To the Editor:On March 14, the Bayonne City Council proposed an amendment to Chapter 7 of the municipal code. The purpose is to allow residents to park in their driveway on the street. Two state regulations are in play here, 39:4-138(d) which makes it improper to park in front of a driveway and 39:4-138.3 which allows municipalities to “permit the parking of motor vehicles in front of private driveways whenever both the motor vehicle and driveway involved are owned by the same person, whenever the motor vehicle is owned by a member of the same household as the owner of the private driveway, …” On the surface this sounds fantastic. The city is going to allow homeowners to park in front of their driveways but there is a caveat; you will be required to purchase special parking permits from the city at a cost of $50, thus creating a new revenue source for the city at the taxpayers’ expense. The ordinance will also allow you to give your permit to anyone of your choosing, which is permissible by state statute. A property owner could decide not to use his or her driveway and sell the permit to someone for a fee. I do not see anything that stops a property owner from parking on the street and selling his or her permit for a monthly or yearly fee. I find two potential flaws with this ordinance, 1) You have to pay a fee to park in front of your driveway and 2) you can profit from this by selling your parking right. Based on how people behave it is logical to conclude that people will try to capitalize on this. Although the ordinance on the surface is to help alleviate parking it could actually create more parking problems. I think the city and residents should oppose the ordinance as written and it should be adjusted to remove the permit fee and, if permissible by law, disallow the transfer of the permit to nonresidents of the property. If these conditions cannot be met it should not be adopted to the Chapter 7 local ordinance. SHAWN JARYNO
Freddie Ljungberg in talks with Malmo ahead of Mikel Arteta’s return to Arsenal / Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 2:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link437Shares Ljungberg, according to reports, was set to be offered the chance to remain as part of Arteta’s staff, but he is known to harbour ambitions to be a No.1 in his own right. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articles Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Full Screen Advertisement Malmo parted company with former Wigan and Leeds manager Uwe Rossler last week and according to Sportal.se they view Ljungberg as the ideal candidate.Ljungberg had been credited with playing a key role in the development of an emerging group of youngsters at Arsenal having coached the likes of Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock during his time in charge of the Under-23s and Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes it’s vital his old club find a way of keeping Ljungberg on.He said: ‘Absolutely [he should be kept on]. We have to protect Freddie at all costs. He wasn’t there trying to suck up to get the job. He knows the club. You can’t buy him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Nobody knows the young players better than Freddie. I’m sure Mikel will come in and be delighted Freddie is still there.‘What you want is that kind of continuity, especially for the young guys. You can see how much they loved him when things were going right. ‘We need that guy in there. He’s an invincible as well. He’s one of our greats. We have to back Freddie at all costs.’Should Arteta keep Ljungberg as part of his coaching staff?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta joked about Arsenal defence while Manchester City coach and highlighted huge weaknessMORE: Arsene Wenger questions Arsenal board as he compares his former club to Liverpool Read More by Metro 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Read More Read More 1/1 Freddie Ljungberg has been in charge of the Arsenal first team on an interim basis since Unai Emery’s sacking (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg has been in talks with Malmo about becoming the Swedish club’s first team coach.The 42-year-old has won just one of his five matches in charge of an increasingly rudderless Arsenal side following the sacking of Unai Emery last month.Ljungberg voiced his discontent at having to make do with a skeleton coaching staff following last weekend’s 3-0 drubbing against Manchester City and urged the club’s board to make a quick decision over Emery’s permanent replacement.Mikel Arteta has been confirmed as Emery’s successor with former Everton and Manchester United No.2 Steve Round and Brentford goalkeeping coach Inaki Cava Pavon set to join as part of the former Arsenal captain’s backroom team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Read More About Connatix V67539 Comment Skip Ad Video Settings Coming Next SPONSORED Advertisement
Sharing is caring! Share Share 61 Views no discussions Tweet Share LifestyleLocalNews Calypsonians Called to be Part of World Earth Day by: – January 9, 2020 Father Franklin Cuffy,Environmental activists in Dominica, Echo78, are throwing out a challenge to calypsonians and song writers to use their medium to draw attention to climate action in their songs.The hope is that the song will be used as a theme song internationally to call individuals, corporations and nations to do more to preserve the planet.This is in anticipation of Earth Day in April.In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes, Father Franklin Cuffy, an environmental activist and partner of Echo78 explained, “We are challenging the calypsonians to see if they can come up with a calypso to win a special award. Any song fitting our expectation has to have the focus of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”He also reported that, “the response from the Calypso Association is very interesting, they responded well.” A similar challenge was issued before with a $1,000 prize on a theme of preserving life. This time, Father Cuffy says the prize will be a surprise.Asked to assess climate action in Dominica, he said his expectations are much higher.“I would love to see a lot more happening,” he lamented. “I think as a nation we can do so much more. A simple thing as a huge [event] and the next day the amount of garbage left behind is disheartening; a lot needs to be done.“Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day w and gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of the planet.The enormous challenges of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.