Queens Protected Bike Lane

Last Tuesday, approval was given for the creation of a two-way protected bike lane on Crescent Street, Queens, New York.  The Queens Community Board 1 ruled that between Hoyt Avenue North and Queensboro Bridge a bike lane for cyclists would be created.  In fact, work on the southern part of the lane has already started […]

NJ: Navigating a New Normal

Last Monday local eateries began navigating a new normal following clearance to reopen outdoors.  Teaneck Township Manager Dean Kazinci put out a set of rules and regulations featuring social distancing, tables 6 feet apart with no more than 8 people per table, insurance, masks for employees (and customers who wish to dine inside) and extra […]

Local Aid During COVID-19

State and philanthropic funds of up to $3.5m have been promised to help undocumented individuals in Connecticut.  Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that he is working with the Department of Housing which will be giving landlords $2.5m to cover the loss of rent of undocumented tenants who have not been able to pay due to […]

Re-Opening for Business: NY Slowly Achieves a New Normal

Last week parts of New York state began re-opening for business.  Those areas that were able to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s requirements to practice safety were given permission to re-open.  Included Many recreational activities and low-risk operations were given the go-ahead.  Businesses such as landscapers, gardening, tennis, etc. that are able to uphold social distancing […]

Coronavirus in New Jersey: How You Can Help

For those who are more able-bodied and not immuno-compromised what can they do to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic?  There is much that can be done locally. Here we take a look at a few ways one can offer their help. If you like animals and have often considered the possibility of housing one […]

New Jersey Community Colleges Jobs Consortium

With the creation of the New Jersey Community Colleges Jobs Consortium, employers can more easily find college grads and undergraduates to fill positions at their office.  Thanks to a consortium established with the participation of 10 state community colleges, the process of matching bosses to appropriate job seekers will be facilitated. This free service will […]

Providing the Correct Help in New York

The phrase “where there’s a will, there’s a way” while it sounds great, is not always such an accurate idiom.  Even though so many people and organizations want to offer help during times of crises (like now with coronavirus), just having the will is not enough. Episcopal priest John Merz knows this first hand. As […]