Here’s how to stay safe on the Boise River during float season Capt. Noel Rios, firefighter Joe Ostermiller, and firefighter Chad Tiffany of the Boise Fire Department Dive Team spent Thursday morning clearing obstructions from the Boise River in preparation for the 2016 opening of float season in Boise. By Up Next × SHARE Capt. Noel Rios, firefighter Joe Ostermiller, and firefighter Chad Tiffany of the Boise Fire Department Dive Team spent Thursday morning clearing obstructions from the Boise River in preparation for the 2016 opening of float season in Boise. By Words & Deeds Guitars, taco bars and beer in Boise and beyond. Words & Deeds Boise is a top 10 Best City for Recreation. Nice! Uh, wait. THESE cities beat us? By Michael Deeds [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story July 11, 2018 10:26 AM When WalletHub releases its annual … [Read more...] about Boise is a top 10 Best City for Recreation. Nice! Uh, wait. THESE cities beat us?
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The City of Savannah recenrly raised the largest flag in the City at the new Veterans Memorial Park. More than 100 people gathered for the flag raising ceremony at the park located at the end of the Truman Parkway along Abercorn Street. The 50 x 30 foot flag and the 100 foot tall flag pole serve as a centerpiece for the park which will soon feature enhanced landscaping, an honor garden, parking area, and benches. City of Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas spearheaded this SPLOST-funded project. “As a City, we had a shared vision of what this could be. I can see the fully completed park in my head and it is beautiful and it is wonderful. We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the men and women in our armed forces today,” said Thomas. Mayor Eddie Deloach, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer also spoke at the event. Savannah veterans, active duty military men and women and Southside residents attended. The total cost for the purchase and … [Read more...] about City Raises Largest American Flag In Savannah
Her 6,000-square-foot organic farm is on the roof of a warehouse in Brooklyn. "We're already growing our fall squashes, and we're saying goodbye to our summer fruits," Novak said. Started in April, it is the nation's first commercial working farm built on a green roof. The owners grow and sell more than 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables to local restaurants and residents. But besides the food, green roofs offer big environmental benefits, reports CBS News correspondent Hari Sreenivasan. The soil on this roof can absorb up to two inches of rain, preventing rainwater from picking up pollutants on the ground before it enters storm drains. "When it goes out the drain, it hits a very antiquated sewage system that when it's overtaxed just pumps everything out into the ocean," Novak said. Lisa Goode, who designed this farm and builds green roofs for homes and office buildings, says they reduce utility bills. "This basically acts as an air conditioner for the heat that rises through a … [Read more...] about Green Roofs Growing over American Cities
(CBS News) BALTIMORE - The American financial industry has been brought low by corruption, from mortgage fraud that led to the Great Recession to Ponzi schemes. Now there's a scandal on a key interest rate that is tied to many people's mortgages, credit cards and student loans. It's called the LIBOR rate. Barclays bank admitted last month it was part of a scheme to rig the LIBOR rate to increase the bank's profits. Thursday, several U.S. senators called for an investigation. Some U.S. cities claim that taxpayers were also ripped off by this scheme. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Mayor of Baltimore, said the LIBOR rate manipulation hurt most American cities at the worst possible time -- the height of the recession. As the city balanced a budget deficit by closing fire stations, recreational centers and schools, the mayor says the banks added to the deficit with artificially low interest rates that underpaid the city on investments. Officials estimated the loss at up to several million … [Read more...] about American cities hurt by Barclays LIBOR mess
Although Americans are flocking to big cities to find career opportunities and for a taste of the urban high life, for many metropolitan living can also turn into a financial dead-end. Almost half of households in the largest American cities are financially insecure, with almost no savings to rely on. If a major life challenge hits, such a job loss or major illness, 45 percent lack the savings to cover basic expenses at the federal poverty level for even three months, according to a new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development. "The inability to bounce back from financial pitfalls is not only a detriment to families but also to the economic growth of the cities in which they live," noted the group, a nonprofit organization that seeks to combat poverty. About one-third of big city households also are "asset poor," which means that their assets are dwarfed by their debts. Those families are often "forced to prioritize today's expenses over tomorrow's goals," according to … [Read more...] about Almost half of Americans in big cities are strapped