Census 2020: Time is Running Out

first_img× There is no citizenship question on the census form. Information about individuals is confidential.  Everyone living in Bayonne should be counted regardless of where they came from.In Census 2020, for the first time in American history, people can be counted in the census by responding on the Internet, by telephone, or on paper.  We urge everyone to be counted right now, before the end of July.  In August, the Census Bureau will send out census takers door-to-door to anyone who has not responded.  We will be better off as a community if more of our residents respond before the door-to-door operation begins.  If you do not want census workers knocking at your door, please respond right now.  You will need to use your address to get started.If you wish to be counted in the census online, please go to www.2020census.gov, then follow the directions.If you received a paper census form in the mail, and you would like to use it, please fill out the form and send it back.If you would like to be counted by telephone, there are phone numbers for English and several other languages.  Here are census phone lines for some languages spoken in Bayonne:  English, 844-330-2020; Spanish, 844-468-2020; Polish, 844-479-2020; Arabic, 844-416-2020; and Tagalog, 844-478-2020.Everyone counts. It’s time to be counted.  Thank you for helping our community have a successful census. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is sending out reminder postcards to every residential address on file in Bayonne that has not responded yet to Census 2020.  It is vitally important for our community that everyone be counted, regardless of citizenship status, age, race, color, creed, ethnic background, gender, or orientation.  Please include any children who live with you when your household is counted.As of this writing, only 54.4 percent of Bayonne households have responded to Census 2020.  Our response rate needs to be much higher, so that Bayonne gets the funding that we need over the next ten years.  Statewide, 64.1 percent of New Jersey’s households have responded to the census.  Let’s not fall behind the rest of the state. A complete count of Bayonne’s population would enable us to obtain our fair share of federal and state programs that are based on census figures. We stand to gain or lose millions of dollars over the next ten years based on how many residents take part in Census 2020.last_img read more

Warrens Bakery opens Eastleigh store

first_imgWarrens Bakery has started a second franchise partnership with the opening of a new bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton.Warrens Bakery has teamed up with local businessman Farhat Abbiss to open the store, which is set to start trading on 30 May.The new Eastleigh store opens hot on the heels of the Cornish bakery’s first franchise store, which recently opened in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham.Commenting on the Eastleigh opening, Warrens Bakery chairman Mark Sullivan said: “After a hugely successful few months since the Mere Green opening, we are delighted that we can now cater for Eastleigh. “With a track record of running successful franchises in the area, we are looking forward to working with Farhat and his team in the next stage of our development.”He added the company was now “moving rapidly” into franchise, with a store pipeline of 100 new stores in the next five years, with 20 more signed to open this year.last_img read more

Understanding what plagues us

first_imgThe topics waiting to be discussed read like the writing prompts of a dystopian novelist, yet the mood in the packed Knafel Center last week was upbeat.“Contagion: Exploring Modern Epidemics,” the cornerstone of the Radcliffe Institute’s 2017–2018 Science Symposium, featured a diverse group of researchers, journalists, and physicians discussing their work on infectious diseases and virulent social epidemics such as gun violence.The keynote speaker, Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has covered global public health for decades, sketched a history of the major infectious disease outbreaks of the 21st century. In each case, from yellow fever to Zika to HIV, Garrett showed how failures of governance contributed to the severity of the epidemic.Garrett said there is need for improved local and national disease-management entities, but also called for better global organization. She pointed out that the majority of global health infrastructure is dependent on funding from only two sources, the U.S. government and Bill Gates, either of which could choose to withdraw funding, leaving the world vulnerable.“Violence concentrates just like an epidemic within populations,” said Andrew V. Papachristos of Yale University. Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute“What we’re trying to deal with is supranational problems: They know no borders,” Garrett said, expressing concern that current trends toward nationalism would harm global health policy. She told the audience to anticipate many deadly epidemics thanks to exacerbating factors such as climate change and antibiotic resistance.Other panelists discussed research advances that could help control epidemics. Kevin M. Esvelt, assistant professor at MIT, talked about his lab’s effort to genetically engineer mice to become immune to Lyme disease and so reduce the number of Lyme-carrying ticks, which transmit the disease from deer or mice to people. Another panel explored uses for big data, such as analyzing rich molecular data to better understand disease or gathering population-level data to track and possibly curtail epidemics.The final panel broadened the scope of what could be thought of as an epidemic. Daphne C. Watkins, assistant professor of social work and psychiatry at University of Michigan, spoke about a “gender epidemic” in which adherence to traditional definitions of manhood is damaging the mental health of young black men.Andrew V. Papachristos, associate professor of sociology at Yale University, examined how gun violence spreads through vulnerable populations — particularly young black men, and especially those with gang affiliations — much like a pathogen.“Violence concentrates just like an epidemic within populations,” Papachristos said. A map of the social network of gun violence victims looks like a map of disease transmission. Those who associate most closely with the affected — or infected — are most at risk of becoming victims next.“Exposure matters,” Papachristos said.Brandeis University’s Andrew Kolodny recommended that the U.S. use outbreak-containment techniques to tackle the opioid crisis, starting by eliminating sources of infection — unnecessary prescriptions. Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteExposure was also an important concept for Andrew Kolodny, co-director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, who described perhaps the largest epidemic facing the U.S. today: opioid addiction.The dominant factor in addiction is repeat exposure, Kolodny said. Though people with opioid addictions may turn to black-market drugs like heroin, Kolodny made a strong case that overprescription of painkillers, not recreational drug use, is the source of exposure driving the U.S.’s skyrocketing rate of overdose mortalities.The social epidemic researchers drew on the lessons of infectious disease as well as the language. Kolodny recommended that the U.S. use outbreak-containment techniques to tackle the opioid crisis, starting by eliminating sources of infection — unnecessary prescriptions.The epidemics covered were diverse and daunting. Still the speakers shared an optimistic philosophy: The better we understand these problems, the closer we come to ending them.last_img read more

Cairns house in Edge Hill on market for $700,000s

first_imgGorgeous timber floors throughoutNow, current owners Carly Steele and Matthew Sligar are moving and have listed the quaint home for upward of $700,000.iicon Portfolio agent Sue Clyde-Smith is marketing the home and said the best part of the property had to been the indoor/outdoor kitchen. 64 Walsh St, Edge HillTwo years after they bought this 1942 Edge Hill home, the owners are parting ways with the stunning property.The grand Queenslander at 64 Walsh St is walking distance from the Edge Hill cafe precinct. Verandas, verandas, verandasMs Clyde-Smith said there was “absolutely nothing to do — simply move in and enjoy”. Warm, rich timber floors, high ceilings, and period cornices have drawn in plenty who want to get a closer look.The adjoining deck overlooks an established tropical garden, featuring meandering paths leading to the pool. Upstairs there are two living rooms, three bedrooms and a beautifully renovated bathroom, plus a fabulous butlers’ pantry just off the kitchen with ample storage and preparation zones. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoAn outdoor/indoor kitchen.“The room is a sensational integration of indoor/outdoor living which may be closed off with huge bi-fold glass doors in the cooler weather or simply left open during summer,” she said. “This aspect of the home is very reflective of the tropical lifestyle we love. Cool, relaxing and totally enjoyable.“You’ll enjoy wonderful views to Walsh’s pyramid and the proximity to the village. “The home was constructed in 1942 and retains the wonderful character of this era. This character is immediately recognised from the street view — an impressive Queensland style exactly as we like it.” 64 Walsh St, Edge HillDuring the 1950s the downstairs area was enclosed to provide additional rooms and storage and has been used by the present owners as guest accommodation. “Although only 2.1m high these rooms are light bright and breezy,” Ms Clyde-Smith said.64 Walsh St was first sold in 1987 for $83,000.last_img read more

Former “Bachelorette” Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dies After Overdose in Boca Apartment

first_imgTyler Gwozdz, a Palm Beach County resident who appeared briefly on Season 15 of the ABC television show “The Bachelorette,” died on Wednesday, following an apparent overdose that happened last week at an apartment in Boca Raton.Authorities have confirmed to The Palm Beach Post that they are conducting a criminal investigation into the 29-year-old’s death.The Medical Examiner’s Office says all reports in Gwozdz’s death are pending.The investigation began shortly around 10:30 a.m. on January 13, when a woman called 911 and told the dispatcher that Gwozdz had locked himself in a bathroom in her home and was possibly overdosing on heroin.In the five-minute call, the woman, who described herself as a Gwozdz’s friend, can be heard pleading for Gwozdz to wake up. She breaks into the bathroom during the call and finds Gwozdz unresponsive and lying on his side.He was taken to a hospital, where he remained until his death.Gwozdz appeared on the show last May, but left after just one episode, for unknown reasons. He was a psychology graduate student, according to ABC’s profile of Gwozdz, who used the name “Tyler G” on the show.During the show, Gwozdz earned a one-on-one date with the female star, Hannah Brown.The only mention of him after his departure was on the following episode, when Brown said that Gwozdz “had to leave” during her group date, and that she had been looking forward to getting to know him.Producers of “The Bachelor” said in a statement to “Bachelor Nation,” “We are heartbroken to hear the tragic news of Tyler’s passing today. Our thoughts are with the Gwozdz family and his friends.”last_img read more