Twitter Previous article#WARNING GRAPHIC Four year jail term for man who stabbed attacker in faceNext articleModern medicine goes viral Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print Linkedin NewsBreaking news#UPDATE Northbound motorway from Limerick blocked following fatal crashBy Staff Reporter – January 19, 2016 632 Advertisement Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Dublin-bound carriageway of the M7 motorway between junction 29 Ballysimon and junction 28 Castletroy is closed following a single vehicle crash this Tuesday morning.Gardai, Emergency services and crews form Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene shortly after 10:15am.One male occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and the road remains closed as Gardai are currently investigating.Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. WhatsApp
William Fisher, 91, a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Jersey City public school system who retired after 32 years of service, passed away peacefully at Bayonne Medical Center on Jan. 25 with his wife and daughter by his side. He was a WW II veteran, a husband and a father. He was a lifelong resident of Bayonne.Bill was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He received a B.A. degree from Rutgers University, an M.A. degree from Jersey City State College, and earned Doctor’s equivalency as well. Bill was. “Mr. Fischer” was fondly remembered by those with whom he worked, and he thoroughly enjoyed his time with them.He kept himself in great shape by daily exercise and was recognized by many for the frequent walks he took with his wife near Bayonne Park. Some may remember him from his days as a lifeguard at the Boulevard Pool. He was an avid reader; favorite subjects included history, religion, politics, cars, and philosophy. A self-described “car buff,” Bill was known for taking good care of his cars and for years, he could be seen outside weekly, hand-washing and detailing his car. Bill was crafty, wrote poetry, and was a meticulous maker of intricate model ships (and planes), which he displayed throughout his home, and even exhibited at City Hall. His love of art, nature, poetry, humor, psychology, and education were shared with his only child, daughter Dara.Bill is survived by his wife, Germaine (DiMeola) Fischer and his daughter, Dara Fischer, a public school art teacher. Of all his titles and life accomplishments, Bill was most proud to have been called “Dad”. Also survived by his brother Alvin and sisters-in-law Sonia and Adelle Fischer of Florida, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.He was predeceased by his parents Ella (Wolff) Fischer and Robert Fischer, his brothers Murray, Leonard and Sheldon Fischer, and sisters Marion Lewko, Gloria Laub, and Selma Levy. Funeral arrangements were private. For those wishing to make a donation in Bill’s memory, kindly donate to an animal welfare or animal rescue organization of your choice.
– Playoffs set for November 11 THE Meadowbrook Gardens Tarmac will serve as the battleground for the opening round of the playoffs section in the 2017 edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ football championship Georgetown Zone.This information was disclosed by the coordinators of the annual championship. The event which is eagerly anticipated, is slated to kick-off on Saturday, November 11 at the Meadowbrook Facility with the first round of elimination matches. The registration timeline ends on Wednesday November 8th.According to the coordinators, “The playoff matches will be staged at the Meadowbrook Gardens Tarmac and possibly also at the East Ruimveldt Community Centre, which is popularly known as California Square.”The coordinators disclosed, “The reasons for taking the games to those venues is because we wanted to go back into the communities, which is core to the success of the tournament. Meadowbrook in particular is a new village to the street football scene and in an effort to promote the sport, we want to take games to those areas. We need to diversify the tournament in order to attract new folks to the event, so taking the event to other new venues in the future is a possibility.”The coordinators further declared, “Teams have been very active in the registration period. We are on course for a record number of entrants which shows of the growing interest and appeal of the tournament.”According to the controllers of the event, forms can be uplifted at the Banks DIH Limited ‘Caesars Place’ Durban Street location. The registration document can also be uplifted from Referee Coordinator, Wayne Griffith on 697-7777.With 16 teams already given automatic berths to the group round, the initial elimination tournament will be utilized to select the other 16 teams that will form the final 32 for the round-robin stage.The confirmed venues for the main draw of the championship are Demerara Park, National Cultural Centre Tarmac, Burnham Basketball Court, Albouystown Tarmac and the East Ruimveldt Tarmac.The official playing dates are November 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 30th, December 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, with the grand finale slated for Saturday 16th.Winner of the overall event will walk-away with $500,000 and the championship trophy. They will also represent the region in the National Playoffs.On the other hand, the runner-up will pocket $250,000 and the respective accolade.Meanwhile, the third and fourth place finishers for the event will collect $200,000 and $100,000, respectively, and the corresponding trophies.