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  • Boston's Irish community on edge after contractor is deported

    07/07/2017 11:36:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 7, 2017 | by Brian Dowling Friday
    A prominent Boston man nabbed by ICE last month for overstaying his visa by more than a decade has been sent back to Ireland, and the city’s Irish community is still worried about further deportations, an advocate said. John Cunningham, 38, was a Brighton-based electrical contractor before he was detained for overstaying a 90-day visa that he used to enter the U.S. in 2003. Cunningham left on a commercial flight Wednesday night. “ICE is enforcing the law, it’s simple and sometimes painful but they’re just doing their jobs,” said immigration attorney John Foley, a board member of the cultural center...
  • Melbourne siege being treated as terrorism (Victoria, Australia)

    06/05/2017 5:06:26 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    Sky News Australia ^ | 6th June 2017
    Long-time criminal Yacqub Khayre is the terrorist behind the deadly Brighton siege that claimed the life of an innocent apartment clerk. The Somalian-born man, 29, had served jail time over a violent burglary in 2012 and was on parole at the time of Monday's siege, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said. Mr Ashton said he had been on parole since being released from prison last November and 'there was nothing wrong with his parole until yesterday.' Khayre also spent 16 months on remand before being acquitted of the 2009 Holsworthy army barracks terror plot in Sydney. He lived in the Melbourne...
  • Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

    01/03/2015 12:21:52 AM PST · by moose07 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 January 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have been spotted is still growing. Beachcomber Tracey Williams has been picking up Lego along the Cornish coastline ever since a container spill dumped millions of the toy pieces into the sea in 1997. Since the curious tale was reported by the Magazine, dozens of people have contacted Williams to say they, too, have found parts of the much-loved toy scattered on shores. Snip Most of the people who've contacted her found Lego...
  • The Union Told Us to "Check the Facts." We did.

    10/31/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 10/28/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation announced today that Brighton Area Schools and the local union “have removed illegal language from a contract in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Brighton High School teacher who said the union and district were violating his freedoms under Michigan’s right-to-work law.” The union president for the Brighton Education Association blasted the lawsuit when it was filed last week. "It would behoove Mr. Neuman and the Mackinac Center to check their facts before filing and publicizing this lawsuit that is 100 percent untrue," Ellen Lafferty told the Livingston Daily Press & Argus....
  • Union, District Strike Illegal Language from Contract

    10/31/2014 9:17:06 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/26/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Within two weeks of being sued by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, the Brighton Education Association and Brighton Area Schools agreed to strike illegal language in its teachers contract requiring non-union members to pay a fee to support teachers leaving the classroom to conduct union business. Brighton High School teacher Adam Neuman, the plaintiff in the case, says he is relieved as a non-union member to no longer live with the treat of payroll deductions for so-called release time. “This was never anything personal against the union or the district,” he said. “I’m glad that we got a resolution so...
  • Afghanistan vet does battle with Michigan teachers union

    10/16/2014 6:33:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Adam Neuman left the classroom in Michigan to serve in the army in Afghanistan. Michigan high school social studies teacher Adam Neuman was surprised when he saw the $80 deduction on his paycheck from the Brighton Public School District. Then, he was angry. The U.S. Army veteran, who served one tour in Afghanistan, had opted out of the Brighton Education Association and parent organization, the Michigan Education Association, in August, as was his right under the state's 2012 law. He knew he wasn't subject to dues withholding, yet the itemized stub showed the deduction. “I don’t feel that they should...
  • Young British jihadists fighting in Syria attended Abu Hamza mosque (Brighton)

    09/27/2014 11:28:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:44PM BST 26 Sep 2014 | Tom Whitehead, Security Editor
    Young jihadists fighting in Syria attended the same Brighton mosque where Abu Hamza became radicalized in the 1980s, the Daily Telegraph can disclose. Teenager Ibrahim Kamara, who died in Syria this week, is believed to have been drawn in to extremism by three brothers whose father is a trustee at the Brighton Al-Quds mosque in the seaside city. It came as Amer Deghayes, one of the brothers who is also in Syria, warned American and British airstrikes against ISIL could lead to other terror groups there joining forces against them. …
  • Community project focuses on Neolithic Whitehawk camp

    04/21/2014 10:26:10 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2014 | unattributed
    This 5,500 year old Stone Age monument (a Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure) on Whitehawk Hill in Brighton, East Sussex is a rare type of ritual monument (predating Stonehenge by around 500 years) and marks the emergence of Britain’s first farming communities. It is the project’s aim to work with the local community to build understanding of the importance of the monument, engender a spirit of ownership and identity and actively work for the physical improvement of the site and its archive.
  • Vandals trash pope picture at Brighton church (Mass.)

    12/02/2013 11:37:48 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/2/13 | Laurel Sweet
    Police are appealing to the public to help them nab a pack of young hooligans suspected of vandalizing and desecrating a Brighton church by ripping to shreds a painting of the pope, destroying an organ and leaving behind a buffet of junk food in their path of destruction. A security video posted today on shows several youths loitering on the grounds of Our Lady of Presentation Church on Washington Street. ItÂ’s believed the break-in occurred between 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Investigators said they found residue from two fire extinguishers covering a floor of the...
  • Brighton (UK) Council adopts new “Mx.” title for its transgender population

    05/04/2013 1:35:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:09 EST, 3 May 2013 | Helen Lawson
    A council is to include the title “Mx.” on its official forms to be more accommodating to the trans-community. Campaigners say that “Mx.”, short for “Mixter”, is a gender-neutral alternative to Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Miss. Brighton and Hove city council’s trans-equality panel previously pointed out that the gender part of forms allows people to say if they are male, female or other. It said the lack of options in the title field does not provide for people who do not identify as male or female. …
  • There's a problem with Brighton's Christmas lights

    12/18/2012 12:57:18 PM PST · by shoff · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/12/2012 | The Poke
    Some worker didn’t get paid overtime to put up Christmas lights in Brighton England. ( Caution: May offend some
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Five People Shot on Boardwalk in Brighton Beach (in Brooklyn)

    06/09/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN
    Five people were shot along the boardwalk in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Thursday afternoon during a mini heat wave that had packed the city’s beaches. Two of the victims are badly wounded, the authorities said. The shooting took place around 5:20 p.m. on the boardwalk near Brighton Sixth Street, the Fire Department said. The shooting unfolded on a day when a mini-heat wave and a school holiday sent hordes of people to Coney Island and Brighton Beaches, which were teeming with beachgoers — many of them teenagers — trying to escape temperatures approaching 100 degrees.
  • 5 Shot, Teen Killed on Brighton Beach Boardwalk

    06/10/2011 6:34:03 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 6/10/11 | Ida Siegal
    A teenage girl was killed and four men were wounded when two gunmen opened fire on the Brighton Beach boardwalk that was crowded with people seeking relief from Thursday's heat, police said. The shooting erupted at about 5:30 p.m. at Brighton 4th Street and Brighton 6th Street. Police spokesman Paul Browne says the shooting occurred during an altercation on the beach. He did not know if the people shot were intended targets or bystanders. He described the situation as "chaotic.'' Police believe it may be gang-related. The 16-year-old girl who died was identified as Tysha Jones. She was shot under...
  • Annoying ordinance passed in Brighton

    12/20/2008 5:08:22 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 60 replies · 1,312+ views
    Livingston Daily ^ | December 19, 2008 | Jim Totten
    Don’t annoy someone in Brighton city or you might get a ticket. The Brighton City Council approved a more stringent code for public conduct, and those who violate the rules – including annoying someone else – could be ticketed and fined. The ordinance was modeled after one in Royal Oak, where Brighton Police Chief Tom Wightman previously was employed. One of the sections reads, “It shall be unlawful for a person to engage in a course of conduct or repeatedly commit acts that alarm or seriously annoy another person and that serve no legitimate purpose.” Another section states, “It shall...
  • Great Britain: School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-Cola

    11/21/2007 8:59:43 AM PST · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2007
    School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-ColaLast updated at 16:37pm on 21st November 2007Santa Claus is being forced to wear a green suit when visiting a school this year, after teachers decided the traditional red outfit would remind pupils of Coca-Cola.  Education chiefs have also banned the annual Christmas grotto - favouring an eastern European version of the festive season instead. Staff at the Steiner School in Brighton, East Sussex, claim the red-suited Santa is a symbol of "modern commercialism" and reminds children of Coca-Cola adverts. Scroll down for more... Father Christmas and...
  • Where was she when the Babe went to the Yankees?

    07/20/2005 2:09:20 AM PDT · by Panerai · 5 replies · 2,854+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | O’Ryan Johnson
    Brighton A North Beacon Street landlord got into a heated argument with his bewitching tenant, allegedly spitting in the woman's face. He picked the wrong woman. She responded by placing a symbolic Gypsy curse on the man who fled Sunday once the hex was uttered. The woman confided to D-14 police that the curse was a fake she chanted just to play on the bully's superstitions and scare him away. While it apparently worked, police instructed her to seek a complaint in court before bringing the matter up with the coven.
  • Vote No: Schools must live within means (Livingston County May 3 Millage)

    04/29/2005 8:19:42 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 410+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 4-29-05 | Ken Moilanen
    Vote No: Schools must live within means Friday, April 29, 2005 BY KEN MOILANEN Special to The News Those proclaiming the "critical" need for additional school funding tell only part of the story. Here is a different perspective. Here is ... the rest of the story. Thomas Watkins, recent state superintendent of public instruction, had it right when he stated in his Dec. 6, 2004, Michigan School Funding report that "calls to raise taxes to fund education without a systematic overhaul will only serve to maintain the status quo. For our children's sake, this is unacceptable." He further said that...
  • Brighton pink-slips 32 teachers, some could be recalled (Millage tax scare tactic)

    04/26/2005 8:31:38 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 10 replies · 441+ views
    AP ^ | 4-26-05
    Brighton pink-slips 32 teachers, some could be recalled 4/26/2005, 10:08 p.m. ET The Associated Press BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The Brighton Board of Education has voted to issue layoff notices to 32 first-year teachers, some of whom could be recalled if positions open up. District voters decide the fate of a 3-mill tax proposal May 3. It would cost owners of a $150,000 home about $225 a year. "If the millage passes, we won't have to lay off anybody," Brighton Education Association President Barry Goode told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell after Monday's vote. "If there...
  • Opposition group says 'this is a huge tax increase' (May 3 Millage Election - Livingston County)

    04/21/2005 9:12:52 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 427+ views
    Daily Press and Argus ^ | 4-21-05 | Christopher Nagy
    Opposition group says 'this is a huge tax increase' By Christopher Nagy DAILY PRESS & ARGUS (snip) The upcoming countywide enhancement millage has been a different sort of animal, though, with dozens of opposition letters submitted to the Daily Press & Argus and a fully formed opposition group taking to the streets to counter the messages of pro-millage groups. Cohoctah Township resident Bill Johnston, who formed the Concerned Taxpayers Group in hopes of defeating the May 3 proposal, said a variety of factors play into the groundswell against this particular millage. "First of all, for the taxpayers, this is going...