The residents of Mission Point Point Nursing & Physical Rehabilitation Center of Ishpeming listen to a band concert on Easter Sunday afternoon to make their day merrier during the COVID-19 pandemic. From left, musicians are Madeline Gabka on trumpet, Scott Schippers and Noah Bauer on guitar, Seth Milano on percussion, and vocalists Jacob Milano and Linda Terentiak. (Photo courtesy of Margaret […]

Mayoral candidate and City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing the city make day camps and other recreational activities free this summer through federal stimulus money that’s expected to flow here in the coming weeks. Stringer, who announced the proposal as part one of his “Summer in the City” plan Monday […]

The U.S. added a whopping 916,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in March as the recovery from the coronavirus recession chugged ahead, the Labor Department reported Friday. The March jobs report showed the U.S. economy picking up speed as COVID-19 vaccinations accelerated, restrictions eased and President BidenJoe […]

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic Division is in search of up to 650 lifeguards for the upcoming summer season. Division leaders said, under normal circumstances, some positions would already be filled since training is typically in November. Because of the pandemic and the restrictions, however, […]

The Jamestown Planning Commission discussed a proposal on the Chadakoin Adventure Trail to connect Love Elementary School and Jackson-Taylor Park during its monthly meeting Tuesday. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips Following several discussions on small cell 5G technology, the Jamestown Planning Commission has approved an ordinance to […]

Stephanie Jones is founder and CEO of the National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative and a United States Travel and Tourism Advisory board member. Stephanie M. Jones A one-stop-shop website aimed at matching Black professionals with tourism business opportunities just went live. The Black Tourism Talent Directory features profiles […]

As the coronavirus pandemic and related health orders closed and limited businesses, the City of Lawrence planned for multimillion-dollar revenue losses. However, that worst-case scenario did not occur, putting the city in a stronger-than-anticipated position going into 2021. Though the city did see significant drops in several revenue streams, some […]

A woman reads a sign at a closed store during the coronavirus in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 9, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) The economic rebound floundered in December as coronavirus numbers ticked up again and government stimulus aid began to run out. The U.S. lost 140,000 jobs during the last month of […]

T-R FILE PHOTO A Garling Construction crew of Belle Plaine at work on the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Marshalltown saw some big projects either start, finish or make heaps of progress in 2020. Never a city to be held down by a natural disaster, let alone a global […]

Careers to explore in retirement Some people look forward to nothing more than being able to kick back in retirement. Yet for others, keeping busy and earning some extra income make the prospect of part-time work attractive. Click or scroll through our list of the most rewarding, flexible and generously-paid post-retirement occupations.  […]

Oh, God, please don’t make me do it. The U.S. stock market’s extraordinary, positive reaction to a nonfarm payrolls report that was about 50% below expectations — with only 245,000 jobs created in November — forced me to go to the BLS website and actually read the report. This is […]