1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Room 314Evansville, Indiana 47708 The Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana will hold its regular meetings for 2018 at 5:30 p.m. on the dates listed below. The meetings will be held in Room 301 of the Civic Center, 1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. A separate notice will be sent to the media for any cancellations or special meetings scheduled.SCHEDULED COMMON COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR 2018 CITY OF EVANSVILLE COMMON COUNCIL Monday, January 8, 2018Monday, January 22, 2018Monday, February 12, 2018Monday, February 26, 2018Monday, March 12, 2018Monday, March 19, 2018Monday, April 9, 2018Monday, April 23, 2018Monday, May 7, 2018Monday, May 21, 2018Monday, June 11, 2018Monday, June 25, 2018Monday, July 9, 2018Monday, July 23, 2018Monday, August 13, 2018Monday, August 27, 2018Monday, September 10, 2018Monday, September 24, 2018Monday, October 8, 2018Monday, October 22, 2018Monday, November 12, 2018Monday, November 26, 2018Monday, December 10, 2018Monday, December 17, 2018 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
NORTH 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 City
Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival is known for its great taste in music, delivering impressive and diverse lineups on a yearly basis. Well, the team behind Forecastle has done it again, as the festival revealed their awesome and eclectic 2016 lineup this morning. 2016 comeback champions LCD Soundsystem, alternative rock legends Weezer, and electronic superstars Odesza top the bill, with rising rock stars Cage The Elephant, singer-songwriter PJ Harvey, exciting hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, Folk rockers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and electro-funk master GRiZ joining them. X Ambassadors, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and Rayland Baxter will all make appearances as well on one of the best lineups that have been announced so far for 2017.Forecastle stands out for its inclusive lineup. It draws artists from across all genres and gives a little something for everyone. See below for the full lineup, and visit the Forecastle website to learn more.
Rock quartet Aqueous is scheduled to head out on their 2019 co-headlining winter tour with BIG Something early next month on February 7th. On Wednesday, the band announced two additional shows to the schedule, with new upcoming performances at Anthology in Rochester, New York on March 15th, and Kings Rook Club in Erie, Pennsylvania the following evening on March 16th. The performance at Anthology should be a unique experience for both the band and their fans in attendance, as it will be Aqueous’ first-ever show with one of three sets comprised of all-improvised music.“We’ve always toyed with the idea of doing a fully improvised, completely ‘off the cuff’ set, and Rochester seemed like a perfect place to do it,” guitarist Mike Gantzer said about the upcoming show. “The band really comes alive when we are free to create on-the-fly, and we can’t wait to go on that journey with the audience for one of THREE sets that night.”Related: Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video Of ‘Kitty Chaser (Explosions)’ With Umphrey’s McGee’s Andy FaragAs for the March 16th show, fans should still be thrilled to hear the Aqueous crew are set to return to the lake-side city, which sits just a few hours down the road from the band’s home base of Buffalo, New York. Both Gantzer and guitarist/keyboardist Dave Loss were at Kings Rook Club back over the summer for a duet acoustic performance in mid-June.“Erie was an early second home for AQ,” Gantzer continued. “Many of our fans’ favorite sets over the years have gone down in that city, to the point that there’s a saying they created for it; ‘Never miss an Erie show’ – we have to agree on that one!”Tickets for the two added shows are on sale now, and can be purchased through the band’s website.
The Wood Brothers has announced a free webcast of their upcoming show at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre via The Relix Channel. The webcast will take place starting at 9 p.m. (EST) this Thursday, January 24th.The Wood Brothers’ recent 2018 release, One Drop Of Truth, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Americana Album” category. The Grammy’s are set to take place on February 10th, 2019 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.For ticketing information and a complete list of The Wood Brothers’ upcoming tour dates, visit the band’s website.
We spoke with Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis at the School of Public Health and faculty member of HKS, about the Affordable Care Act and its challenges on the president’s radar screen.Q: What health care policy priorities should be atop the president’s agenda in his second term?A: The election is now over and there is no longer an immediate legislative threat to repealing the Affordable Care Act. But to the surprise of many in the policy community, the debate over the future size and scope of this major piece of healthcare legislation continues. Within the last few weeks, the majority of state governors have indicated an unwillingness to move ahead with state-managed health insurance exchanges, leaving the federal government to take on this task. Also, many have announced that they will not move ahead with expanding their current Medicaid programs due to perceived concerns about the long-term fiscal impact on their state budgets. In many states almost half the uninsured who were to be covered by the ACA were to receive Medicaid. Thus the near-universal nature of this national insurance legislation remains at risk unless these states change their positions and move forward with the Medicaid expansion.
FALL IN LOVE WITH IDOL STARS January 29 & 30 at 54 Below Before you catch American Idol newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this spring, see them in another musical of Biblical proportions: Samson & Delilah. The sweethearts will perform an evening of pop-rock and traditional musical theater songs from the new romantic tuner by Ron Yatter. Click for tickets! SING ALONG WITH A SNOWMAN January 31 at select movie theaters Practice your scales and work on that side braid, because a special sing-along edition of Frozen hits theaters nationwide this week. We’re imagining a Rocky Horror-style spectacular, complete with icy costumes, white hair spray and lots of magic snow flying all over the theater. (If you can’t sew, don’t worry, you can always buy some Elsa gear on Etsy for $1,000.) See you there, Frozen fanatics! CLASS IT UP WITH PATINA MILLER January 31 at the Allen Room She tears it up on the trapeze every night in Pippin, but believe it or not, Patina Miller has never headlined a solo concert in New York City…until now! The Tony winner and 2013 Broadway.com Star of the Year will take the stage to perform an evening of her favorite tunes for the American Songbook series, which will be filmed for PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. Bonus: You get to gaze at this gorgeous view while Miller does her thing. Click for tickets! GET DIRTY AT THEATRE ROW Opens January 29 at the Acorn Theatre If Broadway Bares wasn’t enough nakedness for one week (come on, you can never have too much nudity), off-Broadway’s Intimacy has you covered. One of the weirdest shows we’ve ever seen, Thomas Bradshaw’s wacky comedy features tons of full frontal, some suspiciously real-looking sex scenes and shooting, uh, fluids that splash into the first few rows of the audience. Have fun (and maybe bring an umbrella)? Click for tickets! Hey. You, wearing the Snuggie. We know it’s cold out there, but get your act together and put on some pants, because there are way too many awesome things going on in New York City right now. Patina Miller is singing her favorite fabulous tunes, the Broadway Bares are doing what they do best (getting naked) and Frozen fans can finally duet with Idina Menzel in public. Check out this week’s must-see list! View Comments TAKE IT OFF WITH THE BARES January 26 at XL Nightclub The brave, buff studs of Broadway are risking frostbite to get naked for a good cause at this year’s Broadway Bares Winter Burlesque extravaganza. Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will kick off the nearly nude revue, with performances by dozens of sexy Broadway stars. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and general admission tickets are a steal at $25. Click for tickets!
If/Then View Comments Star Files The kingdom of Arendelle may be ice cold, but the Oscar-winning hit “Let It Go” from Frozen is about to heat up the dance floor. The Idina Menzel anthem that launched a thousand covers has been remixed into a club cut, thanks to the production team Papercha$er. Menzel, currently starring in Broadway’s If/Then, recently became the first Tony-winning Best Actress to land a Billboard Top 10 hit, however, she is by no means a newcomer to the club scene. People have been dancing to popular remixes of Menzel belting out Wicked’s “Defying Gravity,” Rent’s “Take Me Or Leave Me” and “Gorgeous” from her album I Stand. Break out the strobe light and take a listen to the track below! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows Idina Menzel
“We jumped on the opportunity to partner with New York agriculture and markets to be able to provide these items to our local farms,” said Broome County’s CCE Executive Director Beth Roberts. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. He recounts seeing them say “out of stock” online. “We probably have about five or six employees that will use these gloves and such,” said Johnson. This was a trend that was noticed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and well as assemblywomen, Donna Lupardo. On Tuesday, in Broome County at three different locations over 5,000 face masks and 380 gallons of hand sanitizer were handed out to local farmers and their employees. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – In a time when wearing masks is the new normal, farmer, Dave Johnson, at Apple Hills says he couldn’t find them anywhere. “We”ll use them, we need them, I get on catalogs on the computer,” Johnson told 12 News. In time where farms in our area have been struggling, Lupardo told 12 News they will continue to be here to help out anyway they can. “If they have the need we will be here to fulfill it,” said Lupardo. “It’s been a challenge getting masks into the hands of farmers because there are so many out there and they are so busy,” said Lupardo.