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Fairfield County Restaurants Updated Lists

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I have updated my very popular Restaurants for Sale/Lease listings with many new listings. I have also added new listings and links to my comprehensive lists (perfect for bookmarking) of restaurants: Bridgeport Restaurants Fairfield Restaurants Westport Restaurants Norwalk Restaurants New Canaan Restaurants Stamford Restaurants Greenwich Restaurants [Read More]
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An overwhelming majority support mandatory paid sick leave laws, economic effect minimal

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Source: FindLaw.com An overwhelming majority of Americans support a growing number of laws that provide mandatory paid sick leave for workers. That’s according to a new survey from FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. In April, New York City will become the latest city to implement mandatory sick leave. Businesses with 20 or more […] [Read More]
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SNAP Benefit Cut Has Worsened Hardships for Low-Income Families

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Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Average SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits fell by about 7 percent due to last November’s expiration of the temporary benefit increase in the 2009 Recovery Act. This reduction will have a powerful impact on low-income households’ ability to afford adequate food — and on local economies. Most […] [Read More]
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My Recent Blog Posts – Yesterday and Today!

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My Bad Knees 1277 pageviews – 46 posts, last published on Mar 11, 2014 Education Research Report 326866 pageviews – 2751 posts, last published on Mar 11, 2014 – 17 followers Soccer and Baseball Queue 2807 pageviews – 129 posts, last published on Mar 11, 2014 – 1 follower Complementary and Alternative Medicine 4177 pageviews […] [Read More]
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Federal Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional

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Source: Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School U.S. Judge Michael Ponsor declared the government’s nationwide policy of shackling detainees during immigration court proceedings unconstitutional, calling it an affront to a person’s dignity. Even the safety considerations cited by the government did not provide it with “unlimited authority” to shackle, wrote Judge […] [Read More]
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More Obama’s Budget Reaction

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: President Obama’s new budget is a solid blueprint that would reduce deficits, alleviate poverty, and boost investment in areas needed for future economic growth, such as infrastructure, education, and research… On the poverty-fighting front, the budget features an important proposal to boost the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for […] [Read More]
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Opening a casino linked with lower rate of overweight children in that community

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Source: Journal of the American Medical Association The opening or expansion of a casino in a community is associated with increased family income, decreased poverty rates and a decreased risk of childhood overweight or obesity, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity disproportionately affects children with low economic resources at […] [Read More]
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MY Other Blog Posts

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I’ve been doing a lot of blogging lately – Here are the blogs I have posted to most recently – you may find one or more quite interesting! Art History News 241146 pageviews – 792 posts, last published on Mar 4, 2014 – 10 followers Archaeology News Report 96995 pageviews – 576 posts, last published […] [Read More]
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