Back by Popular Demand Brad Williams Performs at the Ice House

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 125 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News More Cool Stuff Nightlife Back by Popular Demand Brad Williams Performs at the Ice House From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 6, 2014 | 1:06 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Audience favorite Brad Williams will return to Pasadena’s Ice House Comedy Club for one night on Thursday, July 3. Comedian Brad Williams has lived a true comic Cinderella story. Born with Achondroplastic dwarfism, Brad would endure countless taunts and gawks from classmates and random people on the street. Instead of crying about it, Brad turned to humor. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Mind Of Mencia, Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Pitboss. Brad has also performed for the troops all over the world.Brad was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He dropped out of college and started doing comedy at the age of 19. He toured as Carlos Mencia’s opening act for 5 years. Brad’s big break came when he would appear in numerous sketches on Comedy Central’s Mind Of Mencia TV show. Brad’s memorable roles on the show include playing a whore dwarf (“whorf”), the leader of an all dwarf basketball team, joining Mencia at a Renaissance faire, and giving a speech about his hatred of podiums.Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.Brad Williams will headline two (2) shows on July 3. The complete show schedule for June 26 through July 6 is listed below:Thu. 6/26 – 7 Comedians for $7 with Tracy MacDonald and more – 8 p.m.; $7Fri. 6/27 – Joey Diaz and Dom Irrera Co-headline (Special Event) – 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; $20Sat. 6/28 – Private Event – 6 p.m. / Joey Diaz and Dom Irrera Co-headline (Special Event) – 8 & 10 p.m.; $20Sun. 6/29 – Comic Hypnotist Mark Sweet – 7 p.m.; $12.50 / Fernando Flores’ Comedy Meltdown – 9 p.m.; $12.50Mon. 6/30 – ClosedTue. 7/1 – ClosedWed. 7/2 – Rudy Moreno’s Wednesday Night Funnies – 8 p.m.; $12.50Thu. 7/3 – Brad Williams – 8 & 10 p.m.; $20Fri. 7/4 – ClosedSat. 7/5 – Call for DetailsSun. 7/6 – Call for Details / Bobbie Oliver’s Sunday Best (Privately Produced, Special Event) – 9 p.m.; $10/$15There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 18 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (626) 577-1894 or visit www.icehousecomedy.com.last_img read more

Nobel Prize-Winning Frances Arnold Now Earns 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science

first_img Community News 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Chemical engineer Frances Arnold Credit: Caltech“We rely on the modern chemical industry to bring us everything from prescription drugs to paper, but making these products often involves toxic chemicals and costly, energy-hungry processes.” While enzymes—biological catalysts made of protein—have long been proposed as a potential green solution for chemical manufacturing, engineering useful enzymes has proved immensely difficult.In the early 1990s, Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, found a solution in a method known as directed evolution that she developed for creating new and useful versions of enzymes. Her research revolutionized enzyme design and in 2018 she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.Now, Arnold has been named the winner of the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science. The Bower Award is among the prestigious Franklin Institute Awards, which have honored exceptional innovators in science and technology since 1824. Arnold was honored for “pioneering the development of directed protein evolution,” a monumental step forward in the science of protein engineering that revolutionized the use of biological catalysts for research and industry.Directed evolution takes a page out of nature’s playbook. Biological enzymes evolved over billions of years through random mutations and natural selection. Arnold realized that she could do something similar by selectively “breeding” new proteins for specific traits in much the same way we have guided the evolution of livestock and crops. This allowed her to create enzymes with specific, novel chemical properties.Designing a new biological catalyst through directed evolution starts with mutation of the DNA that encodes an already existing enzyme. Thousands of mutant enzymes are created from the starting enzyme and screened for a desired trait. Those enzymes that perform well are put through the same process of mutation and selection repeatedly, each generation enhancing the enzyme’s performance. This technique is so effective that it can persuade enzymes to perform reactions not found in nature; the Arnold group has created enzymes capable of making silicon-carbon bonds, boron-silicon bonds, and high-energy carbon rings called bicyclotubanes.Arnold, who is also the director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, hopes that as directed-evolution technologies grow and advance, they will increasingly supplant more traditional chemical processes, and that the day will come when much of chemical manufacturing will be performed not by humans, but by bacteria with engineered enzymes. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Nobel Prize-Winning Frances Arnold Now Earns 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science By ELISE CUTTS Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 5:08 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Business community to state their case for affordable rates

first_imgEmail Print Linkedin THE Limerick business community is urged to attend a meeting at the Strand Hotel on next Tuesday, June 28, at 6.30pm, to assist in the nationwide campaign to fight for fairer and affordable rates.Employers for Affordable Rates (E.A.R), the voluntary organisation established in April, is organising a series of regional mass meetings in response to requests from all over the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To date, employers from six regions have begun organising local groups with the aim of creating a national organisation to lobby the Government.E.A.R has also received support from business, trade and professional bodies and is gathering tremendous support nationally.Many Limerick city centre business people have repeatedly told the Limerick Post that they are struggling to cope with rates.“It is particularly difficult at the present time- business is very quiet and people are not just spending as in the past,” said one. E.A.R objects to what they describe as an inequitable system that has made the level of rates genuinely unaffordable.Rates, which the commercial sector alone has to pay, is the only funding source for local government apart from the exchequer. Employers, they argue, want fair play and say that they don’t mind paying their fair share, but point out that rates have risen by 300% since 1980 and it is unreasonable to expect them to carry this burden since they pay taxes as well.E.A.R believe they can make a compelling case to Government that will enable them achieve fair and affordable rates. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleCastle plan based on Hollywood rather than authenticityNext articleCllrs. sing from same hymn sheet on Opera site admin NewsLocal NewsBusiness community to state their case for affordable ratesBy admin – June 23, 2011 587 Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Diagnostic capacity at LUH set to improve dramatically

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 21/06/16Next articleRory McIlroy will not be playing at the Rio Olympics admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By admin – June 22, 2016 Twitter Diagnostic capacity at LUH set to improve dramaticallycenter_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Letterkenny University Hospital is set to have one of the best equipped diagnostic facilities for a hospital of its size.It follows confirmation that the new Radiology Suite at the hospital is to go to tender, with temporary facilities being established to allow for the demolition of part of the current site.General Manager Sean Murphy says extra equipment will be located in the new suite, and a new CT scanner is being brought in for use in the temporary facilities.When the work is done, he says, the improvements to the hospital’s disgnostic capacity will be substantial…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/seanweds.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Calls on ESB to shelve planned work & outages during crisis

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Previous articleDaily fatalities imminent here due to virus – TanaisteNext articleOutrage after local takeaway vandalised for second time News Highland Google+ WhatsApp There are calls on the ESB to postpone planned outages in Donegal this week as many people will be working from home.Upgrade work is due to be carried out this Wednesday in the Buncrana area and there’s concern that a power outage will impact a significant number of people who will be heavily reliant on the service.Local Cllr Jack Murray says it would be in everyone’s best interest for this planned work to be shelved until a later date:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/jfhfghgfhfackesb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Calls on ESB to shelve planned work & outages during crisis DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 16, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Douglas Topolse awarded Eagle Scout rank

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Next UpTopolse started in Scouting at age six as a Tiger Cub in Savannah, Georgia. He transferred to Cub Scout Pack 41 in Troy and advanced to Boy Scout Troop 41.He advanced through the ranks of Scouting for Tenderfoot to Eagle.“The Eagle Scout Award must be earned through a required number of merit badges covering a wide range of subject, community service, an increasing roles of responsibility within Scouting and an Eagle Scout Service Project,” he said. Recently appointed as the Troop 41 Scout Advisor, Topolse continues to seek training for himself, and to train new Scouts.  He was chosen, and trained, as an instructor for “Leave No Trace,” registered in CO., and was voted Assistant Patrol Leader for the 2016 National Youth Leadership Training through the Greater Alabama Area Council, session 3.  This summer Topolse taught two different Eagle Scout Merit Badges while at Camp Alaflo, with the Alabama/Florida Area Council.“When not I’m not involved in Scouting, I makes robots, rockets, remote controlled aircraft, and customized skateboards,” he said. He enjoys long boarding, and is a member of Mensa, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and the Vintage Soaring Association. Topolse is a member of the Charles Henderson High School Blue Machine Marching Band.  His Eagle Scout project was designed to help the school by redesigning, and constructing, new swinging doors in the administration office.  While at Charles Henderson, Topolse is also dually enrolled at Troy University.“I am grateful for the leadership opportunities and amazing experiences that Scouting has given me, particularly Troop 41 in Troy,” Topolse said. “I would like to thank all those who have supported me. I look forward to being able to teach Eagle merit badges to other Scouts and to many more adventures in Scouting.” Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2016 You Might Like Something Fishy A granite step that contains a fish fossil that was exposed by the tramping of the feet of thousands of… read more Topolse earned the required number of merit badge to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to those 21 badges, he has earned four Eagle Palms. The Bronze Palm represents 5 merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, the Silver Palm 15, and the second Bronze Palm represents 20 merit badges.He has achieved the rank of Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society.Topolse has served as the Senior Patrol Leader with his troop and as a counselor at Camp Tukabatchee for Zombie Wilderness Survival Training with Venturing Crew 23 from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.“Scouting has provided me with the opportunity to travel, meet Scouts from many nationalities, and even meet the King of Sweden at the 2014 National Scout Jamboree,” he said.  “One of my biggest greatest adventures was a 12-day, 80-mile, trek through America’s largest High Adventure Base at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.” Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Douglas Topolse has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. Scouting is important in Topolse’ family. He has an uncle and three cousins who are Eagle Scouts. Topolse’s grandparents, Robert and Joyce Topolse, of Alta Loma, California attended his Eagle Scout ceremony.An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Troy for Douglas Topolse, a member of Boy Scout Troop 41.Topolse was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Since the inception of the Eagle Scout award in 1912, only 2 percent of eligible Scouts have earned Scouting’s highest honor.At age 14, Topolse is among the small number of Scouts who have received the Eagle Scout Award at that young age. Latest Storiescenter_img Douglas Topolse awarded Eagle Scout rank Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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UCLA gymnast entertains and wows with perfect-10 floor routine at competition

first_imgJanuary 14, 2019 /Sports News – National UCLA gymnast entertains and wows with perfect-10 floor routine at competition Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailroibu/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A gymnast at UCLA recently gave a performance at a competition that was anything but routine for her fans, spectators and even teammates watching.Dressed in a sparkly, blue leotard, Katelyn Ohashi smiled and even laughed at times on Saturday as she flipped and did splits for her 1-minute, 30-second floor routine during the the 2019 Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, California.The video posted by her team, the UCLA Bruins, has been viewed no less than 23.6 million times.Ohashi’s musical choice for the routine featured songs from Tina Turner and Earth Wind and Fire, as well as the Jackson 5 and Michael and Janet Jackson, of course.It was her second time performing the routine, according to the Los Angeles Times.As she performed, her teammates could be seen in the background, cheering her on and even performing bits of her choreography as she danced and leaped. When Ohashi finished, she was awarded with high-fives from her team.Ohashi, a senior, scored a 10 with her routine. It was her fourth career perfect 10 on the floor, according to the UCLA Bruins.Ohashi has been doing flips since she was a toddler and later advanced to the gymnastics bars. She spent four years on the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team and in 2013, beat teammate and future Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.Training took its toll on Ohashi, however. After competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders, she decided to take a much-needed break.After she recovered, she returned to compete at the collegiate level at UCLA, where she said in a recent interview that she’d found not only herself but also her love for gymnastics again.“I’ve found my joy. … It’s not me standing on a podium with medals. It’s me being able to walk out with a smile on my face and truly be, like happy with myself. And that comes first,” she told the Players’ Tribune in August 2018.The UCLA Bruins won first place in the 2019 Collegiate Challenge with a team score of 197.700.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rising cost of rental property licensing schemes revealed

first_imgIn November last year The Negotiator revealed that the number of selective licensing schemes in the UK had swollen to 533 with a further 25 in consultation.But now the ‘lottery’ of fees that landlords face has also been highlighted, this time by the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS).Based on research it commissioned from independent information service London Property Licensing, NALS reveals the costs faced by many landlords in the capital to license their properties.It says these rising costs will force even more landlords out of the market, causing more pain for agents.For example, NALS says the licensing fees for a three storey House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) with five unrelated occupants can range from £125 in the City of London to £2,500 within Lewisham.Higher feesFaced with dwindling central government funding, councils also appear to be ramping up their licensing fees both for HMOs and selective ‘all property’ schemes.The London Property Licensing data reveals that in 23 of London’s 33 boroughs licensing fees are over £1,000 for HMOs.Also, average fees have climbed every year since 2014 and the average cost has risen by 12.9 per cent in 2016/17 and a further 5 per cent this year, currently standing at £1,119.NALS is calling for a single, London-wide licensing scheme to “cut the administrative burden on landlords and introduce efficiencies across the sector”.“If we want to improve the PRS for all, we need to see a more joined up approach, with a light touch, streamlined licensing scheme for London,” says Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive of NALS (pictured, left).“This would help to minimise operating costs and keep fees to a more reasonable level.”hmo landlord licenses NALS Selective Licensing scheme Isobel Thomson selective licensing January 30, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Rising cost of rental property licensing schemes revealed previous nextRegulation & LawRising cost of rental property licensing schemes revealedNALS calls for London-wide scheme with a single set of fee rates as number of schemes in the capital and overall in the UK continues to balloon.Nigel Lewis30th January 20180804 Viewslast_img read more

Government publishes updated rental forms for tenant fees ban at last moment

first_imgHome » News » Government publishes updated rental forms for tenant fees ban at last moment previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment publishes updated rental forms for tenant fees ban at last momentUpdated mandatory How to Rent guide for tenants and Section 21 advice were published 60 seconds before the tenant fees ban went live on Saturday.Nigel Lewis3rd June 201902,496 Views The government waited until a minute before midnight to publish its revised guidance on Section 21 evictions and its updated How To Rent guide, both of which now reflect the new realities of the tenant fees ban.“Unfortunately the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government did not release Form 6a for issuing a S21 notice until 11.59 last night but if landlords and agents do not issue the correct versions, any Section 21 notice can be invalidated,” says an ARLA spokesperson.Updates to the forms include changes to form 6a which stipulate that landlords and letting agents cannot use a Section 21 eviction procedure if they have taken a prohibited payment from a tenant and it has not been refunded in full.How to RentA new version of the How to Rent guide has also been published that reflects the changes brought in by the tenant fees guide, including guidance on rental deposit alternative products. It says:  “A landlord or agent cannot require you to use a deposit replacement product but may allow it as an option without contravening the Tenant Fees Act”.ARLA Propertymark has warned agents that unless an up-to-date version of the official How to Rent guide has been provided to the tenant this ‘may frustrate a landlord’s claim to recover possession of a property’.ARLA Chief Executive David Cox spent much of the weekend appearing on several radio and TV shows as news of the tenant fees ban spread throughout the media. This included appearances on BBC News, Radio 4’s Today show and its financial advice programme, MoneyBox.Download the new How to Rent guide here and the new 6a form.   How to Rent guide Section 21 Tenant Fees Act tenant fees ban form 6a June 3, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

first_imgTaking the first steps to discharge their new and likely significant responsibilities, the Jersey City Immigrant Affairs Commission reviewed and gave its blessing to the new city identification program at their inaugural meeting on May 15. Their action enables an ordinance creating the program to be reintroduced at the May 24 City Council meeting for possible final passage in June. After naming Imtiaz A. Syed as chairman and Mussab Ali as vice chair, the commission examined a slightly modified version of the city’s proposed identification program. The city council tabled a first attempt at the ordinance last month to settle some unresolved issues about the program. The nine-member commission was founded early this year to advise the city on immigration issues. It followed threats from President Donald Trump to withhold federal funding from cities like Jersey City that have declared themselves to be sanctuary cities and refuse to assist federal efforts to deport or detain immigrants without benefit of warrants and other protections offered to American citizens by the U.S. Constitution. Click here for more.After a local teenager was murdered in his apartment in the Hoboken Housing Authority four months ago, the Boys & Girls Club in the southwestern part of town has created a Saturday night haven where teens can congregate to play pickup basketball or video games. “We changed our hours on Saturdays [to remain open] between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. at night and we have been getting a tremendous crowd,” said Gary Greenberg, CEO and executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, in an interview last week. “Teenagers in the community seem to embrace it.” Click here for more. × A local DPW worker spotted a two-and-a-half-foot alligator in the town’s Duck Pond on Wednesday, May 3, Mayor Michael Gonnelli confirmed last week. The Duck Pond has no fence around it and children were able to go right up to the edge of the water when competing in the town’s actual “Fishing Derby” on Saturday, May 6. Gonnelli was questioned by the Reporter after a sign was spotted at the event on that day warning people that the animal was spotted. When asked why the public wasn’t notified beyond that, Gonnelli, a former public works supervisor, said, “People should always be concerned with an alligator like that, but we haven’t seen it again. But it could be underwater; it could be in a million places, or it could’ve died.” Gonnelli said that he and DPW workers searched for the reptile on a boat for two days before the Fishing Derby, but did not locate it. Click here for more.last_img read more