In the past week, there have been many fascinating news items, including the discovery of a hidden restaurant in Newark Liberty International Airport, the story of a 15-year-old student who made $800,000 selling sneakers, and the disclosure of the identities of the donors who gave $2 million to a dark money group associated with Governor Phil Murphy.
In addition, we published the next part of our series titled “Aging in NJ,” which will assist you in understanding the intricate, pricey, and often frustrating world of elder care in the state of New Jersey.
In the coming weeks, we will discuss important issues like how to pay for care and how to legally take away the keys. The work and information provided here is crucial for those of us who are caring for elderly loved ones.
Many of us in the newsroom are taking care of aging parents or grandparents, so this series hits close to home. We assume you are, too, and invite you to get in touch and tell us your tales. We can all benefit from greater dissemination of knowledge concerning the current elder care crisis.
Raises for County Officials
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to give yourself a raise?
The officials of Bergen County, New Jersey, got together a few weeks ago and voted to raise their own salaries by 10% or more.
Kristie Cattafi, the reporter who broke the story, has the details, including the justifications for the pay increases.
Would You Like a Shorter Work Week?
One municipality in that city is experimenting with a four-day work week, with Fridays off.
The change is intended to give workers more flexibility in their schedules and thus boost productivity.
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Good luck with the rest of your week, and thanks for reading!