Authorities in Norrtälje are asking homeowners to give their houses up for newly arrived migrants after around 30 marched to protest their accommodation. In a targeted mailshot residents were asked: “Does your country house stand empty in winter?” Some houses in the Stockholm municipality are only occupied during the summer and so authorities hope to match migrants up with housing.The drive by officials to get their hands on more migrant accommodation comes days after migrants in Norrtälje protested their living conditions. The area’s director of social services, Ali Rashidi, told Svenska Dagbladet: “We thought that there are certainly many houses and rooms that can be rented out for the winter. We like many other municipalities have housing needs”. Mr. Rashidi explained that householders would let houses to the migrants themselves, with ordinary rental contracts. He assured the Swedish newspaper that the municipality would step in, if necessary, … [Read more...] about Wealthy Swedes Asked To Give Up Their Country Homes For Migrants
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A provocative story in the Guardian profiles a couple who work in the Facebook cafeteria and are raising their three children in a two-car garage blocks from the tech company's Menlo Park campus. Victor and Nicole, whose last names aren't included in the story, are living in the tight space next to Victor's mother's house because they can't afford the high price of rent, even an apartment with a kitchen and a bathroom, in the Silicon Valley. Nicole earns $19.85 an hour as a shift lead, and Victor brings in $17.85 an hour, and the Guardian offers insight into their economic struggle even though they work for a profitable Bay Area tech company and make well above California's minimum wage of $10.50 an hour. "They earn too much to qualify for state healthcare, but not enough to afford the health insurance offered by their employer. They frequently struggle to find enough money for basics like food and clothes for their children. Victor recently borrowed money from his mother … [Read more...] about Facebook cafeteria workers living in garage with 3 kids: What it says about Silicon Valley living
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a group of robbers wanted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of items during a party. The incident happened inside an apartment being temporarily rented through a private company. Now, other people that live in the building are calling for change, CBS2’s Reena Roy reported Tuesday. Concerned tenants gathered for an emergency meeting in the lobby of 20 Broad St., a luxury building right next to the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. “It scares the hell out of me. I have a young child. He’s 5 years old,” resident Paola Palacios said. “I don’t know how these armed robbers got inside.” The search is on for several armed suspects who allegedly held up a birthday party over the weekend in Lower Manhattan. (Credit: NYPD) Palacios was referring to a group of men that police said were armed with guns Sunday when they knocked on the door of a unit at around midnight and then hit a … [Read more...] about Police: Armed Robbers Barge Into Lower Manhattan Birthday Party, Ransack The Place
It doesn't matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You'll feel like you're in a fog. And yet, in that fog you still need to answer some important questions: How will you pay rent? Put gas in your car? What about your student loans? The average length of unemployment is almost 22 weeks, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so it's important to quickly adapt your finances to your temporary new normal. Working through these tasks in the first seven days can help you find your financial footing as you figure out the next step in your career. DAY 1: APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT "Filing for unemployment insurance is a critical piece to getting back on your feet," says Kyle Goulard, a certified financial planner in Portland, Oregon. Contact your state's unemployment office the day you lose your job. In most cases, you can file your unemployment claim online. The process can take a few weeks, so … [Read more...] about Millennial Money: You lost your job. Now what?
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you have a sweet tooth, you may find it hard to ignore the appeal of doughnuts. One man wanted to be a doctor, then became a master sommelier, until finding his calling in dough, reports CBSN New York’s Steve Overmyer. Rich Eng is capitalizing on that people don’t eat donuts because its nutritious, people enjoy the pastries in the spirit of indulgence “I like to say that I’m making an everyday staple an everyday luxury,” he said. “Why not?” Eng is the founder of Black Label Donuts, a gourmet doughnut shop in Queens aiming to make life sweeter by the dozen. “We’re celebrating the year of the pig,” said Eng. “That’s a peanut butter miso glaze with brule’d banana and hickory smoked bacon. “People like the idea that you can have something that’s a guilty pleasure, but it becomes an everyday luxury,” he said. “And it’s not so bad for you because … [Read more...] about Doughnut Maker Survives Shooting, Praises ‘Life Is Too Short To Not Enjoy Every Moment’