Indictment in alleged Hoboken hit-and-run that killed basketball star’s cousin

first_img× HOBOKEN — A Hudson County grand jury returned an indictment against Mark T. Nicholas, age 51, of Brooklyn on Feb. 28 charging him with second degree crime of Death by Auto and the second degree crime of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.Nicholas was the alleged driver of a black Cadillac Escalade that struck and killed Zachary Simmons on the corner of Willow and Sixth Streets in Hoboken on Jun. 25 last year.Simmons, a 21-year-old from Ramsey, was struck at approximately 3:30 a.m.The Ramsey High School graduate was the cousin of recent Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Ben Simmons.Simmons, was pronounced dead at 4:25 a.m. at Jersey City Medical Center.Nicholas is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Hudson County on March 13.last_img

Joe Biden is elected the 46th president of the United States.

first_imgWILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. was elected president of the United States on Saturday, defeating President Trump after campaigning on a promise to restore civility and stability to American politics and to expand the government’s role in guiding the country through the surging coronavirus pandemic.Mr. Biden, 77, who will become the 46th president and the oldest man ever sworn into the office, secured 273 votes from the Electoral College after Pennsylvania was called for him, though the race was far closer than many Democrats, Republicans and pollsters had expected.- Advertisement – With his third run for the White House — after unsuccessful bids in 1988 and 2008, and after spending eight years as President Barack Obama’s vice president — Mr. Biden finally attained a goal that he has dreamed of for decades, capping a career in national politics that began with a victory in a 1972 Senate race here in Delaware. He was swept into office this year with the support of a diverse coalition of younger voters, older voters, Black Americans and white college-educated voters, particularly women. – Advertisement – Mr. Biden’s triumph concluded an extraordinary election that was expected to set modern records for turnout, despite being held amid a pandemic that has upended life across the United States. More than 100 million Americans voted before Election Day as states sought to make voting safer, putting the nation on track for the largest turnout in a century once the final vote is tallied.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden also won the popular vote by nearly three percentage points, and, with more than 74 million votes, broke the vote record set by Mr. Obama in 2012. Mr. Trump received more than 70 million votes — far more than the 63 million he received in 2016 when he beat Hillary Clinton while losing the popular vote.Voters overcame their fears of the coronavirus, long lines at the polls and the vexing challenges of a transformed election system to render a verdict on Mr. Trump’s chaotic and norm-breaking presidency. Mr. Trump was the first incumbent president to lose a bid for re-election since George H.W. Bush lost to Bill Clinton in 1992.Still, the race was not the landslide many Democrats had hoped for: Mr. Biden lost a number of important battleground states where he had invested time and resources, most notably Florida, amid signs of challenges with a number of Latino constituencies.center_img The Trump campaign and Republican lawyers have already begun a wide-ranging legal assault to challenge Democratic votes and victories in key swing states, part of a long-telegraphed effort to call the validity of the election into question.Mr. Trump, who baselessly declared victory early Wednesday, before votes were tallied in multiple states, had regularly questioned the legitimacy of the election as polls showed him trailing, and it was not immediately clear how he would respond to the news of Mr. Biden’s victory.Much of Mr. Biden’s agenda in office may rest on his ability to work with Congress. Democrats have maintained their hold on the House but had a much narrower path to reclaiming control of the Senate. The result also provided a history-making moment for President-elect Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, who became the first woman, and first woman of color, on a winning presidential ticket. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bedroom bliss: Bespoke bedhead designs back on the map

first_img Interior designer Georgie Leckey from Healtherly Design.Heatherly Design has featured regularly on The Block and in some of Australia’s most stylish homes, including fashion designer Alex Perry, homemaker and stylist Chyka Keebaugh and a successful collaboration with high-profile Brisbane interior designer Anna Spiro. The bespoke bedhead designs could be credited with putting bedheads firmly back on the map and back into homes.Heatherly Design have collaborated with Ms Spiro, to launch an Art Series capsule. The eclectic, brightly patterned bedheads are reminiscent of Ms Spiro’s work at the ground breaking “Halcyon House” boutique hotel on Cabarita Beach. Heatherly Design are the preferred partner for interior designers up the coast from Southport, Brisbane to Noosa and beyond who are looking for local manufacturers to provide high quality, made to measure solutions for bedrooms of new commercial and residential properties. In many cases, the brief has been for a signature, bold design that reflects the unique characteristics of Queensland such as intense sunlight, seascape, floraand marine life. Create a study nook at home Poppy bedhead in Dolce Emerald velvet. Did you know…. Louis bedhead available via Healtherly Design. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Genevieve bedhead in Kahuna.The latest AW20 Collection Past to Present, channels key moments in design history – from the mid 1800s craftsmanship of Thonet to the refined masculinity of Saville Row.Ms Leckey believes the collection is not only their most confident, but said there was something for everyone – from the romantic through to the masculine. Each capsule narrates its own story via an expanded furniture range for the bedroom – think Brandy velvet occasional chairs reminiscent of a gentleman’s atelier, chic houndstooth footstools, on-trend curvey shaped ottomans and hand-crafted bedsides. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“More and more of our customers are looking for a distinctive, personal look for the bedroom which can be expressed via the bedhead as a centrepiece,” she said.“This collection oozes character, which is further expressed with new matching furniture pieces like footstools and chairs”.center_img Buying property during Covid-19 Home where Sabo Skirt was born set for new beginnings Ms Leckey employs seven upholsterers in Melbourne and has recently opened a new flagshipshowroom in Sydney’s Paddington. She has set up a comprehensive e-commerce platform for customers to order online which is designed to assist them in the process of choosing from a myriad of headboard styles and fabrics. Orders are then shipped to customers all around Australia.She said her biggest challenge was finding enough skilled upholsterers to keep up with the ever-growing demand for her bedheads.“Local upholsters are a bit of dying breed here in Australia, unfortunately,” Ms Leckey said. “It’s not the kind of industry that young people naturally gravitate to these days. We are fortunate to have taken on an apprentice but the pool of talented craftsman to pull from is limited”. However, the passionate business owner said she was proud to be able to continue to support the local industry, at a time when we are more conscience of supporting local manufacturers not only in the short term, but the foreseeable future. heatherlydesign.com.au Check out interior designer Anna Spiro’s collaboration with Heatherly Design (Luella Bedhead in Leilani Linen).When interior designer Georgie Leckey became increasingly frustrated by the lack of quality upholstered bedheads available for her clients, she set out to create a range of statement designs that would complement any decorating theme. More than a decade later, Heatherly Design now includes more than 37 styles and dozens of fabrics.last_img read more

Europa League fixtures.

Everton make their first appearance in the Europa League since 2010 this evening.They’re at home to German side Wolfsburg in their Group H opener.Before that, Tottenham start their Group C campaign in Serbia against Partizan Belgrade. And Celtic begin at Austrian side Salzburg, after missing out on the group stages of the Champions League.

Elijah Ema Named Philadelphia Lone Star U-23 Captain

first_img– Advertisement – Elijah Ema has been named captain of Philadelphia Lone Star (PLS) FC Under-23s side for the upcoming 2019 United Premier Soccer League season.A graduate of the club academy, Ema was named captain by head coach Bobby Alion Tuesday, April 9, 2019. According to the club, Ema has been phenomenal for the Under-23s the past two seasons finishing as the team’s top scorer in 2017 and 2018.In 2017, he led the Under-23s in goals and they nearly qualified for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but lost away to Lansdowne Bhoys FC in the third qualifying round after dispatching Salone FC 3-1 and United German Hungarians 3-2 in the previous two qualifying rounds.During the 2018 season, Ema led the Under-23s in goals again in their inaugural season in the UPSL where they qualified for the Northeast American Division playoffs, but lost in the final.Ema will captain his team for the first time this season on Saturday, April 13th when the Under-23s welcome Mass United FC of Massachusetts in their 2019 UPSL Northeast Pro-premier Season Opener.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Captain Elijah Ema will captain his team for the first time this season on Saturday, April 13th when the Under-23s welcome Mass United FC last_img read more