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
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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 Wu, detailing the proposal in a 54-page report, said the agency has only served the well-connected in an outdated system designed 60 years ago that lacks accountability and transparency.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.
“We’re really excited about being able to get started on this,” said Stephen Faber, executive vice president at Related Beal, the Boston arm of New York-based real estate giant Related Cos. The company’s vision broadly complies with “The 100 Acres Plan,” a 2006 City of Boston zoning document that guides development in Fort Point. Related’s project would devote about one-third of its 1.1 million square feet to housing. It would bring retail and public space to the ground floors, and it would include a park that links A Street to the waterfront. But Related also wants to make some tweaks to what the 100 Acres Plan envisions for the site, Faber said, to reflect changes in the market and the city since the 100 Acres Plan was written more than a decade ago. Instead of four buildings on the site, as originally planned, there would be three, with two of them rising as high as 180 feet. They would be aligned differently than first envisioned, to … [Read more...] about Three buildings and a park planned for former Gillette lots
We flew into Delhi on the last day of June with our son, his wife and their three children. For me a most wonderful opportunity to show them all India, the India that I know and love. The timing is not what I would choose ordinarily but, considering the children’s long holiday starts end of June, and such a visit requires three weeks to enjoy a comprehensive experience of India as an introduction, we had to go then and brave the heat and the monsoon. It worked out well. Normally we prefer the months of November to end of March. We stayed for three nights at The Imperial Hotel New Delhi; this fine heritage five-star luxury hotel has been in my conscious for sixty years and is a most wonderful welcome to the capital of India. The three generations of family were warmly welcomed into gracious suites and the pool enticed the children immediately – well like walking into a lukewarm bath but so welcome! The cuisines are glorious and varied and we were given a … [Read more...] about Lapping up Luxury in India
Donald Trump reiterated on Monday that “big sanctions on Turkey” are coming, but defended his decision in Twitter posts reiterating that the U.S. was “not going into another war with people who have been fighting with each other for 200 years.” He also suggested the Kurds may be releasing prisoners “to get us involved.” The Syrian advance into the northeast has raised concerns that the eight-year Syrian war, which grew out of the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, is entering a new and unpredictable phase. Russia, whose aerial support helped turn the tide of the conflict in favor of President Bashar al-Assad, has emerged as the key power broker in the latest battle. Erdogan launched the Turkish offensive on Wednesday, after receiving assurances from Trump that U.S. troops, which supported the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia during five years of grinding war to defeat Islamic State, would stand aside. Turkey accuses the YPG of links to a separatist group … [Read more...] about Kurds agree to deal with Assad as Turkish offensive continues