Dear Friends:At next week’s council meeting I will be asking City Council to authorize my appointment of Michael Allegretto Jr. as the new Director of Community Services. Michael and his family have been very active in the community for a long time, he is very familiar with our events and recreation programs, active with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants and Boardwalk Merchants, and brings valuable expertise to Community Services from his time as a councilman and school board member.Michael will resign from his council position when appointed. I look forward to having Michael join the team as the new director and I expect him to hit the ground running.We have received a schedule from the contractor for the track replacement project. The contractor was onsite working this week, and plans to fix the drainage area the week after Labor Day. Weather permitting we are hopeful the entire project is done mid to late October.On the south end beach replenishment project, 56th and 57th Street beaches are closed for pumping as of today. The area of closed beach will continue to move south throughout the weekend. Dune crossover work will continue after Labor Day.A reminder our annual September 11th remembrance event will be held Friday September 11 at 7:00 PM at the 5th and Asbury Fire Station. This is an important event that is always well attended and I hope to see you all there.I hope everyone had a great summer and enjoys Labor Day weekend. The City offers many great events and performances through September and October and I hope you continue to support our business through the fall. Please visit www.oceancityvacation.com for the latest information.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Work on the track at Carey Stadium adjacent to Ocean City High School has seen little progress since June.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Sept. 4.
On Thursday, November 30th, a new supergroup dubbed J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) made its debut at Philadelphia’s Ardmore Music Hall. The project is led by Aaron Johnston, drummer and founding member of Brazilian Girls and current member of David Byrne‘s touring band, and features a rotating cast of musical characters at each performance. For the project’s highly anticipated debut, Johnston tapped keyboardist/programmer Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live Band), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce/Shady Horns), and bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power) for the collaborative project.Clocking in around 100 minutes for their headlining set, the quartet played through four compositions that blended electronic-music elements with a diverse range of genres from jazz, afrobeat, dub, funk, and more to create a “live music abstraction,” taking listeners on a first-class intergalactic journey that needs to be heard by any true music head. The group explored artists such Eddie Henderson, Bob James‘ “Nautilus”, and Fela Kuti, while taking long detours into the far-out deepest reaches of the musical universe.As Johnston told Live For Live Music during an interview last fall about J.E.D.I.,J.E.D.I. is an idea I’ve been wanting to try for maybe a year or so. The concept is virtually a sonic change—still very much keeping the music live and interactive but creating more dynamics between the electronic and the acoustic world. I encourage all the musicians to bring their electronic “toys” without losing the beautiful tone and tambour they already have developed and perfected on their acoustic instrument. I also want to grab musicians whom I believe are advanced and are ready to push the envelope.Because all of the musicians are such accomplished players, they’re naturally busy with various projects. Therefore, I expect to have different configurations over time. This is only the beginning. The plan is to build a consistent sound and overall experience for the audience and have a rotating cast of members that all are on the same playing field and want to expand the music together. The band could be a three-piece or it could be ten or more people on stage one day. And yes to expanding into the “jam” realm.” There are some truly incredible musicians in this scene.Thanks to Bud Fulginiti, you can get a glimpse into the madness of J.E.D.I.’s debut performance below. Don’t miss J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) featuring Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls/David Byrne), Marc Brownstein (the Disco Biscuits), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), & special guests Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) at The Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, April 29th, during Jazz Fest. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here, and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Governor Tom Wolf BLOG: We Must Protect All Victims The Blog The need for greater protections against sexual assault — be it for children or young adults on college campuses — is urgent. As governor of Pennsylvania, I am committed to expanding the ability of victims to come forward without fear and hold their abusers accountable, including supporting the removal of criminal statutes of limitation for child sex abuse, which House Bill 1947 would do.I commend legislators in Harrisburg including Reps. Mark Rozzi, D, Berks County; Ron Marsico, R., Dauphin; Nick Miccarelli, R., Delaware; James R. Santora, R., Delaware; Joe Petrarca, D., Westmoreland; Tim Briggs, D., Montgomery; Martina White, R., Philadelphia; and Margo Davidson, D., Delaware; and Sen. John Sabatina, D., Phila., for showing courage in the face of misguided opposition, and for standing up for victims of sexual abuse.There is no dollar amount or time limit that can, or should, be placed on holding those accountable who prey on those who are vulnerable and defenseless.We must continue to look at the entire system to change what has become a true crisis for all Pennsylvanians, especially our children and young people. June 13, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
A total of 6 inches of rain flooded areas near the airport since midnight so expect traffic delays. Roads are slick from the overnight rain, so drivers should be aware and careful driving this morning.Massive flash flooding at Fort Lauderdale Airport #ClimateCrisis pic.twitter.com/6XjkWAemV0— Jeff DeLuca (@Jeff_DeLuca) December 23, 2019 The National Weather Service issued a “Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory” for North Miami-Dade and South Broward County. Some locations experiencing flooding include… Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Aventura and Dania Beach.The flash flood caused the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport to close for a few hours and cancel flights.Airport officials say the airport is back open and flights are resuming Monday morning, however, there are 123 flight delays and six cancellations, as of 8 a.m.Travel Advisory #4: Currently, #FLL is experiencing 123 flight delays and six (6) cancellations today in the aftermath of overnight heavy rains and flooding. Passengers are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight status. #holidaytravel #bepatient— Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL) (@FLLFlyer) December 23, 2019 Check with your airline if you are flying out of FLL Monday morning.As of 7 a.m., there are no delays at Palm Beach or Miami International airports.
Those tweets prompted Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi to reportedly threaten to attack the White House. While responding to a question about how Iran should or could react to the death of Soleimani, he stated, “We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.” President Trump is wrapping up a 17-day holiday at Mar-a-Lago.Mr. Trump, along with First Lady Melania and their 13-year-old son, Barron, are scheduled to leave the estate and head to Palm Beach International Airport late Sunday afternoon.The commander-in-chief has Iran on his mind as the time nears to return to Washington, D.C.Early Sunday, he tweeted in response to Iran’s threats to attack American assets and allies in retaliation for last week’s killing of Irani General Qassem Soleimani:The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020 Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020 Trump spent part of Saturday taking in a few more rounds of golf at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, with Iran on his mind:….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020