opinion Asbury Park Press Published 3:56 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 Editor's note: In my recent column "It's time to have a candid conversation about race, bias," I invited readers to suggest ways to get the conversation going in a way that could make a positive difference in our communities. I was overwhelmed with the response. I received dozens of emails, most of them with thoughtful, well-conceived ideas and many with moving personal experiences. Today, we share excerpts from a handful of them, and encourage you to submit more suggestions that can help us solidify plans for moving our discussions forward. Email your thoughts to [email protected] or [email protected] — Hollis R. Towns, Asbury Park Press executive editor. Trailed by store security guard in the City of Brotherly Love I was truly moved by the column about racism in America, especially profiling. It reminded me of something that has bothered me for a long time. As a … [Read more...] about Conversation on race, bias: Readers offer ideas on how to get it started
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The Rant is The News-Sentinel’s anonymous sound-off forum. The readers’ views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Why don’t (the politicians) restore the Electric Works (project) in phases, making it affordable to the taxpayers and the contractors? Prioritize using the contractors that have funding in place and are available for projects! If you want to get rid of drug dealers, put out a reward: From $1,000-$10,000, with half paid out when charges are filed (and) the other half upon conviction. Drug users would sell out their mother for $10,000. The current war on drugs has not worked in the last 30 years. Time to try something else, unless you want to keep wasting money with no results. All we need to see is (President) Trump’s tax returns, then everyone would know the real reason he loves (Vladimir) Putin. It would all be laid out like Thanksgiving dinner with Putin at the head of the table, Russian bankers in … [Read more...] about The Rant for April 11, 2018COMMENTSCommentaryNEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: You can’t represent all of the people all of the timeLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader appeals to City Council on rezoning issue off of Illinois RoadEMERY MCCLENDON: A golden opportunity for our city to honor our militaryJOHN STOSSEL: The Red PillTHE LAST WORD: Looking back on the horrors of the April Marie Tinsley killing and othersLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taking issue with recent Leo Morris editorialLatest NewsNewsletter
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(MoneyWatch) Housing costs make up one-third of the average American household's budget, the largest monthly expense for most families. And since reducing living costs is the most common way to make ends meet in retirement, it makes sense to take a hard look at your housing costs and what you can do to reduce them. The secret that will make -- or break -- your retirementYour home equity: How to use it for retirement securityRetirement planning outside the box: Move out of the suburbsHow to retire with no retirement savings: the "Golden Girls" solutionWelcome to Week 12 of my series 16 weeks to plan your retirement. Since most Americans have insufficient savings to fund a traditional retirement, they'll need to look for creative ways to make every dollar count, and finding resourceful ways to lower housing costs will help.Here are 10 ways to pare your housing budget: -- Pay off your mortgage before you retire or shortly thereafter. If you're several years away from retirement, consider … [Read more...] about Planning your retirement: 10 ways to reduce housing costs
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Patricia Wen Globe Staff March 13, 2017 I began wondering as soon as my editors hit the “publish” button a week ago Sunday on my 4,500-word story, “Two sisters, one house and a mystery.” How would readers react to my attempt to understand the lives of two reclusive women from Brookline, one of whom co-existed with the other’s dead body for about a year inside their rundown childhood mansion? Would this macabre scene trigger cruel judgments of Lynda and Sheryl Waldman? Or of me for further exposing their troubled lives? I had spent weeks researching this piece, and knew I was too close to predict a typical reader’s response. Advertisement But when the first of dozens of e-mails began pouring in from across the country, I was struck by the deep sympathies extended to these hermetic sisters and their struggles, with some -- … [Read more...] about How would readers react to my story on the tragic life of two Brookline sisters?
It's South by Southwest week, and in this interview, Vincent Shen welcomes Scott Lachut, President of Research and Strategy at PSFK, to Industry Focus.Scott spoke at SXSW about the "future of the shopping center", and the Motley Fool is sitting him down to learn more about the discovery, experimentation, and data gathering that retailers of all sizes are employing to make the brick-and-mortar store more appealing to modern day consumers.A full transcript follows the video.10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.*David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the ten best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Walmart wasn't one of them! That's right -- they think these 10 stocks are even better buys.Click here to learn about these picks!*Stock Advisor returns as of March 5, 2018The … [Read more...] about What Will a Trip to the Shopping Mall Look Like 10 Years From Now?
Melissa Coleman already had her hands full with her popular blog, the Faux Martha, when she relocated from Connecticut to Minnesota with her husband, Kevin, and their daughter, Hallie. Building a custom 1,800-square-foot house wasn’t her intention, but when an e-mail mishap revealed that the family’s broker, Mike Smith, had a lot for sale in the Seward neighborhood, the wheels started turning. “I was ready to do this sight unseen. My husband was not. He’s the logical one,” Coleman said. “It took convincing for him.” The lot was a teardown of a house that once had been a hub of shady activity, but the location was a short commute to Kevin’s new job at Children’s Hospital of St. Paul and within walking distance to a food co-op, which Coleman liked. Smith, co-owner of Forage Modern Workshop and Hi-Lo Diner, also co-owns Brownsmith Restoration, and was willing to make the Colemans’ project the company’s first home build. In … [Read more...] about Minneapolis blogger used her social-media clout to create an Instagram-ready modern farmhouse.
Celery root, a.k.a. celeriac, looks gnarly, but it has a wonderful flavor. (Goran Kosanovic/For The Washington Post) Celery Root, Chive + Cheddar Gratin. See recipe, below. (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post) Cooking in winter demands patience to soften sturdy roots into smooth mashes, patience to allow vinegar to penetrate and pickle and preserve, patience for a tough piece of meat to break down so that you can slice it — even if you don’t have a knife. The required patience is also why I love being in my kitchen this time of year: I get to really cook. Whereas in summer I can just slice a tomato and sprinkle it with salt, maybe throw a fresh ear of corn in some hot water and call it a day, winter kitchens demand more. And responding to this demand means rolling up our sleeves and being resourceful and creative. We get to turn hearty ingredients into comforting meals, get to fog our kitchen windows with steam from our pots, and get to gather the people we love … [Read more...] about How to wrangle celery root and make it the star of your kitchen this winter
The day of reckoning has come for Fort Worth, blurring from a distinct metropolitan city into the western sprawl of the DFW metroglob. A new business plan for the city included wakeup alarms for city leaders: ▪ Our residents are less likely to have a college degree than Houston’s or Dallas’, and nowhere near as well-educated as Denver’s or Austin’s. ▪ Even our high school graduation rate trails San Antonio’s or Oklahoma City’s, both working-class cities with a rough-and-tumble cowboy past. So the blunt truth is: Fort Worth and Tarrant County are not very smart. But we’ve got more problems: ▪ One in 12 city residents has to go to Dallas for work. ▪ Some outsiders see Fort Worth as hostile to young adults, people of color and foreigners. ▪ Worst of all, Fort Worth doesn’t cross anyone’s mind at all. We’re No. 16 in population but No. 48 in Google searches — less sought … [Read more...] about Here’s how to fix Fort Worth. (It’s not about Dallas, or pilots, or the cow.)
By Kathy Bennett | [email protected] | December 29, 2017 at 8:00 am Here are the pet and animal-related events in the Bay Area on Dec.29 and beyond EAST BAY New Year’s Day Butterfly Walks: Start the year off with a visit to a monarch butterfly grove. Learn about the life cycle of these tiny creatures and how they survive the winter in the Bay Area. meet at the Granary. Heavy rain cancels. 11:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 1. Ardenwood, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. 100 Years of Protecting Bay Area Birds: Lindsay Wildlife Experience will host Golden Gate Audubon Society’s traveling Centennial Art Exhibit, “100 Years of Protecting Bay Area Birds,” through Jan. 2. Spanning two floors, the exhibit features photos of Bay Area birds from tiny chestnut backed Chickadees to Golden Eagles. The exhibit is free with cost of admission to Lindsay Wildlife. Weekday Bird Walk: Share your enthusiasm for bird life on weekly walks through various Bay Area parklands. … [Read more...] about Learn how to sketch wildlife, adopt a new friend, meet a flock of sheep