Wilmingtons Top Business Stories Of 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the most-viewed stories involving local business on Wilmington Apple in 2018:BREAKING NEWS: Here Is What’s Going In At The Old Sonic Location…CONFIRMED: Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant To Open In Wilmington At Former Chili’s LocationWHOA! Apartment Complex, 7 Retail Stores & Bank Proposed At Woburn St. & Lowell St. IntersectionNew Restaurant To Open On Concord Street This SpringSpruce Farm Condo Development Set To Add 27 55-And-Over Housing Units In WilmingtonTremezzo Owners Look To Open Italian Bakery In WilmingtonElia’s Country Store To Be Closed For Approximately One WeekKitty’s In North Reading Closed Until Further Notice After Salmonella OutbreakNew Retail/Restaurant Development, Pedestrian Improvements Coming To Ballardvale StreetCondos & Townhouses Proposed For Corner Of Main Street & Butters RowBREAKING NEWS: Rite Aid/Walgreens To Close In WilmingtonWORTH THE WAIT: Pancho’s Cantina, New Mexican Restaurant, Opens In Wilmington Near TargetPHOTO & VIDEO: Lucci’s Italian Sub Named ‘Best Italian Sub In Massachusetts’Pacific Grove Has A New Owner, Promises Not To Make Any Changes(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each of the above stories received at least 1,500 hits in 2018.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Top Political & Government Stories Of 2018In “Government”NEW RESTAURANT ALERT: Habit Burger Grill To Open Its First New England Location Right Here In WilmingtonIn “Business”BOARD OF HEALTH: Tremezzo Pizzeria & Michael’s Place Opening Soon; Silence From Casa Blancalast_img read more

Indigenous woman gangraped in Sherpur

first_imgA woman of the Garo community was reportedly gang-raped by two young men at Kharamora village in Sribardi upazila of Sherpur, reports UNB.Police arrested one of the accused Arfan Ali, 35, son of Mafizul Haque of Balijuri village in the same upazila.Victim’s family member claimed Arfan Ali and his accomplice entered the woman’s house introducing themselves as law enforcers and soon tied up the woman with a piece of cloth and violated her there by turn.Hearing the screams of the victim, next-door neighbours rushed in and managed to nab Arfan and later handed him over to police while the other accused fled the scene.Sribardi police station officer-in-charge Mohammad Ruhul Amin Talukdar said police produced Arfan before the court seeking three-day remand after the victim filed a case accusing two including Arfan.The victim was sent to the hospital for medical check-ups, the OC added.last_img read more

4 Takeaways From The Big Primary Kickoff Night

first_imgGerry Broome/APRick Colyer votes at the Durham County Library North Regional in Durham, N.C., Tuesday. Braun’s win might mean more for how Republicans try to win in primaries the rest of this year than Blankenship’s loss.4. Democrats aren’t facing primary headwinds yet — and might not.While there have been signs of division on the Democratic side, it hasn’t manifested very strongly.Instead, the division so far has still mostly been on one side — with Republicans unhappy with Washington. There were opportunities Tuesday night for the more progressive wing of the party to flex its muscles, but it instead chose the pragmatic route.Think: the Ohio governor’s race primary, for example, where former Rep. Dennis Kucinich was trying to paint Richard Cordray, the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appointed by Obama, as too much of a centrist with less progressive views on guns. But Cordray, who was endorsed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, trounced Kucinich by 40 points.It might be somewhat worrying for Democrats that more Republicans turned out for the open Ohio gubernatorial primary than one that got as much attention as the Cordray-Kucinich contest. And a relatively unknown progressive challenger to Manchin got 30 percent of the vote Tuesday night, which is similar to what happened in Texas two months ago when an unknown got almost a quarter of the vote against Beto O’Rourke. But those seem relatively minor, compared with the anti-Washington messages Republicans are winning with and an ousted congressman.Looking ahead over the next month, in more than a dozen states, there’s really only one Senate race where progressives are expected to mount a significant challenge to a sitting Democrat. That’s Dianne Feinstein facing off with state Sen. Kevin de León. He’s a darling of the left, but Feinstein’s team is confident, and polls have shown her with a comfortable lead so far. There’s also the May 22 runoff for the 7th Congressional District in Texas, featuring Lizzie Pannill Fletcher against Laura Moser.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tried to muscle Moser out of the race, because it felt she was too liberal for the district. It’s a key race, because Hillary Clinton got more votes than Trump in the district yet it is represented by a Republican, Rep. John Culberson.But that’s it. The lack of challenges to Democrats, especially senators, means they’re able to preserve their resources to fight in the general election. The real Democratic fight that’s coming is likely in 2020 with a crowded presidential primary field and a race to the left shaping up.But, right now, there’s nothing more unifying for Democrats than Trump.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share In Indiana, Mike Braun, who runs a warehousing and shipping company, won the GOP Senate primary. He will take on another top GOP Senate target in a state Trump won — Joe Donnelly. Braun did it with a conservative outsider businessman message (heard that one before?), defeating two Republican congressmen. He ran a brutal ad that painted Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer as cardboard cutouts indistinguishable from each other.center_img Midterms, especially primaries, are won and lost by activists.And right now, if Tuesday night’s primary results are any indication, Democrats appear to be in better shape structurally than the GOP. It’s still very early in primary season to draw conclusions that are too sweeping, but here are four takeaways based on what’s known from Tuesday night’s elections in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina:1. Republicans dodge a bullet. Are they learning the lesson of Alabama?Washington Republicans were holding their breath, hoping that Don Blankenship would not win the Republican Senate primary in West Virginia. Blankenship served a year in prison after 29 people were killed when one of his mines exploded and he was convicted of conspiring to undermine mine-safety regulations. Washington Republicans believed that if he won, he would lose to Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin. And Manchin should be a top GOP target in a state Trump won by one of the widest margins of any state in the country in the 2016 presidential election.Blankenship had been showing remarkable and surprising strength in the race with an anti-Washington message. He went after Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and said he was “Trumpier than Trump” after Trump tweeted urging West Virginia Republicans not to vote for him. Despite internal polling released by his opponents’ campaigns showing Blankenship in the lead, he wound up finishing third. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won with a little more than a third of the vote.Pragmatic Republicans are exhaling Wednesday morning and hoping that the base of the party is heeding Trump’s call to “Remember Alabama” and learning that nominating fatally flawed candidates who would have trouble winning in a general election is a bad idea.Republicans over the past decade have lost roughly half a dozen Senate seats because of problematic candidates. That’s something McConnell and his team have been throwing their hands up about for years.McConnell’s team was loving this West Virginia result, though.Thanks for playing, @DonBlankenship. #WVSen pic.twitter.com/TV1ETgQdmu— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) May 9, 20182. McConnell isn’t entirely off the hook. Despite his team’s gloating, the Republican Senate leader has become problematic for the party in some circles.He remains the most unpopular senator in the country. And just 30 percent of even people in his home state of Kentucky approve of the job he is doing.Highlighting that point, in congratulating Morrisey, Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli wrote of McConnell:“It’s important to note that Senator Mitch McConnell put this seat at greater risk by giving an unattractive candidate like Don Blankenship an even more unpopular foil to run against. McConnell has become so toxic with Republican primary voters that his support is often the kiss of death and his opposition is a powerful endorsement.”3. Republican voters continue to reject Washington.To that point, there was ample evidence Tuesday night that there is quite a bit of angst in the GOP base toward Washington Republicans:In North Carolina, the first sitting congressional representative this year lost a primary challenge — Rep. Robert Pittenger in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Mark Harris, who lost to Pittenger in 2016 by 2 points, won in a rematch this time around. This seat, which leans Republican — Trump and Romney won it by 12 points — could now be competitive. The Democrat in the race, Dan McCready, had raised more money than Pittenger and has far more cash on hand than Harris, $1.2 million versus $71,000. As the Charlotte Observer notes, McCready is “one of nine Democratic challengers with a six-figure fundraising advantage over a GOP incumbent, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Only one Democratic challenger in the country had more cash on hand at the end of the 1st quarter.” And Democrats also showed up in droves in Tuesday’s primary, far outpacing the GOP turnout.In West Virginia, Rep. Evan Jenkins, who was the early favorite in the race and looks the Washington congressman part, finished second. Instead, the winner was the state attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, who ran as an “outsider” (despite his lobbyist past) and gained attention for an ad that uprooted a West Virginia mountain and dropped it on the U.S. Capitol. I’m running for U.S. Senate not to just change Washington, but to blow it up and reinvent it. Washington is fundamentally broken. We can fix that with a West Virginia conservative fighter! #wvsen pic.twitter.com/hogbOoYnms— AG Patrick Morrisey (@MorriseyWV) April 5, 2018last_img read more

With Manufacturing Bootcamp Sagamore looks to Hire Locals

first_imgThe 16 men enrolled in Port Covington’s   Manufacturing Bootcamp represent the start of Sagamore Development’s promise to “make good.” Sagamore Development is seeking to deliver on a pledge to invest millions of dollars to support underserved citizens and communities in exchange for the unprecedented $660 million TIF passed by City Council for the Port Covington Project last year.Mayor Catherine E. Pugh spoke to a group of participants in Sagamore’s Manufacturing Bootcamp. (Photo by Deborah Bailey)Baltimore City Mayor Catherine E. Pugh joined civic, corporate and community leaders to celebrate the Bootcamp with a tour and mini pep-rally in early Feb.  The Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp is a workforce development pre-apprenticeship program and the start of programs by the developer based on a $100 million agreement announced between the City of Baltimore and community leaders in September 2016 requiring Sagamore Development to invest in job development and creation, moderate income housing and other community benefits.“This is about the long game and I commend Sagamore Development and their partners for already delivering on promises made to help train, cultivate, develop and hire Baltimore¹s workforce,” Pugh told the partners gathered at the Foundery to support the program.The Port Covington TIF was delayed for months while city council and community leaders worked with Sagamore Development’s leadership to craft the $100 million community-benefits agreement insisted on by local citizen groups like BUILD and others in exchange for support of the $660 million TIF Sagamore development project.The 16 participants represent the second class of Sagamore Development’s six-week career readiness program led by The Foundery, a workforce development hub at City Garage and the Center for Urban Families (CFUF) and co-sponsored by Whiting-Turner, and The Commercial Group.The Center for Urban Families serves as the connection point for men and women interested in the workforce readiness Bootcamp.“What we do is on the front end.  We recognize that the Baltimoreans we serve may have various labor force impediments,” said Joseph T. Jones, Founder, President and ECO of The Center for Urban Families.“They may have criminal backgrounds, little to no work experience, a checkered educational record. We support Bootcamp candidates with essential skills before determining eligibility for the program.”The second six-week Bootcamp began in early February and will be completed in March. Classes include woodworking, welding machinery, textiles and 3D printing.  Employers interact with participants throughout the course of the camp.The group of 8 men who completed the first program in January of this year program were offered jobs immediately according to Alicia Wilson, Sagamore Development’s Vice President for Community Affairs.Wilson said that the Bootcamp model will be continue to be refined and scaled-up until Sagamore Development meets the training and workforce development goals negotiated in the $100 million community agreement.“We’re starting now. We’re following through,” Wilson said.  “This is just the beginning.”last_img read more

DC Homicide Count On Pace with 2016

first_imgAs of March 16, Washington, D.C.’s homicide count stood at 21 for the year, just one shy of last year’s 22 deaths in the same span. A recent burst of violence in Southeast D.C. added to the city’s battle with crime. Two men were killed over the weekend of March 10 and 11 in separate incidents.Crime Scene – Graphic: APSoutheast resident Tyrone Johnson, 24, was fatally shot in the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on the morning of March 10, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Officials received a call for a shooting in an alley near The Grays on Pennsylvania Apartments. Police found Johnson lying on the ground unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Another Southeast man, 51-year-old Dennis Lee Wise, was fatally stabbed on March 11 at approximately 2:17 a.m. in the 1800 block of Bruce Place, SE, according to police. Police said Wise was found inside a residence lying face down on a bed unconscious. He had been stabbed after an argument turned physical, and died at the scene.MPD spokesperson Karimah Bilal said information regarding the suspects involved in the weekend slayings is currently unavailable. “As always we ask the public for their assistance,” she said. The department is offering up to $25,000 for information that leads to the successful closing of a homicide case.Overall crime in D.C. is up four percent, according to police. Thefts lead the increase; a total of 2,712 thefts have been reported this year, a 15 percent jump from 2,368 occurrences during the same time a year ago.last_img read more

Patterns prints for men that can never go wrong

first_imgMen often go with solid colours to stay safe on the fashion barometer, but there are designs and patterns like checks and stripes that they can never go wrong with, suggest experts.Here is a list of few prints and patterns to make your life easier:Checks and stripes have been one of the most dominant patterns when it comes to menswear. The modern day designers are providing new uses and iterations in these patterns. The vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe and dashed designs can be mixed and matched with check patterns like windowpane, tartan and gingham, which would add texture to the most basic pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe white windowpane check pattern on black suit is one classic ensemble that fits best from formal to casual meets.Florals are fun, frolic and scream the summery vibe. Tropical florals are picking up the trend and are considered as one of the best option for vacations. Invest in floral t-shirts and shorts and if you love your suits a lot then try dabbling with the floral tie.Paisley print is identical to floral but varies in terms of motifs. It is mostly a teardrop shaped design that stems back to ancient era. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt’s perfect for men who want subtle embellishments to their wardrobe. Step outside your comfort zone and experiment with different coloured paisley t-shirts or even ties giving a break to mundane fashion.Polka dots have a long and noted history in fashion and over the years it has become a dominant pattern in men’s accessories. Be it ties, pocket squares, socks or simply scarves, this timeless pattern adds a fancy attitude to any look.Shirts with micro polka dots work best as a formal wear option.Conversation prints convey your sense of humour and style in ways that most patterns cannot. It encompasses a wide range of themes, symbols, animal, fruits and what not.last_img read more

PM distributes 1000 electric potter wheels

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 19, distributed 1,000 Electric Potter Wheels along with other pottery equipments among the potters at Varanasi.Creating positive impact on the lives of artisans, among whom the Prime Minister had earlier distributed 260 Electric Potter Wheels along with Blungers and Pug-mills. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), under its Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana, has identified another 1,000 potters in Varanasi for distributing Electric Potter Wheels, Pug-Mills, and Blungers. Training of those 1,000 has already been completed. These 1,000 Electric Potter wheels, 100 Pug-Mills, and 100 Blungers will create 4,800 direct employments in Varanasi region as each machine provides direct jobs to four persons. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said it is a matter of pride for KVIC that the Prime Minister has distributed its Electric Potter Wheels, Blungers and Pug-Mills for the second time. “The Electric Potter Wheels had appeared as major game-changer for the lives of Kumhar community. Since Varanasi and surrounding areas have a significant number of Kumhar people, the demand for more Electric Potter Wheels have come in a big way after its distribution,” he said, adding, “We had requested the Railways to make use of these products mandatory at Varanasi and Raebareilly Railway Stations. Accepting the request, The Railways issued the orders on January 16.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt may be noted that KVIC, for the first time, has reached the remotest areas of Leh / Ladakh, to create employment opportunities in that region, which was so far, cut-off from the main land of the nation. “These Electric Potter Wheels have not only revived the pottery industry from extinction but also has created a big ray of hope for the further generation of employment. We have identified the artisans for pottery with the help of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in the villages like Likhit, Saspole and Matho etc. of Leh region, which will create direct employment for 720 people. We have set a target of distributing another 10,000 Electric Potter Wheels with 1,000 Pug-Mills and 1,000 Blungers by March 31 this year,” the KVIC Chairman added.last_img read more

Liberty Globalowned Swiss cable operator UPC Cabl

first_imgLiberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is to extend its ‘Wi-Free’ free WiFi offering to the whole of Switzerland from October.Under the Wi-Free service, Cablecom internet customers enable each other to surf the net whenever they want free of charge, and can already use the Horizon Go TV everywhere app to watch TV online when they are out and about.The service makes use of the over 500,000 home WiFi clouds of its customers to enable other Cablecom subscribers to access the internet outside their homes. Wi-Free was piloted successfully in the city of St. Gallen from the end of January to the beginning of August.From mid-September to the beginning of October, Cablecom will extend Wi-Free to the whole of Switzerland. By means of a software update, Wi-Free will be added to Cablecom internet customers’ WLAN modems. Following registration via the My UPC customer portal and initial login using a mobile device, this device will then connect to Wi-Free automatically.last_img read more

Liberty Global and Discovery Communications are to

first_imgLiberty Global and Discovery Communications are to take stakes in Formula E Holdings, the company set up to manage the new motorsports format.Neither party has stated the size of their investment in Formula E. However, Bloomberg, citing a Liberty Global spokesman, has reported that the investment will give the pair combined the largest stake in Formula E ahead of Spanish property developer Enrique Bañuelos and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.US cable magnate John Malone holds a 27% stake in Liberty Global and a 29% in Discovery.Formula E was created three years ago as a showcase for electric car technology on the track. The sport has attracted backers including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Richard Branson. Previous investors in Formula E include mobile technology giant Qualcomm.“It is a significant step forward for Formula E to receive the backing of two major global media companies when we are barely halfway through our first season,” commented the CEO of the company, Alejandro Agag. “The experience and knowhow they bring will provide a significant boost to Formula E. We look forward to creating new opportunities together to develop and promote premium content for a global audience.”Niall Curran, president of Liberty Global’s media investments group, said, “Like Formula E, our business is closely connected to sustainability, speed and entertainment, so this is a great match. We are delighted to be supporting Alejandro and his team in building this new global sports media property, while building our portfolio of strategic content investments.”“We are very pleased to join Formula E’s ownership group. With unmatched global distribution, our Velocity, Turbo and Eurosport brands, and 30 years of experience as a global media company, Discovery’s unique expertise will help develop this new and unique motor sport,” said Bruce Campbell, Discovery Communications chief development and digital officer and general counsel.last_img read more

Roman Steuer Sky in Germany has upped the head of

first_imgRoman SteuerSky in Germany has upped the head of its Sky Sport News HD channel, Roman Steuer, to executive vice-president and head of Sky Sport Germany.Steuer takes over from Carsten Schmidt, who took over the CEO role from Brian Sullivan earlier this summer after a handover period.Sky Germany said that a new head of Sky Sport News HD will be announced shortly. The channel launched in December 2011 and now claims an average of 460,000 viewers per day.last_img