Mayor’s Message: May 31

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian  Dear Friends, All paving for the road and drainage project south of 55th Street is expected to be complete by next Friday. That will end the season for our spring road improvements. Work on new project areas will resume after Labor Day as we continue our aggressive capital improvement plan.  The major sewer line clog that closed the restrooms at 34th Street Beach last weekend has been repaired. The facilities will be open for the weekend. City crews made forms this week for a new concrete pad to accommodate more bicycle racks at the Surf Road Beach entrance. Until the additional racks are in place, please do not lock bicycles to the handrails of the new handicapped-accessible ramp there. Work to elevate a final portion of the north side of the Bayside Center grounds will be completed next week along with the placement of permeable pavers for the boat ramp approach. Ocean City is in the running once again for “New Jersey’s Favorite Beach” in the annual contest sponsored by the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium. We’ve won the contest five years in a row, and I encourage everybody to vote right now by clicking here . The contest is designed “to inspire pride in and stewardship of New Jersey’s beaches.” I want to thank our local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 for its generous donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to be ready for use outside the Ocean City Music Pier. Public Affairs Officer Bob Babezki and Human Resources Staff Officer Warren Iredell made a presentation to the city during the Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony last Friday. If you’re reading this message on Friday afternoon, there is still time to purchase your 2019 seasonal beach tags at the discounted $20. The price goes up to $25 on Saturday. Visit www.ocnj.us/beachtags for information on how to purchase them. Michele and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Catharine Adams, who passed away last weekend at age 90. Cathy was a special person in Ocean City. She was always committed to church, community and family. Her legacy will live on through her seven children and 25 grandchildren and in many other ways. I hope you all will join me in paying tribute to a life well-lived. Michele and I also would like to congratulate George and Rose Savastano on the marriage today of their daughter, Amy, to Vaughn Krynock. We wish Amy and Vaughn much health, happiness and prosperity in the years ahead. Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

The Latest: Ryder Cup decision expected by end of the month

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month. Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea.___ June 3, 2020 Associated Press center_img The Latest: Ryder Cup decision expected by end of the month More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Mayor to meet with U.S. Olympic Committee

first_img(213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police Chief William Bratton will join the mayor for a meeting with Salvadoran officials to discuss criminal activity by international gangs. Villaraigosa and Salvadoran President Antonio Saca are slated to discuss business opportunities between the two countries. In Mexico, Villaraigosa is scheduled to visit Mexico City, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Leon and Guanajuato. He is to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to promote investment and long-term business opportunities and discuss issues such as joint environmental and clean-air initiatives. Los Angeles has more than $293 billion in international trade, making it the 17th largest in commerce in the world. Last year, Villaraigosa traveled for two weeks to Asia and he has said he hopes to visit Europe this year on a similar trade mission. [email protected] Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to meet this week with the U.S. Olympic Committee, which is set to announce Saturday whether it will nominate Los Angeles or Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Villaraigosa’s office announced on Saturday that the mayor is scheduled to meet with USOC officials the day before their official announcement in Washington, D.C. The mayor has been actively involved with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, trying to win the designation for a third time. The Mayor’s Office also announced that Villaraigosa will leave May 1 for a nine-day trade mission to El Salvador and Mexico. last_img read more

Spurs slump offers chasing Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea Champions League hope

first_img0Shares0000A run of four Premier League games without a win has put Tottenham in danger of missing out on the top four © AFP / John MACDOUGALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 11 – As Arsenal played out the final stages of a hugely significant 2-0 victory over Manchester United to propel themselves back into the Premier League top four, cries of “Tottenham Hotspur we’re coming for you” rang out around the Emirates.A 10-point gap between the north London rivals has been whittled down to one in the space of four games courtesy of defeats for Spurs against Burnley, Chelsea and Southampton. With eight games of the campaign to go, the fight for automatic Champions League qualification next season looks set to go down to the wire, with Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in desperate need of the revenue and prestige that brings for their own reasons.Only four points separate Tottenham in third and Chelsea in sixth, but the Blues also have a game in hand at home to Brighton, where victory would allow them to move level on points with Arsenal in fourth.A first domestic defeat for caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday has interrupted United’s momentum but they remain the form side of the chasing pack since the Norwegian took charge in mid-December — cutting the gap to the top four from 11 points down to two.– Spurs running out of steam? –Mauricio Pochettino was angered by his side’s second-half collapse in losing to Southampton on Saturday © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASTottenham defied World Cup fatigue, injuries to key players and coped with no new signings and a second season in their temporary home at Wembley for so long that just two weeks ago they were still being touted for an unlikely title challenge.Despite reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, however, it appears the effects of a long season for a small squad may finally be starting to take hold as after dominating the first 45 minutes against struggling Southampton on Saturday, Spurs imploded after the break to manager Mauricio Pochettino’s ire.“In the first half we played like the quarter-finals, or the best eight teams in Europe, but in the second half we need to watch the game, analyse, and be critical of ourselves,” said the Argentine, hinting he needs to be backed with funds to improve his squad in the summer, should he remain in charge.“Maybe we need to understand that it is our limit to be there (fighting for top four). If it is our limit we need to take some decisions in the future.”Yet, with the club’s new stadium finally ready, at a reported cost of £1 billion ($1.3 billion), the level of investment in the squad will be highly dependent on securing Champions League cash.Pochettino’s men do have the slight relief of a three-week break now to regroup, but their next league game is a daunting one away to Liverpool and they also travel to title-chasing Manchester City next month.– Sarri’s job on the line –Arsenal have felt the brunt of losing Champions League revenue for the past two seasons after 17 consecutive years in Europe’s premier club competition and Unai Emery’s admission in the January transfer window that the Gunners could not afford permanent signings highlighted the importance of not missing out three years in a row.For Chelsea and United, the outcome of the top-four race could determine who is in charge next season.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is under pressure to secure Champions League qualification for next season © AFP / Glyn KIRKMaurizio Sarri has endured a stormy first campaign at Stamford Bridge and Champions League qualification either through the league or by winning the Europa League is seen as the minimum required for the Italian to be handed a second season.Solskjaer is expected to be given the United job on a permanent basis thanks to his incredible record since taking caretaker charge, particularly after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.However, a failure to round off his run so far with a top-four finish may give the club’s hierarchy a difficult decision to make, especially if Pochettino can be lured from Tottenham.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more