Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 13 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week latest #1 Suspect, Motive Still Unknown in Altadena Fatal Drive-By Shooting By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 5:17 pm Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies gather near the scene of near Canyada Avenue and Figueroa Drive in Altadena where the victim of a homicide was located on February 16, 2020. Picture courtesy LASDSome details have emerged about Sunday’s fatal drive-by shooting in Altadena that left a 45-year-old man dead — but the suspect remains unknown and the victim’s name has not yet been released.Homicide investigators from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department continued to work the case on Tuesday, and asked that anyone with information call them at (323) 890-5500.According to the Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. in the 2400 block of Canyada Avenue, with Altadena deputies responding following a report of shots fired.A department news release said the unknown suspect fired multiple rounds at the victim before driving away. No motive was known.When deputies arrived, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso near Canyada Avenue and Figueroa Drive.The victim, identified by the Sheriff’s Department only as a 45-year-old black man, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the department said.The county coroner’s office told Pasadena Now on Tuesday that it was not releasing the ID of the victim, pending notification of his next of kin. The coroner identified the victim as an African American male in his 40s.According to the Sheriff’s Department, investigators had identified a residence of interest, but that location was cleared by the Special Enforcement Bureau.No suspects were taken into custody, and there was no additional information immediately available, a Sheriff’s Department public information officer told Pasadena Now on Tuesday.There still was some unclarity about how Sunday’s events played out, however.At the time, KCBS’s Cristy Fajardo reported that detectives said the victim was shot while driving and continued for about a block and a half before stopping at a home, where he exited the vehicle and collapsed.The sheriff’s department temporarily closed the eastbound and westbound lanes of Figueroa from Lincoln to Casitas Avenues for an investigation.Anyone who might prefer to provide information on the shooting anonymously is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to call the “Crime Stoppers” hotline at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
News UpdatesDue To Non-Functioning Of NIA Courts, Continued Detention Of Person Accused Under UAPA Is Illegal: Plea Moved In Delhi HC [Read Petition] Karan Tripathi19 May 2020 4:33 AMShare This – xPlea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking release of an accused who, despite being granted bail for other charges, continues to be in custody for a charge under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act due to the non-functioning of the NIA Special Courts. The petition claims that since the Special Courts have not been functioning due to the suspension of normal court…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?LoginPlea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking release of an accused who, despite being granted bail for other charges, continues to be in custody for a charge under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act due to the non-functioning of the NIA Special Courts. The petition claims that since the Special Courts have not been functioning due to the suspension of normal court functioning during the lockdown period and risks associated with COVID-19 pandemic, the continued custody of the accused is illegal and without authority of law. The present criminal writ is moved by Aqil Hussain on behalf of his sister who was arrested by the local police in Jafrabad on April 09. The Petitioner submits that initially no details as to the charges and the F.I.R. against his sister were provided, and only contact between the family and the detainee was through phone calls facilitated by the officials in whose custody she was. When the information about the FIR was provided, the accused moved the Magistrate for bail. However, the Magistrate rejected the said application by informing her that the FIR contains charges under the UAPA. Subsequently, she moved the Sessions Court challenging the Magistrate’s order. While the Sessions Court granted her bail on the first FIR, she could not be released from prison as the second FIR against her contained charges under the UAPA. Due to the invocation of charges under the UAPA against his sister, the Petitioner submits, it is only a Special Court constituted and empowered under the National Investigation Agency Act which can extend her custody. Therefore, the Petitioner wants the court to issue a writ of habeas corpus against the Delhi Government and the Commissioner of Delhi Police, to produce the Petitioner’s sister before this court as explain as to why she should not be released on bail, or why her continued detention is not illegal.Click here to download the Petition Next Story
University of GeorgiaAs fall begins to settle in, host Walter Reeves gets busyputting the flower garden to bed on “Gardening inGeorgia” Oct. 22 on Georgia Public Broadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It’stelevised each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.On this week’s show, Reeves visits the Biltmore Estate inAsheville, N.C. There, he helps horticulture director ParkerAndes dig elephant ear corms. As they work, others are pulling upfaded annuals and preparing beds for fall all around them.UGA horticulture professor emeritus Wayne McLaurin then showsReeves how to examine compost to make sure everything has beendigested. He describes a homemade screen he uses to sift finishedcompost from larger particles that need to stay longer in thepile. For more on mulching, see the UGA publication, “Compostingand Mulching.”Finally, Reeves shows how to dig up the tubers of dahlias with agarden fork and dust any wounds with sulfur. He packs the rootsin a plastic tub filled with perlite. Then he keeps the tub in acool spot until planting time next spring.
BioTek Instruments,This morning at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO, organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Governor Jim Douglas presented the highly anticipated Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award to BioTek Instruments, Inc of Winooski. BioTek is the 20th winner of this annual award that was conceived by Vermont Business Magazine and the Chamber in 1990.In an effort to recognize and honor Vermont s best companies, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine created the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award in 1990. Named for the former Governor of Vermont, this annual award honors a Vermont business that shows an outstanding history of sustained growth while displaying an acute awareness of what makes Vermont unique.BioTek Instruments, Inc. is a privately held and family-run business that was founded in 1968. The organization develops instruments used to facilitate the drug recovery process and to aid in the advancement of life science research. This evolving company is committed to continued financial growth, the welfare of its employees and reducing the company s impact on the environment, making it a strong contender for this prestigious award. BioTek s dedication to its employees, the community, and the environment is impressive, said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. This company exemplifies the spirit of Vermont business and is most deserving of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business distinction.Aside from the Winooski location, BioTek maintains offices in Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK, Singapore, China, and India. All locations combined employ nearly 300 people, 259 of whom are located in Vermont. Since 2005, a 52 percent increase in its workforce encouraged BioTek to build a cutting-edge laboratory, adding 8,000 square feet to the Winooski property. With growing workforce numbers, the employee record reports an impressive retention rate with the average tenure of a BioTek employee exceeding 10 years and 18 percent averaging more than 20 years.The company has also shown great strides in sales and growth over the past five years. Since 2005, BioTek sales have increased 78 percent, a striking number given the recent economy. BioTek has demonstrated many unique qualities that made it stand out in the crowded field of applicants seeking this highly respected award, said John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine. The company s proven track record of success is to be commended.BioTek management offers an open-door policy for the staff, encouraging thoughts on policy adjustments to decrease costs or increase employee satisfaction. Annual reviews are holistically approached, based on the individual in the present, past and with a focus on the future. BioTek also promotes continued education by offering 100 percent tuition reimbursement and a Bonus Pool that pays a uniform amount to each person, since every employee is considered an equal contributor to the company.BioTek s commitment to employees is apparent and so is its dedication to the community. The organization encourages all staff to participate in community programs in order to strengthen the bond with the local community.Listed in the top five principals of BioTek s mission statement is a pledge to reduce the company s overall impact on the environment. In 2008, the company created a team of employees dedicated to continually promoting employee involvement in cleaning up its procedures. The Green Team coordinates with Efficiency Vermont and Chittenden Solid Waste District to ensure the preservation of Vermont s natural environment. Since the team was established, BioTek expanded its original recycling program, upgraded its buildings to meet strict environmental codes, created a composting policy and switched to recycled, compostable materials. Employees are also encouraged to carpool to work or receive financial reimbursement for using a bicycle.In order for a business to win the award, they must show growth in sales or employment, commitment of company resources for participation in community projects, encouragement of employees to be involved in community events, recognition of the importance of the environment to the state as a natural and economic resource, and addressing employee concerns/needs to create a positive work environment for all employees. The business must have also been based in Vermont for at least 10 years.Many Vermont companies exemplify the standards by which the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business Award nominees are judged, but only three could be distinguished as finalists for this 20 year-old award. The three finalists for this year s Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business Award were: BioTek Instruments, Inc. of Winooski, The Foley Family of Companies of Rutland, and Small Dog Electronics of Waitsfield.Photo 1: BioTek Instruments, Inc. receives the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine during the Opening Ceremonies of EXPO. From the left: Governor Jim Douglas, Adam Alpert Vice President of BioTek, Briar Alpert President and CEO of BioTek, John Boutin-Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine, and Betsy Bishop-President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.Photo 2: BioTek Instruments, Inc. receives the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine during the Opening Ceremonies of EXPO. From the left: Governor Jim Douglas, Briar Alpert President and CEO of BioTek, Adam Alpert Vice President of BioTek, and John Boutin-Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine.Photo 3: Vermont Business & Industry EXPO Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting. From the left: Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop, Governor Jim Douglas, and Vermont Chamber Board Chair Mark Saba.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest state-wide private, not-for-profit business organization represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 5.26.2010###
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享E&E News:A French utility won’t move forward with a $7 billion deal to import liquefied natural gas from Houston-based NextDecade Corp., roughly two weeks after contract negotiations paused over reported concerns about the methane emissions footprint of U.S. natural gas.“ENGIE decided not to pursue commercial discussions with NextDecade on this gas supply project,” the company confirmed to E&E News in an email yesterday. French newspaper Le Monde first reported that Engie SA would not finalize the contract.The canceled deal marks a blow for NextDecade, which is working to secure a final investment decision in 2021 on the planned Rio Grande LNG export project, located in Brownsville, Texas, which seeks to use an “abundant gas supply” from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.NextDecade did not respond to a request for comment, but told E&E News earlier this week that the company “is proud of its leadership in environmental and social performance.”Kevin Book, managing director at research firm ClearView Energy Partners LLC, said multiple factors are overlapping, but cited the French government’s “heightened trade-based climate concerns” and European efforts to meter methane — a potent greenhouse gas — as two dominant trends surrounding the deal between Engie and NextDecade.“Today, the bigger effect appears to be the lack of clear signal from the U.S. federal government that U.S. gas is regulated to the standard that Europe can accept, and that France can accept,” Book said yesterday.[Carlos Anchondo and Miranda Willson]More: Backlash over U.S. methane emissions kills LNG export deal France’s Engie pulls out of $7 billion deal to import U.S. LNG
“When a reporter pointed out just minutes ago that Kelly had gotten his facts wrong about this speech, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said one of the most shocking things I’ve ever heard from that podium – she suggested that journalists cannot question generals,” he said.“That’s not how we do it here in the United States.”But then, Trump has made destruction of democratic values and institutions a feature of his presidency.The press puts out “fake” news.The special prosecutor is on a witch hunt. The courts have no power to second-guess the president on the travel ban.It’s all part of Trump’s imperiousness and determination to delegitimize all independent sources of information and criticism.Kelly, rather than restrain these authoritarian impulses, fuels them. We don’t believe in the divine right of kings or the infallibility of military or civilian leaders.And Kelly, now in a civilian role, certainly should not be permitted to deploy his military service record, no matter how admirable that may have been, to deflect criticism and shut up the press.Kelly and Trump seem to actually have a lot in common.They both display disdain for the press and contempt for critics.Kelly rails at treatment of (“sacred”) women but enthusiastically serves a president who serially insults and abuses women.Rather than address criticism, Kelly and Trump both like to pull rank, treat critics as their lessers and react indignantly when anyone questions their motives.CNN’s Jake Tapper had it exactly right in his appearance Friday afternoon. Kelly deemed it appropriate to restrict questions to reporters with a connection to a Gold Star family, as if one group of Americans (and their readers and viewers) is more worthy than another.However, when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders warned reporters not to criticize Kelly (or his slander of Wilson), the administration took on the creepy aura of a military junta. In defending his boss, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly gratuitously attacked Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., derisively referred to her as being like “empty barrels,” misrepresented her conduct at a dedication of an FBI building and, even when film of the event showed his characterization to be utterly false, did not apologize. Conventional wisdom has been telling us that Kelly has created a more disciplined and effective White House.He’s supposed to be taking his shifts for supervision of an erratic, irrational president. I don’t see it.Since Kelly’s arrival, Trump has ignited explosive cultural confrontations, failed again to repeal Obamacare and looked thoroughly hapless in his inability to articulate or stick to any position for more than an hour or so.Trump blusters and threatens North Korea; he alarms European allies by threatening to trash the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.Trump under Kelly’s “day care” still has not filled a slew of top-level posts.Trump is not becoming more competent, more focused, more civil or more respectful of others under Kelly’s tutelage.In fact, he’s getting worse on all four counts. The Washington Post reported:“Instead of backing down, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders piled on Friday and said Kelly was justified in accusing the lawmaker of grandstanding, despite erring on the facts. ‘As we say in the South: all hat, no cattle,’ Sanders said of Wilson, an African-American who is known for wearing brightly colored cowboy hats.“Sanders also attempted to shift the debate away from Kelly’s inaccuracies to instead focus on his personal integrity.“’If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that that’s something highly inappropriate,’ she said.”No one in service of our country is beyond reproach or immune from criticism.Generals get criticized and every day must answer to politicians, who in turn are responsible to the public.(Trump, by the way, routinely demeaned generals – whom he claimed had been “reduced to rubble” – in the presidential campaign.) Categories: Editorial, Opinion Kelly’s eagerness to defend the president’s unconscionable behavior and Kelly’s own lack of respect for civilian politicians simply feed Trump’s demons.Kelly should be replaced by someone who actually understands democratic governance and can deliver bad news and honest criticism to the president.Going forward, Congress needs to stomp out creeping military authoritarianism.Congress should start by barring generals from acting in civilian capacities in the White House.Jennifer Rubin writes the RightTurn blog for The Washington Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
“It is a difficult scenario that we have to start dealing with. “I would hope by the time the Capital One Cup quarter-final against Tottenham comes around (in December) a lot of the players who are injured will be fit and we won’t sustain any more injuries. “At the moment it is a concern for us, especially when November and December comes and suspensions kick in. My focus to the medical staff is to get them fit and keep them fit otherwise it will be a long, hard winter for us.” The manager admits the pressure is beginning to build on his team when they run out at Upton Park. Four of their next five matches, however, are against teams in the bottom seven. Allardyce said: “We are one of those teams who are struggling with points on the board. All that matters at the end is winning matches. Last season at home was a fantastic ride for us. This season it has been bitterly disappointing. “The players are bound to feel extra pressure and feel more anxious but they have to remind themselves of the good performances they’ve given and continue in that vein from a confidence point of view. We have been severely punished for not taking chances. “We haven’t finished teams off when we had the opportunity. We were 2-1 up against Everton but didn’t finish it off for a victory. We should have had a 0-0 against Stoke but we didn’t.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has admitted his side could face a “long, hard winter” if the injury curse at Upton Park continues. Matthew Taylor is the latest in a long line of Hammers players to be sidelined after suffering a knock against Burnley in the Capital One victory on Tuesday. Mladen Petric is also out for a couple of weeks after aggravating an injury in an under-21 team run-out, while Ricardo Vaz Te dislocated a shoulder against Swansea on Sunday. Together with long-term injuries to players such as Andy Carroll and the fact that the re-signed Carlton Cole is not yet ready for a Premier League start, it has left West Ham’s squad depleted as they prepare to face Aston Villa in a vital home encounter on Saturday. Allardyce, whose side have been drawn against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals, said: “It leaves us with a problem in terms of numbers. We’re very short of first-team squad players available for Saturday. “But it’s about getting on with the job and using the players available and trying to bring the three points at home that we are looking for.” Cardiff are the only team West Ham have beaten at home in the Premier League so far this term, with that 2-0 win coming on the opening day. Stoke, Everton and Manchester City have departed with maximum points since. “Since Cardiff at the beginning of the season we have been hugely disappointed with our points total, not our performances. Continuing to lose at home is never acceptable. We have to stop it on Saturday,” Allardyce said. “We have to remind ourselves of how good we’ve been even when we haven’t got anything out of the game. We need to be more resilient out of possession. We have the best defensive record in the Premier League away from home but we are just not playing at home.” Allardyce believes it is more difficult than ever to win at home in the Premier League. He said: “Swansea have the same problem, only winning one in 10 at home, and Sunderland have had that problem. Tactically, teams are coming and setting up a defensive wall which is very difficult to break down and then you can leave open spaces to be exploited. Press Association
Parker Homestead Hosts Vintage GameBy Jay Cook. Photos by Ottie Lynne Paterson.LITTLE SILVER – Chants of “Moose, Moose, Moose!” roared out from the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club’s dugout as starting catcher Frank Siracusa emerged with his willow in hand. As he strolled to the dish for his first at-bat, Chesapeake Nine’s pitcher “Silver Fox” began his underhand windup, reminiscent of a mid-19th century hurler’s motion to home plate.Adorned in black caps, black cravats, unseasonably long sleeve shirts and tan pants, Monmouth Furnace, the baseball team established out of Allaire Village, hosted the Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore for a game of 1864-style baseball.The game took place on June 12 at Sickles Field, and was run in conjunction with the Parker Homestead, a historical farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. “My great grandmother was a Parker, that’s my relationship, and so since 1667 this property has been here,” said Bob Sickles, owner of Sickles Market and president of The Parker Homestead-1665, a non-profit organization.A collection of bats, otherwise known as willows in 1864, just outside the dugout.“We’ve been a team for three years,” said Russ McIver, the captain of the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club. “Prior to this year we were called the Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village, but then we changed our name to the Monmouth Furnace so we could do more things outside of Allaire.”Monmouth Furnace is one of 30 teams in the tri-state area who play this type of baseball, and “the only ones doing this in the Monmouth/Ocean County area,” McIver said. They are members of the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League.The league models its method of play primarily from how it was in 1864. Players do not use gloves, helmets or any type of visible protective gear, consisting of either catcher’s gear or shin guards when batting. The ball, otherwise known as a “lemon peel,” is about the same size as a modern baseball, yet weighs notably less and has a distinctive stitching design reminiscent of the letter X.Some aspects of modern baseball, such as leading and stealing, were utilized in the game, while one key rule from the 1864 game characterized baseball from that time period. Known as the “bound-out rule,” a fielder is allowed to let a fly ball bounce off the ground once, and then catch it for an out. If done successfully, the batter is out, whether that bound-out comes from a foul-tip, a shank off the bat to the first baseman or a deep fly ball to center field.A close play at second base as the MFBBC steal a baseThe majority of teams are comprised of around 15 to 20 players who come from all different age groups. “The teams primarily, and our team is no exception, consist of players from late high school to close to 70, so it’s very inclusive,” said McIver. “Every team is full of guys who are pure baseball players, there are players that are pure historians and there’s a bunch of guys who are in the middle.”Outfielder Dan Radel falls in the category of a historian. “This is like playing on a field of dreams,” said Radel, an adjunct history professor at Brookdale Community College.Known by teammates as a “muffin,” a term given to the rookies, Radel, 40, of Brick, joined Monmouth Furnace after watching a game at The Spirit of the Jerseys state fair. “I first saw them playing at Monmouth Battlefield and thought to myself ‘I have to do this.’”Abigail Murphy cheers on the MFBBC from the stands in a hoop skirt dress she sewed herself.Sunday’s event, which was hosted by the Parker Homestead, would never had happened without Liz Hanson, secretary to The Parker Homestead-1665. Tasked with archiving the contents inside the Bates House after a pipe burst in February of 2015, which is across the street from the Parker Homestead, Hanson came across quite a find.“I opened a cardboard box, it was full of hair, human hair,” Hanson said uneasily. “It was clean hair, but just wasn’t what I was looking for at the time.”Beneath the hair was the real treasure. While preparing to throw the next item out, an old Christmas cookie tin, Hanson felt a rattle inside when she reached over to toss it into the garbage.When she opened the tin, numerous cards were found inside, in remarkably good shape. “I don’t know much about baseball, but the first or second card that I looked at was Ty Cobb, and even I know who Ty Cobb was,” she said. “That’s when I knew there was something.”Not only was there one Ty Cobb card, but a second was found in the collection. Additionally, fellow MLB Hall-of-Famer Christy Mathewson’s card was buried in the cookie tin.The hurler, or pitcher, pitches underhand to batters with the“lemon peel” ball, a softer version of the modern baseball.“It’s not the ones that are hyper expensive, like a Honus Wagner from 1909 in certain series’ is worth two to three million dollars,” Sickles said. “But this collection is worth maybe 20 to 30 thousand.”In total, Hanson salvaged the 24 Philadelphia Caramel Co. cards, and on Sunday, they were on display inside the Parker Homestead. The collection dates back to 1909 and is thought to be of Stan Parker’s collection. He was a relative of Julia Parker, who passed away in 1996 as the last owner of the house.“I have not been to a game like this before, but I think it’s really cool to see the old uniforms,” said Sue Goldberg, 68 of Highlands. “I need to get a picture of these guys just milling about.”Goldberg, an avid baseball card collector with a collection into the hundreds, gazed at the pair of Ty Cobb cards under the display case. “I hadn’t seen it until I was at Archives Day, except for on the internet and books, but not in person.”The vintage baseball cards on display in the Parker House.The game between Monmouth Furnace and the Chesapeake Nine was competitive into the bottom of the ninth inning, with the Nine’s pulling out a win for a final score of 14-11. After the game, McIver lined players up from both teams along the first and third baselines to thank Sickles Market, The Parker Homestead and the nearly 150 fans in attendance, finishing off with a collective “Hip Hip, Huzzah!” cheer from the players.Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club has ten remaining games on their schedule for this season, which lasts until October 8. For additional information about Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club, visit their Facebook page. For updates on The Parker Homestead regarding future construction and events, visit ParkerHomestead-1665.org.
Only a few days left to nominate your favorite food, specialty market or waterfront dining spot for The Two River Times Top Food & Drink Picks.Email your choices by June 17 to [email protected] year’s Top Picks were:EATERIESBagelBagel Oven, Red BankBreakfast SpotEdie’s, Little SilverChineseTemple, Red BankFried ChickenClaudie’s, MiddletownHamburgerBarnacle Bill’s, RumsonHot DogWindmill, Red BankItalianUndici, RumsonJapaneseYumi, Sea BrightMexicanSenor Pepper’s, Red BankPizzaMr. Pizza Slice, Red BankPork Roll SandwichSlater’s Deli, LeonardoSeafoodSea Bright Fish Co.,Sea BrightThaiMuang Thai, Red BankWaterfront DiningBahrs/Moby’s, HighlandsMARKETSButcherSabatos, New MonmouthDelicatessenBrennan’s, RumsonGourmet MarketSickles, Little SilverItalian Specialty StoreTaliercio’s, MiddletownSeafood MarketThe Lusty Lobster, HighlandsSWEETSBakeryFlaky Tart, Atlantic HighlandsCupcakeSugarush, Red BankDonutsDelicious Orchards, Colts NeckIce CreamHoffman’s, Little Silver
The biggest difference between the two programs is the subsidized funding for memberships. In a statement to The Two River Times the following morning Rummage said the district has enjoyed a “long and strong partnership” with the YMCA he expects will continue. In a statement issued to The Two River Times July 2, The Community YMCA said its goal “is to ensure a smooth transition and retain 100% of families who are currently members of the Healthy Kids program, regardless of the ability to pay. We will also continue complimentary membership for active Red Bank Volunteer Firefighters and offer a special rate of 20% off of adult memberships for Red Bank Borough Police Officers.” The Two River Times interpreted the statement to mean children will continue to be included in the courtesy membership program, along with considerations for first responders. But that was not what the organization meant, said Teicia Gaupp, the organization’s director of marketing and social media. The complimentary membership program for children will finish by the end of summer, she said. Menna believes theCommunity YMCA haslost the confidence of thefamilies they hope to keep. “Frankly, their policy to have school age kids fill out complicated forms asking for personal information is not going to have too many takers in the age of ICE raids,” Menna said. Red Bank Borough Schools superintendent Jared Rumage scheduled a meeting with school leadership for the evening of July 9 to examine the situation further. “We are working with (YMCA) representatives to discuss this evolving situation,” he added. “We have been in touch with families in the program and those outside of it who also need support. We’re not turning anyone away. The mission is to help everybody who needs it,” Gaupp said July 3. According to Gaupp, in 2018 the Community YMCA provided $900,000 in financial assistance and program subsidies to approximately 3,000 children and families. Some of the benefits for children and families living in Red Bank over the past year alone include $50,000 in YCares program subsidies, $44,450 in Healthy Kids memberships, $9,350 for third-grade swim programming and $13,000 in summer camp scholarships. According to Gaupp, the programming and access currently offered to those students with complimentary memberships will not change once the transition is made. “It will remain a full child membership,” she said. Those who wish to participate in the YCares Financial Assistance program will need to fill out an application; financial assistance toward a membership may be provided based on need. Previously, any student attending a Red Bank public school through eighth grade automatically received a free membership upon request. The Y’s statement continued: “We are currently working with our community partners and the Red Bank school district to outreach and ensure a continuum of access with the deepest impact. We acknowledge the public concern over these changes, thank those who have provided feedback, and value being part of an incredibly caring community.” Gaupp said new YMCA members interested in the YCares Financial Assistance program will be subject to the application process, but the families of current child membership holders can work directly with Community YMCA executive director Katie McAdoo on the transition. In a July 8 interview Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said the borough council has “not committed to acknowledging (the YMCA’s) statement,” but added the governing body is “100 percent engaged in resisting the action.” “Whether they like it or not, all Red Bank residents subsidize the YMCA, which is becoming a private health club. (The YMCA) made commitments and promises. They need to understand the disproportionate impact this amended policy would have on Red Bank children,” Menna said. RED BANK – The Two River Times incorrectly reported in last week’s edition that The Community YMCA would not be ending their complimentary child membership program for borough students. In fact, the program will be terminated for nearly 220 youths effective Sept. 1 as the nonprofit transitions to its new YCares Financial Assistance initiative. The decision to transition to its new subsidies program comes after the Community YMCA announced a merger in April with the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, which expands total service members to 36,000, and staff to 1,200-plus employees and approximately 650 volunteers. The annual operating budget is $25 million. Those interested in applying for subsidies through the YCares financial assistance program can call 732-741-2504 or email [email protected]