It’s been many years of investing in the greater Newark, New Brunswick and Atlantic City areas of New Jersey that Boraie Development has seen pay off into a better outlook both economically and for tourist activities in those cities. But the head of the company Omar Boraie sees his work as far from being finished, and his sons Wasseem and Sam have worked alongside him and when he retires, they plan to continue his work for generations to come. The latest project started by this real estate firm is the Beach at South Inlet in Atlantic City, a new multi-complex apartment building right on the edge of the beach with all kinds of on-site amenities including an outdoor pool and gym, and it’s in a prime location near public transportation and the beach area. Every new project that has come out in residential units is especially tailored to meet the needs of millennials says Wasseem Boraie. For more details visit Crunchbase.
Boraie Developments beginnings came back in the early 1970s during a time that Omar Boraie felt the troubles facing New Jersey’s cities could be remedied by bringing better quality commercial and residential properties. Omar Boraie had gotten his university degrees in Chemistry and was working on his doctorates at the time and had no previous experience in real estate, but he had a sharp acumen that could learn quickly, and he began buying up downtown properties in New Brunswick through private financing. Despite the criticism he received about undertaking this endeavor, he had heard that one of the city’s largest employers Johnson & Johnson had decided to remain there, so he pressed on in his investment. Check out State Theatre New Jersey for more.
Boraie Development’s first renovated lot was a plaza on Albany Street which today has buildings known as tower one and tower two, a parking garage and a shopping center that’s brought in much needed business activity to the city. The company’s housing investments first started taking off when they had a 25-story apartment building built on Spring Street that has housed both city workers and Rutgers students. That one was followed up by several units in a satellite campus project for Rutgers University, and in 2014 Boraie Development also completed construction of The Aspire. This apartment complex not only has the amenities that the current Beach at South Inlet has, but also has easy access to the metro lines heading into the greater New York City areas. Not only has Boraie Development put a lot into real estate, they’ve also given to many local charities and are the key contributors to the Genomic research department at Rutgers.
As a labor leader, Jim Larkin’s devotion to members of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGW) was beyond question. Larkin established the ITGW in 1907. In dealing with union officers he was sometimes paranoid about plots to usurp his power. His closest lieutenant James Connolly was a particular subject of his suspicions. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html and http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm
Both men were Marxist, pro-union, and Irish nationalist. Despite Connolly being hanged for his role in the 1916 Easter Rebellion Larkin felt Connolly had undermined him. Connolly’s execution made him a national labor hero in Ireland. A role James Larkin apparently coveted.
James Larkin had an arch nemesis to worry about, but not within the ITGW. It was William M. Murphy the chairman of the Dublin United Tramway Company. To break the labor movement Murphy convinced 300 employers to lock out their employees replacing them with strikebreakers.
The six month long Dublin Lockout of 1913 was a reverse for labor. Murphy’s strategy all but destroyed the ITGWU. Following the lockout, Larkin embarked on what was supposed to be a world speaking tour.
His first stop was the United States. When news of the Easter Rebellion reached him Larkin had been in the US for two years. While living in New York City James Larkin joined the Socialist Party.
Inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution he set about converting the Socialist Party into the Communist Party. Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia
This was during the height of the Red Scare when people were being sent to prison for espousing Communism. Convicted of “criminal anarchy” in 1919 for four years James Larkin was Sing Sing inmate number 50945.
After his 1923 deportment to England James Larkin returned to Ireland. After that, the man who coined the phrase, “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay” resumed his work on behalf of Irish labor. James Larkin’s death on January 30, 1947, had a sad touch of irony.
The man who was born in a Liverpool slum January 21, 1876, lost his life after falling through the floor of the headquarters of the Workers’ Union of Ireland. The WUI was the last union Larkin organized.
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Samuel Strauch started Metrik Real Estate in Miami because he loves the region and has a passion for the real estate market. This man was educated in the northeast, worked in South America, and he has been a part of his family real estate firm.
He has such a big breadth of work that people need to come to him to ask about how he would invest in real estate in Miami.
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He is a fixture in the industry in Miami, and he has been able to help people who want to make more money on all their investments. Samuel Strauch has given a lot of advice to people about how they should invest, and he has been sure to tell people that there is a way for them to make more money. He wants them to have confidence in the ways that they have done this, and he shows how to run a business in the same way.
Someone who wants to emulate Samuel Strauch does not need to go to Hofstra University or work in South America because he freely explains to everyone around him how to run their real estate investments. He is willing to work with people as a part of their own investment portfolio, and he invests himself in a market that he truly believes in. He knows that there are a lot of people who want to be like him, and he has given people many good reasons to invest in Miami every year.
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The future of education is firmly in the hands of someone who was not known on the national political scene, Betsy DeVos. This is, of course, by design. The Trump Administration rose in power during the 2016 Presidential Elections due entirely to the fact that they appealed to the common voter, offering to drain the swamp and fundamentally shift the dynamic away from career politicians and into the hands of people who otherwise never would have had a chance. Betsy DeVos is a reformer and a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. Her nomination, and confirmation as the new Secretary of Education was not a fluke. DeVos comes into Washington D.C. with a new perspective on education and one that was carefully selected by President Trump himself.
Betsy DeVos has spent the past thirty years becoming a champion for what we now know as ‘school choice’. School choice is, for lack of a better word, a concept that pushes for less government interference in the role of public education. Originally conceptualized by Milton Friedman more than fifty years ago, Betsy DeVos has been absolutely integral in keeping the subject alive while simultaneously making more and more people aware of it. This bulldog-like passion for school choice put her on the map as an early Secretary of Education candidate and it is what helped propel her up the ranks and into the position itself.
For Betsy DeVos, school choice was cemented in her mind when she visited the Potter’s House Christian School more than 30 years ago. When DeVos was seeking education for her children at the time, she and Dick DeVos went to this school in order to see how effective school choice actually was. DeVos says, “While we were at the school, we met parents who were doing everything in their power to have their kids in an environment that was safe.” DeVos goes on to describe the environment as “electric with curiosity, with love for one another.” It was easy to see that this environment made a real impact on DeVos and as a result, she would go all-in on supporting it going forward.
Thanks to the work of Betsy DeVos, school choice has become one of the fastest rising education concepts in the country. There are more than 250,000 students enrolled in 33 publicly funded institutes across 17 different states. These numbers are just eye-popping considering where the school choice movement was just a decade ago. Now, DeVos is in a national position and she’ll have the direct ability to bring school choice to more states than ever before.
Still, things won’t be easy in Washington for Betsy DeVos. As a political outsider, DeVos is already seeing that the system will fight to protect itself. After narrowly being confirmed to her position, which saw VP Mike Pence have to take the floor to cast a tie-breaker, DeVos has met resistance on every level. Fortunately, she has shown her bulldog prowess in each meeting and politicians are starting to understand that she is more of a fighter than they had believed. Learn more: http://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-Moves-From-Wealthy/238838
Nobody can deny that Eric Lefkofsky has made his mark on the world. He’s a billionaire with some of the world’s most successful start ups to his name. With all of that success, it certainly shows that he understands how to make a good business deal and that he’s willing to do everything it takes to succeed. He understands how to create a good startup very well and he wants to take that understanding to the world of medicine with Tempus. Tempus is helping doctors treat cancer in a much more effective way by helping them come up with personalized treatment plans for their patients. If this succeeds we may see an entirely new approach to medicine sprout up.
The most important part of treating cancer is understanding the individual patient. Cancer is a disease determined by a wide variety of factors and it’s absolutely important that the doctor have a great understanding of that person and how the disease is going to progress. This gives them the ability to fight it before it becomes something much more serious. The effectiveness of the approach is easy to see. Tempus is actually helping patients live longer lives and survive this disease at rates the otherwise would never have seen.
Eric Lefkofsky certainly has an ambitious goal. He wants to spearhead a movement in medicine and change the way we think about it. The current ideas about how to fight cancer seem antiquated to him. Instead of trying to find a way to solve every person’s cancer through one size fits all we need to start looking for solutions meant for each individual. If this proves successful, we’ll certainly see others try to follow his success and create similar personalized medicine approaches. This isn’t going to happen overnight but it’s goal to lead to an entirely new way of thinking about disease. People want to see a solution to their ills and he is offering one of the most efficient ways to combat the problem. Now, we only have to look at it over time to realize the potential there is for this method.