July, 2019 Archive

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Listen Local Sustaining Affordable Housing

first_imgOn last week’s Listen Local live on BFF.fm, we were joined by Mission Housing Development Corporation’s Executive Director Sam Moss to talk about the biggest challenges facing affordable housing developers, threats to the city’s affordable housing stock, and rent control.Listen to this episode below or check out older programs on our BFF archives. Tags: Affordable Housing • development • ListenLocal Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%last_img

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The fried chicken sandwich showdown visits BiRite

first_imgMark: It has been too long (I feel no need to counter your barbs because they are patently ridiculous. Monk’s Kettle turned me into a holy man. Buttermilk turned me back to nihilism.) Nevertheless, I’m excited to report this most recent sandwich is reminiscent of one of my all-time favorite fried chicken sandwiches: the Safeway chicken-tender sandwich. This is when, while ordering a Safeway build-your-own sandwich, you ask the skeptical counterman to extract some chicken tenders from the hot case and insert them into your custom-crafted wedge — and the counterman, flashing a leery eye, not knowing whether that’s actually allowed, grudgingly does it and then decides whether to charge you extra (most of the time, they don’t). My point is: Mark, the Safeway special is a friggin’ great — and very affordable — sandwich. But it comes with a huge side of uncertainty.  Luckily, at Bi-Rite, you don’t have to cajole someone into creating a Franken-wich. The sandwich is on the menu. And, by most appearances, it stays true(r) to the traditional fried chicken sandwich, complete with pickles, coleslaw and buffalo sauce. The coleslaw is crunchy and not too heavily soaked in mayo. The pickles, long dill slices, marry well with the slaw. And the sauce — the buffalo — is a holy force. (They were out of the baguette, so I had a sweet roll, which artfully soaked up the sweet, red nectar.) Sadly, however, these accoutrements are the sandwich’s only strength. The chicken, as the counterwoman at Bi-Rite told me, is fried every few days. Frying them to order “doesn’t make sense,” she said. Instead, the meat is heated up in the oven as the orders come in. That explains the stiff, cold, lunchmeat-esque core. Also, sir, the chicken’s breading is more like a (cough, cough) milanesa — with its thin, fine, almost katsu-like coat. Which is fine. But, taken together with the chilly core, it is reminiscent of my dark, adolescent days of endless frozen Tyson’s chicken tenders, a microwave and marathon proportions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Mark: I genuinely liked this chicken sandwich, but, at $10.99 a pop, I’d rather go to Safeway. 0% Having blown that option, and due to unbearable deadline pressures bearing down on Mission Local’s Fried Chicken Department, I took my sandwich home to eat while watching the Warriors.Initially this seemed like a good idea. But given that the Warriors currently resemble a stale version of the team (circa 1988), I wondered if my tastes would be influenced by their boring play? Will my critical faculties remain cool when my fan frustration reaches the boiling point?I had low expectations for the game. And the sandwich.Was I surprised!Nick Young hit some early threes and the Dubs were competitive. For 24 minutes.  More than enough time to get into, and enjoy, Bi-Rite’s version of a fried chicken sandwich.Version?First of all, Bi-Rite’s sandwich is made to be taken out. The ingredients are pressed together on a small baguette, then tightly wrapped to preserve heat, freshness, flavor and composition.Crunch time: If you are expecting a crispy or crunchy batter coating your meat, go someplace else. Although Bi-rite makes a buttermilk batter, subtly seasoned and spiced, it’s never crisp, much less crunchy.Is it light meat? Dark? Who knows?This is a “Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich,” meaning Buffalo sauce insinuates itself into every bite. Juicy is not an issue. In support of meat and sauce, Bi-Rite adds Calabrian chilis, cabbage, pickles, aioli and honey. Pressed together on the aforementioned (Italian?) baguette.The press makes Bi-Rite’s entry a different experience from your standard Mission fried chicken sandwich. Rather than each individual ingredient playing with one another, Bi-Rite mashes them together as one.A substantial sandwich. It won’t leave you starving or stuffed.Though a little on the sweet side, I liked it.You will, too. If you like Buffalo sauce.Note: If you’re taking the sandwich to the park, watch out for dripping sauce, aioli and occasional scrap of cabbage. Not a big deal. The pressing helps!Julian, the ball is in your court. I hope you do better than you did with Buttermilk. I don’t know how you could have missed the spices. Too subtle for the untrained palate? That’s the problem with young reporters, don’t you think? Seasoning. “Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken.” — Quentin TarantinoThe only proper way to eat, and evaluate, a fried chicken sandwich from Bi-Rite is al fresco, on a sparkling SF day in Dolores Park.center_img Julian, 20-something, and Mark, 70-something, will be hunting for the Mission’s best fried chicken sandwich. If you have suggestions, write a comment — or, if you prefer, send an e-mail to Julian at julian.mark@missionlocal.com. Tags: fried chicken Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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NATHAN Brown has given his verdict following Saint

first_imgNATHAN Brown has given his verdict following Saints’ 42-0 loss at Catalan.His side toiled in the heat and were only 8-0 down at the break before the Dragons ran up the score in the final 20 minutes.“I thought in the first half, considering the heat and the conditions, and the fact we turned a lot of ball over, our commitment for each other in defence was good,” he told BBC Radio Merseyside. “They scored two tries from kicks but they had a lot of possession on our line and I thought the guys worked hard for each other.“In the second half, the last 20 to 25 minutes, just from an effort point of view, isn’t where we want to be. We spoke after the Warrington game about where we want to get to and the players have come up with one or two key words. We didn’t live that part today.“Catalan have been playing well and at home they are good, But defensively our effort and commitment for each other regardless of fatigue needs to be better.“Our ball retention was poor, some of their D was good, but our attack wasn’t so good. It was one of the few occasions this year we haven’t attacked well. It put a lot of pressure on our defence and at the back end of the game our defence wasn’t good enough to the standard of where it needs to get to.“We will go through the video, talk to the players as a group and as individuals. We can’t brush it off and hope it turns around.“We have had a good little period since Warrington and put ourselves in a decent spot, but we can’t be coming up with performances like that every four or five weeks. We have to fight more for each other.“We have to dust ourselves off and give our home fans something to cheer against Castleford next Sunday.”Brown said that Paul Wellens had 20 stitches in his head following a clash in the first half and Jonny Lomax’ knee injury doesn’t look good according to early reports.last_img read more

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The young duo make the move to gain regular game t

first_imgThe young duo make the move to gain regular game time and continue their development in the game.Both played a significant part of the Saints Reserves in 2017 and Jonah played two games for Sheffield on Dual Registration.They join four other Saints who have put pen to paper on one year deals with the club.Jake Spedding, Liam Cooper, Ben Morris and Aaron Smith have also extended their contracts by a season.Justin Holbrook said: “It’s good to have these younger players back on board as we continue to build for the next season.“They have all worked hard to secure these contracts, either on loan or in the reserves this year, and we hope to see them improve further in 2018.“We’re also looking forward to seeing the progression of Jonah and Ricky at Leigh and we thank Neil Jukes and Keiron Cunningham for their help.”Jake, 21, made his debut for the club at Warrington in 2016. He has played three times for the Saints and was on dual registration with Sheffield Eagles in this season.Ricky, 20, has played twice for Saints to date. The fullback signed from Shevington, as well as playing for Telford, and was a mainstay of the Reserves comp this season. He landed 16 tries in 14 appearances.Liam Cooper, 20, and Jonah Cunningham, 19, have both made two appearances on loan at Sheffield this season. Liam captained the Academy in their unbeaten 2016 campaign and played 11 times for the Reserves this year, whilst Jonah played 14 times, scoring five tries.Ben Morris, 20, played twice for Wales in their 2016 World Cup qualifying campaign and five times on loan for Oldham this season. He is currently part of Wales’ World Cup Squad.Finally, Aaron Smith, 20, is a hooker who played 15 times for the Reserves in 2017. He has been at the club since he was 11 and represented England at under 18s.As well as pushing themselves into the thoughts of Justin Holbrook, Liam, Ben, Aaron and Jake will also be given opportunities via the Dual Registration or loan system to gain experience of Championship rugby during the 2018 season.The club is also hopeful that reserve team fixtures can be arranged for younger members of its squad.last_img read more

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Runners are being invited to paint the Town Centre

first_imgRunners are being invited to paint the Town Centre red – and yellow and blue, and many other colours, in a 4k run.Fun runners, serious runners, pram-pushers, walkers – everyone, in fact – are welcome to the spectacular event to jog, dance skip or even cartwheel their way whilst being showered with coloured powder.Colour run will start at 9am on Sunday September 23 with a post event colour Zumba hosted with the Saints Angels.Mark Jennings, Event’s organiser at St Helens Sport Development, said: “We are really excited to be hosting our first ever Colour Runs this year starting at the Totally Wicked Stadium.“The venue is perfect for an exciting new traffic-free 4K route, to Church Square then back to the stadium with colour stations, entertainment and refreshment points throughout.“The event is in aid of Saints Community Development Foundation and St Helens YMCA; charities providing support for local people.”Registration is now open for the Colour Run:InfoBook on www.saintssuperstore.comlast_img read more

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Club

first_img“It’s great news for the Club” he said.“To to secure these two key players with long-term contracts is a timely boost for all concerned. They will continue to form part of our core playing group for the coming seasons. I’m sure all Saints fans will be very pleased to see these two continue to take the field in 2019 and beyond.Both players have had interest from the NRL in recent seasons but they have both now committed to the Super League and Saints, naturally we are very happy to keep them in the Red vee.I would like to thank all of our Club Partners and Sponsors for their continued support and particularly to both players’ sponsors, Beaufort Financial for Tommy Makinson and Vinyline Graphics who have sponsored James Roby since his debut season in 2004.”Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook added on James Roby, “This is incredibly exciting news for all everyone involved at the Club, he’s an incredible player, our fittest at the Club.There is absolutely no reason why he can’t continue playing at the highest level for years to come.He’s a fantastic leader, the way he conducts himself on and off the field; he sets a brilliant example of what it should mean to be a St Helens player.”last_img read more

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Deputies Whiteville man found with heroin cocaine gun and cash

first_img The Vice-Narcotics Detectives did a search and found 40 slips of heroin and approximately 3 additional grams of heroin.  Detectives also located approximately 30 grams of cocaine in powder and rock form, approximately 100 grams of marijuana, a revolver firearm, and drug paraphernalia, including scales, razor blades, and small plastic bags.  More than $1800 cash was also seized.Hollingsworth is being held in the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center under a $485,000 secured bond.Charges:1 felony count of Trafficking Cocaine1 felony count of Possession of Firearm by Felon1 felony count of Trafficking Opium or Heroin1 misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana1 felony count of Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Use, Sale, or Storage of CS1 count of Probation Violation Curtis L. Hollingsworth (Photo: Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville man is in jail after a probation officer said he found multiple drugs at his house.38-year-old Curtis L. Hollingsworth was arrested Friday, September 15. Once the probation officer saw what was in his possession, they requested the assistance of Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Taylor steps down as head coach of Heide Trask football

first_imgRelated Article: 5th Quarter Season Preview: Pender County “This past year was one which was very difficult, both personally and professionally, for me  and my family. My grandparents’ home was destroyed by a tornado in April, my mother’s sickness and then ultimate death, the challenges we faced as a team, and of course Hurricane Florence all took their own individual tolls in my life. I feel this decision provides me with the best opportunity to reassess my goals and find out what comes next,”said Taylor. ROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY)–There have been plenty of football coaching changes around the area this off season. On Wednesday morning another school was added to the list. Heide Trask head football coach Jonathan Taylor put in his letter of resignation to the school district after spending five years with the Titans.He steps away from the program after compiling a 24-32 record. He did lead Trask to the playoffs during the 2016 season. He explained his decision to Pender County school in his letter of resignation.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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2019 Azalea Garden Tour Smits Garden

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One family is more than excited to not only be part of their first garden tour, but to be the home of the ribbon-cutting in this year’s tour.Azaleas fill Linda and Steve Smits’s garden. The Smitses turned their indoor pool into an outdoor pool with a kitchen looking out on the garden.- Advertisement – They say their favorite part of the home is the backyard. Between the kitchen, waterfall pond and rose-covered trees, they love to relax outside an enjoy the view.“It’s got the koi pond,” Steve Smits said. “It’s got the pool.if you’re going to live in Wilmington, which drew us south from Maryland, is the climate. So personally, as much time as I can be outside, that’s what I love to do.”The Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Garden Tour runs Friday through Sunday.last_img read more

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Notre Dame tragedy ablaze on UK and French papers

first_imgTurning to the UK, THE TIMES’  headline is “Battle to save Notre Dame”, saying that the fire had taken just five hours to devastate the 855-year-old cathedral and that “experts had warned of risk to Gothic masterpiece”.THE DAILY MAIL reports: “Nine centuries of history lost to unholy inferno”.THE DAILY TELEGRAPH features a dramatic picture of the blaze at dusk, under the headline “Paris weeps for its beloved lady”. The article says that “the heart of Paris was torn asunder” by the blaze.THE GUARDIAN reports on the cause of the blaze, saying that “Police said they believed the inferno began accidentally and may be linked to building work at the cathedral”.Even in such an austere moment, THE SUN can’t resist a pun: “Notre Doom” and uses the picture of the precise moment that the spire collapsed.The FT , unusually, includes a picture of the cathedral in flames and reports “a devastating fire ripped through Notre Dame cathedral in Paris as the landmark was undergoing renovation work”.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img While the Windsor Castle fire capped the Queen’s Annus Horribilis, the tragedy that unfolded in the very heart of Paris yesterday will live with the world for years to come. Inevitably, the major newspapers of UK and France have covered the horror in apt headlines and pictures.The authoritative French @A CROIX devoted the front pages to the story and striking images of the blaze. La Croix has the headline: “Le coeur en cendres” (Heart in ashes).LES ECHOES calls it “La tragédie de Paris” (The tragedy of Paris), adding that the “violent fire” had “ravaged” the cathedral, leading to “considerable worldwide emotion”.LE PARISIEN’s  headline is “Notre-Dame des Larmes” (Our lady of tears) while the leftist LIBERATION’s headline is “Notre Drame” (Our tragedy).LE FIGARO calls it “Le désastre” (The disaster) and says that “testimonies of solidarity and sadness had flooded in from all over the world”.last_img read more

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