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Wilson No-kill dog shelter faces closure after repeated violations
"The inspection staff is trying to ensure the animals in a shelter facility are receiving humane care. Humane care is defined as the provision of adequate heat, ventilation, sanitary shelter and adequate food and water, consistent with the normal requirements and feeding habits of the animals, size, species and breed," the department's website states regarding these inspections.
Wilson No-kill dog shelter faces closure
People are going broke due to the cost of pets
ARL sees significant increase in animal returns
Man seen on video abusing dog
Boy, 12, savaged by his pit bull and grandma, 89, mauled to death
Woman hospitalized after dog poos on her face
Woman kills and skins a HUSKY thinking it's a wolf
Screaming man slaps GRIZZLY BEAR
Woman Murdered a Man Because She Believed He Was Trying to Harm a Cat
Meat eaters get hit hardest as inflation sees grocery bills soar
Milk is more expensive according to 51 percent of those surveyed; for prepared foods it is 50 percent of those questioned and for seafood 49 percent.
A quarter said they are buying less red meat as a result of the price hikes. Meat prices rocketed by up to 25 per cent last spring, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when meat plans were hit by staff shortages caused by the virus.
They subsequently dropped, but Bloomberg's data suggests shoppers are once again feeling the pinch.
Morning Consult economist John Leer told Bloomberg: 'We’ve got these pockets of inflation without having corresponding wage growth, and that’s going to put consumers in a really tough spot.'
For Hispanic and black Americans, more than 40 per cent report spending more money on food since the start of 2021. For white Americans that figure is 30 percent.
Meat eaters get hit hardest
Italian restaurant in Philadelphia suburb is shut down after hepatitis A outbreak kills
Vegan Mom Convicted of Murdering 18-Month-Old Son by Diet
Eating “Healthy” Might Be Hurting Your Performance
Crazy vegan strips down
Villagers' rage as Russell Brand plans to turn their pub into a vegan restaurant
Man ENRAGES animal rights activists by calmly eating
Vegans and vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters
First Affordable Housing Complex For LGBT Seniors Opens
History was made on Long Island when the nation’s first suburban LGBT senior housing center opened its doors Friday.
First Affordable Housing
LGBTQ-Inclusive Affordable Housing for Young Adults
LGBTQ senior housing project vandalized with hate speech
LGBTQ seniors can struggle to find affordable housing
Supervisors votes unanimously to give BACK prime beachfront land to black family
The brother's great grandparents, Charles and Willa Bruce, bought the land in 1912 and built a resort for black families that became known as Bruce's Beach.
The resort thrived despite racist pressure from neighbors, local government and an attack from the Ku Klux Klan in 1920.
But in 1924, the family was forced out when the City of Manhattan Beach used eminent domain to seize the land under the pretense of building a public park.
How Small Restaurant Owners Are Navigating the Labor Shortage
Every few weeks, it seems, a new photo goes viral on social media showing a sign in a restaurant window declaring: “This restaurant is closed because no one wants to work.” Restaurant owners have, for months now, been quoted in articles and TV news hits decrying the ongoing labor shortage, blaming the enhanced unemployment benefits enacted during the pandemic for disincentivizing returning to work.
But those benefits have expired in some states already — and some jobs data suggests ending them didn’t exactly lead to a wave of rehires.
How Small Restaurant Owners Are Navigating the Labor Shortage
Wages Are Going Up — And So Is Inflation. Consumer Prices Have Hit A 13-Year High
Restaurants’ Fragile Recovery Is Fizzling in the U.S.
Chick-fil-A Lawsuit Claims Raising Menu Prices on Delivery Orders Is Deceptive
Procter & Gamble to raise prices of more household goods
Here's why Zillow won't be buying any more homes to renovate and resell this year
Grocery store shoppers sound off on surging prices
Gas hits $7.59 a gallon in CA town
Tyson Foods plans further price hikes
Massachusetts couple say they are 'traumatized' after being falsely accused of stealing fruit...
A black family has claimed they were racially profiled and falsely accused of stealing while on a Labor Day trip to an apple picking farm.
In a blog post which has gone viral, Reverend Manikka Bowman and Jeff Myers claimed that staff at Connors Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts, accused them of having 'concealed fruit' in their stroller and called the police.
The couple had been on an apple picking trip with their seven-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son when the mood 'dramatically changed.'
Massachusetts couple say they are 'traumatized'
Home appraisal increased by almost $100,000 after Black family hid their race
...racism is 'innate within the reality of white people'...
Lizzie Borden-Owned House That She Lived in After the Axe Murders of Her Family on the Market Again
A house once lived in by famed alleged murderer Lizzie Borden is up for sale.
Currently owned by Donald Woods and Leeann Wilber, the Fall River, Massachusetts, Queen Anne house that was recently sold in 2018 is now up for grabs for $890,000, according to the Herald News.
Borden lived there with her sister Lizzie from 1893 to 1927, after purchasing the house following her acquittal for the 1892 murders of her mother and stepmother, which were committed with an ax.
Lizzie Borden-Owned House
Gay People Do Not Have License to Weaponize Homophobic Slurs
San Francisco, it turns out, is not all flowers and gentle people. Livable California, the statewide anti-density organization with headquarters in the city, recently used a homophobic slur about my coworker and me. In a July 9 response to someone else’s tweet on the topic of housing, Isaiah Madison, a member of the board of directors of Livable California, wrote:
"I don’t get paid by Livable California Mr. Anonymous. I fucking wish I did though lol. Maybe Abundant Housing can hire me like they did the other brown &black faggots to push for new housing on vacant parcels of land/strip malls once y’all get the fuck off of my community’s homes[.]"
Gay People Do Not Have License to Weaponize Homophobic Slurs
NYC has a penthouse problem, LA has a mansion problem, and Miami has a condo problem
Miami condos may boast ocean views and luxury living, but that's no longer enough to get them off the market.
Long a city for vacation homes and foreign buyers seeking safe investments, Miami is now faced with a surplus of condos, reported Candace Taylor for The Wall Street Journal. Its high-end real-estate market has slowed in recent years, with condo sales in Miami Beach decreasing by 24% over the past four years, she said.
The condo craze began in the early 2000s, Taylor reported. The market imploded during the financial crisis, but Latin American buyers — along with buyers from Europe and America — brought it back to life post-recession.
But what were once strong South American economies are now suffering, and Latin American buyers have less buying power in the US, according to Taylor. Their disappearance isn't the only factor driving the abundance of empty condos — the threat of rising sea levels and the preference for large houses are also shaping the trend, she said.
After Smart Lock Allegedly Traps Senior in Apartment, Tenants Sue for Physical Keys and Win
Tenants at a property in New York City just struck a deal in what is both a wildly reasonable ask but also a crucial development at a time of increasing surveillance—their landlord has to give them physical keys to their building.
Five tenants in Hell’s Kitchen sued their landlord in March after the owners installed a Latch smart lock on the building last year. It is unlocked with a smartphone, and reportedly granted tenants access to the lobby, elevator, and mail room. But the group that sued their landlords saw this keyless entry as harassment, an invasion of privacy, and simply inconvenient.
“We are relieved that something as simple as entering our home is not controlled by an internet surveillance system and that because we will now have a mechanical key they will not be tracking our friends and our family,” 67-year-old tenant Charlotte Pfahl, who has lived in the building for 45 years, told the New York Post.
“It’s a form of harassment,” 72-year-old artist and tenant Mary Beth McKenzie told the Post in March. “What happens if your phone dies? I don’t want to be stuck on the street and I don’t want to be surveilled.”
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO LIVE IN “PODS” INSTEAD OF APARTMENTS
Young people have long chosen to rent coworking spaces and take rideshares instead of buying cars.
Now, some are pushing the sharing economy to its logical conclusion: NPR reports that young people in Los Angeles — and other cities around the country — are choosing to rent small pods instead of an apartment.
Through a service called PodShare, young people are giving up the comfort of a private home for a bunk bed with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes
Gay Couples 73% More Likely to Be Denied By Mortgage Lenders Than Straight Couples: Study
A new study, looking at mortgage data from 1990 to 2015 finds that gay couples were 73% more likely to be denied in their mortgage applications than heterosexuals. And those who did get approved often faced higher rates.
On average, gay borrowers paid an extra 0.2% in interest and fees, adding up to an extra $86 million per year. Same-sex couples, however, do not present a higher default risk, said study authors Hua Sun and Lei Gao.
Housing's hidden crisis: Rural Americans struggle to pay rent
Housing has been famously unaffordable in expensive cities such as San Francisco for a while. But now in tiny towns and counties across the country, an increasing share of rural residents are struggling to pay their rents and mortgages.
The housing affordability crisis is spreading to rural communities such as Aroostook County, Maine, and Malheur County, Oregon, where the share of residents who are severely burdened by housing costs has surged since the housing crash of 2006 to 2010, according to the County Health Rankings. Other researchers are also calling attention to the issue, with Pew's Stateline finding that one of four of the country's most rural counties have seen a rise in severely cost-burdened households -- those that spend more than half their income on housing.
Fifty years ago, the most urgent issue for rural communities was substandard housing, such as whether residents relied on outhouses rather than indoor plumbing, noted Lance George, director of research and information at the Housing Assistance Council, a nonprofit focusing on rural housing. But affordability now ranks as the top housing concern among rural residents, he said.
Loads of houses are up for sale -- but middle-class buyers are still shut out
Despite an uptick in homes on the market and weakening home sales across the country, home ownership is out of reach for a growing number of middle-class buyers, according to a recent report from real estate brokerage Redfin.
An analysis of U.S. homes on the market in 2017 and 2018 found that the number of affordable homes for sale has decreased in 86 percent of metro areas (of 49 included in the study), even as the number of homes on the market grew. While buyers normally benefit from better availability in competitive housing markets, it doesn’t help if the majority of available homes are priced for the wealthy.
“For the past few years, home prices have gone up faster than wages,” said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin. “That kind of growth really isn’t sustainable. At a certain point, there won’t be enough buyers left for the homes left on the market.”
I was fired for refusing to cheat on my wife: suit
His good looks got him a pink slip.
Real estate broker Regis Roumila claims he was kicked to the curb four months into his job at Christie’s International Real Estate because he refused to cheat on his wife.
Roumila repeatedly spurned the advances of a sexually aggressive female colleague and was later terminated, he charges in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.