For many years, IBEW Local has been a proud sponsor and friend of the Ronald McDonald House in West Philadelphia. The non-profit provides free housing and meals to families whose seriously ill children are receiving care at Children's Hospital or St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. In November 2018, IBEW Local 98 Business Manager John J. Dougherty presented a check for $100,000 to Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Susan Campbell to help fund the facility's much-needed expansion to serve more families at its West Philadelphia location. In addition, IBEW Local 98 is sponsoring the 10th Annual "Change the Luck of a Child Telethon" to raise additional funds for the Ronald McDonald House. Be sure to tune in to CBS 3 Philly and B101 Philly on Tuesday, March 26th from 6 am to 8 pm. In addition to providing the Ronald McDonald House with financial support over many years, IBEW Local 98 members frequently volunteer to prepare, cook and serve fresh, … [Read more...] about IBEW Local 98 helps support Ronald McDonald House in West Philadelphia
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The Mayor of London has pledged to build more than 4,000 new council houses in west London. The announcement came as part of a billion-pound promise by Sadiq Khan to build 11,000 new council houses across London. In addition, he promised 3,570 other homes, including those for London Living Rent, a scheme targeted at middle-income Londoners to offer lower rents to help them save for a deposit. Ealing alone will receive just under £100 million for the construction of 1,138 new council homes, as a key part of the Labour mayor's housing strategy. Both Sadiq Khan, who himself grew up on a council estate, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have made the construction of new council houses a cornerstone of their manifestos in recent years. The move is an attempt to counter the dramatic decline in housebuilding by London's councils over the last decades. Where is Sadiq Khan building council houses? In west London alone, Sadiq Khan is building a total of 4,248 new council, social and … [Read more...] about Mayor pledges more than 4,000 new council houses for west London
By Marisa Kendall | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 22, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 22, 2018 at 3:20 pm Up to $6 billion for affordable housing is on the line in November as California voters prepare to weigh in on two statewide bonds that could fund tens of thousands of new homes in the Bay Area and beyond — potentially making a dent in the housing shortage. City officials, nonprofits and developers say they’re counting on Proposition 1, which would provide $4 billion for affordable housing construction and home loans, and Proposition 2, which would authorize $2 billion to build housing for people with mental illness, to help them fill the dire need for cheaper alternatives to the Bay Area’s exorbitantly priced homes and apartments. Together, the bonds represent a major effort to address a statewide housing crisis that has pushed the cost of buying or renting a home out of reach of all but … [Read more...] about Election could unlock billions of dollars for housing, ramp up Bay Area development
White House Hip-hop mogul Kanye West will have lunch with President Donald Trump and meet with top administration adviser Jared Kushner at the White House this week, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Tuesday morning. “Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner," she said in a statement issued via the White House press pool. "Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago.”Story Continued Below West's meeting with the president is scheduled for Thursday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in an email to POLITICO, confirming an earlier New York Times report. West has come under significant criticism, especially from within the hip-hop and African-American communities, for his outspoken support for Trump in recent months. The rapper wore a "Make … [Read more...] about White House: Kanye West will have lunch with Trump on Thursday
By Louis Hansen | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm | UPDATED: August 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm Tech workers might seem to have it made — free meals, lavish parties, their own HBO comedy and the quarterly rush of excitement when stock option profits hit their Schwab accounts. But are they paid enough to put roots down in the Bay Area? More than 60 percent of tech workers in an unscientific poll say “No.” The survey by Blind, an anonymous messaging app used by thousands of tech employees, found a strong majority of techies at 13 Bay Area companies say they cannot afford to buy a home here. Nearly 7 in 10 employees at Cisco, eBay and Intuit say they can’t break into the housing market. Even the majority of developers and supervisors at trillion-dollar valued Apple (63 percent), Facebook (51 percent) and Google (51 percent) say they can’t buy the American Dream in the Bay Area. The survey suggests big … [Read more...] about Do tech workers make enough to buy a house in the Bay Area?