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Brian Edwards Montgomery Advertiser Published 9:34 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 The majority of Montgomery's workforce commutes from outside the city, according to U.S. Census Bureau data and an Envision Montgomery 2040 study. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that there were about 123,000 jobs in Montgomery. Each day, more than 64,000 people commute into the city, according to the Envision study, meaning that 52 percent of the jobs in the city are worked by non-residents. The figure brings to the forefront several conversations that Montgomery officials have had about infrastructure, city revenue and the departure of citizens from the River Region's urban core. It also raises questions about if there's a need for an occupational tax, an idea in the city that was and continues to be seen as politically toxic by many politicians, though some said the conversation is shifting. The commuting workers aren't always a short drive away in Pike Road or Prattville … [Read more...] about As 64,000 of Montgomery’s workers drive in, the city’s money drives out
By Spud Hilton Updated 2:04 pm, Friday, August 18, 2017 Rents in San Francisco are so inflated, supposedly paying for a by-the-hour nap room and living at SFO is comparable to rent and utilities in the Mission. Media: SpudHilton / sfchronicle.com The airport. It’s not a place where most people want to spend more time than is absolutely necessary. Stand in line, have your documents evaluated, walk around, repeat. Even fewer people would consider living there, even though most of them are already packed for it. But why? San Francisco International, like most big metro airports, has many of the same features as a city neighborhood — restaurants, shopping, museums, cranky neighbors, rail transportation and public art (and the renovated Terminal 3 is only slightly more gentrified than Valencia Street in the Mission District). And the cost of living there, apparently, is comparable to that of a San Francisco apartment. City of SFO If SFO were a city: The … [Read more...] about ‘Living’ at SFO cheaper than renting in the city?
WASHINGTON – More hate crimes were carried out in the United States last year, with an uptick in incidents motivated by bias against Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, among others, according to new FBI data released Monday. There were more than 6,100 reported incidents of of hate crimes in 2016, up from more than 5,800 the year before, the FBI said in a report based on data submitted by law enforcement agencies across the country. As was the case in 2015, the largest share of victims last year – nearly six in 10 – were targeted due to bias against the victim’s race or ethnicity. Hate crimes motivated by hatred of a religion increased last year, with a rise in the number of crimes targeting Jews and Muslims. Of the incidents spurred by hatred of a particular religion, anti-Semitism was again the leading cause, motivating about 55 percent of those episodes, followed by anti-Muslim sentiment, which spurred about 25 percent. The number of hate crimes targeting LGBT … [Read more...] about Hate crimes in the United States increased last year, the FBI says
One afternoon recently, on one of those winter days when everything seems gray and white and frozen, Ben Austen stood next to the remains of the housing project formerly known as Cabrini-Green. “This is lost Chicago,” he said. Behind him stretched the once-famous Cabrini rowhouses, 146 of them still occupied, another 440 boarded up and behind metal fences. Nearby were new “luxury” condos and vacant fields ripe for more development. The public-housing towers that once stood on the empty land were long gone. Anyone who didn’t know what used to be here wouldn’t have a clue. What used to be here, at the doorstep of the downtown skyline, next to the wealthy Gold Coast, just south of wealthy Lincoln Park, was a lively, impoverished world that Austen depicts in the newly released “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.” It’s a sad, infuriating, complicated tale that has been told bit by bit over the decades but … [Read more...] about Ben Austen’s new book on Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing reveals struggles in the city’s past and future