Advertisements RelatedGround Broken for New Barracks at Up Park Camp RelatedPublic Servants Agree to Wage Restraint Inner-City Housing Project Will be a Success – PM Office of the Prime MinisterMay 4, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is expressing confidence in the ability of the National Housing Trust (NHT) Board to make the Inner City Renewal Programme a success. Mrs. Simpson Miller, during her 2013/14 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (April 30), announced the resumption of the housing project beginning next financial year. Addressing a post-Budget press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister today (May 3), the Prime Minister affirmed her faith in the initiative and its ability to transform lives. “Look at Denham Town, look at Majesty Gardens. Look at all the areas (where) we have done it and check the people, their lives, and the change in attitude and behaviour from those who are still living in the shacks and the squalor,” she stated. The Prime Minster pointed out that the programme involves more than the building of houses, noting that the Government works with the beneficiaries to improve their lives. “We have programmes with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and a number of other organisations working with the people to ensure that training is also a component, so that those who do not have the money or who are not employed, will be able to get jobs,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said. She noted that the beneficiaries are required to pay their mortgages. “When they do not pay, their houses are put on the auction block like everybody else,” she said. She further pointed out that the NHT has been building a mix of housing solutions catering to both low and middle income earners. The Inner City Renewal Programme was established as part of an urban renewal project aimed at addressing the repair, refurbishment and upgrading of downtown Kingston. Housing units completed under the project in the Corporate Area included: 94 units on Little King Street; 186 units at 88 Spanish Town Road; 256 units in Trench Town; 48 units in Monaltrie; 344 units on Block J, Denham Town; and 248 units at 231 Spanish Town Road. The programme was discontinued by the previous administration. Contact Andrea Braham RelatedPrince Michael Lauds Jamaicans
Parkoff Organization’s Adam Parkoff and Robert Trump with 8700 25th Avenue in Brooklyn (Google Maps, Getty)The Parkoff Organization bought three multifamily properties previously owned by President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert.Cammeby’s Ruby SchronParkoff purchased the properties, two in south Brooklyn and one in Jamaica Hills, Queens, for $63 million from Ruby Schron’s Cammeby’s International Group, PincusCo reported. The buildings traded for more than twice what they did 15 years ago, when Cammeby’s purchased them for $30.7 million from Robert Trump.In total, the properties — at 162-15 Highland Avenue, 8700 25th Avenue and 8635 21st Avenue — comprise 330 apartments.Friedman-Roth Realty negotiated the deal, with the firm’s Richard Guarino representing Parkoff and Ben Koval working on behalf of Cammeby’s.The purchase was prompted by a 1031 exchange, which gives owners a break on capital gains taxes if proceeds from a sale are reinvested in a comparable property. Parkoff plans a long-term hold for the property, Guarino said.Read moreRecord-setting multifamily deal comes together in Brooklyn for $1.25BParkoff Organization closes on 6-building multifamily portfolioParkoff Organization in contract to buy 400+ unit multifamily portfolio for $115M Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsCammeby’s International GroupInvestment SalesMultifamily Share via Shortlink The deal comes as New York City’s investment sales market begins to see some action, following a near freeze amid the coronavirus-induced shutdown. Earlier this month, The Real Deal reported that Dalan Management was nearing a record-setting $1.25 billion purchase of a Brooklyn multifamily portfolio.Cammeby’s, one of the largest landlords in New York City, spearheaded a lobbying effort to counteract last year’s rent law, which disrupted the business model for New York City’s rent-regulated market.Parkoff, a Long Island-based family firm headed by Adam Parkoff, owns about 4,000 rent-regulated apartments in New York City, and has had its share of controversy over the years.The firm made headlines in 2017 for allegedly discriminating against black tenants in its Midwood buildings, according to a federal lawsuit. The settlement for the suit included a non-discrimination agreement and Parkoff denied any wrongdoing. The landlord has also been hit with suits alleging abuse of the J-51 tax incentive program.Earlier this year, landlords like Cammeby’s and Parkoff benefited from an unexpectedly favorable ruling from New York’s highest court, which found that the 2019 rent law could not be applied retroactively to rent overcharge cases, saving landlords from paying years of back rent and damages. [PincusCo] — Georgia Kromrei
Over 24 dealerships from around the world met at the Wisconsin, USA-based manufacturer for a two-day event. Dealers attending the event were trained on market applications, product developments, features and options. The state-of-the-art double-beam mobile gantry crane was demonstrated.Visitors traveled from Canada, South America, the United States, Europe, India, Asia, Japan, the Middle East and Australia to focus on marketing specifics for the four lines of Shuttlelift mobile gantry cranes.The event allowed dealers to communicate with Shuttlelift engineers,sales representatives and to network with each other to exchange ideas and discuss various topics affecting their business. Presentations and trainingwere also given from the parts, service and engineering departments to further the skills, knowledge and support of the dealerships.Stephan Chayer, managing director of international sales at Shuttlelift believes the meeting was successful. “We had great attendance numbers from dealers all over the world. Their participation was not only valuable to Shuttlelift, but also to the other dealers when they shared their comments, opinions and suggestions.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice are appealing for witnesses following a disturbance within Dunscore last week. At around 3:45 PM on Wednesday 3rd July 2019, two drivers became involved in a disturbance within the main street and one driver was allegedly assaulted.Police are keen to identify a man, described as approx 6ft, overweight, bald, tattoos on both arms approx. 50-55 years old. The male was missing 3-4 of his top teeth and was driving a black 4×4 vehicle.During the disturbance, delivery driver, driving a white van with red and blue markings on the side stopped at the scene and the driver of the black 4×4 vehicle then left the area.Constable Allan Wells said “As part of our investigation into this incident, we are keen to identify the delivery driver who stopped to assist the victim, or anyone else who witnesses the disturbance. Additionally, anyone who believes they know the identify of the the man in the black 4×4 should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 2283 of 3rd July 2019.
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Led by 12 points by senior point guard Ryan Maloy, the Avon Eagles moved to 5-3 in the SWC, 8-3 overall with a 60-37 win over the Amherst Comets Tuesday night in Amherst.Avon jumped out to a 15-8 lead after one period, and led the game 20-17 at the half.The Eagles dominated in the third, as they outscored the Eagles 19-6 to take a commanding 39-23 lead enroute to the 23-point win.Senior Jake Parker had 10 points in the win for the Eagles, while junior power forward Brandon Doehne contributed with eight points.Junior forward Josh Croston led the way in the setback for the Comets with nine points.Amherst with the setback falls to 3-8 overall, 2-6 in the SWC. The Eagles will be in action on Friday to take on Berea-Midpark at home with a varsity tip at 7:30pm. Friday night the Comets will be in action on the road at Westlake to take on the Demons at 7:30pm. Related TopicsAmherst CometsAvon Eagles