Ireland’s open borders response to the Ukraine migrant crisis may be “unsustainable” and risks damaging the country’s “social cohesion”, a secret government memo has found. Having promised to take in a limitless number of migrants ostensibly from Ukraine, Ireland’s open-borders response to the ongoing war has been much lauded by the country’s cadre of leftist politicians. However, a secret memo handed to the country’s cabinet has now reportedly claimed that the country’s response to the crisis has been an abysmal failure, and that authorities are now risking damaging Ireland’s “social cohesion” should they continue to operate the unsustainable plan. According to a report published by major broadsheet the Irish Independent on the now-leaked memo, the document argues that the arrival of tens of thousands of migrants into Ireland in recent months have put extreme stress on the country’s infrastructure, with housing, tourism and transport all being negatively affected by the … [Read more...] about Secret Govnmt Memo Says Open Borders Migrant Plan ‘Unsustainable’
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With its stunning views and picturesque small towns, California’s Central Coast has long been home to high housing prices for renters and homeowners alike. Back in 2016, one report found that it would take between 27.75 and 41.26 years to be able to buy a home in the area, making the entire area one of the least affordable in the entire country. New reports from the nonprofit California Housing Partnership show how much renters need to make to be able to afford average rents in the area, KSBW reports . These recommendations follow state and federal guidelines that what is considered affordable rent is not more than 30% of gross income. In San Luis Obispo County — recently named the second-least affordable small metro in America — renters would need to earn at least $32.52 per hour, or $5,637 per month, to afford the average rent of $1,691 per month. Monterey County renters need to earn $36.52 per hour, or $6,330 per month, to afford the average rent of $1,899 per … [Read more...] about What you need to make to live in California’s Central Coast
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal trial for reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion is set to start Monday in Atlanta. The trial is getting underway just days after E! announced that it is moving forward with a new dating series, “Love Limo,” hosted by Todd Chrisley and weeks after the announcement that reality shows “Chrisley Knows Best” and “Growing Up Chrisley” have been renewed on USA Network and E!, respectively. The Chrisleys were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year. Prosecutors allege that the couple submitted fake documents to banks when applying for loans. Julie Chrisley also submitted a false credit report and fake bank statements when trying to rent a house in California, and then the couple refused to pay rent a few months after they started using the home, the indictment says. The Chrisleys also used a film production company they controlled to hide income to keep … [Read more...] about “Chrisley Knows Best” stars to stand trial in Atlanta
0 Politics & Government After substantial debate, a new transportation overlay district at 259 Lenox St. was sent back to the Planning Board for further study Mary Ellen Gambon , Patch Staff Posted Reply NORWOOD, MA - Norwood's Annual Town Meeting concluded Thursday night with a majority vote to send a proposed mix used transportation overlay district back to the Planning Board to further study after members said the process to approve it was "rushed." Zoning concerns dominated the debate for more than three hours. This article, as well as Article 11 approving the creation of a mixed-use overlay district at 83 Morse St., were brought forth by petitioners rather than by the Planning Board, although the board recommended both proposals at its April 25 meeting. See related article on 83 Morse St. Issues were raised on both proposals about alleged spot zoning, the need for more apartments in Norwood, and the ramifications … [Read more...] about Norwood Town Meeting Votes Down New Zoning For 259 Lenox St.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 The site of Marin County’s largest affordable housing development in a half century is sandwiched between $4 million homes and a maximum-security prison that houses some 2,600 prisoners. On a former San Quentin gun range overlooking the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, a team of nonprofits is planning to build 250 apartments to house a combination of low-income families and moderate-income teachers and school staff. The project is on state-owned land and not subject to the approvals of local Marin County officials, who are notorious for delaying and killing proposed housing. It comes as Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping an unprecedented amount of money into affordable housing as the state enjoys a record $97.5 billion surplus — and as it scours excess government-owned properties for housing sites. While 17 such properties are in the planning stages of development statewide, perhaps none are … [Read more...] about San Quentin site could go from guns to affordable homes, with support from state
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 Tim Berry was working as an engineer at Space Exploration Technologies Corp. earlier this year when he started looking for a new job. He found one less than a mile from his old employer's front door. Berry is in Hawthorne, California, a largely working-class city of 88,000 that's about a 10-minute drive from the Los Angeles airport. He's one of a small army of aerospace professionals who have descended on Hawthorne in recent years. Drawn by Elon Musk's SpaceX, the most valuable startup in the U.S., many highly skilled engineers have stayed put because of the city's cheap rent and burgeoning aerospace startup scene. Berry's new employer is Launcher, a company that helps get satellites into orbit at low cost. He says he wouldn't have taken the job if it had involved traveling too much further. "I'm not a big fan of the East Coast or New York, sorry," … [Read more...] about A sleepy California city gets the Elon Musk makeover