On The Money: US adds 916K jobs in March, shattering expectations | Biden touts gains, hawks infrastructure bill

Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money, where we’re wishing a Happy Easter to all who observe. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.

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St. Pete wants your opinion on the Tropicana Field Redevelopment plans

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s one of the biggest projects in St. Petersburg’s history: The redevelopment of Tropicana Field. City leaders have narrowed the final list down to four proposals and starting April 5th, you’ll be able to weigh in on your favorite options.

Mark Ferguson’s bar and grill, Ferg’s, is just steps from Tropicana Field, a site with 86 acres of land and with endless possibilities he says, “It’s

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How to up your backyarding game

Backyarding – moving many indoor activities, from working in an office or classroom to dining and recreation, to the great outdoors, has seen tremendous growth during the pandemic.

Over the past year, backyards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven for social gatherings, celebrating milestones and holidays, working, studying, playing, exercising and relaxing.

And there’s no signal that we’re ever going back.

“We predict, long after the COVID-19 pandemic

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Protect gray wolves; Bayonne Housing staff does great job; No more excuses, move trailers from park | Letters

Speak up to save gray wolves

This letter is looking to advocate for a measure to relist gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

Across the lower 48 states, gray wolves are in dire straits.

Idaho is currently weighing legislation that would remove most wolf hunting regulations, with a goal to kill two-thirds of the state’s wolf population. In Montana, legislators are considering legislation that would allow wolves to be

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Economy adds whopping 916,000 jobs as recovery accelerates

The U.S. added a whopping 916,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in March as the recovery from the coronavirus recession chugged ahead, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The March jobs report showed the U.S. economy picking up speed as COVID-19 vaccinations accelerated, restrictions eased and President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden may find zero GOP support for jobs plan Republicans don’t think Biden

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Roswell calls for support of federal funds for riverbank project, Doc’s Cafe restoration

Roswell’s funding request includes $6.5 million for part of the city’s riverbank restoration project at the former Ace Sand Company site near St. Andrew Catholic Church on Riverside Road. The location is one of several in its Roswell River Parks Master Plan, which calls for development of city parks along the Chattahoochee River.

A breakdown of costs at the Ace Sand site was provided by Roswell and shows the funds

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Atlanta aims to enroll the majority of students in summer school

ExploreCOVID-19 cases reported at metro Atlanta public schools

Registration for the virtual and in-person Summer Academic Recovery Academy is open through the end of the month.

APS estimates it will spend $13 million in federal stimulus funds on this summer’s effort, the first of a three-year push to extend learning after the traditional school year ends in May.

It budgeted another $2.3 million to provide on-site child care as

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Large crowds, good weather expected for Saturday; trout opener still impacted by COVID-19 | Outdoors

Earlier this week, Brandon Crouser thought back to his childhood, remembering what it was like growing up along the Little Chiques Creek as winter transitioned to spring and state officials opened the local waterway to trout fishing.

“We spent more time down there than doing anything else,” he said, fondly recalling the hours spent casting into the creek near his Mount Joy-area home.

Decades later, Crouser, now 40, said that

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Employment rises, workers retrain as pandemic wanes

Apr. 2—Annie Mendez shifted from restauranteur to store owner during the pandemic.

Fifteen days before Christmas, Mendez dropped plans to revive her restaurant and instead opened House of Envy to sell women’s clothes in the Laurel Mall near Hazleton.

“During COVID people aren’t coming out. Money is tight. We are working against all the odds,” said Mendez, who nevertheless believes her new store can grow as the pandemic wanes.

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Mayor Fischer kicks off month-long ‘Give a Day’ community service celebration

GET INVOLVED AND GET BACK. LOUISVILLE’S NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SOS CONTINUES TO BE A MEDICAL PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC. THAT’S WHY MAYOR GREG FISHER CALLS IT THE IDEAL PLACE TO KICK OFF HIS MONTH-LONG VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION GIVE A DAY SOS IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT REALLY TO ME EMBODIES WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE SAY ONE OF OUR CORE VALUES AS A CITY IS COMPASSION MAYOR GREG FISHER … Read More

Brits ‘could suffer 4th lockdown’ if they overdo it on Easter weekend, expert warns

An Easter weekend blow-out could risk the UK being plunged into a fourth lockdown, experts are warning.

Scientists have sounded the alarm after the easing of gathering rules coincided with balmy weather, luring massive crowds to parks and beaches up and down the country.

While many stuck to the rules and enjoyed the sunshine with small groups of pals, authorities slammed revellers who crowded together in huge groups and brawled

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Scientists warn of climate change’s impacts on winter recreation in NH | Environment

Climate change poses a sweeping threat to New Hampshire’s winter sports and tourism industries, with shorter and warmer winters, muddier springs and “flash droughts” foreshadowing skiing conditions similar to those at resorts in the South, scientists say.

“We’re losing the cold,” said Elizabeth Burakowski, a University of New Hampshire researcher, during a virtual panel discussion on climate change impact this week.

Burakowski said decreases in the numbers of below-freezing days

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Police beg parents to keep kids inside over Easter as park crowds risk new lockdown & Matt Hancock warns ‘nobody’s safe’

COPS are begging parents to keep their kids indoors over Easter as chaotic scenes at packed parks risk a fresh coronavirus lockdown.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Enjoy the sunshine, by all means, but nobody is safe from this virus until we can make everybody safe.”

Hundreds of revellers at a 'rave' yesterday evening in Manchester City Centre

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Hundreds of revellers at a ‘rave’ yesterday evening in Manchester City CentreCredit: ASP
Cops were called to the Manchester event on March 31

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Cops were called to the Manchester event on
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As Nation Speeds to Vaccinate All, Maryland’s Path Shows Challenges Ahead

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The path to quickly vaccinating the nation’s 250 million adults will be paved with pharmacy chains, hospitals and hulking stadiums where uniformed troops help inoculate thousands of people a day.

But it will also rely on the recreation center at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden here, along with tiny storefront service organizations and vaccine-stocked vans that scour neighborhoods for the unprotected.

Maryland offers a microcosm

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Highlights from the 2021 stocking schedule

Henry Miller, Special to the Statesman Journal
Published 6:00 a.m. PT April 1, 2021

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The year of unlisted numbers is over.

Because of pandemic-related concerns about travel, social distancing and crowds, the release of the Oregon

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Reservations required at national parks campsites

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The Four Guardsmen in Sequoia National Park on Monday, July 6, 2020. Campground spaces in Lodgepole, Potwisha, Azalea, Buckeye Flat and Sentinel campgrounds are available by reservation only for the rest of this year. (Photo: Ron Holman, Ron Holman)

For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks will require reservations through www.recreation.gov, which can be made up to one month in advance.

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CT Vaccine Rollout: 16 and up now eligible to register | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

  • As of March 19, people aged 45 and up became eligible.
  • Priority access was granted to those with certain medical conditions and intellectual disabilities on April 1.
  • All other adults were also able to make appointments on April 1.

People aged 16 and up were able to create a Vaccine Administration Management System, or VAMS, accounts on

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Olympia keeps Arts Walk spirit alive celebrating all April

Arts Walk, Olympia’s beloved twice-yearly creative celebration, is still on hold for COVID-19, so as it did in the fall, the city of Olympia is keeping the event’s spirit alive by putting the spotlight on art all April long.

The city has a new Arts Walk website designed to make both current and future events more flexible and spontaneous — and to allow for virtual events and include businesses outside

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Dave Bartholomew | Focus your work day with lists | Business World

What do you do first thing every work day?

When I have asked this question of business people, I usually get answers along the lines of checking emails or answering phone messages. This reactionary way of time organization is not recommended. You are literally allowing other people — the ones that made the call or sent the email — to set your priorities.

One of the most productive life strategies

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