WILMINGTON, MA – Each candidate for public office in Wilmington is required to submit a pre-election campaign finance report to the Town Clerk’s Office.Please note the following totals are as of April 10, 2018, so it is possible (perhaps likely) additional funds have since been raised and spent. Those numbers will be captured in the post-election campaign finance report due 30 days after the election.Selectmen’s RaceSelectman candidate Jonathan Eaton raised, by far, the most amount of money of any candidate in any race.According to Eaton’s Campaign Finance Report, he collected $3,552 in campaign contributions from 32 donors. He spent $2,864.00 in campaign expenses. Major expenses included $1,242 for lawn signs via Winbrook, $417 for a newspaper insert via VistaPrint, and $321 for renting the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall for a campaign rally.Donors to Eaton’s campaign include the following public officials: Selectman Mike Champoux ($100), Selectman Greg Bendel ($50), Selectman Kevin Caira ($50), Selectman Ed Loud ($50), School Committee Chair Steve Bjork ($40), Town Moderator Rob Peterson ($50), Finance Committee Chair Theresa Manganelli ($50), Finance Committee member John Doherty ($100), and Planning Board member Randi Holland ($15). The majority of these donations were received on March 16, which was the date of Eaton’s campaign rally.Also of note, Eaton ($500), Eaton’s father ($500), Eaton’s former law partner & current colleague ($500), Eaton’s brother ($100), and Eaton’s sister-in-law ($100) also contributed to the campaign.“It has been no secret that many dedicated town and community volunteers have decided to support me in becoming the next selectman. I believe that speaks to my experience, my demeanor, my involvement in the community, and my ability to thoughtfully solve problems,” Eaton tells Wilmington Apple. “While it is humbling to receive the support of town officials, by no means would that ever affect any vote that I may have as a member of the Board of Selectmen.”According to Fasulo’s Campaign Finance Report, he did not collect money from any campaign donors. He spent $1,206.24 in campaign expenses, including lawn signs.School Committee RaceDavid Ragsdale appears to have raised the most money of any School Committee candidate.According to his campaign finance report, Ragsdale collected $1,500 in campaign contributions — a $1,000 donation from his parents and a $500 donation he made to himself. He spent $1,220.00 in campaign expenses. Major expenses included $721.44 for postcards and posters via Connolly Printing and $401.63 for lawn signs via Connolly Printing.According to her campaign finance report, MJ Byrnes received and spent no money so far this election cycle.The Town Clerk’s Office did not provide the campaign finance report for Jesse Fennelly. Fennelly tells Wilmington Apple he did submit a report, but that the Town Clerk’s Office may still be working through some questions surrounding it.Town Moderator’s RaceAccording to his campaign finance report, Town Moderator Rob Peterson Jr. collected no contributions and spent $871.78 In expenses. All expenses went towards lawn signs via Connolly Printing.The Town Clerk’s Office did not provide the campaign finance report for Kevin MacDonald. Its status is unknown.Uncontested RacesAccording to their campaign finance reports, both incumbents James Gillis (Shawsheen Tech School Committee) and Robert DiPasquale (Housing Authority) collected and spent no money this campaign season. Both have no funds in their campaign accounts leftover from prior cycles.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Candidates File New Campaign Finance ReportsIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Mark Kratman Raises More Money From Donors Than His 4 Primary Opponents COMBINEDIn “Government”
Masood Azhar has been banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition.An official order has been issued by the Pakistani government to freeze the assets and impose a travel ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar after the United Nations declared him a “global terrorist”.Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry issued a notification on Wednesday which stated: “The Federal Government is pleased to order that the Resolution 2368 (2017) be fully implemented” against Masood Azhar. The government directed officials to take actions “as appropriate for the implementation of sanctions” against the JeM chief, according to the notification.Masood Azhar is also banned from selling or purchasing arms and ammunition.In a major diplomatic victory for India, the United Nations Security Council agreed to designate Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” after China lifted its hold on a proposal by the US, the UK and France to blacklist him. The information was tweeted by India’s permanent ambassador to UN, Syed Akbaruddin. His statement read, “Big, small, all join together. Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in UN Sanctions list.”The US, the UK and France had moved the proposal to designate Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” in the UN Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee in February, just days after the deadly Pulwama terror attack carried out by the JeM in Jammu and Kashmir.On Wednesday, Pakistan foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan would “immediately enforce the sanctions” imposed on Masood Azhar.Masood Azhar’s fingerprints in India2001 Indian Parliament attack2008 Mumbai terror attack2016 Pathankot airbase attack 2019 Pulwama attack Close United Nations declares Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:41Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:39?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Mulfatganj Bazar of Shariatpur’s Naria upazila is disappearing due to violent erosion of Padma river in recent weeks. Photo: Sajid HossainThe government on Wednesday approved a proposal to award a contract to Bangladesh Navy-run Khulna Shipyard to protect the Zajira and Naria upazilas of Shariatpur from river erosion at a cost of Tk 10.77 billion, reports UNB.The cabinet committee on economic affairs at a meeting, with finance minister AMA Muhith in the chair, gave go-ahead to the proposal placed by water resources ministry.Briefing newsmen the cabinet division additional secretary Nasima Begum said under the proposal, the Khulna Shipyard will implement project of the Water Development Board to protect 8.90 km of riverbank of Padma at Zajira and Naria upazilas.The contract work includes 9.75 km dredging, 0.089 km end-termination and construction of 8 RCC concrete ferry terminals.The cabinet body’s approval came at a time when thousands have been rendered homeless in scourge of Padma erosion in Shariatpur’s two upazilas over the past three months.
Share HISDThe Houston Independent School District Board of Education on December 14, 2017 will consider a plan to rebuild four elementary schools that sustained the most severe flood damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey.Facilities assessments of the four elementary schools — Braeburn, Scarborough, Kolter, and Mitchell — found significant property damage, as well as a strong need to raise the elevation of the buildings to prevent potential future flood damage.According to a statement from HISD, The cost to replace the four schools is estimated at $126 million. It would be funded by a combination of Operations reserves and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) funds.“Based on the catastrophic flood damage and the elevation increase each campus would need to prevent future flooding, we’ve decided that the best use of HISD resources is to rebuild these four buildings,” HISD Chief Operating Officer Brian Busby said in a statement. “These are identical campuses that were all built the same year. Now they will be rebuilt to better handle any potential future flooding.”The first day of the 2017-2018 school year for HISD initially was planned for Monday, Aug. 28, but that start date was delayed as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Most HISD schools opened on Sept. 11, but some — such as the four above — were further delayed or even relocated to temporary campuses as crews worked to repair buildings that sustained the most significant damage during the storm.The proposal going before trustees calls for the four schools to be demolished and rebuilt at their current sites. The plan would require the students and staff to remain in their current temporary locations until new facilities can be reconstructed at their original location.If the plan is approved by the board, the four schools could be completed and open to students as early as 2020.Three additional HISD schools — Robinson and Hilliard elementary schools and Liberty High School — also were relocated as a result of damages sustained during Hurricane Harvey.Renovations at the original Robinson Elementary are wrapping up this month, and students are expected to return to their home campus when they return from winter break. Renovations at Hilliard are ongoing. District officials opted to renovate both schools because of the age and sustainability of both buildings.Liberty High School had been located in a facility leased but not owned by HISD. The school was temporarily relocated to Sharpstown International School. District administrators now are reviewing long-term relocation options for the campus.