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first_imgNational-4.1%-1.1% Oregon-4.3%-3.3% Rhode Island-2.7%-0.7% Single FamilySingle Family  Excluding Distressed Kansas1.2%3.9% StateChange by State New Jersey-1.2%-1.5% Indiana-0.7%0.7% Nebraska1.2%0.8% New Mexico-4.7%-2.5% Arizona-9.0%-7.7% Wisconsin-4.7%-3.3% South Carolina0.6%2.1% Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA-5.8%0.2% Arkansas-1.8%-1.0% Vermont home prices fell six-tenths of one percent over the last year as distressed sales pushed down what otherwise was an increase of 3.1 percent in the price of an average home whentroubled properties were removed from the equation. Both numbers, however, remain considerably better than most other states and the nation as a whole. CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its September Home Price Index, which shows that home prices in the US decreased 1.1 percent on a month-over-month basis, the second consecutive monthly decline.According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices, including distressed sales, also declined by 4.1 percent in September 2011 compared to September 2010.  This follows a decline of 4.4 percent* in August 2011 compared to August 2010.  Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices declined by 1.1 percent in September 2011 compared to September 2010 and by 2.2* percent in August 2011 compared to August 2010.  Distressed sales include short sales and real estate owned (REO) transactions.”Even with low interest rates, demand for houses remains muted. Home sales are down in September and the inventory of homes for sale remains elevated. Home prices are adjusting to correct for the supply-demand imbalance and we expect declines to continue through the winter. Distressed sales remain a significant share of homes that do sell and are driving home prices overall,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.Highlights as of September 2011Including distressed sales, the five states with the highest appreciation were:  West Virginia (+7.0 percent), Wyoming (+3.8 percent), South Dakota (+3.6 percent), Maine (+3.5 percent), and North Dakota (+3.1 percent).Including distressed sales, the five states with the greatest depreciation were: Nevada (-12.4 percent), Illinois (-9.2 percent), Arizona (-9.0 percent), Minnesota (-8.3 percent), and Georgia (-7.2 percent).Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the highest appreciation were: West Virginia (+13.2 percent), Maine (+5.8 percent), Wyoming (+4.8 percent), Montana (+4.4 percent), and Kansas(+3.9 percent).Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the greatest depreciation were: Nevada (-9.6 percent), Arizona (-7.7 percent), Minnesota (-5.9 percent), Michigan (-4.8 percent), and Delaware (-3.7 percent).Including distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change in the national HPI (from April 2006to September 2011) was -31.2 percent.  Excluding distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change in the HPI for the same period was -21.9 percent.  Of the top 100 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) measured by population, 82 are showing year-over-year declines in September, the same as in August.  Full-month September 2011 national, state-level and top CBSA-level data can be found athttp://www.corelogic.com/HPISeptember2011(link is external).*August data was revised.  Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results.  September HPI for the Country’s Largest Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) by Population: Single FamilySingle FamilyExcluding Distressed Maryland-1.6%0.1% Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX-0.1%2.8% Utah-4.3%-0.8% Mississippi0.0%0.6% New Hampshire-3.2%-1.1% Minnesota-8.3%-5.9% North Carolina-0.5%0.4% Montana-0.3%4.4% Ohio-6.0%0.0% North Dakota3.1%3.4% Kentucky-1.7%0.2% Alaska0.8%1.4% Colorado-1.5%-0.2% Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-9.7%-1.9% Washington-5.6%-1.9% Missouri-4.4%-1.6% Alabama-4.6%2.4% Iowa-0.4%0.3% Florida-3.8%-1.7% Michigan-3.7%-4.8% District of Columbia1.4%0.3% Philadelphia, PA-0.3%-0.4% West Virginia7.0%13.2% Maine3.5%5.8% Hawaii-2.0%0.9% Tennessee0.7%0.1% CBSAChange by CBSA Idaho-5.1%0.0% Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV1.0%2.3% Vermont-0.6%3.1% Delaware-5.8%-3.7% Texas-1.4%1.6% Source: CoreLogic.September HPI State and National Ranking: Pennsylvania-0.1%0.6% Wyoming3.8%4.8% Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX-4.3%0.9% California-6.5%-1.6% New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ2.2%2.9% Oklahoma-0.2%0.4% Louisiana-0.6%2.2% Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA-7.8%-3.9% Virginia-0.2%0.7% September 2011 12-Month HPI Connecticut-3.5%-3.6% September 2011 12-Month HPI Georgia-7.2%-3.6% Massachusetts-2.2%-1.6% New York2.4%2.5% South Dakota3.6%1.2% Illinois-9.2%-2.5% Nevada-12.4%-9.6% Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ-8.0%-7.1% Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA-6.3%-4.0% MethodologyThe CoreLogic HPI incorporates more than 30 years’ worth of repeat sales transactions, representing more than 65 million observations sourced from CoreLogic industry-leading property information and its securities and servicing databases. The CoreLogic HPI provides a multi-tier market evaluation based on price, time between sales, property type, loan type (conforming vs. nonconforming), and distressed sales. The CoreLogic HPI is a repeat-sales index that tracks increases and decreases in sales prices for the same homes over time, which provides a more accurate “constant-quality” view of pricing trends than basing analysis on all home sales. The CoreLogic HPI provides the most comprehensive set of monthly home price indices and median sales prices available covering 6,607 ZIP codes (58 percent of total U.S. population), 608 Core Based Statistical Areas (86 percent of total U.S. population) and 1,146 counties (84 percent of total U.S. population) located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  About CoreLogicCoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. The Company combines public, contributory and proprietary data to develop predictive decision analytics and provide business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. CoreLogic has built one of the largest and most comprehensive U.S. real estate, mortgage application, fraud, and loan performance databases and is a recognized leading provider of mortgage and automotive credit reporting, property tax, valuation, flood determination, and geospatial analytics and services. More than one million users rely on CoreLogic to assess risk, support underwriting, investment and marketing decisions, prevent fraud, and improve business performance in their daily operations. The Company, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has more than 5,000 employees globally. For more information visit www.corelogic.com(link is external).Source:  CoreLogic SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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first_img Nobody can dispute the sense of vulnerability and uncertainty brought forth from the September 11, 2001 attacks perpetrated by Al Qaeda, leading the international community to significantly change their perception of international terrorist threats for the past decade, which until then were regionalized. There were dozens of other encounters in countries such as Indonesia (2002), Spain (2004), England (2005), India and Pakistan (2007 and 2008), and Russia (2010) that killed thousands of innocent people, in addition to failed actions and attempts that were thwarted by security and intelligence agencies. The incident became the first milestone for the so-called decade of violence and terror, defined by some as one of the bloodiest periods of the 21st Century, apart from the regular wars. Despite all efforts, it was not possible to neutralize some of the attacks, such as the incidents at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and the U.S. Consulate in Libya, in 2012. To fight them, in addition to the increase of international security mechanisms and the use of new technologies, there are multiple intelligence agencies specialized in artificial imagery intelligence (IMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT), new online programs that culminate with an ample global surveillance and monitoring system aiming to identify potential threats. All these factors make it difficult to detect and neutralize them in time to avoid further damage. Currently, the terrorists have a new recruiting and training base in North Africa that is supported by former groups that gain strength thanks to the consentfailed nations. center_img In order to dismantle Al Qaeda, many secret actions were taken, with the support of several countries, as well as the surveillance and monitoring of the group’s finances, which reduced their operability. However, contrary to what many people believed would happen after the death of the main terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, terrorism has not been silenced. Instead, it responded by creating new members, new techniques used by suicide bombers, smaller groups, and lone-wolf fighters, who are not related to any known group, but participate in isolated attacks against many specific targets, using home-made resources. By Dialogo September 11, 2013 Unfortunately, the most significant factor is that extreme ideology is just as alive as it was prior to the September 11 attacks, and it is patiently awaiting new opportunities to show the western world that they are still capable of performing cinematic actions.last_img read more

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first_img“JTF-Bravo demonstrated their value as a partner in international search and rescue during this case,” said Capt. Todd Coggeshall, Seventh Coast Guard District search and rescue mission coordinator. “The coordination between the U.S. Coast Guard, Southern Command and the Nicaraguan government led to an effective response and the location of the capsized vessel and nearly all of the missing passengers.” For their part, the USCG through their District 7 unit in Miami, Florida, the U.S. Embassy team in Nicaragua, and JTF-Bravo assisted in the Nicaraguan-led, cooperative rescue effort between the two partner nations, producing the rescue of 21 passengers, as well as recovering the bodies of the 13 shipwreck victims. “Though dealing with an unfortunate event, the SAR operation provided an excellent combined and joint experience and assisted us in strengthening our bonds with Nicaragua,” stated U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Carlos E. Moya, Director of Civil-Military Operations at JTF-Bravo. “The professionalism and willingness to cooperate by all parties involved set an outstanding regional example.” More than 30 tourists were traveling aboard the Reina del Caribe vessel on January 23rd between the popular tourist destinations Corn Island and Little Corn Island when strong winds and rain caused it to capsize. Nicaraguan Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force officials jumpstarted the coordination efforts to deploy a Nicaraguan Coast Guard vessel and a helicopter for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, while the government procured the assistance of the United States through the U.S. Embassy in Managua, which then reached out to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for support. Joint Task Force-Bravo, a SOUTHCOM component in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, responded by providing helicopters to join the SAR operation in the area surrounding the capsized boat, 12 miles off Corn Island. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) was already on the scene with a helicopter and a vessel when the JTF-Bravo helicopters arrived. By Dialogo January 27, 2016center_img Captain Hilario Blandón led the vessel across the stretch between the islands, but 25-30-knot winds and rain overpowered it, and caused it to overturn, resulting in 13 fatalities, all citizens of Costa Rica. The remaining tourists, including 12 Costa Rican, four American, three Nicaraguan, and two British citizens, among others, were rescued. Javier Sancho Bonilla, Costa Rican Ambassador to Nicaragua, personally thanked the joint Nicaraguan-U.S. Armed Forces effort during his visit to the Nicaraguan Air Force facility serving as the Command and Control Center for the SAR operation. “There is always great solidarity and affection among families or the people in sister countries like ours,” said Ambassador Sancho quoted by Nicaraguan news portal El 19 Digital. “We are very grateful to the Nicaraguan government, especially to President [Daniel] Ortega and [Nicaraguan First Lady] Mrs. Rosario Murillo.” The three countries’ interagency partners worked together following the operation to repatriate the bodies of the victims and get medical treatment for the survivors before helping them return home. In a show of respect, Costa Rica declared a National Day of Mourning on January 25th, according to the news portal CNN Español.last_img read more

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first_imgSam Allardyce sends warning to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha transfer move Arsenal have failed with two bids for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Former Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has told Arsenal to stop ‘messing around’ and ‘pay the money’ for Wilfried Zaha before it’s too late.The Gunners’ opening £40million bid for Zaha was swiftly rejected, with Palace reportedly incensed with the offer considering they value the 26-year-old forward at around £80m.Arsenal have responded by offering £65million plus a loan move for Reiss Nelson, but the Eagles have once again turned down the proposal.Palace, quickly losing patience, are only interested in a permanent deal for any player coming in exchange for Zaha and are threatening to walk away from their talks with Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking to talkSPORT, Allardyce said: ‘Pay the money! Wilf is in his prime now and there’s not too many like him about.‘I think he’s so ready and I hope Steve [Parish] isn’t calling me for saying this, but it’s Wilf’s time.‘If he doesn’t go very shortly then he never will and Arsenal really need to stump the money up. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 11:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Zaha reportedly submitted a transfer request after returning from AFCON (Picture: Getty)Reports last week claimed that Zaha had handed in a transfer request, Roy Hodgson expects the Ivorian to return to pre-season training with Palace.‘He has not spoken to me. I don’t know if he’s spoken to the club,’ Palace’s manager said following the side’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.‘As far as I’m concerned, he is coming back, he is our player and I’ve been given no information that the club is interested in selling him at the moment.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I’m just expecting him back, looking forward to working with him and seeing some of the things he can do for us.‘I think he has got another ten days or another week of holiday. I think he is back after we play Bristol City and before we play Hertha Berlin – that gives him his three weeks off.‘If he wants to come back earlier we will be very happy to see him.’MORE: Unai Emery hints Laurent Koscielny is no longer in his plans after Arsenal captain’s pre-season snubcenter_img Comment Advertisement Allardyce believes it’s Zaha’s time to rejoin a big club (Picture: Getty)‘If Manchester United are having to pay £90m for a centre half which is what they’re looking at in Leicester’s Maguire then Wilf’s £70-80m, it’s worth it today in the market.‘He’s proven he can be a massive success at Arsenal.‘Arsenal are truing to mess around… pay the money, time’s running out and the window’s going to shut.’last_img read more

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first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Chandler has played 30 of 32 possible games since landing in Los Angeles 10 games into the season. The 36-year-old does have a substantial injury history, failing to top the 50-game mark in either of the two previous seasons in Phoenix.Going against Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, the Lakers leaned a little harder on JaVale McGee and Ivica Zubac to help control the glass by boxing the Pistons bigs out and allowing guards to get rebounds. Six different Lakers had at least five rebounds as the home team topped Detroit 47-34 on the glass. Griffin had zero rebounds – something that’s never happened before in his career.“That was the focus,” second-year forward Kyle Kuzma said. “I tried to make sure he wasn’t supposed to get rebounds. The game plan was to limit Drummond and him on the boards, because those guys are beasts, so make sure to block him out, and the guards did a great job of flying in and getting rebounds.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThere’s nearly no precedent for James missing 11 games in a regular season: He’s only missed more once, during the 2014-15 season in Cleveland. In 13 other non-lockout seasons, James has played in at least 74 games. In the lockout season in 2011-12, James played all 62 games of the regular season.Despite his injury, James is still the leading vote-getter in the West for the upcoming All-Star game. It’s a reminder of how much the Lakers could use their injured marquee player, who was in the midst of another statistically brilliant season before going down Christmas Day against the Warriors.At the very least, the Lakers have cobbled together back-to-back wins without James, or Rajon Rondo (sprained finger) who is out likely until at least later this month. The team has also become more cohesive on defense, ranking sixth in the league (104.4 defensive rating) during the last eight games. After a 113-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Coach Luke Walton said he was encouraged by the progress.“I thought our team showed a lot of growth in the – whatever you want to call it, post-LeBron injury, LeBron and Rondo injuries,” he said. “There were times in that game tonight where in previous games we would’ve just split and gone down and taken quick shots. But I thought our guys did a really nice job staying composed, continuing to share the ball, continuing to make plays and ultimately, winning by competing on the defensive end.”Walton said Wednesday that James would not travel with the Lakers to Utah. LOS ANGELES — The latest injury stint for LeBron James is marching toward unprecedented territory.The 34-year-old Lakers star was medically evaluated on Thursday for his strained left groin, which has already caused him to miss eight games. James is progressing to limited on-court work, but he still is expected to miss at least the next three contests, butting his potential return up against one of the most challenging portions of the Lakers’ schedule.The latest timeline makes James (27.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 7.1 apg) an almost-certain scratch for Friday’s road game at Utah, as well as home games against the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, both in the basement of the Eastern Conference. The Lakers said Thursday that James will be re-evaluated on Jan. 16.That is an important deadline: The Lakers (23-19) travel that day for a two-game trip against Oklahoma City and Houston, two Western Conference contenders, before returning home for a marquee game against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers, who are 3-5 without James, would face an uphill challenge to win any of those games if he can’t suit up. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years CHANDLER GETS NIGHT OFF; LAKERS STILL DOMINATE GLASSOne of the team’s biggest presences remained on the bench Wednesday night, as veteran center Tyson Chandler did not enter the Pistons game despite suiting up. According to Walton, that was the plan.“I’ve been looking to try and rest Tyson,” Walton said. “We’ve been leaning on him pretty heavy. It was one of those things where if we needed him, he was going to be ready.”Related Articleslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Kathy MieleIt was after dinner and my son Alex and I were taking a walk around the neighborhood.We didn’t have to go far before the fragrance of our neighbors’ grill seemed to fill the air. I inhaled deeply. “I have to say I love the smell of a steak cooking on the grill,” I said to Alex as we were busy walking off our dinner of hamburgers that I’d cooked on the stove.“It does smell good,” Alex agreed. We walked a little further when he turned to me and asked, “Why don’t we barbecue anymore?”“That’s a good question.” We’d made it to the end of the block when a new smell overwhelmed us. “Wow, whatever they’re cooking, it sure was marinated with a lot of garlic! It smells great!”As we walked further along I tried to think of when we’d used our grill last. It had been so long ago that I couldn’t even remember if we had any propane left in the tank. We hadn’t grilled this season and I’m pretty sure we didn’t last summer either.“Your dad’s not big on grilling.” I explained.“Why does Dad have to be the one at the grill?” Alex asked. “You could do it.”“Are you kidding? I’m busy getting everything ready in the kitchen!” I argued. “I can’t be walking outside every 5 minutes checking on a piece of meat! It’s easier for me to just cook it inside with everything else!”“O.k.,” Alex sounded wary. “I didn’t mean to get you upset.”“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you,” I apologized. “I’m just not big on grill cooking.”We walked a few blocks more in silence until we came across a new smell. “Someone’s cooking with charcoal.” I said. “I have to say I love the smell of lighter fluid.”“Isn’t lighter fluid like gasoline?” Alex asked. “It can’t be good for you.”“I’m sure it’s not good for you but nobody really thought about that when I was a kid.” I had to smile when a favorite memory popped into my head. “My dad would use so much lighter fluid you could actually taste it on the burger,” I told Alex.“I think I’d rather skip the charcoal grill and stick with the propane,” Alex said as he kicked a stone down the road.“You know I could teach you how to cook on the grill,” I said.“Why would I want to do that?” Alex asked.“It’s a great skill to learn.”“Let’s see,” Alex said then thought for a moment. “You don’t cook on the grill and neither does Dad but somehow you think I’m going to like doing it?”“I didn’t say you’d like doing it. I really can’t think of anyone who likes standing outside during a heat wave and cooking over an open flame. It’s really all about the flavor you get when you cook on a barbecue.”“You know what I like the flavor of?” Alex said. “The cheeseburger you made tonight. It was perfect!”“I’m getting the feeling that I’m not going to be able to talk you into manning the grill this summer.”“Nope.” We were coming around the corner of our block and our walk was almost over. Alex gave me a quick pat on the back. “But, that was a really great try.”last_img read more

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first_imgBy Jay Cook |HIGHLANDS – Still recovering from damages caused by Super Storm Sandy five years ago, the borough is taking steps to possibly upgrade a pair of forlorn properties within town lines: one in the hills and another along the bay.The Highlands Land Use Board announced on July 12 that they received bids for two different requests for proposals (RFP) to look at designating both Captain’s Cove Marina and Shadow Lawn Trailer Park as official “areas in need of redevelopment.”Both sites have been regular agenda items at Borough Council and Land Use Board meetings throughout the past decade, whether it be from plans to change zoning ordinances or for infrastructure upgrades in the post-Sandy era.“Last year, it was one of the priorities of the council to really do something with these two properties,” said Highlands Borough Council President Carolyn Broullon.Mobile homes like these cover nearly 8 acres of the developable land in Shadow Lawn Trailer Park.The council sent a recommendation to the Land Use Board in December 2016 for the committee to look at how the two properties could potentially be redeveloped through the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law.By meeting one of seven associated criteria, the designation is designed to supersede existing municipal zoning laws, a move that potentially greases the skids for cleaning up blighted areas. Per county tax records, the property was valued at over $2.2 million this year.Broullon concurred, saying “if (Shadow Lawn) is deemed to be an area in need of redevelopment, it opens up a wide scope for the property owner, as well as the borough.”The other parcel under discussion is Captain’s Cove Marina, located at 2 Washington Avenue in the downtown section of town.Per Captain’s Cove’s website, the marina has called Highlands home for more than 110 years. It has 92 boat slips for boats up to 38 feet long, six slips on floating docks, and three self-operating boat lifts, as stated on the webpage.According to meeting minutes, Fred Rosiack, the property owner, said at a November 2016 Land Use Board meeting that his marina had been almost 50 percent destroyed after Sandy.Captain’s Cove in HighlandsHe noted that he had two potential buyers for the parcel who backed out when learning the property was zoned in a residential area and not for a marina use. Rosiack also said he has been looking to reinvigorate the café located near the bulkhead, yet would need a variance to do so.Damages from Sandy are still visible today at Captain’s Cove Marina. Pilings along the Washington Avenue side are snarled and deteriorated. Only a few slipholders have steps to reach the ladders in their slips. The café, as Rosiack had said to the Land Use Board, is virtually unusable – much of the siding is ripped off, showing a previous coat of weathered red paint beneath.Rosiack also did not return calls for comment by press time.Broullon said the borough is in its ver y early stages going for ward with the redevelopment area designation, and bringing on planners for each site moves that process forward.Broullon added that Highlands “could do so much more” with the two properties.“If they’re developed in a way that brings in more for our residents, that’s a bigger tax base that can help the whole borough,” she said.This article was first published in the July 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. Both the ordinance change and development project led to longstanding litigation spanning over four years. Pauline Jennings, a resident fighting the ordinance change, sued the borough and Highlander Development over the change, and eventually won when her case reached state Superior Court. That decision threw out the zoning update and Highlander Development’s building application.Representatives with Highlander Development did not respond to requests for comment by press time.Recently, borough documents show an impetus to redevelop the Shadow Lawn property. Per a 2016 Master Plan Reexamination Report, the mobile home park “is one of the few tracts of land remaining in the borough.”The report promotes redevelopment of the property through mixed use, considering “its proximity to Route 36 and multifamily home districts and its location at the top of the hill.”center_img The future of Shadow Lawn Trailer Park has bounced around borough meetings for at least the past decade.According to a Housing Element and Fair Share Plan report adopted by Highlands last year, Shadow Lawn is an approximately 120-unit mobile home park on 13 acres of developed and undeveloped land. It sits in the hills along Route 36, between the highway and the Eastpointe Condominium complex, a 14-story residential apartment building.The only ingress to the mobile home park is directly across from the QuickChek rear exit on Ocean Boulevard, near where Route 36 splits westbound, traveling towards Middletown. The main road through the development is Laurel Drive.According to court documents, the Highlands Borough Council looked to change zoning ordinances at Shadow Park in 2007 to allow for uses other than just a mobile home park, its current zoning. There were residents concerned over potential high-rise development at the site, yet the ordinance was ultimately approved in December 2007.Highlander Development Group, the property owner, came to the Land Use Board two years later with a plan to build three high-rise residential buildings with 282 units, a swimming pool, clubhouse, a multistory garage and other associated site improvements. The plan was ultimately approved in October 2010, per Land Use Board documents.last_img read more

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