geosynchronous orbit by the Los Alamos National Laboratory spacecraft. Category 1 events are associated with a “classic” substorm injection, category 2 events show varied activity (i.e., energetic enhancements not following the evolution expected for classic substorms), and category 3 events show no apparent injection activity. The superposed epoch analysis reveals that the three distinct particle injection categories exhibit distinct differences in the level and continuity of magnetospheric driving by the solar wind, such that category 1 events can be described as classic substorm events, category 2 as continuously driven events, and category 3 as weak events. The results of this study suggest that the level and continuity of the dayside solar wind driving of the magnetosphere during substorms have a direct impact on the injection of energetic particles to geosynchronous orbit at substorm onset. These results could have considerable value in empirical predictions of the space weather environment.last_img read more

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Hollywood Shoots Another Load

first_imgIt’s happening exactly as before,” sneers Agent Smith dryly. “Well,” chuckles one of his dozens of clones, “not exactly.” Evidently The Matrix Reloaded is not without the sense of irony it needs in the face of ridiculous hype, sky-high media expectations and the cynics waiting to decry it as a cash-in. Without a little tongue-in-cheek self-referential humour, The Matrix Reloaded would suffer far more than it does already from the re-hashing of its prequel’s major talking points, upon which it seems to rely. The main problem with The Matrix Reloaded is its arrogance: the directors seem to have known full well that this sequel is so eagerly anticipated that fans would have bought dog shit if it was stamped with the official ‘Matrix Reloaded’ logo. Unfortunately, this has made them lazy as regards plot coherence, and right from the baffling beginning to the abrupt, anticlimactic ‘ending’ (or rather, cut-off point, the juncture from which the third Matrix film will spring) the audience is pretty much clueless as to what the hell is going on. This, of course, is fine for the vacuous masses who are content to salivate at the truly stunning fight scenes, camera work and the cyber-goth chic of Neo, Trinity et al. The more cerebral cinemagoer, however, is left in a conundrum as he or she tries to unpick the film’s slapdash symbolism and script. Is it a Christian allegory, Neo being the only one who can bring salvation? Maybe it mirrors the profound philosophical content of the first film, touching as it does upon areas as diverse as omniscience, free will and determinism. Perhaps there’s an underlying political message? None of these explanations ring true, and no interpretation can gloss over up the plot holes, which are as glaringly obvious as Keanu Reeves’ inability to act. The Matrix Reloaded relies almost entirely on special effects, and this wouldn’t be a problem if they had something new to show us. Sure, the fighting scenes are a little more daring, there are some new and stylish villains running around, and Neo (Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss) even get a sex scene in – although this is unfortunately the least erotic one I have seen since Eminem’s embarrassing nookie in 8 Mile. This ‘variation’ isn’t enough, however, to save The Matrix Reloaded from ‘sequel syndrome’, so if you are determined to enjoy this film you’d better leave your brain at the door.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img read more

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Bayonne Briefs

first_imgFallout from the mosqueIn the week following the Bayonne Zoning Board’s controversial rejection of a Muslim Community Center on March 6, one Planning Board commissioner resigned, the mayor of Hoboken tweeted “I would welcome a mosque in Hoboken,” and the U.S. Department of Justice contacted the President of Bayonne Muslims, the group that was prevented from building a mosque due to concerns over parking.Waheed Akbar, President of Bayonne Muslims, told the NY Times last week that the Justice Department contacted the group and “plans to investigate the matter.” In the same article, Akbar said that the group is planning its own lawsuit.After the meeting, Akbarsaid, “I’m very disappointed. I thought we would have had a positive result. We’re going to sit down with our lawyers and community members and come up with a plan on how to move forward.”Planning Board commissioner resignsPlanning Board Commissioner Laura Marsella resigned from her post on Thursday, March 9, after criticizing a mother who spoke out against the mosque at the Zoning Board meeting on March 6. Marsella publicly advocated for the Muslim Community Center at January’s Zoning Board meeting.On Facebook, Marsella called the woman, whose child has cancer, “the cancer mother” after she spoke out against the mosque for fear that construction will release carcinogens in the neighborhood.“I found recently while on the [Planning] Board, we were faced with, not just contentiousness, but being cursed at, accused of being corrupt and being called names, such as ‘traitor,’”Marsella wrote in an apology posted on Facebook. “Unfortunately, those things hurt me personally. My building frustration came out just as unkindly as those words leveled at us. I feel ashamed and embarrassed. I am sincerely sorry.”On Thursday morning, Marsella officially resigned. “I’ve decided my best course of action is to offer a heartfelt apology for a sadly human moment,” she wrote on Facebook. Marsella also will no longer serve on the Bayonne Historic Preservation Commission. CorrectionIn the Briefs section of the March 8 Bayonne Community News, we incorrectly stated that Joe Ryan, Public Information Officer, was taking the place of former Chief-of-Staff Andrew Casais. We regret the error. Boat operator found dead in crashed boat on rocks near Bayonne BridgeThe body of a 50-year-old boat operator was discovered on a small workboat near First Street by the Bayonne Bridge at around 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, according to the New Jersey State Police. Trooper Lawrence Peele identified the man as Joseph Turi, of West Milford. According to Peele, Turi died of blunt force trauma, and his death has been determined an accident by the medical examiner.The boat, a 25-foot Parker 2520, was being used to transport workers in and around the Newark/NY Bay harbor. Turi was the only person aboard when it was discovered by the Coast Guard on the rocky shores of the Kill Van Kull waterway near First Street.The NJ State Police are now handling the ongoing investigation. The circumstances of the crash have not yet been released. ×last_img read more