Jersey City Council adopts inclusionary zoning law despite public call for stronger ordinance

Dozens of public speakers called for the Jersey City Council to vote down its inclusionary zoning ordinance Wednesday night, citing “loopholes” that benefit developers, but the outcry fell on deaf ears.

In a 7-2 vote, the City Council adopted an ordinance that will require developers of certain residential projects that receive variances for use, density or height to set aside 20% of their total units for affordable housing.

Councilman-at-large Rolando

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Style Invitational Week 1407: Your ad space (or space ad) here

Ooh, we’ll help you think about it, companies! This week: Come up with an idea for promoting some commercial product or service (a) in space, (b) in a prison, (c) at a kindergarten, (d) by a football team or (e) in the White House. While the astronauts won’t be using the products or endorsing them as such, we know it won’t take 5 billion years for that to happen; go

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A postcard from Stratford-upon-Avon, where tourism has collapsed without the RSC

‘And to thee and thy company I bid a hearty welcome’ reads the inscription on the bronze gates to New Place, William Shakespeare’s final residence in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Bard’s words from Act 5 Scene 1 of The Tempest seem almost wistful now in a town longing to welcome people from far and wide. 

Only 25 miles south from where I live in Birmingham, Shakespeare’s hometown has welcomed me countless times

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Our Outdoors: Vote Like Your Hunting & Fishing Depends on It | Hunting and Outdoors

Some hunting seasons bring snow, cold, winds and inhospitable conditions which we as hunters prepare for in order to pursue an oft-anticipated portion of our year, and in the end find success in the field through our efforts.  These efforts may start way back in spring or summer, getting into shape through a workout regimen, sighting in a new rifle, or logging countless rounds of trap, skeet or sporting clays

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‘Last Day’ podcast tackles suicide with honesty, humor

When Stephanie Wittels Wachs introduces herself — to her daughter’s new first-grade teacher, for instance — it can be a little awkward.

“What do you do?” they’ll ask her.

“I make podcasts,” Wachs replies.

“Oh, yeah? What’s your podcast about?”

“Um, death …” Uneasy silence. “No, no, but it’s funny!”

There was nothing funny, of course, about the death that motivated Wachs’ podcast, “Last Day,” which premieres its second

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Zip-line through trees at Lexington’s Boone Creek Outdoors

Leaves of bright gold and deep red dance with their green counterparts on a chilly fall morning.

As the cool breeze blows, some flutter from their branches and float gently to the ground below.

“The fall colors out there are just immaculate,” Adam Downs marvels.

He’s about to show nine new people the fall colors like they’ve never seen them before: Gliding from steel cables some 200 feet in the

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Voter Websites In California And Florida Could Be Vulnerable To Hacks, Report Finds

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Back in July, two cybersecurity firms sent the Department of Homeland Security a troubling report that described a possible vulnerability in the online voter registration systems in dozens of counties in California and Florida.

The report, obtained by NPR, warned that flaws that might have allowed hackers to change a handful of voter registration files four years ago are still likely to exist in some places, and could be used

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Indian businesses gear up in hopes of festive cheer after months of lockdown

People lit up the earthen lamps on all the ghats of the river Ganga during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi, India.

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Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year’s big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people whose earnings were relatively unaffected by the pandemic to spend the money they saved during months of lockdowns.

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Sport is an antidote in a world where black women are told to get back in our boxes and to tone ourselves down

You would be forgiven for thinking the sheer volume of black female athletes who have reached the top levels of their sport is proof that this industry is unaffected by the racism and misogynoir that pervades other areas of society. But sadly, this is not the case. Sport does not exist in a vacuum; it is subject to the same hierarchies and inequalities that affect every other kind of structural

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COVID-19 has huge impact on Salt Lake County’s proposed 2021 budget

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office released its proposed budget for 2021, and it includes a massive impact from COVID-19. Officials say a lot of county offices will have to make due with what they have now.

When the pandemic reached Utah, every department in Salt Lake County made huge cuts. Officials say the Community Services Department took the biggest hit; it covers recreation centers and

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Despite coronavirus, Indian traders stock up in hopes of festive cheer

JAIPUR/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year’s big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people whose earnings were relatively unaffected by the pandemic to spend the money they saved during months of lockdowns.

A customer with his family is seen at an electronics and appliances shop in Jaipur, India, October

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Just how much funding do our state lands need? A look at Proposal 1

James M. Hohman and Jason Hayes
Published 11:00 p.m. ET Oct. 21, 2020

In the upcoming election, voters will be asked to approve or reject Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment that will change how the State Park Endowment Fund and the Natural Resources Trust Fund both operate. The proposal asks voters to approve a plan that would dedicate a chunk of revenues to those funds in perpetuity.

The money affected

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Video revealing Montgomery Co. election judge writing on ballot part of canvass process

A video showing an election judge in Montgomery County, Maryland, writing on a ballot is part of a process referred to as the “canvass.”

A video showing an election judge in Montgomery County, Maryland, writing on a ballot is part of a process referred to as the “canvass.”

The Montgomery County Board of Elections issued a statement saying that after investigating a video circulating online, what was shown was “consistent

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Pandemic multiplies demand, complicates operations for outdoor businesses

“The communities that do have recreation are much better off than those that don’t have recreation,” said Noah Wilson, program director for the Growing Outdoors Partnership of outdoors businesses in Western North Carolina. “If we didn’t have these mountains and we didn’t have the recreation opportunities we have here, we would all be hurting so much more. It’s one of those things where it’s all about how you view it.

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The ‘Borat’ Sequel Is Shameless, Damning And Weirdly Humanistic

Another Borat movie shouldn’t exist. Not because “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” is bad, but because Sacha Baron Cohen’s infamous troublemaker seems too recognizable to pull off the same stunts he did in 2006. Back then, Borat and his boxy gray suit (or was it blue?) were anonymous enough to trick unsuspecting locals into showing how much

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