Mayor Jay Gillian: Gas and Water Line Upgrades on the Way

first_imgOcean City Mayor Jay GillianThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Sept. 18.Dear Friends:I would like to use my letter this week to update you on several ongoing items.The city team met with South Jersey Gas and New Jersey American Water representatives this week to discuss road projects. Both companies are committed to continued investment in Ocean City, and residents can expect to see projects starting in the weeks ahead. South Jersey Gas specifically will be upgrading to high pressure lines in many areas of town, and will begin work next week in the Corinthian neighborhood. Residents will be notified directly by South Jersey Gas. South Jersey Gas is committed to providing safe and reliable service to all current and future customers.At the high school football game this past Friday, the scoreboard had an issue and was not operational. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The scoreboard was fully operational on Thursday during testing. The outage was caused, we believe, by a power surge that negatively impacted the signal. We have been working with the scoreboard company to replace the parts and take proactive steps to protect the scoreboard from future surges.The beach replenishment project has reached 59th Street and is expected to be completed shortly. All beaches in Ocean City are open this weekend with the exception of 59th Street. Access to Corson’s Inlet State Park at 59th Street and Central Avenue is currently closed for safety reasons.On Sunday, over 450 Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Street beginning at 11:30 AM. The show is one of the largest in the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 PM in front of the Music Pier. The show is held rain or shine and proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities.Along with the Corvette Show, there are many great events and performances scheduled throughout the fall. Please visit www.oceancityvacation.com for the latest information.On Oct. 23, the Ocean City Tabernacle will present a special evening with Bethany Hamilton, the American professional surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack. Attendees will hear her moving life story and enjoy dinner and music. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Tabernacle’s programs for children and youth. More information on this event can be found at the Ocean City Tabernacle website www.octabernacle.org.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayorlast_img read more

Watch Full Video Of String Cheese Incident’s Surprise Acoustic Set In Vegas

first_imgLast weekend, The String Cheese Incident concluded their March Madness tour with three nights at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. Not to say that the Friday and Saturday shows were anything short of spectacular, but the final night had a little extra oomph, as the band played a special acoustic set to start the show.The acoustic set was prompted by the visit of mandolinist Jack Rajca, the writing partner for SCI guitarist Bill Nershi from the early days of music. Rajca and Nershi wrote songs like “Lester Had A Coconut” together, which wound up being the first song of the set. With a four man band comprised of Nershi, Rajca, Keith Moseley and Michael Kang, the group spent just shy of a half hour warming up the crowd with acoustic joy.Interestingly, Nershi recently spoke to us about wanting to do an acoustic tour, saying “I’m still pushing for an acoustic tour, ’cause I think right now we could do it.  We have the two drummers that can play congas and pull out all kinds of percussion instruments that don’t involve the full drum kits.  Mike’s got a great sounding acoustic mandolin now and his fiddle.  Keith has gotten really good on his upright bass and I’m always playing acoustic anyway, so for me it’s like falling off a log.”While this was only one set, it’s certainly quite the treat to watch. Thanks to YouTube user Scott Fraser, we have full video of the acoustic set. Enjoy it!Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 3/20/16Set One: Lester Had A Coconut1, Blue Ridge Cabin Home1, Crosseyed Possum1, Temperance Reel1Set Two: Just One Story, Sometimes A River, Little Hands, Yo Se, Falling Through the Cracks, It Is What It Is, Let’s Go OutsideSet Three: Birdland, You’ve Got the World, Hotel Window, Joyful Sound > Rumble > Howard, BollyMunster, Outside and Inside > JessicaEncore: Late in the Evening, Restless WindNotes:1 acoustic, with Jack Rajcalast_img read more

Credit unions have a prudent regulator, not a ‘cheerleader’

first_imgIt’s hard not to chuckle after reading Frank Keating’s latest rant on The Hill’s Congress Blog (“Time for Congress to tackle credit unions’ runaway regulator,” July 23) against credit unions and their federal regulator, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Any time you see the bankers complaining about credit unions, know that life must be pretty good for the banking industry.Keating claims the NCUA is a “cheerleader” regulator. This is a pretty disingenuous criticism coming from an industry that has a seat set aside for a banker on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The truth of the matter for credit unions is that the agency has been on a binge of regulation over the past several years, culminating in a new risk-based capital regime that is a solution in search of a problem. And credit unions continue to fault the agency on inconsistent examinations and questionable examiner practices. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more