Archive for April 12th, 2016

Woman jailed for 'dating site' arson

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016:

A Newtownabbey woman has been jailed for an arson attack on the home of a man she met on a dating website. Alison Greer, 42, of Hillside View, initially denied the charge of arson with intent to endanger life. She was given a 30-month sentence at Belfast Crown Court, with 15 months of this to be served on licence. Throughout the trial, Greer denied setting fire to the Housing Executive property at Knockane Way in the Rathcoole area. Inflammable material was poured through the letterbox of the property and set alight, in the early hours of 10 July, 2014, resulting […] Read More →

A Clash of Old and New in a Manhattan Real Estate Prairie

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016:

Photo Outside 85 and 83 Bowery in Chinatown, former flophouses that were converted in the late 1970s. Credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times Stacked on the chipped tile floor of the vestibule at 85 Bowery were 59 boxes, each addressed to John Doe or Jane Doe. Modern moneyed New York had arrived at a rickety remnant of the 19th-century city via FedEx. Inside the boxes were lawsuits filed by a developer who wants the tenants out of 85 Bowery and the building next door, 83 Bowery. The Chinese immigrants living in the apartments, some of whom needed their […] Read More →

Transcontinental shuts down printing press in Corner Brook

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016:

TC Transcontinental has stopped production at its Union Street plant in Corner Brook saying there’s not enough demand to keep two commercial printing operations open in the province.  General manager Chester Lawrence said in this digital age, companies don’t have to depend on printed materials. “Businesses now get their message out in a different way they have web pages, social media, so that led to a  decline in the number of brochures and print work that they would require,” said Lawrence. “Local business, as well, kind of tightened up a little bit with the economy now — and for some time now there has been a decline in […] Read More →

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