Jersey City Council supports driver’s licenses for undocumented residents

first_img News By Jeannette Josue – May 28, 2015 12:30 pm 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Jersey City Council unanimously approved a resolution that urges NJ lawmakers to enact legislation permitting undocumented residents to obtain driver’s license issued by Motor Vehicle Commission.[fve][/fve]Currently, New Jersey law prohibits individuals who cannot provide lawful presence in the United States from obtaining driver’s licenses.The states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, Washington, Utah, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico are issuing driver’s licenses based on immigration status.Issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants has proven to have a positive effect on public safety and the local economy by increasing mobility of the work force based on the statistics cited in the resolution.“The opportunity for people to have access to driver’s license opens the doors to the quality of life of an American citizen,” said Council President Rolando LavarroJohanna Calle, program coordinator of New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, stood before Jersey City Council to speak on behalf of the importance of supporting the resolution.She also had the support of Anakbayan NJ, The Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project (FIWOP), and The Sharing Place – who stood beside her during her address.“Jersey City is the largest immigrant city in the state” Calle told Hudson County View. “This is a huge deal and we are hoping to see more of these resolutions passed across the state.Jersey City is now the 8th city to support the resolution to pass Senate Bill 2925 and Assembly Bill 4425. Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say CommunityJersey CityNews TAGSAnakbayan New Jerseydriver’s licenseFIWOPjersey city councilJohanna CalleRolando Lavarroundocumented residents SHARE Jersey City Council supports driver’s licenses for undocumented residents Crime Previous articleApril Busset testifies against North Bergen DPW supervisors Longo and BuneroNext articleNJ Assembly committee to meet in Bayonne over proposed $225M Exxon settlement Jeannette Josue Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Bayonne Facebook Twitter Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction last_img read more

Goose Announces Extensive 2020 Tour Including West Coast Run With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

first_imgCT-based quartet Goose has been rapidly rising in the jam world of late, selling out increasingly larger shows around the country. On Tuesday, the band announced an extensive string of concert dates that will kick off their 2020 touring schedule. The 25-date tour includes thirteen west coast dates supporting fellow “bird band,” Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The run with PPPP marks Goose’s first “migration” west in the band’s five-year history.Immediately following Goose’s west coast run with Pigeons, the band will set sail on the Rock Legends Cruise, a five-day nautical music festival headlined by Roger Daltrey (The Who), Paul Rogers (Bad Company, Queen), Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), and Robby Krieger (The Doors). The floating fest will also feature Jonny Lang, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Larkin Poe, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more.Following a brief break, Goose tour will resume with the band’s previously announced show at The Caverns in Pelham, TN on March 27th, which will be taped for the upcoming tenth season of PBS‘s Bluegrass Underground. The Bluegrass Underground spot will mark Goose’s first TV appearance.Related: Bluegrass Underground Announces Season X Lineup: Goose, Mandolin Orange, Molly Tuttle, Black Pumas, MoreFrom there, the tour will continue into April with the first Goose shows in North Carolina since the summer of 2018 on April 16th in Asheville and April 17h in Raleigh. Following visits to Baltimore (4/19), Syracuse (4/22), and Philadelphia (4/23), Goose will wrap their spring tour with a two-night run at Allston, MA’s Brighton Music Hall on April 25th and 26th.“We have been getting all kinds of requests to play on the West Coast and in the Southeast over the past few months,” says guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Peter Anspach in a press release, “So it feels great to finally give those folks some love.”Limited pre-sale for the new 2020 Goose tour dates begins on Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. ET. For more information, head to the Goose website.Below, you can get a taste of the Goose phenomenon with a pro-shot highlight video from the band’s sold-out Halloween show in New York City.Goose – 10/31/19 – Halloween Hits [Pro-Shot][Video: Goose]See below for a list of the newly announced Goose tour dates. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website here.Goose – Winter/Spring 2020 Tour DatesJAN 24 – New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)JAN 25 – Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sold Out)FEB 05 – Phoenix, AZ | Marquee Theatre^FEB 06 – Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up Tavern^FEB 07 – West Hollywood, CA | Troubadour^FEB 08 – West Hollywood, CA | Troubadour^FEB 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA | Fremont Theater^FEB 13 – Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst^FEB 14 – San Francisco, CA | Great American Music Hall^FEB 15 – San Francisco, CA | The Regency Ballroom^FEB 16 – Crystal Bay, NV | Crystal Bay Club Crown Room^FEB 19 – Eugene, OR | Sessions Music Hall^FEB 20 – Bend, OR | Midtown Ballroom^FEB 21 – Portland, OR | Wonder Ballroom^FEB 22 – Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre^FEB 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Rock Legends CruiseFEB 28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL| Rock Legends CruiseFEB 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Rock Legends CruiseMAR 01 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | Rock Legends CruiseMAR 02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL| Rock Legends CruiseMAR 27 – Pelham, TN | The CavernsAPR 16 – Asheville, NC | Asheville Music HallAPR 17 – Raleigh, NC | Lincoln TheatreAPR 19 – Baltimore, MD | The 8×10APR 22 – Syracuse, NY | Westcott TheaterAPR 23 – Philadelphia, PA | The FoundryAPR 25 – Allston, MA | Brighton Music HallAPR 26 – Allston, MA | Brighton Music Hall^ supporting Pigeons Playing Ping PongView Tour Dateslast_img read more

United Journey Tanker Released after 2-Month Arrest

first_imgOperator of offshore support vessels Toisa Ltd. has regained control of its crude oil tanker United Journey which was arrested in the Caribbean Netherlands on December 24, 2016.The 2010-built tanker was released from custody following a negotiated court order with Citibank N.A., which seized the vessel late last year.United Journey, which has been idled in Sint Eustatius, Bonaire ever since, is scheduled to resume full operations as soon as possible, according to Toisa.The cargo which was on board the 112,723 dwt tanker at the time of the arrest was transferred to another ship.Toisa Ltd. is currently in the mid of financial restructuring talks with its stakeholders after it, together with 23 of its affiliated vessel-owning companies, last month filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company took this action following a prolonged slump in global oil prices, among other factors, and its effect on the offshore business.In addition to United Journey’s return, the court order included provisions for the consensual use of Citibank’s cash collateral by the company.Toisa, which is continuing to work with the lender steering committee on a consensual debt restructuring, informed that all of its 46 vessels are now free to undertake business already contracted and available to enter into additional contracts.last_img read more