NewsLocal NewsCouncil could lease ghost estate housesBy admin – March 31, 2011 748 Linkedin Email Facebook WhatsApp SOME houses lying vacant on unfinished estates in the city could be used for social housing, says Cllr Tom Shortt.He told a meeting of Limerick City Council this week that with 3,500 on the city’s waiting housing list, a special case could be put to the Department of the Environment that vacant properties be allocated to the council.“We should be negotiating for the sale or lease of some of these properties – some of them could be used for social housing – we should pursue this,” he urged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr John Gilligan pointed out that the council did not create the problem of ghost estates.“Water and sewerage is essential but we do not have the capacity to go in and finish all of the estates, but Cllr Ger Fahy said that Waller’s Close, which has 10 houses, requires just “some outside works remaining to be completed“As it is, we have vacant houses there which attract anti-social activity and become targeted”.Cllr Joe Leddin recommended that where there is a genuine problem with the provision of water and sewerage, the estates concerned should be categorised in terms of priority and value of the bonds outstanding, which in many cases, would not cover the costs involved.“We must ensure that we, as a local authority, are not out of pocket on this. Is there, I wonder, any provision for us to go in to these estates and carry out emergency works because as it is, we have people living on building sites, with fencing and hoardings torn down, and one unfinished estate has no bond – I thought this was essential to secure planning permission”. Twitter Print Advertisement Previous articlePlea to bulldoze Hyde Road ‘eyesore’Next articleThomond Park to miss out on Inter Milan admin
On Saturday night, The Greyboy Allstars closed out their two-night weekend run at Brooklyn Bowl. While the weather outside was frigid, the funky Karl Denson-led five-piece brought the heat to the Bowl. This band never disappoints, and Saturday continued that tradition. Once Maurice “Mobetta” Brown & SOUL’D U OUT got the crowd warmed up with their jazzy sound, it was time for Karl D and the boys to take the stage.The first set had some standout moments, with Denson switching between saxophone, flute and vocals. It is hard not to be reminded of Anchorman and Ron Burgundy whenever Karl D plays the jazz flute, but he brings a certain panache and style to it that is hard to deny. The band certainly had the crowd grooving with their brand of funk and jazz. Robert Walter on they keys was the MVP of set one, and Elgin Park added some really nice moments on guitar. The Bowl was packed before their set even started, and by the end of set one, both the band and the crowd were firing on all cylinders.The second set picked up with an uptempo funk jam, with Park ripping a solo while Karl D jammed out the sax like only he can. The band provided the feel of what a funky ‘20s jazz club might have been like, albeit with house lighting designer Victor Cornette adding some beautiful visuals. At one point in set two, the band entered some really spacey territory, and the saxophone provided the background music for this ship to blast off! Karl Denson added vocals on a couple of songs during the second set, and boy, can this man sing! As an added bonus, Mobetta Brown jumped on the stage to battle it out with Karl D, trumpet vs. saxophone, providing a clear highlight of set two.At times, The Greyboy Allstars’ performance had a The Doors “The End” vibe and feel to it: They would wind their way out there with jazzy textures, only to jump right back into the funky dance party getting way out there with jazzy sounds, but then they would jump back into the funky dance party.The Greyboy Allstars closed out the show with an instrumental cover of Michael Jackson hit “The Way You Make Me Feel”, Park adding fiery licks as the crowd rocked and rolled along. During the encore, bassist Chris Stillwell and guitarist Elgin Park switched instruments, showing off their versatility to put a cap on a fun, funky, dancey kind of Saturday night.The Greyboy Allstars – “Still Waiting” – 3/3/18[Video: The Greyboy Allstars]The Greyboy Allstars will be back at it on March 15th, 16th, and 17th, when they will mount a three-night run including two nights in San Francisco and one in Denver. For more information, head to The Greyboy Allstars website.
VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal Police Department has confirmed with 12 News that four people were taken to the hospital following a two-car crash by California Grill. Two Vestal Ambulances, Vestal EMS and Union Ambulance are on the scene along with Vestal Police. VESTAL (WBNG) — Authorities are responding to separate car crashes on the Vestal Parkway Thursday morning. Dispatchers tell 12 News injuries are involved in both crashes but the severity of them is unknown. Vestal Police is on the scene. For information regarding traffic, go to 511NY’s website by clicking here. The department says “light snow and heavy wind” obscured a traffic light on the Vestal Parkway. It says this caused a vehicle travelling east on the parkway to strike a vehicle leaving Airborne Avenue. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates. —– 11:14 A.M. UPDATE: Additionally, a crash occurred by the Vestal Public Library. A 12 News crew at the scene said two vehicles were towed away from the crash. VESTAL (WBNG) — The crash by the Vestal Public Library has been cleared. 11:57 A.M. UPDATE: —– —- Police tell 12 News that the Department of Motor Vehicles has been made alert of potential problems surrounding the traffic light. Vestal Police and ambulances remain at the scene of the crash by California Grill. The two crashes are located by the Vestal Public Library and California Grill. VESTAL (WBNG) — One lane of traffic is closed following a crash that occurred by the Vestal Parkway by California Grill. Authorities noted that the injuries sustained are suspected to be minor and the issuance of tickets is possible. Both scenes have been cleared as of noon. 12 News is working to confirm more details of both crashes. Dispatchers are unable to comment if the crashes are related to the weather. 12 News has a crew on the way to the scene. A 12 News crew at the scene reports one individual being taken away in an ambulance and two more individuals were being evaluated by EMTs. 11:20 A.M. UPDATE: