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Life in prison for Ridgefield florist in partner's murder - Rutherford Daily VoiceTuesday, March 19, 2019
Battinelli during the trial as a “cold, calculating” hunter who killed Murphy, his partner of 20 years, with a .22-caliber rifle in their G&M Wholesale Flowers shop on Midland Avenue in January 2010. Murphy was on the verge of discovering that Battinelli had stolen $81,883 from him — in part, by taking payments in cash — when he was killed, she said. Neary insisted authorities rushed to judgment and got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. A delivery man for the business found Murphy’s body on Jan. 6, 2010 and “literally ran across Midland Avenue to Garfield Police headquarters across the street,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said at the time. Neary told the jurors that the driver had immigration issues and was in hot water with Murphy for a series of flat tires. Murphy had questioned him about the flats that morning before he left to take a delivery to Glen Rock, he noted. Battinelli not only had “motive, means and opportunity” — he was the only person left in the building with Murphy when the driver and another left that morning, Grootenboer countered. After the shooting, she said, Battinelli drove across town to the City Hall on a “non-emergency errand” to buy parking passes, she said. “By his own admission, Thomas Battinelli was the last person to see Michael Murphy,” the prosecutor said. “It didn’t take long for Battinelli, an experienced hunter, to kill his unsuspecting friend.” A Garfield police dispatcher later testified that Battinelli was still at the City Hall when they called him to report that Murphy had been found dead. The murder weapon was found in the walk-in refrigerator at G&M under a pile of decorative branches, Grootenboer said. Battinelli bought the Browning .22 lever-action rifle at Ramsey Outdoor, she told jurors. When a Garfield police sergeant found it, she said, “the trigger was in the locked back position indicating it had been fired. It had one spent .22 caliber shell casing inside, and one .22 caliber bullet. “The bullet had a “B” stamp on the bottom of it. On January 6, 2010 when investigators searched Thomas Battinelli’s house, they found the same ammunition there.” Subsequent testing turned up Battinelli’s right, middle fingerprint on the gun. During his closing arguments, Neary ( left ) told jurors: “The fact it is Tom Battinelli’s gun and fingerprints isn’t proof.” STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia RELATED: Garfield florist convicted of murdering partner YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Jurors in Hackensack today convicted Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli of shooting his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk in their Garfield shop. READ MORE…. Prosecutors got ‘wrong man’ in Garfield florist partner’s murder, defense attorney says YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Money was the motive for Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli to shoot his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk, reading the Bergen Record, in their Garfield shop, a prosecutor told jurors in Hackensack during opening arguments in the murder trial this morning. But Battinelli’s attorney insisted they got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. READ MORE…. Son of slain Garfield florist speaks well of accused killer CVP EXCLUSIVE: The son of a man shot dead at his wholesale flower business in Garfield had nothing but nice things to tell jurors today about his father’s business partner, who is standing trial for his murder. READ MORE…... https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/life-in-prison-for-ridgefield-florist-in-partners-murder/628687/
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Your Easter lilies & mums are ready for you at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
One thing you can be sure of: the artists at Flowerland will send an amazing arrangement that will please the person you’re sending it to!Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and engaging is only available at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. lessTake a moment to gaze at the beauty of this amazing Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Warm her heart for Valentine’s Day with a fresh bouquet from FlowerlandBack to GallerySometimes there are words. “I love you.” “Let’s go somewhere, just the two of us.” “I was thinking of you today.”Other times there are no words. A thoughtful gift. A remembered anniversary.Flowers.More truly, an exquisite bouquet bursting with warm sunshine, fragrant breezes and endless nuances of color.Someone said, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Flowers for her, when given joyfully, can take that sunshine and transform it into the most beautiful love.You’ll see it in her eyes; her smile. You’ll hear it in her voice. “You thought of me!”And by ordering flowers from Flowerland you can choose from among the brightest and most beautiful arrangements in town.To every design, Flower...
Let the spirit of Christmas sweep you up at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, December 12, 2017
Christmas for years to come.So hurry and make your way to Flowerland this week. And bring home a little more Christmas when you do.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com. http://www.mrt.com/business/fyi/article/Let-the-spirit-of-Christmas-sweep-you-up-at-12417049.php
This D.C. florist secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostWednesday, March 06, 2019
They lease 2,600 feet across two buildings separated by a driveway instead of owning the buildings. “People say, ‘Gosh, why don’t you put a shop in Virginia? Why don’t you put one in Maryland?’” Mike said. “The thing about this is we like to have control over the product and the employees and everyone. That way, you can take care of your quality. If you start branching out more and more, then you have more headaches.”Boxes of flowers come in the back door, and beautiful arrangements fly out the front. Besides the trucks, they have some refrigerators and a computer. “With flowers, you want to move those out two, three days after you get them in,” Mike said. “It’s not like food where you can put it in the freezer. You want to keep that product moving.”The Washington economy does its part.“You are insulated by being in D.C., between the government, the individual businesses and the law firms,” he said. “We have been at this location since 1968. The rents keep escalating. I try to get in as long a lease as I can. I signed one a couple of years ago for 10 years.”[A first lesson on the stock market: Don’t run from a good sale]Mike’s brothers, Tim and Steven, split responsibilities. Tim takes care of technology and billing. Steve handles hard and soft items such as vases and fruit. Phil orders most of the flowers and is the ambassador and face of the company.Everything about Phil is flowers. He lives in a Montgomery County neighborhood called (I am not making this up) Flower Valley. His house is on Jasmine Drive. He wore a green flower-print Brooks Brothers silk tie when I saw him.Phil doesn’t take a salary. He and Peg, his wife of 63 years, live on Social Security and stock investments.“We bought a new truck with my salary [instead... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
Cut flower growers’ conference set for March - Augusta Free PressTuesday, March 05, 2019
Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp LinkedIn Pinterest EmailFive years ago, the U.S. Census of Agriculture estimated that the number of Virginia cut flower producers had jumped from 117 in 2007 to 227 in 2012.Even more producers have entered the field since then, raising flowers for the floral bouquet market.The 2019 Cut Flower Growers Conference on March 13 and 14 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center will offer newcomers and experienced growers a chance to learn more about cut flower opportunities.Raising flowers has many advantages for small-scale producers, according to Virginia State University’s Small Farm Outreach program. They’re a high-value crop that can be raised on a small footprint, requiring only a few people to raise them. And if growers use a high tunnel or a greenhouse they can sell their products year-round.“Around here in Southside Virginia, flowers are like vegetables. People like what they know and grew up with,” noted Amy Carwile, co-owner of Archlynn Farms in Charlotte County. She and her husband grow fruits and vegetables, and in 2018 she added cut flowers to t... https://augustafreepress.com/cut-flower-growers-conference-set-for-march/
How green plants expand their capacity to use solar energy? - Tech ExploristSunday, February 10, 2019
Understanding these jobs, notwithstanding, has ended up being a test because of the way that carotenoid’s energetics are very delicate to their condition.Now a team led by Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Career Development Assistant Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has discovered that a single carotenoid — LHCII — in the major antenna complex of green plants serves as the nexus of light harvesting by accumulating energy and transferring it through a debated dark state. This photophysics reveals how plants expand their capacity to capture and utilize solar energy.Minjung Son, a graduate student in Schlau-Cohen’s lab said, “Solar energy devices must absorb a large fraction of the solar spectrum — i.e., many different energies or colors — to be competitive with fossil fuels. Absorption of these energies comes with a challenge: How can the high energy be funneled down to the low energy, which is what is used to produce electricity and eventually biomass?”“We mapped out pathways of energy flow that connect the high energy side to the low energy side of the absorbed solar spectrum, including one pathway through a previously-debated dark state. This map provided a blueprint for solar energy devices that absorb a lot of energy across a broad range, as well as provides an important step in understanding the intricate photosynthetic machinery of plants.”The research is described in “The Electronic Structure of Lutein 2 Is Optimized for Light Harvesting in Plants,” which is featured on the cover of the March 2019 issue of the journal Chem, which was released online on Jan. 31. https://www.techexplorist.com/how-green-plants-expand-their-capacity-to-use-solar-energy/20755/
The Flower Shop Emerges as the Leading Florist in Charlottesville VA - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, February 05, 2019
Flower Shop, the leading florist in Charlottesville VA, is recognized as number one in the industry and supplies beautiful floral arrangements that are crafted to suit any occasion. Charlottesville, Virginia - January 21, 2019 - Since 1996, The Flower Shop, the leading florist in Charlottesville VA has been supplying a range of beautiful flowers and floral arrangement to lift the spirit of any occasion. They not affiliated in any way with any wire service, and are privately owned.“We have been dedicated to bringing the world’s most exquisite flowers, beautiful floral design, and exceptional customer service to Charlottesville for over 25 years. With the help of our knowledgeable, talented team, The Flower Shop has become a recognizable standard of high-end floral creation,” said Randall Cash, the owner of The Flower Shop.The Flower Shop supplies floral arrangements for any event including Birthday, Anniversary, Thank You, Funeral, Corporate Events or a grand affair of a Wedding.Mr. Cash continued, “We import our own flowers directly from the farms! From Modern design to loose and garden-like, our style of design varies depending on the occasion and the style you choose.”Randall's insistence on u... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4118615