Thank the Barenaked Ladies for this week's column.This past weekend, Ashley and I were down in Noblesville for a concert of some solid 90s music, featuring Barenaked Ladies and headliner Hootie and the Blowfish (reunited and coming out with a new album this fall!). When we heard that Hootie was back, we immediately got tickets for the show.So Luke hung out with Grandma and Grandpa all night while Ashley and I went to the concert. Neither of us are huge Barenaked Ladies fans, but, being proper 90s kids, we're familiar with a lot of their hits. A friend of ours saw them before in concert and said they were a lot of fun, and they lived up to that promise.(Also, at the end of the show, they did a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" that sounded AMAZING.)Anyone who is familiar with Barenaked Ladies knows that one of their hits is the fun song "If I Had a Million Dollars," where they sing about some silly stuff they would do if they suddenly had a fat stack of cash. One of my fav … [Read more...] about If I had a million dollars…
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(Artcurial) A trio of treasured Bugattis kept locked in a barn for years by the family of an artist could sell for a small fortune when they are auctioned next week. Belgian sculptor August Thomassen purchased the three vehicles in the late 1950s and early 1960s when they were practically worthless to everyone but him. His daughter told the De Telegraaf newspaper that he loved their engineering and unusual styling. AMAZING COLLECTION OF 81 'BARN FIND' CARS WORTH A FORTUNE He kept them running and used them as daily drivers for years, becoming such a fan of the brand that he sculpted a bust of the automaker’s founder, Ettore Bugatti, which today resides at the National Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, France. The artist started building his own bodywork for the Type 40, but only got as far as the wood frame. (Artcurial) His 1932 Bugatti Type 49 Berline and 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet each feature custom coachwork, as was the practice of the day. He was creating his … [Read more...] about Million-dollar car collection hidden for years uncovered in poor artist’s barn
For nearly three years, tons of dirt, asphalt and even a car have been sitting on top of Howard Henry’s tire shop after a wall collapsed onto his property in Harrisburg.The 100-year-old wall belonged to one of Henry’s neighbors, the owners of the McFarland apartment buildings. It formerly propped up one of their parking lots, which is why a car also tumbled down the hill when the wall collapsed on May 5, 2016.On Wednesday, Henry appeared in court to ask a judge to force McFarland’s owners to clean up their debris, which he argues has been trespassing on his property and preventing him from using his property.The legal action filed by Henry’s attorney Mark Wendaur in 2017 is part of a three-pronged approach to try to get Isaac Dohany and Jacob Friedman, the owners of the McFarland apartments, to clean up the multi-million dollar mess. Henry also filed a lawsuit against the owners and he’s filed action against the city of Harrisburg to force them to enforce … [Read more...] about Should owners of wall that collapsed in Harrisburg be forced to clean up the multi-million dollar mess?
New Jersey Transit has received a federal grant of $6,542,353 from the Department of Transportation to install positive train control on a New Jersey Transit line that travels from New York Penn Station and Trenton to Hackettstown, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th District, said Friday. The grant comes as part of the fiscal year 2018 Positive Train Control Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. Positive train control is a federally mandated emergency braking system that uses a series of sensors to automatically stop trains in the event of operator error. All rail agencies are installing positive train control as a safety precaution. “This grant will go a long way to improving commuter and rail safety in Warren County and across northern New Jersey,” Gottheimer said in a statement. “The new positive train control system will help keep our trains moving on time and work to prevent the type of rail accidents in New Jersey … [Read more...] about NJ Transit awarded $6.5 million grant to install positive train control
By Louis Hansen | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm | UPDATED: November 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm Home to the country’s busiest electric car factory, Fremont now has another distinction — more new million-dollar neighborhoods than any other city in the U.S. The East Bay city had 11 new communities where median home values broke $1 million during the last 12 months, according to a study released Thursday by Trulia. The super-heated Bay Area real estate market continues to drive up personal wealth, at least on paper, in neighborhoods and bedroom communities once populated by blue-collar workers. Trulia senior economist Cheryl Young said the skyrocketing Bay Area home prices have pushed buyers into previously overlooked neighborhoods. “People are starting to look further afield,” she said. Even in a slowing market, Bay Area home prices continue to be the fastest climbers in the U.S. Since October 2017, San Jose … [Read more...] about Million-dollar homes now even more common in Bay Area