99, was born on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918 and passed away on January 17, 2018. A lifelong resident of Bayonne, Ed graduated from Bayonne High School. He was drafted into the US Army in 1941. He trained in Texas and performed border patrol duties on the Rio Grande River. After the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, Ed’s 77th Field Artillery Unit went to Casablanca, North Africa under the leadership of General Mark Clark to fight against Rommel’s tank corp. After forcing Rommel out of Africa, the invasion of Sicily followed for 38 days. The troops then crossed the Messina Strait and entered Reggio, Italy. For two years, he fought to take Naples, Foggia, Monte Cassino, Rome, Arno, Northern Apennines and Po Valley, ending in Bolzano. The US Army point system allowed soldiers with 85 points of service to be honorably discharged. Having earned 102 points, Ed enjoyed a flight home and was discharged on July 24, 1945. He returned to work at General Motors in Linden, NJ. In January 1948, he married Josephine Drozd. He attended night school at Vale School of Business and Rutgers University to earn his NJ Insurance Brokers License and maintained a home office. Ed retired from General Motors in 1974 with 37 years of service and continued his insurance business. He participated in local civic committees. He was also an active member of the United Auto Workers Retirees, Mt. Carmel Holy Name Society, Mt. Carmel Parish Council and the Marist Men’s Club where he initiated Sunday Night Bingo. Ed was predeceased by his wife, Josephine in June 2017. He is also predeceased by siblings, Stanley Suczewski and his wife Josephine, and Harriet Kaczka and her husband, Edward Kaczka. He is the father of Dr. Dorothy Filip Ed.D., Dr. Edward J. Suczewski M.D. and his wife Julie, Dr. Thomas J. Suczewski M.D. and his wife, Karen, Janice Suczewski, MBA and her husband, Roger Magid. Grandchildren include Dr. Zachary Filip M.D.; Edward A, Michael and Gregory Suczewski, Kathryn Kopacz and husband Kyle; Luke, Adam and Elizabeth Suczewski. Ed is the brother-in-law of Loretta Horzepa and her late husband, Stanley. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.
By Dialogo November 04, 2015 I say that people who use cocaine and marijuana should show that they won’t do it ever again. This way we’d see a reduction in the production of this evil drug, cocaine. Citizens, don’t use this filthy vice any more. It damages the health of all users. Promise God not to use that damned drug again and He will bless you. Thank you for listening to this advice. Friends, give up this damned vice. On a sunny day in September, two medical teams came together to examine patients in a hospital in Haiti. What was significant about this encounter was the nationality of the medical professionals. In a historic moment, U.S. and Cuban doctors worked side-by-side, providing free care to ease the suffering of Haiti’s poor. This remarkable event was made possible by the presence of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, anchored off the Haitian coast as part of the Continuing Promise 2015 mission, and by our new policy towards Cuba, which has created new opportunities for U.S. engagement in the region. Several days earlier, Cuban diplomats and medical officials toured the Comfort’s medical facilities and met with their U.S. counterparts. The entire experience was extremely positive for both sides, highlighting the strategic importance of U.S. engagement and the role of the Comfort in bringing people together for the common good. The Comfort is one of the greatest symbols of U.S. friendship with our neighbors. In an era when we must make each limited defense dollar count, missions like Continuing Promise are irreplaceable. They display the very best of who we are as a nation. They remind the world that the greatest strength of the United States is not the size of our military, but the compassion and kindness of our people. As one Latin American leader put it, “Your visit gives us a sense of hope that we are not alone.” The work done aboard the Comfort clearly heals more than bodies. It bridges gaps, builds ties, and makes history. As the U.S. military seeks to remain globally engaged in the face of declining resources, missions like Continuing Promise underscore the enduring value of humanitarian engagement, public-private partnerships, and forward presence in the Western Hemisphere. It is without a doubt one of the U.S. military’s most impactful missions. Perhaps this message of solidarity is the mission’s most enduring impact. It sends a simple and powerful signal to our friends in Latin America and the Caribbean: one of fellowship, partnership, and hope for the future. The Comfort’s deployment also highlighted deepening U.S. ties with the region. In terms of geographic proximity, trade, culture, demographics, and the environment, no other part of the world has greater impact on daily life in our country than Latin America and the Caribbean. As the Comfort transited through Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, it visited a region that is increasingly prosperous, peaceful, and home to millions of citizens who share our commitment to advancing democratic values and working together to ensure stability and security throughout the Western Hemisphere. Last week, the crew of the Comfort returned home after a 6-month deployment to 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Working with nearly 400 non-governmental organization (NGO) volunteers, medical and support staff from across the U.S. military and the region treated 122,268 patients and conducted 1,255 surgeries, with an additional 279 life-changing operations as part of Operation Smile. Partnerships with NGOs and the private sector resulted in $3.78 million in donations to partner nations, including gifts-in-kind like medicine, wheelchairs, clothing, and high-nutrition meals. While ashore, the crew conducted 94 engineering projects, renovating public buildings, schools, and clinics in under-serviced, remote areas, and trained 894 partner nation civilian and military personnel, ensuring the mission’s impact will endure long after the ship departs. Additionally, Comfort personnel directly supported State Department and USAID’s developmental and social projects by improving water sanitation and providing healthcare to children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Country first: Detector dogs sniffing out new psychoactive substances in prisonsNZ Herald 9 October 2018 The Department of Corrections annual report paints a picture of the changing prison population with the prison muster of more than 10,000 experiencing a significant growth in the numbers of women incarcerated.Ninety-one per cent of prisoners have a lifetime diagnosis of mental health or substance abuse disorders, according to the report.More than 75 per cent of prisoners have current or prior convictions for violence.About a third of the prison population is affiliated with gangs, of those about 70 per cent identify as Māori.About 30,000 people are on community-based sentences and orders – nearly three times the number of the prison population.Every year about 16,000 people are released from prison, most of whom arrange their own accommodation.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12139378Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The 59-year-old survived calls for his sacking as the Hammers struggled for form during periods of the 2013-14 season, with fans unfurling banners and jeering the players off following an unconvincing home win over Hull. A chronic injury list, including club-record signing Andy Carroll missing over half of the season, did not help Allardyce’s position as he guided West Ham to 13th after flirting with relegation at the turn of the year. Sam Allardyce has put the trials and tribulations of last year behind him as he targets a top-10 Barclays Premier League finish this campaign. Allardyce’s belief in a strong showing comes on the back of a busy summer of transfer activity, with the signings of Enner Valencia, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell, Carl Jenkinson, Mauro Zarate and Diego Poyet pleasing the manager. He said: “I think overall we have gone out and shopped very wisely – from my point of view it is about the age of the players as well as the talent. “All our signings, the average age comes out at 23, that is good for now and good for the future. That means they should be here a long time at West Ham and not just a short-term stopover like you have to do in your first season or two in the Premier League just to get you through. “We have moved on to not only improve the squad for now but also for a number of years to come hopefully and they will only get better when they play with us.” Pre-season could have run more smoothly for the club, with Ravel Morrison charged with assault and the Hammers being accused by French side Metz of altering the conditions on a deal to sign forward Diafra Sakho. With a bid for Sunderland’s Connor Wickham also rejected, Allardyce remains determined to add more fire-power to his squad, even if it comes too late for Saturday’s season opener at home to London rivals Tottenham. “We are still waiting for another front-line player who can score a few goals,” he added. “That has been very difficult to acquire because of the injury to Andy but we are still pursuing that avenue as quickly as we possibly we can. “We will definitely get something done but it is the quality of the player that is the most important thing, he has to come in and be almost available to be used immediately. “It may not be the case to be going straight in, there may be a settling in period because it looks more like that player will come from abroad now – we are still searching high and wide.” Press Association Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold opted to stick with the former Newcastle, Blackburn and Bolton boss after a number of post-season meetings and now Allardyce is keen to move forward. “They are all behind me,” he said when asked about last season’s problems. “I don’t think about it too much. I’m still here and still using the experience and the abilities I have as a manager in all areas of the football club to try and achieve more than last season – I’m hoping the lads will go and do the talking on the field starting on Saturday.” With Allardyce having led the club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, West Ham finished the 2012-13 campaign in an impressive 10th place. Although Carroll is once again sidelined for up to four months, Allardyce wants to replicate that achievement this time around. “I would take 10th or better – I think we have got to aim at least at that position,” he said. “If we score more goals than last season then it is achievable for us. If we can do the same as last season from a defensive point of view, with 14 clean sheets, then 50 goals will be enough for us. “We scored 40 goals last year, 46 the year before, so if we can hit the 50-goal mark I think that will be enough to take us into the top 10 or better.”
A memorabilia shop in Chicago announced on social media today that Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan has a broken foot and his season now could be over.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2018The memorabilia shop in Chicago unintentionally broke the news by announcing Callahan no longer would be available for a Tuesday autograph session.****IMPORTANT SIGNING UPDATE****Bryce Callahan broke his foot last game and will be unable to attend tonight’s signing. We are working hard to get a rescheduled date for Bryce.We will be issuing a $20 cash… https://t.co/L2HEuBmfkT— Elite Icons (@EliteIcons) December 11, 2018NFL Media reported the break is to Callahan’s fifth metatarsal. A timeline for his return has yet to be determined, though it’s unlikely the Bears will push him with just three games remaining in the regular season. Bryce Callahan could soon be shut down.The Bears cornerback is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken left foot in Sunday’s win over the Rams, ESPN reported, noting that Elite Icons was the first to report the injury update. Rams coach Sean McVay humbled by Bears: ‘This loss is on me’ Related News Three takeaways from the Bears’ win over the Rams Callahan, 27, signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has been one of Chicago’s top all-around defenders and was in the midst of a breakout season before getting hurt.However, he is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason.The Bears (9-4) will look to clinch the NFC North when they face the rival Packers (5-7) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. If Chicago fails to claim its division, the team can clinch a playoff berth if the Redskins lose to the Jaguars.