first_img Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Facebook Twitter Bayonne TAGScraig t. sashiharadivison on civil rightslandlord-tenant SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – May 6, 2015 11:37 am 0 Previous articleEx-NB BOE candidate endorsed by Wainstein says Joe Mocco ‘helpful’ to campaignNext articleWest New York teacher’s settlement for alleged gun-pointing incident revealed John Heinis A Bayonne landlord has paid $8,000 to a black woman in order to resolve allegations that she refused to rent her an apartment, The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights announced. Craig Sashihara, the Director of The NJ Division on Civil Rights. Photo courtesy of the NJ Attorney General’s Office.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewDonna Ferraro, of Bayonne, now must also submit to State monitoring of her rental practices, including reporting to the Division on all vacancies filled and her reasons for accepting/rejecting rental applicants, in addition to the monetary terms of the settlement.“Landlords have a duty to treat all prospective tenants the same, and to give all eligible rental applications equal consideration,” said Division Director Craig T. Sashihara in a statement. “It is not only the right thing to do, it is the law, and we are committed to enforcing it.”Aja Spooner, the complainant, alleges she saw an apartment-for-rent ad placed by Ferraro in a Hudson County newspaper in mid-March 2011.She followed up by calling Ferraro from her place of employment. Spooner told Division investigators that, during the conversation, the two women agreed they would meet the next day and Spooner could tour the available rental unit.Spooner alleged that as they were concluding the conversation, Ferraro told her she was being “very selective” in renting out the apartment, and did not intend to rent it to anyone African-American or Hispanic. Spooner said it was evident from their telephone conversation that Ferraro believed Spooner to be white.Ferraro denied making discriminatory statements and told the Division on Civil Rights she had a history of renting to Hispanic tenants, and told them she had no memory of ever speaking with Spooner.However, Spooner provided the Division with telephone records from her employer documenting a nearly-13-minute call to Ferraro’s number on March 15, 2011.The Division subsequently issued a Finding of Probable Cause against Ferraro. Ferraro then filed a criminal complaint against Spooner – which was ultimately dismissed – charging that Spooner gave false information to a State agency.In March 2012, Spooner filed a second complaint against Ferraro alleging retaliation in the form of unwarranted criminal charges.The settlement announced today was reached by the parties through pre-trial mediation overseen by the Office of Administrative Law.Under the settlement, Ferraro makes no admission of wrongdoing or liability, but must establish a system to maintain the records of all prospective tenants who complete applications for rental housing.Through the end of calendar year 2016, Ferraro must notify the Division whenever one of her rental properties is available, and must provide the Division with a copy of any notices or advertisements designed to solicit rental applications.Ferraro also must report to the Division each time one of her rental vacancies is filled, noting when the rental unit became available, how the vacancy was advertised, the number of applicants who sought the unit, and the reasons the successful applicant was chosen (as well as why the unsuccessful applicants were rejected).Additionally, Ferraro must provide the Division with a copy of every application submitted for the vacancy, along with each rental applicant’s contact information.Under the settlement, Spooner retains the right to pursue a retaliation claim in federal court concerning the dismissed criminal charges filed against her by Ferraro. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne landlord pays $8k to black woman after allegedly refusing to rent to her Crime BayonneCrime Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their networklast_img read more

first_img Tim Whelan CLEVELAND, OHIO–  The Cleveland Indians defeated the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 on Tuesday night. The Indians continue to stay hot as they are now on a three-game winning streak and have won eight of their last 10.  They will look to sweep the Reds tomorrow.The Indians improve their record to 68-51 on the season. The Reds fall to 52-68 on the season.Here are three keys takeaways from tonight’s game. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCincinnati RedsCleveland IndiansCorey KluberJose RamirezMichael Brantleylast_img read more

first_imgATLANTA – Hideki Matsuyama got off to a solid start at the season-ending Tour Championship on Thursday to sit just three shots behind a trio of Americans that share the lead after the first day of play.Matsuyama opened his round at 3-under 66 in the lucrative season-ending tournament in which players’ FedEx Cup ranking determines their starting score. Hideki Matsuyam, Tour Championship, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOScenter_img American points leader Justin Thomas started at 10-under but could only shoot even-par to enter the clubhouse in a three-way tie for the lead along with Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka, who started at 4-under and 6-under, respectively.Thomas, who won last week’s BMW Championship to claim the No. 1 spot in the FedEx Cup standings, birdied the last hole to shoot 70 and finish even while Schauffele shot the day’s low score of 64 and world No. 1. Koepka posted a 67.Matsuyama carded two bogeys against six birdies, with one putt on the seventh almost changing that equation.He slow-rolled a downhill birdie effort only to see the ball hang on the edge of the cup.However, after a wait of almost 20 seconds, the ball incredibly dropped in to bring a roar from the crowd and a smile to Matsuyama’s face.“It was the first time I got lucky like that,” Matsuyama said.Only the top 30 players on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup points list qualified to play in the Tour Championship. The winner at East Lake Golf Club receives a $15 million bonus as FedEx Cup champion out of the $60 million FedEx Cup prize money pool. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Hideki Matsuyama hits his tee shot on the first hole of the Tour Championship’s first round on Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. | KYODOlast_img read more

first_imgConcerns over medicine Riyad Mahrez took while on duty with Algeria is a “problem for Manchester City”, says the Algerian Football Federation, who dismissed it as a “non-event”, BBC Sport reports.The 28-year-old was left out of Sunday’s Community Shield through fears he could fall foul of doping rules, following his triumph with Algeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in July where he captained the team.“This is a non-event from the moment the player took the medications after the Africa Cup of Nations,” said FAF.“It is a problem for Manchester City.”Mahrez returned to training last Friday, two days before Premier League champions City beat Liverpool on penalties at Wembley.Guardiola said he was left out of the squad because of the “risk”, as it is unknown what medicine Mahrez took and what it was for.“The doctors did not have exactly the medicines,” Guardiola said after the match.“We don’t have what he took. That’s why, for doping control, today was a risk because the doctors didn’t have it. That’s why he wasn’t in the squad to play some minutes.“Hopefully he will be back next game against West Ham and in the future, everything will be normal.”Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgAfter all the disappointment, pain and sadness the Proteas have put their supporters in England through, there was at least one wonderful moment of happiness that brought back the simple joys of the game to savour for those who had made their way to Weybridge, some 25km southwest of central London.Former South African top-order batsman Gary Kirsten, who played in three World Cups between 1996 and 2003 and then coached India to their first World Cup triumph in 28 years in 2011, has turned his attention to grassroots development and the Gary Kirsten Foundation team that toured England is a shining light in terms of what can be achieved.It all started about five years ago when Chris Hani High School principal Madoda Mahlutshana was giving Kirsten a tour of the non-existent sporting facilities in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats. A shocked Kirsten immediately committed himself to building two concrete nets and supplying a full-time coach.The Gary Kirsten Foundation team of players from Khayelitsha after winning their match against Weybridge. Picture: @garykirstenFrom there, the Gary Kirsten Foundation’s involvement has just kept expanding, reflecting the hunger in the area for proper cricket facilities and opportunities. The foundation has now built five artificial net facilities around the township and there are seven full-time academy coaches working there.“These kids get the chance to play and have coaching every day after school in an area where there is no formalised school sport. Our main push is to create a proper hub for cricket, as well as teaching the kids life skills and building their personal skills. And we also want to build up the number of township coaches,” Tim Human, the business development manager of the Gary Kirsten Foundation said.Typical of the man of action Kirsten is, he then set a new goal – to take a team from Khayelitsha to England during the World Cup and for them to play a few matches against English schools.The Gary Kirsten Foundation team of township players from Khayelitsha in action in England. Picture: @garykirstenAfter five months of sourcing sponsors, organising passports and travel arrangements for 10-to-13-year-olds who have never been out of Cape Town let alone overseas, that team completed their UK tour by beating the Weybridge Cricket Club U13s, coming from one of the most wealthy areas of England (Cliff Richard lives here) and a Premier League club.It was their second win on tour, the other results being a tie and a loss, and it was completed in comfortable fashion in front of a large crowd as former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad organised a function that pleased the masses no end.“This tour was a dream from five months ago. A lot of school teams tour England because mom and dad fork out the money, but you never see a township team doing it because who pays for it? I’m very proud that we managed to raise the money because our friends and supporters came to the party. We are all about rolling out opportunity.Two of the Gary Kirsten Foundation players from Khayelitsha ready to bat at Weybridge, England. Picture: @garykirsten“I told the parents in February that we would be taking their kids to England to watch the World Cup and they said I was mad in the head. But we are stakeholders in that community and it’s taken us a long time to do this, but they trust us now. It is their programme and we are just enablers, this programme is township focused,” Kirsten said.While there have been other “development programmes” that have enjoyed time in the limelight, what sets Kirsten’s efforts apart is that they are all about the community.While he accepts that the absolute stellar talents he unearths will more than likely be snapped up by rich schools elsewhere to complete their education and earn SA Schools caps for their benefactors, Kirsten’s efforts are all about uplifting the entire community of Khayelitsha and not mining the talent from there for export to better-off schools.The Gary Kirsten Foundation team of township players meet Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis and opening batsman Quinton de Kock in England. Picture: @garykirsten“I would never try and stop a kid from getting a scholarship if they were offered one, but to put a kid through a year at an ex-Model C school probably costs R50,000 plus boarding. So that’s R250,000 per child for their whole education, so it gets steep. Of the 19 Black Africans who have gone on to represent the Proteas, only Mfuneko Ngam was fully educated in a township.“If your chances of making the national cricket side from a township are non-existent then I have a fundamental issue with that. Has our country not moved forward enough that we don’t say that you can’t make it from the townships, that you have to go to a Hilton College to make the Proteas? Sure, they can cherry-pick the best talent, but I don’t think we should be dumping any talent. I would rather see them stay in their schools and community and make sure the system works, that’s our focus,” Kirsten said.For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

first_imgHudson McKay is a young man well and truly on the rise, an athlete with not only supreme talent, but…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

first_img“John is a big, strong player with a high skill level who always competes hard and Cody is a dynamic guy offensively who was probably the best skater in Junior B hockey this past season. I’m very pleased that John and Cody have chosen to take the next step in their academic and hockey careers at Selkirk College.” Proctor, a 6-foot-4 winger, scored 16 times and totalled 41 points in 36 regular season games last season and tacked on another 14 points in 23 playoff contests.Over three-plus junior seasons split between the Ice Hawks and North Delta Devils, Proctor scored 43 goals and totalled 93 points in 116 games. He also saw 49 games of postseason action, including a trip to the PIJHL finals in 2010, picking up 18 points overall. “I’m very excited to attend Selkirk College this fall to further my education and continue to play the sport I love at a competitive and high level,” said Proctor, who lists his size, shot and playmaking ability amongst his strengths.”I’m a good teammate who always puts the team first. I also consider myself a disciplined agitator; I draw a lot of penalties but rarely take any myself.” “After winning the 2012 leaque championship with the Delta Ice Hawks, I’m hungry to win another at Selkirk,” he adds.”I am also looking forward to going back to school in a disciplined but positive and fun environment.” Fidgett, a 5-foot-11 winger, netted 16 goals and 28 points in 33 regular season games before leading the Ice Hawks with 24 points in 19 PIJHL postseason appearances and six points in four games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.In 109 games with the Ice Hawks over three-plus seasons, Fidgett scored 55 goals and totalled 87 points in 109 regular season contests and excelled during the postseason with 34 goals and 59 points in 49 playoff appearances. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play the game I’m passionate about while furthering my education,” Fidgett explaind.”I like to think of myself as an unselfish team player who can create opportunities on every shift using my speed and ability to read the play. I’m looking forward to helping my team achieve their goals while raising my level of hockey and working towards a degree in business.” Proctor and Fidgett are the 12th and 13th players to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. They join a forward group that includes Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL),Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie Ghostriders, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL) and Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL). The Selkirk College Saints hope two champions can bring championship experience to the West Kootenay college.Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois is pleased to announce forwards Cody Fidgett (Richmond, B.C.) and John Proctor (Port Moody, B.C.) have committed to attend Selkirk College for the  2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Proctor and Fidgett recently completed their junior careers with the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, who they helped to a 2012 PIJHL Championship and a third place finish at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “John and Cody both bring championship experience with a top-end junior organization in Delta,” Jeff Dubois said.last_img read more

first_img Sunday morning the Leafs faced Greater Trail #1 in one of the semi-final games. Greater Trail defeated playoff favourites Couer d’ Alene earlier in preliminary round play 4-1. The Leaf’s were firing on all cylinders jumping out to a quick 5-0 lead after one period, before skating to a 12-1 victory. The game turned into a penalty filled contest with no fewer than 4 Greater Trail players being ejected from the game and ending with 65 minutes in penalties. Nelson came away with 24 minutes. Leafs goals came from Zarikoff with four, Spielman had three and Sookro and Grill adding a pair each. Assistant captain Ava Young chipped in with the other Nelson goal. The Leafs opened with a narrow 7-5 victory over a persistent Grand Forks team. Nelson’s goals came from Blair Sookro with two, Mike Zarikoff with four,  including an empty net goal with 12 seconds left, and Alex Laing.In Game 2 the Leafs defeated Greater Trail #3 5-2.Zarikoff finished with two goals, and singles came from Max Spielman, Nick Haydu, and Ethan Grill. The Leafs’ third game was against Boundary.  Nelson squeaked out a one goal victory during regular season play and expected to have their hands full. However, the Leafs  jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead by the end of the first period and cruised to an easy 11-2 victory.Zarikoff scored five times, with Sookro and Spielman each netting a pair and singles coming from Grill and Ava Young. The final featured the Leafs against a very strong Couer d’ Alene team that defeated Nelson earlier in the year 8-2. Couer d’ Alene struck first to end the opening period 1-0.  Midway through the second period Couer d’ Alene added two quick goals to end the period 3-0.Early in the third period Nelson coach Dave Zarikoff was handed an unsportsmanlike bench penalty for questioning an obvious icing call. Alex Laing was able to net a shorthanded goal and close the Couer d’ Alene lead to 3-1. With 6:29 left Mike Zarikoff fired one past Couer d’ Alene’s goaltender to close the gap to 3-2 but time ran out on the Nelson Minor Hockey squad.center_img The Nelson Bantam Leafs came within one goal of winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League banner recently in Castlegar. Couer d’ Alene built up a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs at the Bantam House Championships.”(Coaches) were very happy with the teams success all year,” said Leafs coach Dave Zarikoff.”The Leafs fought valiantly to try and tie it up,” Zarikoff added about the final game.”Unfortunately time ran out and Couer d’ Alene skated away with the banner.”Nelson went 3-0 in the preliminary round to end up seeded #1 going into the playoff round. Zarikoff said Nelson received outstanding goaltending all weekend from the duo of Kylan Palm and Josh Marsden while team Captain Noah Whiffen and Assistant Captain Cale O’Meara, along with Keanu Tromans, Young, and Haydu anchored the defense. Forward Noah Marsh was outstanding, often being the first player back and pestered teams all weekend with his checking.last_img read more