Jerry Falwell Jr. has settled a federal lawsuit involving a Florida real estate venture.The Miami Herald reports that Falwell has agreed to pay Gordon Bello an undisclosed amount of money.Falwell is the president of Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia. Bello is an attorney and legislative aide for the Miami-Dade County Commission.Bello sued in 2017, claiming he was promised a stake in a South Beach hostel that Falwell purchased in 2013 for $4.7 million. Bello claims he and his father, Miami builder Jett Bello, pitched Falwell on the hostel idea after being introduced by a high school friend of the younger Bello. Falwell denies promising Gordon Bello anything. Falwell’s lawyers noted Bello never filed any emails, texts or documents suggesting a deal existed.___Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com … [Read more...] about Falwell settles lawsuit over Florida real estate venture
City Councilor Michelle Wu called for sweeping change to Boston’s development review process Monday by proposing that the Boston Planning and Development Agency be abolished — overdue action needed to address the city’s pressing problems, she said. Wu, detailing the proposal in a 54-page report, said the agency has only served the well-connected in an outdated system designed 60 years ago that lacks accountability and transparency. Meanwhile, Boston’s modern day problems have continued on, unchecked, she says. “Instead of delivering the resources to address our most urgent challenges, Boston’s development process is making our problems worse,” Wu wrote in the report, titled, “Fixing Boston’s Broken Development Process: Why and How to Abolish the BPDA.” “We’re more and more anxious about rising home prices and rents, frustrated daily by increasingly awful commutes, and scared about the flooding and extreme heat … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.
These tactics can can add up to millions in tax savings over a lifetime. Tom Wheelwright Published 12:02 pm CDT, Thursday, October 3, 2019 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images 7 Steps to Reduce Your Taxes by 10-40% Permanently 1 / 1 Back to Gallery To help entrepreneurs maximize tax savings and build long-term wealth, every school should be teaching their students these seven tax tips in financial education classes. As millions go back-to-school, the majority never learn this information in home economics and business courses. And because taxes are anyone’s greatest … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Reduce Your Taxes by 10-40% Permanently
PROVIDENCE — Nathan Carman thought his boat was in good working order when he left Point Judith, R.I., on a fishing trip three years ago, but something “fairly catastrophic” caused it to sink rapidly, causing his mother’s death, Carman’s lawyer said Wednesday. “Mr. Carman would never go out there with his mom in the middle of nowhere if he felt the boat was going to sink,” Carman’s lawyer, David F. Anderson, said during closing arguments Wednesday in a civil insurance trial over Carman’s efforts to collect $85,000 for the loss of the vessel. “Something let go in that boat.” In a 90-minute statement that capped the eight-day federal trial, Anderson argued that the 31-foot Chicken Pox was in poor condition when Carman bought it nine months before it sank, its problems masked by a good paint job and bonding. But a lawyer for two insurers countered that Carman, a Vermont man under investigation for the deaths of his … [Read more...] about Nathan Carman’s insurance trial comes to a close
The 3.2-km (2-mile)-long street, which connects the downtown District 1 with District 2, home to a large expat community, is now on the list of the most flooded areas in the city. Experts have blamed its subsidence on a series of real estate projects with thousands of apartments that have sprung up along either side of the street. The VND473 billion ($20.4 million) project will be started on Saturday to elevate the surface of the street in some sections that are severely subsided while other parts are kept at the same height to ensure the water drainage system works well. The 500-meter-long section from an underpass in front of The Manor building to the Nguyen Huu Canh Overpass that suffered the heaviest subsidence will be lifted by between 50 cm to 1.2 m. Nguyen Vinh Ninh, deputy head of the HCMC Management Board of Investment and Construction of Traffic Projects, the project’s investor, said a new water drainage system and lighting system as well as other technical … [Read more...] about HCMC begins 14-month project to upgrade flood-prone street