CPG names Anne Mallonee chief ecclesiastical officer

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Canon Anne Mallonee will join CPG as Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer on September 29, 2014.“The role of Chief Ecclesiastical Officer is relatively new at CPG,” said Mary Kate Wold, CPG CEO and President. “It was created almost two years ago to provide dedicated, executive-level focus on church relations. The Chief Ecclesiastical Officer, who reports to me, is a key advisor to CPG on developments around the Church and how they might impact our work. When the Rev. Canon Patricia Coller announced her retirement from the role earlier this year, we undertook a national search for someone with deep experience leading complex organizations. Anne Mallonee’s years of service in various institutions around the Church made her the right fit for the role. We are delighted to welcome her to the CPG team.For the past ten years, Canon Mallonee has been serving as Vicar and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Trinity Wall Street, New York City. Before that, she spent several years as Interim Dean at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, and served for six years at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN, the last two as Acting Dean. She began her ministry in the Diocese of Kansas, where she was ordained.“I am delighted and deeply honored to join this dedicated team and to be part of CPG’s unwavering commitment to the well-being of those who serve The Episcopal Church,” she said.A graduate of the University of Kansas, Canon Mallonee received her M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, where she also served on the Board of Trustees and was a member of the 2014 Dean and President Search Committee. She is a Trustee of the Diocese of New York and a member of the boards of the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Children’s Radio Foundation.Early in her career, Canon Mallonee worked for Henson Associates, the producers of the Muppets. When she entered the ordination process, she received a scholarship to attend seminary from that organization. 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Waking Up to The Brevity of Our Lives

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate InspirationBy Mike GillandPsalm 90 contains a great perspective on time that we need to hear. Moses was the author of this great psalm, and he truly had a handle on the fact that while God is eternal and unchanging, our life on earth is temporal and relatively brief. While this may not be the most pleasant thought, it is truth nonetheless; we started off as dust, and to dust we will return.What Moses emphasizes is man’s brevity, and sadly, man’s insolence in spite of that brief span of time. Scripture tells us that the fear (respect) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Yet, throughout time, man has tended to not fear (respect) the Lord as he should, or even to manage his time correctly.Moses saw this firsthand when he told the nation of Israel to wait for him as he ascended Mt. Sinai to meet with God. But those restless hearts below felt that they had waited long enough, and they decided that it was time for them to take matters into their own hands. Time to do what they knew they could do, to build their own idol to worship. They had time for their plans, but no time for God’s plan.Consider the abundance of references to time in chapter 90.all generationseverlasting to everlastinga thousand yearsyesterday, when it is pasta watch in the night (three hours)in the morning… and in the evening…all our days…we bring our yearsthe years of our life are seventy…yet their spanteach us to number our dayshow long?satisfy in the morning…all our daysfor as many daysfor as many years…In spite of the many warnings given to us from God, we today still find ourselves to be very similar to men of old.We somehow think we have all the time in the world, and all the while we tend to fritter that time away. Foolishly, without thought. Forgetting that this temporal life is a drop in the bucket of eternity.I was asked once to visit a dying man, someone that was a neighbor to a fellow church member. This man, as my friend told me, was a great guy – but he had just never been a part of a church, or had given any evidence of a relationship with Jesus. Now, he was dying.As I introduced myself and got to know him over an hour’s time, I was amazed at the ease with which we were able to converse. Looking at him, I would never have known that he was gravely ill. We laughed and we talked. I had the opportunity to share the Gospel with him. And he wanted to pray. He asked Jesus to forgive him. Toward the end of our visit I asked him, “Why do you think it was that you never attended a church, or sought out anything about God?” His answer: “Mike, I guess I just thought I would live forever.”I thanked him for taking the time to talk. He thanked me for visiting with him, and praying for him.I got a call the next day from my friend telling me that the man in the hospital had just passed away. I hung up the phone quite shaken, with a new realization that our days here are brief – we won’t live forever.Verse 14 of chapter 90 is powerful: “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSBrevityGodInspirationLifeMike GillandPerspectiveRespect for GodThe Shepherd Radio NetworktimeValue Previous articleApopka Police Department swears-in four new officersNext articleA Lesson in Forbidden Fruit I Never Forgot Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Niklas Rhöse on Unsplash Please enter your name here Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format. Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Dallas-based artist featured at Amon G. Carter Museum

first_imgThe 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Previous articleFort Worth offers mobile app to pay to parkNext articleUCC Minister announces resignation to spend time with family The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 109 ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printThe Amon G. Carter Museum of American Art is hosting an exhibition on a set of photographs by Laura Wilson.Wilson’s “That Day” is a collection of photographs capturing the American west, beginning in the 1970’s.Wilson’s photographs depict the lives of cowboys, ranchers and people who reside in rural western United States as well as Mexico.Wilson exhibits moments of this period from cock fighting, horse riding to debutante balls.When entering the exhibition, a wall-mount says: “Laura Wilson’s vision of the west is deeply rooted in the region’s open space, aridity and its hard scrabble self-reliance.”A billboard displays the photography exhibition.Wilson’s photography has been featured in several renowned publications including The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post and The London Times Magazine.According to the collection’s curator, Wilson has made several visits to Amon G. Carter Museum and giving tours of the exhibition to the public.The collection’s curator said the exhibition has brought many benefits to the museum.“The exhibition has brought more foot traffic into the museum, even before the Fort Worth Stock Show,” the curator said.Many different museum patrons said that they’ve enjoyed the photographs.“The photographs inspired me,” said Keith Hudgins, a museum visitor.Hudgins said seeing this collection made him want to get a new camera. He added that it reminded him of his daughter who practices photography as a hobby.The majority of the pictures in the exhibition are in black and white, and only a select few are in color. The images in the exhibition are also available in a book titled “That Day.”Wilson currently lives in Dallas and has three sons, Owen, Andrew and Luke, who have directed and starred in many different Hollywood movies.The Amon Carter Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.The exhibition will be featured until Sunday, Feb. 14., and admission to the museum is free. TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Texas forward Connor Lammert found himself falling away from the basket on a fast break layup, hoping the shot would fall in. Twitter Facebook The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Twittercenter_img Fort Worth braces for more severe weather TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ + posts Facebook Linkedin ReddIt The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Horned Frogs look to tighten up defense in rematch with Oklahoma

first_imgReddIt TAGSBig 12Jamie DixonOklahoma Previous articleHorned Frogs stun No. 7 Longhorns behind stellar three-point shooting, 79-77Next articleMen’s basketball cannot overcome Trae Young, Oklahoma’s record-setting shooting Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ End of game execution Even though the shot didn’t fall, TCU got the look they desired on the last play against Texas.“That was a great play,” Robinson said of Jaylen Fisher’s driving layup at the buzzer Wednesday against Texas. “It just didn’t go in. It worked exactly how it usually does in practice. Jaylen makes that shot 99 percent of the time, and it just didn’t fall.” Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ “It’s tough but it can also be used as a motivational tool and we can keep saying how good we are and what we’ve done,” Dixon said. “Our league is built for good teams getting losses and that’s where it is across the board. We haven’t lost confidence or thrown in the towel, that’s not even a thought or consideration.” Twitter Facebook Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU tips off Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman against Oklahoma at noon. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier printTCU’s rematch with the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman Saturday pits the Big 12’s most high-flying offenses, with OU leading the conference (93.1 ppg) and the Horned Frogs not far behind (87.6 PPG), and the conference’s most porous defenses with the Sooners allowing the most points per game (80.1) and TCU not far behind them (76.6).“We’ve got to get better defensively and we have to rebound better,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said when talking about his team’s last game against Texas. “At the end of the day we dug ourselves another hole and we’re really trying to address the slow starts in those games.”The slow starts include falling eleven points behind the Sooners (11-0), trailing by 14 against Kansas (22-8), as well as being hit with a 13-point deficit in Austin against the Longhorns (18-5).However, the Horned Frogs have overcome all of those runs in each of its three losses as they’ve lost three of its first four conference games by a total of six points.“We want to have 40 good minutes of basketball and we haven’t done that,” Dixon said. “We’re playing good teams, there’s going to be runs and we understand that.”A significant reason for TCU’s early-game struggles on both sides of the ball is foul trouble. Against Texas, Jaylen Fisher picked up two fouls in the first 2:11 of the game, forcing him to miss the rest of the first half. The Horned Frog offense struggled without him, committing nine first-half turnovers after averaging just 9.8 turnovers over its last five games. In the second half against the Longhorns, TCU committed just two turnovers and Fisher finished with 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting as well as six assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes. The sophomore had the same issue crop up in TCU’s last game against Kansas, playing only 14 minutes against the Jayhawks, and he scored 16 points in those 14 minutes, providing a spark when on the court.One way the Horned Frogs can eliminate this issue is simple and it’s one they’re honing in on.“Just work on our defense and beating players to the spots,” TCU guard Alex Robinson said. “The NCAA changes rules every year, and one of the new rules this year is you have to have your hand up. You can’t hand-check or anything like that and they’re really making that a point of emphasis this year, so that’s something we need to improve on.”TCU’s defensive effort will be crucial Saturday as it’s tasked with facing the NCAA’s leader in scoring (29.2 ppg) and assists (10.2 apg), Sooner point guard Trae Young. The Horned Frogs can draw on some success from its Dec. 30 outing against the freshman phenom in Fort Worth.“We were up 13 points and felt pretty good about where things were at,” Dixon said. “But like I said afterward if you told me he would go 9-23 from the field, I’d take that, but it’s the free throws that hurt us and the biggest thing was transition where they got a lot of baskets and opportunities.” center_img ReddIt Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award The play left TCU with a one-point loss in double-overtime.“We know what we did well, we’re a team that’s had four games decided in the last seconds, and I say three-quarters of the conference games are going to be like that, so we have to put ourselves in position to win those,” Dixon said.” It’s execution again down the stretch, mainly the defensive aspect of coming up with a steal, a deflection, a rebound, or a better contest is what we’re looking at right now.”Even though the Wednesday’s defeat dropped TCU’s conference record to 1-3, the Horned Frogs are looking at it with the glass half full. Linkedin Garrett Podell Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Facebook TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky tries to cut off Oklahoma point guard Trae Young from driving down the baseline. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Opinion: We Need More Counselors in Pasadena, Not Less

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Allahabad HCBA Writes To Chief Justice Raising Concerns About Rejection Of Bail Applications Ex Parte [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HCBA Writes To Chief Justice Raising Concerns About Rejection Of Bail Applications Ex Parte [Read Order] Akshita Saxena18 April 2020 4:37 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court Bar Association has written a letter to Chief Justice Govind Mathur raising concerns about rejection of bail applications ex parte, during these untoward times of nationwide lockdown. On April 14, the high court had issued an office order suspending the operation of Para 17 of the e-filing procedure which stipulated that if an Advocate fails to appear…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 Allahabad High Court Bar Association has written a letter to Chief Justice Govind Mathur raising concerns about rejection of bail applications ex parte, during these untoward times of nationwide lockdown. On April 14, the high court had issued an office order suspending the operation of Para 17 of the e-filing procedure which stipulated that if an Advocate fails to appear through video-conferencing on the date and time slot fixed for him, the Court may proceed to decide the matter on merits, exparte. The letter points out that despite the Office Order of April 14, bail applications in many criminal cases were being rejected ex-parte. “We may point our that the paragraph No.17 of the notice for E-filing had been suspended by notice dated 14.04.2020 and an impression was given to litigants and lawyers that in the extreme situation of E-filing and taking tip of pending matters in the absence of counsel the absolutely unknown and new procedure being adopted would entail that no adverse orders would be passed exparte while the same impression has been created by your earlier notices with respect to the working of the courts during the lockdown,” the HCBA said. It added, “We have randomly pointed out only two cases rejecting Bail Application which have been passed by the Honible Judges without hearing the applicant counsel. We fervently hope that these are only two orders which have been passed without hearing counsel.” The Association said that such incidents have put lawyers to “personal embarrassment” and even “allegations of failure to discharge professional duties”. It said, “We use this opportunity to point out that judicial discipline and propriety sustain the faith of the lawyers and litigants in the judicial system and passing adverse orders exparte especially in Bail Applications when counsel are not in a position to argue their briefs on account of the lockdown would not be conducive to the administration of justice and would necessarily result in situations where the litigant would he put to adverse consequences without any legal assistance.” Thus the Association has urged the Chief Justice to issue appropriate guidelines for disposal of cases and ensure strict implementation during these extraordinary and unfortunate times. “We request you that appropriate instructions be issued framing clear cut guidelines and policy which are to be strictly and uniformally adopted during existing process of hearing matters including matters pending or freshly riled. The lawyers in the above cases have been put to personal embarrassment and even allegations of failure to discharge professional duties which is unfortunate and avoidable.” Read Letter  Next Storylast_img read more

Intense discussions ongoing over LYIT reopening

first_img Google+ The President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology has given reassurances that extensive discussions are on-going as to how the college can reopen safely in September. Any student who has applied to the LYIT for this current academic year is being encouraged to take up their place as normal.The college is expected to take in 1100 first years this coming September.President Paul Hannigan says they are spending a lot of time in trying to come up with viable solutions:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/handfgdfgdfgnigan1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Previous articleBreaking: Car recovered in Donegal after fatal hit and runNext article‘Good chance’ we can move into phase 2 as scheduled News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 2, 2020 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Intense discussions ongoing over LYIT reopening News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApplast_img read more

2-year-old boy dies after found in hot car outside his Sacramento home: Officials

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A 2-year-old boy has died after he was found in a scorching hot car outside his Sacramento home this weekend, authorities said.The boy was unresponsive and not breathing when 911 was called shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release on Monday.The temperature reached 98 degrees on Saturday and remained in the 90s until about 6 p.m.“It is unknown how long the child was in the vehicle or exactly how the child came to be in the vehicle,” the sheriff’s department said.The young boy was taken to a hospital where he later died, the sheriff’s office said.The boy’s death is believed to be heat-related but authorities are awaiting confirmation from the coroner’s office, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Shaun Hampton told ABC News. The boy’s autopsy will be completed on Monday, the Sacramento County coroner’s office said.No arrests have made, Hampton said.This is the 22nd hot car-related child death in the United States this year, according to KidsAndCars.org.Children’s bodies heat up much faster than adults and children’s internal organs begin to shut down after their core body temperature reaches 104 degrees, according to a report from the National Safety Council.On an 86-degree day, for example, it would take only about 10 minutes for the inside of a car to reach a dangerous 105 degrees, the report said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

As schools go virtual, advocates worry vulnerable will be left behind

first_imgBurak Sür/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Educator. Advocate. Mom.Those are words that come to mind when one speaks with Michelle Parelleo, a New Jersey mom-turned-special needs advocate, who sprang into action earlier this year when COVID-19 shuttered schools across the country, forcing her to home school her 12-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy.Parelleo is one of the many parents across the country forced to fill the gaps in learning as many schools around the country gear up to go virtual for at least another semester.Wearing all of those hats is difficult for even the most capable parent, but the situation in the state and elsewhere, is now being complicated by considerable uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year.New Jersey, like other states, recently announced a plan that lets school districts decide for themselves how they want to conduct the school year — allowing in-person learning, fully remote learning or a blend of the two.The plan, announced last week by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, also puts the onus on districts to come up with plans to bring students and staff back to schools safely.In the wake of the announcement, many school districts that had initially called for students and teachers to return to physical classrooms have been holding emergency meetings to approve revised plans, according to local news outlet NJ.com. At least 139 school districts had inquired with the Department of Education about making the switch as of Tuesday, the outlet reported, citing officials.And some districts — including densely populated public school districts in New Brunswick and Camden — have opted to stay remote until early 2021.The move has set up a showdown with educators, thousands of whom are now demanding that classes be virtual for the rest of the year due to safety concerns.And critics say the plan, while allowing for flexibility, could exacerbate disparities between the haves and have nots and make the situation tougher for those with special needs, who rely on in-person services in many cases.“A lot of the issues that have happened within virtual learning since the shutdown is a lot of the children are not receiving all the services that they’re entitled to, and the things that are outlined in their individual education plans,” Parelleo, whose children attend school virtually in Union, County, New Jersey, told ABC News. “So if you have a child, like my child who requires physical and occupational therapy, those are done remotely.”Not a one-size-fits-all planMurphy defended his plan in an op-ed earlier this week amid the ongoing backlash, which provides the option to reopen schools but maintains closure of gyms and indoor dining. Schools must meet safety requirements, including having social distancing measures in place in classrooms and solving any issues with ventilation systems, according to the governor’s plan.“We have worked alongside our districts to ensure they have the flexibility to meet their unique needs. There is no one-size-fits-all plan for this very difficult situation,” Murphy wrote. “The simple fact that New Jersey is home to nearly 600 public school districts — more districts than we have municipalities — plus charter and Renaissance schools, non-public and parochial schools, and other specialized places of learning proves this point.”He said the Department of Education had put forward “strong guidelines” to allow the option for in-person instruction, but he noted that for some districts, “there are legitimate and documentable reasons why some of these core health and safety standards cannot be met on Day One.”Schools are also required to accommodate any parent who opts to keep their children home, according to the plan.“New Jersey’s education system has long been rooted in local control and decision-making, based on local input. I would not ask the students and parents in one community to decide what’s best for the schools next door — or vice versa,” he said. “And so for the past six weeks, we have relied upon the work of local educational communities to determine the best way for their schools to reopen.”Concerns about structural inequalitiesMany educators acknowledged the state’s plan as a good-faith effort to give individual districts the flexibility to do what is best for their communities, but some say it could create grave inequalities that could force some kids to be left behind.For example, some child safety advocates have complained about the lack of a statewide plan to mandate equal levels of personal protection equipment across all districts. Schools can implement some requirements, including one that mandates 6 feet of distance, in various ways depending on their resource levels.“You can meet the 6 feet guidance in a lot of different ways. You can either have the 6 feet of distance say on a school bus, or if you couldn’t have the 6 feet you would put plexiglass barriers, but if you couldn’t put the plexiglass barriers, then you would have everybody wear masks on the bus. And that just is different degrees of health safety,” Patricia Wright, of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, said. “So we were looking for more specific guidelines where we can be sure that we’re not creating an inequity in health safety for students across the state.”“We also felt that there was also a need to ensure that schools had the funding for staffing, proper facilities and personnel protection equipment needed to adhere to these guidelines safely,” she added.The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, which has nearly 7,000 members, composed of principals, supervisors, directors and other school district leaders, penned an open letter along with the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New Jersey Education Association last week, urging Murphy to go virtual.“We’re very concerned about just being able to fulfill the obligations of in-person learning,” Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, told ABC News. “Number one, we have so many staff at all levels indicating that they will not be returning to school [because] they or their family members might be compromised or they’re having childcare issues because of the pandemic.”“And that’s clearly going to create an unhealthy and unsafe situation if we cannot cover classes, even in a hybrid model,” he added.‘Inappropriate’ to let superintendents make the callLike many states, New Jersey’s policy essentially leaves it up to local communities to determine if they can safely reopen school buildings, but Bozza said it’s “absolutely inappropriate” to let superintendents make that call.“I think it’s absolutely inappropriate to say to a school superintendent that you have to make a decision about health and safety on a medical matter when our training is in education,” Bozza said. “That’s why we were all asking for clearer guidance when it comes to deciding which schools should stay closed, which should open and should it change by community or region.”“We’re fine in determining what to do in any situation with regard to education — whether it be remote, in-person or hybrid — but I think any health standard shouldn’t be community by community, they should be statewide,” he added.Bozza said his organization, and many others, have requested the state develop some sort of standard for how schools should operate — one that could be applied to every school district in the state.“Think about how hard it would if you’re running a high school that’s set to reopen its doors in less than a month,” he said. “First, you have to ask your parents what students are coming in, then you’d have to ask your staff who’s coming, and are your bus drivers, custodians, nurses, paraprofessionals and cafeteria workers going to be available. It’s an almost impossible task.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ocean City Zoning Board Gives Boost to Condo Project at Stainton’s Building

first_imgArgus called the deed restriction “an impossible scenario” that would have hurt the condo project. “It allows people to get into the city and be part of the community and build an investment portfolio,” he said. There were fears in 2005, when the condos were first approved, that the project would create parking and traffic problems in the downtown area if rentals were allowed more frequently than two times a year. By Donald Wittkowski The existing retail shops on the ground floor of the four-story building on Asbury Avenue will remain open when the $6 million condo development is completed in early fall, Argus said. The condos are the latest iteration of the former Stainton’s Department Store, a century-old building that once served as the anchor of the downtown business district along Asbury Avenue. Most recently, the building has housed a gallery of retail shops. William McLees, the architect for the condo project, said it represents a “significant improvement” for the Asbury Avenue corridor. Developers Lester Argus and Brett Foxman are converting the top floors of the former Stainton’s Department Store into 22 condos ranging in price from $299,900 to $429,900. Developers Brett Foxman, left, and Lester Argus stand in front of an architectural rendering of their project. The developers recently secured a total of 10 extra parking spaces at three nearby lots to serve the condos. The 10 spaces will complement the condos’ main 24-space parking lot behind the Stainton’s building. The developers said they now have more than adequate parking capacity for the project. “I think it’s only going to benefit the restaurants if we have more people in and out,” said Norm Imber, owner of Cousin’s Restaurant at First Street and Asbury Avenue. The Ocean City Zoning Board voted 5-2 Wednesday night to lift a deed restrictionthat would have limited the renting of the condo units to just twice a year.The Zoning Board vote capped a 70-minute hearing that included testimony from planning and traffic experts representing the developers. The experts testified that the condo project would not cause parking or traffic headaches. But by a 5-2 vote Wednesday, the city’s Zoning Board removed the deed restriction at the developers’ request. The condo owners will now be free to rent out their units on a weekly basis to vacationers.center_img The board members also said that by allowing the condos to be rented out on a weekly basis, it would draw more visitors to the downtown area and provide a boost for local businesses. Jack Plackter, an attorney for the developers, predicted that the Stainton’s building will once again become “a centerpiece of the downtown commercial area of Ocean City.” Ocean City zoning officials voted Wednesday night to lift a deed restriction that was seen as an impediment for the transformation of a downtown landmark into luxury condominiums. The second floor of the landmark Stainton’s building on Asbury Avenue will be converted into office space. The building is pictured here in 2016 undergoing renovation. Board members who voted Wednesday to lift the deed restriction said it was convoluted and outdated. They cited the findings of the Ocean City Police Department, which concluded that weekly rentals at the Stainton’s condos would not create traffic or parking headaches. “A big, empty building in the middle of winter isn’t going to do anything for the businesses there,” board member Michael Buck said of the possible impact of restricting condo rentals to just twice a year. However, board members Richard Waddell and Marshall Schmeizer cast dissenting votes. They were skeptical about the reasons for removing the deed restriction. A few members of the business community turned out to support the condo project. They urged the Zoning Board to lift the deed restriction, arguing that weekly rentals would generate extra foot traffic in the downtown area. “It’s always been the white elephant on Asbury Avenue,” McLees said of the old building. Now that the restriction has been lifted, the condo owners will be able to generate additional rental income from their units, making it more affordable for them to invest in Ocean City, Argus noted. When the condo project was originally approved in 2005, the developers agreed to a deed restriction that would have limited the units from being rented out no more than two times per year.last_img read more