Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Morning One Liners....

The executives of BJ's Wholesale Club will speak at Goldman Sachs 15th Annual Global Retailing Conference in NYC on Sept. 4th.

Iowa labor officials on Friday accused meatpacking plant Agriprocessors with 31 new and repeat safety violations.

Agriculture

More farmers markets nationwide are accepting food stamps for their summer squash, apples, and other fresh produce — fattening profits for farmers while creating healthier options for low-income families as food prices soar.

As Food costs rise, so do School Lunches.

Developments

City Council Member Hiram Monserrate, the leading advocate against the Willets Points Plan may be out of office when the council votes on the controversial plan.

Jerry Antonacci, owner of Crown Container and once an outspoken critic of the city's plan to redevelop Willets Point, has agreed to make way for the project, for a price

Politics

A billionaire-funded group endorsed Brian Foley.

NY Daily News writes "NEWELL FOR ASSEMBLY": Democratic voters in Lower Manhattan have a chance to send a dramatic message on Primary Day, Sept. 9: They can bring down Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver - and shake Albany's pay-to-play culture to its core.

In an effort to unseat State Senator Serphin R. Maltese, a long time incumbent Republican, 1 of the 2 Democrats on the ballot withdrew from the race.  Council member Joe Addabbo now will face Maltese.

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