Western Frontier Days

first_img Twitter Local News Western Frontier Days Texas Historical CommissionFort Lancaster State Historic Site, 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield, will come alive with soldiers, pioneers, chuck wagons, livestock, camels, a stagecoach and much more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Learn about life at this historic military fort with a variety of living history stations and experience a typical day on the Texas frontier. By admin – May 18, 2018 Home Local News Western Frontier Days Pinterest Previous articleCounty sets special meeting for budget talksNext articleRoots-rockers on stage in Midland admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersTexas Fried ChickenFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ last_img read more

Real estate investor Alex Adjmi receives presidential pardon

first_imgDonald Trump and Alex Adjmi (Photos via Getty; GOSO NYC)Alex Adjmi, a mainstay of the Syrian Jewish community that dominates the Manhattan retail market, received a presidential pardon, the White House announced early Wednesday. Adjmi was convicted of money laundering for a Colombian drug cartel in 1996 and served 44 months in prison.Adjmi is the head of A&H Acquisitions, a major but under-the-radar real estate player across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago and Los Angeles. A&H has or previously had stakes in properties including 529 and 568 Broadway in Soho, 213 West 34th Street in Midtown, 21 Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District, and 9570 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. It often partners with other big investors from the community on these deals, including Jeff Sutton, Aurora Capital Associates, and Crown Acquisitions, whose founder, Stanley Chera, was a prominent backer of President Trump.Adjmi’s petition was supported by influential members of the community, including Haim Chera, son of Stanley Chera and head of retail at Vornado Realty Trust; Bobby Cayre, head of Aurora Capital, and members of the Sitt family, according to the announcement from the White House.Adjmi was a target of a federal sting operation in which he allegedly helped wash $22.5 million for the Cali cocaine cartel through a Connecticut brokerage that was in fact an undercover operation run by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to the Asbury Park Press. He was arrested in 1993 and pleaded guilty to five felonies. He went to prison in 1996 and was released in October 2000 after serving 44 months.“Following his release, he [Adjmi] has dedicated himself to his community and has supported numerous charitable causes, including support for children with special needs and substance recovery centers,” the White House said. In 2017, Alex and his brother and partner, Harry, were honored by Getting Out Staying Out, an organization that helps formerly incarcerated people find a path to the job market. A&H offered former inmates paid internships in its construction division.Reached Wednesday, Adjmi only said that he was “humbled and grateful to have received this pardon.”The Adjmi family has several homes in the wealthy New Jersey seaside enclave of Deal, though Alex’s personal property is in nearby Allenhurst.Trump has bestowed a number of pardons and commutations on real estate and business executives and associates in his final days in office. In December, the president pardoned Kushner Companies’ founder Charles Kushner, who served 14 months in federal prison on crimes including illegal campaign donations and witness tampering.And on Wednesday, Trump also pardoned Ken Kurson, former editor-in-chief of the New York Observer. Kurson was arrested in October on charges of cyberstalking. The Observer, which includes the popular real-estate supplement Commercial Observer, was bought by Jared Kushner in 2006 and is now controlled by his brother-in-law, Joseph Meyer.Trump can still issue more pardons until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in today, at noon Eastern.This story was updated to include a comment from Alex Adjmi.Contact the author Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagsalex adjmiDonald TrumpNYC Retail Marketlast_img read more

Medeski Martin & Wood Extend Run For 25th Anniversary Celebration

first_imgBeloved avant garde jazz/funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood formed in 1991, and have been blowing minds with their ethereal jams ever since. 25 years later, the three elite jazz musicians don’t perform together as often as fans might like, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to let such an important milestone go un-celebrated.The band previously announced a two-night run at the intimate Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate 25 years, but today they’ve extended the run with a third performance on October 18th! Tickets are available here, so don’t miss out. With a new album in the works and a quarter-century of great material, these shows are sure to be something special.last_img read more

Lapuz man found dead

first_imgILOILO City – A man was found dead inside their house in Barangay Progreso, Lapuz district. Police identified him as 41-year-old Edgar Reyes, a resident of the village. Edgar’s lifeless body was discovered inside his room by his mother Marietta at 8:25 a.m. on Sunday, a police report showed. They have yet to rule out foul play in the incident as of this writing./PN Responding police officers did not find any wounds on the victim’s body suggestive of murder.last_img