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  • Kate 19:39 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

    On Eater, Tim Forster does a detailed comparison of the three food halls we now have, with predictions for their future.

    Mr Forster indicates on Twitter that he’s about to leave Montreal. It’s too bad – he brought a certain sparkle to food writing in English here.

     
    • denpanosekai 07:51 on 2020-02-25 Permalink

      I’ve tried all three and Le Central was the coolest. Also had slightly better beer options. Cathcart is an absolute mess. Timeout is a bit too dark.

      Tim Forster was a great followup to Ian Harrison. Big shoes to fill.

  • Kate 19:04 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

    Sue Montgomery has been removed from two city hall committees a month after her ejection from Projet Montréal.

     
    • Kate 19:01 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

      Protesters held a brief demonstration Monday near the riding office of Justin Trudeau on Crémazie, in response to the dispersion of the Tyendinaga barricade.

       
      • Kate 18:48 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

        A woman in niqab says she was attacked for the third time in four years, this time at Lionel‑Groulx metro by two men who pulled on her veil, grabbed her phone and shouted abuse in English. At least one of the men is now facing charges.

         
        • Kate 13:30 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

          Protesters blocked traffic briefly on the Mercier bridge Monday morning, and protests are continuing in Kahnawake. The Gazette’s Christopher Curtis is tweeting from the site.

           
          • Kate 13:26 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

            The city is appealing a court ruling that allowed Michael Applebaum to keep the severance of $268,000 he got when he stepped down.

             
            • Ephraim 17:33 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

              How about actually passing a law so it doesn’t happen in the future…. nope, we gotta hope we can get it back… rather than prevent a golden parachute in the future. At least if we passed a law NOW, it would prevent it from happening again and having to sue again….

            • Kate 20:31 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

              I don’t see how else it could have played out, Ephraim. Applebaum was not convicted yet when he stepped down, so there was probably no legal basis for denying him his payout. Once he was convicted he could be sued for it in retrospect.

              Given legal fees, it probably wouldn’t add up to much revenue in the end, but they have to try, if only to show that crooks can’t get away with it. And I think they should try.

            • Kevin 22:57 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

              Ephraim
              They did pass a law. The appeal is because the lower court said it could not be retroactive.

          • Kate 09:09 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

            I don’t post much about theatre, but McGill is specifically doing a short series of “staged readings” of plays by Montreal anglo writers between the 1930s and 1970s so this is a bit of local history that may be of interest. One of the pieces was a collaboration between Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen but the others are fairly obscure.

             
            • Kate 09:02 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

              The headline implies NDG residents are unhappy at the plan to close police station 11 on Somerled, but mostly the piece is about agitation by Lionel Perez and one-man anti-Plante band Marvin Rotrand. The one expert cited says there’s no consensus what effect centralizing police services has on crime statistics.

              Note to Gazette: the headline “NDG up in arms” is perhaps ill chosen for the topic.

               
              • Tim S. 09:28 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

                I’m an NDG resident unhappy about it! I don’t often have reason to drop in on a police station, fortunately, but when I do, it’s nice to have one reasonably close.

              • YUL514 11:28 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

                NDG Facebook groups are actually “up in arms”, even moreso because they are all so pro Sue Montgomery. The discourse on these neighborhood pages is unbelievable.

              • Chris 12:14 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

                Montgomery was popularly elected afterall, hardly surprising she has supporters, and it doesn’t take many to make noise on social media.

              • Kevin 12:51 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

                The NDG Facebook pages in no way representative of the neighbourhood. The moderators have blocked countless people from participating on any topic, not just contentious ones.

              • Hamza 13:29 on 2020-02-24 Permalink

                lifelong NDGer- anybody who is a fan of station 11 has never dealt with those cops (RIP Nicholas Gibbs)

                Agreed with YUL514, the ‘NDG Living’ board on FB, which may have been a simple community FB group at one point, is now being taken over by a couple of ppl in cahoots with the admin who want political power and influence.

            • Kate 08:57 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

              The Mont St-Hilaire Exo line (exo3) is running Monday morning but the Candiac line (exo4) is still barricaded in Kahnawake.

               
              • Kate 08:53 on 2020-02-24 Permalink | Reply  

                A man has been arrested after a fire forced four households out of a building in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, early Monday. Firefighters spotted right away that the fire was suspicious.

                 
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