Company seeks to build $1.5B power plant in North Bergen

first_imgNORTH BERGEN — Los Angeles-based company Diamond Generating Corp – a subsidiary of Mitsubishi – is seeking to build a power plant in North Bergen, according to a spokesman. The plant would send its electricity to New York City.The company has been meeting for several months with elected officials, state agencies, and community stake holders in both New York and New Jersey to determine if the project is environmentally and economically feasible.If approved by the state, the North Bergen Liberty Generating Project would be located at an industrial site at 94th Street and Railroad Avenue.Currently, the space is used for a construction demolition recycling company, according to Diamond, but is zoned for an electric plant.Local officials are onboard with the plans because the proposed location is isolated from residential spaces, and could be a tax boon to the town.The proposed project would cost $1.5 billion. It would consist of multiple components, according to an economic and fiscal analysis. They include the 1,200 mega watt combined cycle electric power generating facility itself; and a 6.5-mile, 345 kilovolt underground and submarine lead cable, which would traverse North Bergen and Bergen County and ultimately connect to a substation in Manhattan.The plant would mitigate the need to run a new gas pipeline under the Hudson River, according to Diamond spokesman Brian Hague. He said the plant would be the “cleanest” electric-generating facility in the region. The plant would also “utilize the latest combustion turbine technology, which is 34 percent more efficient than the average existing power plant serving New York City,” Hague said in a statement.It would bring in $53 million in tax revenue for both states, according to the economic analysis.“While this project is still in the planning stages, we believe it represents a tremendous opportunity to secure the township’s tax base in the coming decades and continue to keep property taxes stable,” North Bergen spokesman Phil Swibinski said, in a statement. ×A coal-powered generating station in Jersey City A coal-powered generating station in Jersey Citylast_img read more

Chemung County approves plan for Lowe’s to open after social distancing violations

first_imgTOWN OF BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss authorized the closure of a Lowe’s located in the Town of Big Flats on Sunday. 5:50 P.M. UPDATE: —– Moss said a representative from Head of State Government Affairs for the Northern Region for Lowe’s Companies submitted an action plan as Chemung County requested. Moss said this is not something the County wishes to pursue in the future. He said it is not the County’s intent to pursue closures, fines and possible arrests, but essentials businesses must follow guidelines. Moss said that this temporary closure comes after multiple verbal and written warnings involving numerous violations of executive orders. The Chemung County Health Department is requesting the establishment submit a plan regarding how they will ensure that compliance of the executive orders will be achieved.  County Executive Moss said that after a conversation with Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti, he decided to temporarily close the Lowe’s located on 913 County Rt. 64. Moss said he authorized this temporary closure because individuals continually violated executive orders issued by the state on social distancing. Moss said the plan has been approved by Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti. The enhanced efforts to supplement the stores current safety and social distancing protocols are as follows: TOWN OF BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss has made an update to the temporary closure of the Lowe’s in the Town of Big Flats on Sunday. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. County Executive Moss said the 913 County Rt. 64 Lowe’s will be open for business starting Monday, April 20. “Posting an associate at the front entrance of the storeUtilizing technology to track the amount of customers in the storeLimit the store traffic to 4 customers per 1000 square feet of building spaceHire security or off-duty law enforcement to assist with crowd control as soon as feasibleContinue to monitor and evaluate all procedures listed here and above” County Executive Moss said once the plan is submitted and approved, the Lowe’s will be able to reopen. last_img read more

Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in Nigeria

first_imgThe attacks, in the Monguno and Nganzai local government areas, came just days after militants killed at least 69 people in a raid on a village in a third area, Gubio. MAIDUGURI – Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Saturday, residents and a civilian task force fighter said. Two humanitarian workers and three residents told Reuters that militants armed with heavy weaponry including rocket launchers arrived in Monguno, a hub for international non-governmental organizations, at roughly 11 a.m. local time. They overran government forces, taking some casualties but killing at least 20 soldiers and roaming the area for three hours. (Reuters)last_img

Freshman Sykes breaks out with dominant all-around performance to lead Syracuse to win over Loyola

first_imgBrittney Sykes was energized from the get-go.Less than a minute into the game, she stole the ball and raced downcourt. She swiveled her body and found a wide-open Cornelia Fondren in the right corner.Fondren drained the 3-pointer and got Syracuse on the board.“My personal style is that I like to gamble and go for steals – easy buckets,” Sykes said. “Usually after a steal the energy picks up.”It certainly did.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse burst out to a 10-point lead in the first nine minutes, as Sykes sparked the Orange right away.The freshman’s afternoon was just getting started, though, as she played her most complete game this season and bullied Loyola early and often. Sykes filled up the stat sheet Saturday in Syracuse’s (9-1) 83-48 victory over Loyola (Md.) (4-6) in the Carrier Dome in front of 417 fans. She finished with 15 points, five steals, five rebounds and three assists, igniting SU to the blowout victory.“As long as she’s aggressive and she can get some things in transition going to the rim I think everything else opens up,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said.And it did.Syracuse was in a slump midway through the first half. After building an early lead, the Orange let Loyola claw back into the game. Consecutive 3s by Nicole Krusen and Alyssa Sutherland cut Syracuse’s lead to 16-14 with 7:38 remaining in the half.Less than two minutes later, Sykes stole an errant pass from Sutherland and raced down to the other end. She bulldozed her way to the basket and laid the ball up and in, drawing a foul in the process.She swished the free throw, pushing SU up five.Then Sykes got a hand in the passing lane yet again. She came away with the ball and flew downcourt, as Loyola defenders frantically tried to stop her. She missed the layup, but Kayla Alexander cleaned up what Sykes had started.After a jumper by Loyola’s Diana Logan, Sykes spotted up in the corner, waiting patiently for a pass. She stood in the same spot where Fondren drained a 3 to start the game.This time, Sykes took Fondren’s pass. She squared her body toward the basket and connected from deep, putting Syracuse up 24-16 with 4:38 to go in the first half.“She’s a very athletic player that can really slash to the basket,” Hillsman said. “Her shooting keeps people honest. That’s one thing that we talked about.”In the second half, Sykes didn’t skip a beat. She forced another steal and converted on a putback off a missed hook by Alexander, as the Orange’s lead started to balloon with the score 36-20.Sykes was the sparkplug for Syracuse, as the Orange took it to Loyola in the second half and ended up shooting almost 56 percent in the half and dropping 51 points.Hillsman said it was Sykes’ best game so far this season. She struggled over the past three games, scoring only nine total points on 3-of-14 shooting.Saturday that all changed in a hurry. Sykes sped Loyola up and flustered the slower Greyhounds.She forced five steals and ignited multiple fast breaks.Sykes said it was tough not to get down on herself during the inconsistent stretch coming into the game, but she said her teammates were supportive and told her to keep her head up.“My confidence level is so high right now all thanks to my teammates, honestly,” Sykes said. “I’ve been down on myself from scoring and how to score, but they’ve been keeping me positive.”Hillsman said Sykes was efficient in all aspects of the game Saturday. Despite her recent struggles, Hillsman knows he can expect many dominant games from Sykes down the road.“It’s tough having such a dominant player because you want the finished product now, but the finished product might not be in two or three years,” Hillsman said. “She had a very, very good game tonight.”Carmen Tyson-Thomas said Sykes is stepping into her role as a scorer and defender for Syracuse. She cheered from the bench and alongside Sykes on the court as the freshman forced turnovers, snatched rebounds and drilled 3-pointers.“I’m proud of her,” Tyson-Thomas said. “I was in the same position as a freshman to come in and have to score. It’s a big role to take on, and I’m glad she’s stepping into it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more