While the US economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020, spending on home improvements and repairs grew more than 3 percent, to nearly $420 billion, as households modified living spaces for work, school, and leisure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Improving America’s Housing 2021, a report released by the Harvard Joint Center forContinue reading “COVID-19 pandemic swelled spending on home improvements and DIY repairs”
Eleven U.S. mayors say they are committed to paying reparations for slavery, although they provide few details on how they might accomplish the task. The group, led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, announced a coalition to pursue reparations, Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE). “Our coalition stands onContinue reading “Mayors endorse reparations for slavery”
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a motorcycle operator who was fatally injured in a June 16 motor vehicle accident, after a Woodbridge Township police officer attempted to stop him on Route 1, and that of a Camden pedestrian who was killed on June 9, when she was struck by a policeContinue reading “Attorney General’s Office investigating police-involved road deaths”
Champion powerboat racer and yacht broker from Egg Harbor Township, who faked his disappearance in a staged boating accident in 2014 to avoid prosecution, has admitted to sending a false distress call to the Coast Guard and submitting fraudulent information for a loan. U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says 51-year-old Andrew Biddle pleaded guilty Wednesday toContinue reading “Egg Harbor man admitted he faked a boating accident in 2014 to avoid prosecution”
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