Archive for April, 2017

Finding the Will to Party on a Muted Correspondents’ Weekend

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

“You probably all got alerts on your phone that they launched another missile tonight,” Martha Raddatz of ABC News said. Dinner guests nodded and showed one another their phones: Like clockwork, the president had sent out a Twitter message admonishing North Korea. Continue reading the main story Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor of The Atlantic, cracked a joke: “If Jim Mattis leaves suddenly, we’re going to move the party to the basement.” The lobbyist Heather Podesta, who looked only slightly bored, watched the discussion, and said that in a normal year, she would not have had time to stay through dinner. […] Read More →

Immigrant group marches in Elizabeth, ahead of Monday rallies

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

ELIZABETH — Chanting expressions of strength and solidarity, a group of about 30 immigrants and their supporters marched through downtown Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon, a day ahead of May 1 rallies planned in Jersey City, Newark and around the country in response to President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration. The marchers carried signs reading, “Immigrants make America Great,” “Here to stay,” and “No ban, no wall, no raids,” while chanting “Si, se puede,” or “Yes, we can,” and other expressions of solidarity. They marched east on Elizabeth Avenue for about a mile starting at the Union County government complex. They urged […] Read More →

Oak View Group plans to spend $564 million on KeyArena renovation, keep iconic roof

Sunday, April 30th, 2017:

The Oak View Group (OVG), based in Los Angeles, has produced a $564 million plan it says can have the arena renovated by approximately October 2020 – leaving it ready for the 2020-21 NBA or NHL season – spokesperson Steven Gottlieb said Wednesday. By Seattle Times staff reporter One of the groups interested in renovating KeyArena for NBA and NHL is prepared to spend more than $500 million on a complete overhaul of the 55-year-old facility. The Oak View Group (OVG), based in Los Angeles, has produced a $564 million plan it says can have the arena renovated by approximately […] Read More →

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