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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A huge effort to feed New Jersey families is getting a boost right in time for the holidays. The Meadowlands YMCA in East Rutherford started a weekly food distribution in March 2020, right at the beginning of the pandemic. READ MORE: NYC Business Owners Worry Vaccine Mandate Will Keep Tourists With Young Children Away: 'Just Hugely Problematic'Organizers say next month, the YMCA will be classified as a food pantry, which means it will be able to help communities even more. READ MORE: Intrepid Museum Wreath-Laying Ceremony Marks 80 Years Since Pearl Harbor Attack“With the cost of food skyrocketing, the families need to be fed. And our lines have not gotten any shorter,” President and CEO David Kisselback said. “Today we’re giving out hams, and next week we’re giving out turkeys. Try to make their holidays a little bit better.” Organizers say they’ve helped more than 100,000 families in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties through the pandemic. MORE NEWS: Poll Shows Gov. Kathy Hochul In The Lead In Democrat Primary Race For N.Y. GovernorARE YOU...
    (CNN)No state may benefit more than Texas from the social programs included in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda, an array of recent analyses show -- despite the fierce opposition to the bill from the state's Republican leadership. And over time that dynamic could make the state a crucial proving ground for one of the White House's core political bets. Because Texas has so many low-income families and because state policy has done so little to support them, studies show that the state will reap big benefits from the legislation's key provisions strengthening the social safety net and investing in the education, health care and nutrition of low-income families, though most of them are temporary. President Joe Biden arrives to tour the Harris County Emergency Operations Center in Houston on February 26, 2021.The numbers involved are enormous. One recent Urban Institute study showed that more than 1.5 million uninsured Texans could receive health care coverage under the bill, twice as many as in any other state. Another study, by the anti-poverty nonprofit Center for Law and Social Policy, found...
    (CNN)The Hawaii Department of Health is ordering the Navy to take immediate action to address contaminated drinking water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, an issue that has forced more than 700 people from their homes and left parents fearing the water they bathed their children in made them sick.The Navy previously said it shut down its Red Hill well on November 28 and that families living on base reported symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and skin-related concerns.The Navy's Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, built during World War II, is located 100 feet above the Red Hill aquifer, which supplies drinking water to the base and other areas of Hawaii. It can store up to 250 million gallons of fuel, according to the Navy.Testing revealed petroleum hydrocarbons and vapors in the water, the Navy said Friday.Coast Guard investigating reports of an oil sheen near area of Octobers oil spill off southern California coastOn Sunday, the deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Rear Adm. Blake Converse said it was confirmed that a petroleum leak is the cause of the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —There’s a concerning trendline emerging of patients recently cleared from COVID protocols: taking their own lives. One woman from Grundy County said over 50 families reached out after she made public the story of her husband’s death. CBS 2’s Chris Tye with her new focus and the new attention she’s getting from Washington. READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand; Testifies $3,500 Payment To Osundairo Brothers Was For Training, Not To Stage An AttackDoctors aren’t sure why and they aren’t sure what to do about it. But the change COVID can have on the brain has them warning families whose loved ones are acting out of the ordinary to be diligent and not leave them alone. “My husband didn’t take his life, COVID did. My husband would never have left us. His children were his world.” The world Ben Price knew flipped upside down in just 16 days last February. He contracted COVID, was hospitalized and shed the symptoms. He then returned home to his farm and his family in Morris, southwest of Joliet. That’s where symptoms...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland is getting a brand new look, but it'll be shut down for a year to get it done.According to Disney Parks, the attraction will be closed starting March 2022 for an "ambitious reimagining" project and is slated to reopen in early 2023. Just announced! Mickey’s Toontown in @Disneyland park will transform into a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds, & sensations – featuring some all-new play experiences for families and young children. This ambitious reimagining is set to debut in 2023! https://t.co/Z87dRpzOfB pic.twitter.com/IRKXFBb2H5— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) November 15, 2021The announcement was made Monday at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo by Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Josh D'Amaro. He said the transformation will include adding greener and more spacious land with families and young children in mind. This includes the creation of a new rollercoaster called Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway."We are so excited to leverage Disney's powerful brand, develop new stories and share even more magical experiences with our guests," said D'Amaro. "The newly reimagined Mickey's...
    Marilyn Manson threatened the families of women who accused him of sexual assault and sex trafficking, according to court papers newly unearthed by DailyMail.com. The rock musician even told Westworld actress and ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood he would 'f**k' her eight-year-old son, she said in a declaration to the court. 'I took his threat seriously, then and now,' she said. Manson's threats forced Wood, 34, to install bullet proof glass windows, a steel door and a security fence around her Los Angeles house, she told a judge. 'I am looking into attack dogs and security guards at night,' she added. Wood made the allegations against Manson, 52, in a court battle with ex-partner Jamie Bell over custody of their son, Jack, that has never been reported until now. Evan Rachel Wood accused ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson (pictured together in 2006) of threatening her son and making her fear for her and her child's safety in court papers unearthed by DailyMail.com The actress filed a court declaration as part of her ongoing custody battle with ex Jamie Bell (pictured left in 2012)...
    SURPRISE stimulus payments of up to $3,300 will roll out to eligible families in a particular state before the Christmas holiday. One state that has concrete information available on its stimulus program is California. 1Qualified Californian couples can receive a stimulus payment worth up to $3,300 before ChristmasCredit: Reuters Under the Golden State Stimulus II program, it is estimated that a total of nine million Californians will be getting checks worth up to $1,100 before the end of the year. Qualified residents can receive bonus cash ranging from $600-$1,100. Under the bill, a family of four may be eligible to receive a payment worth up to $3,300, based on a couple getting $1,100 each with two qualifying kids receiving $500 to $600 each. The Golden States Stimulus II program has been issuing payments since early September and will continue to do so until all eligible residents have received their cash. The latest batch of checks has gone out to zip codes, with the last three digits ranging from 585-719. This area will continue to receive payments until December 17. Most read in The US SunSTANDING BY Anna...
    The Biden administration's COVID-19 stimulus package has helped keep 3 million American children out of poverty, according to one recent study. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday complained that American families have been receiving child tax credits, which studies have shown have dramatically reduced child poverty. Kilmeade's comments occurred during "Fox & Friends" in a monologue in which he also complained about Americans receiving stimulus checks and unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kilmeade: You watch the payments that went out for over a year, now people are getting paid just to have kids with these child tax deductions. And then you wonder why there's people like you that just described saying, 'You know I'm going to look back and find out what I want to do."   Nobody I knew could afford to sit back and say I'm going to think about out what I want to do next. You have to have a job while you're figuring it out and maybe do some career seminars at night on...
    As the Biden administration revamps the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy, the Department of Homeland Security is highlighting the 284 children it has reunited with their families after they were caught illegally crossing the southern border. At least 284 children have been reunited with their parents since September through a Biden administration program aimed at reversing the effects of the family separation policy. The DHS sought to increase awareness of the program Monday — the same day President Joe Biden restarted the "Remain in Mexico" policy, which requires people caught crossing the border illegally to stay in Mexico while awaiting hearings instead of being released in the United States. MIGRANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CROSS SOUTHERN BORDER IN RECORD NUMBERS The DHS program includes websites in English and Spanish where families can register to be reunited in the U.S. free of charge, and most of the 284 children are from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, or Venezuela. Eligible families must have been separated at the southern border between Jan. 20, 2017, and...
    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (CBS) — For families who are grieving or who might have trouble putting food on the table, it might be tough getting presents under the tree for Christmas. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, one woman in East Chicago, Indiana is trying to save Christmas for families who need it. READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Arlington Heights Home After Driver Suffers 'Medical Episode'“You’re seeing Christmas magic,” said Tamye Longoria, president of the nonprofit Paying It Forward. Longoria doesn’t offer mere toy shopping – she’s looking to make miracles. “I’m actually on dialysis, so after I got out of dialysis, I picked (the kids) up and brought them over here,” said Adolph Lomeli. “I’m a mom of four. We just moved from Kentucky,” said Sarah Morris, mother of 2-year-old Iylah. “It’s hard trying to manage life and do things for them.” Giving gifts is not new for the nonprofit. But their space is brand new – having made its debut in June – and the more room means more to offer. “If they want to take a picture...
    The District is making significant changes to city-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites effective Monday, expanding vaccine availability and ease-of-access for families. Starting Monday, parents and their children can get vaccinated together instead of seeking appointments at separate clinics. According to the D.C. Health Department, pediatric vaccines for kids aged 5 to 11 are now available at all pop-up and public library walk-up sites, in addition to school-based vaccine drives. Adults accompanying children to a pediatric vaccine clinic can get vaccinated themselves — whether it be a first, follow-up or booster dose. Families can now make appointments for their children to be vaccinated at home. Anyone 5 and older will be able to receive a vaccine from the comfort of their own home, including boosters. Schedule an at-home appointment by calling 1-855-363-0333. New vaccination walk-up sites are also opening Monday for all currently eligible members of the public. Adult and pediatric vaccines are now available at: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW) Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW) Woodbridge Library (1801 Hamlin St. NE) Capitol View Library...
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.This past June, to commemorate the massacre of hundreds of Black Americans and destruction of their thriving community by a white terrorist mob in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a century ago, the Biden administration promised it would work to address the racial wealth gap. Specifically, it said, federal officials would expand access to “two key wealth-creators”—home and business ownership—and take actions to address racist practices in the housing market. Important steps, to be sure, but new research points to an equally vital priority: helping families weather the kinds of economic shocks that propel homes into foreclosure. The wealth gap is dire. Based on data from the Fed’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances, median wealth for white families nearing retirement was $315,000, nearly triple that of Hispanic families and six times that of Black families. Racial disparities in average wealth are even greater. More than half of the median wealth gap between Black and white people at retirement age can be...
    OAK PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Oak Park and River Forest High School officials could decide to allow all club, athletics and extra-curricular activities to resume as soon as Tuesday.The school has made the decision to cancel after-school activities through winter break because of rising Covid cases, a decision which drew protests over the weekend. School officials are expected to make a decision Monday night.RELATED: Families protest as west suburban school cancels all activities amid uptick in COVID casesThe school sent out a letter Sunday night explaining some new protocols, such as consistent saliva testing for students during PE. The school is also offering more masking options for students.Meanwhile, families expressed their frustration with the decision this weekend outside the high school with students calling it all completely unfair.More than 80% of students are vaccinated. The school says for each of the 17 reported cases, there about 50 to 70 close contacts.The school told families it will make a decision by 7 p.m. and let them know if these sports and activities can resume.
              more   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced that specific low-income families would receive $950 in aid from COVID relief funding. It said that families who are enrolled in the state’s Family First Program and qualified for the money in October will receive a deposit on their Electronic Benefit Transfer debit cards this December. The TDHS said that this money was specifically for caregivers who did not receive other aid such as child care assistance, job training, or transportation support. It explained that these were for cases considered to be child-only. This means a home “where no adult receives Families First benefits themselves and the child living in the household is being raised by relatives instead of the child’s parents.” The TDHS Commissioner Clarence H. Carter said the money was intended for grandparents, aunts, and uncles who are trying to provide a child with a stable home and a nurturing lifestyle to vulnerable children. “These families don’t receive all the same benefits, goods, and services as our other Families First participants despite playing an impactful role in the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Visiting with Santa is a timeless tradition, but sometimes kids with special needs get left out of this fun holiday event. Fashion Outlets of Chicago held a sensory Santa event where the children with autism and other special needs could enjoy time with Old Saint Nick without the crowds and noise. The kids were able to experience the magic of Christmas in an environment that accomodated their sensory, physical and developmental needs. COVID safety measures were in place, and the families got to choose whether to socially distance or sit with Santa for their photos.
    RIVER EDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — As Chanukah comes to a close, families in New Jersey came together for a special celebration on Sunday. They worked to build a huge menorah out of Legos. READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Joins Menorah Lighting In Jersey CityCBS2 was there as the group topped off the 12-foot structure at a temple in River Edge. Architect Stephen Schwartz helped guide the families through the whole process. READ MORE: World's Largest Menorah Lit In New York City To Mark Start Of Chanukah“This is bigger than life. This is probably the biggest menorah you’ve ever seen,” Schwartz said. “Learning to come together by building something and putting the pieces together, like rebuilding the pieces of our community after a pandemic. There’s just a lot of synergy here. It’s really amazing,” said Rabbi Jim Stoloff of Temple Avodat Shalom. MORE NEWS: Celebrating 'Thanksgivukah': Jewish Americans Looking Forward To Extra Time With Loved Ones During Back-To-Back HolidaysThe architect said he provided about 100,000 Lego blocks.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BETHEL PARK (KDKA) – Santa’s sleigh arrived a little early in the South Hills on Sunday. READ MORE: Pitt Students Celebrate ACC Championship, Look Forward To Peach BowlVolunteers loaded up cars with bags of boxes of toys and pajamas for local families. The non-profit organization, The Pink Pamper, held a massive distribution event in Bethel Park. The organization’s gift fund supports hundreds of children and women each year. READ MORE: 'Tows For Tots' Helps Bring A Merry Christmas To Local Children“If you look good, you feel good, and to make these ladies heal faster and better, we’re helping with the stress on the holidays so they have a normal holiday,” said Marian Geisler, the president and founder of The Pink Pamper. “We have donations from all over,” said Lea Ann Rattigan, Vice President of The Pink Pamper. “We even had private people say, ‘I’ll take a family.’ So they went out and did the shopping themselves. They raised over $10,000 this year and had help from the Bethel Park Girls Volleyball...
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) blasted Democrats’ Build Back Better Act on Sunday, claiming the only way “to improve it is with a shredder.” Asked by host Maria Bartiromo what he expects the Senate will accomplish before the new year, Kennedy replied, “If your question is will Build Back Better be brought before the Senate, I think only Joe Manchin knows answer to that, and perhaps Senator Sinema.” Both Sens. Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) have expressed concerns about the size and scope of the bill, prompting ongoing negotiations within the Democratic party. “I think Senator Manchin understands, Maria, in his heart that this is a bad bill, bad social policy, bad economic policy,” Kennedy said. “When I first heard about the Build Back Better Bill, I thought to myself, you know, this is satire, right?” Kennedy went on to say he “was amazed beyond imagination” to learn of the bill’s components, which include tax credits to fight climate change, free universal pre-K, four weeks of paid leave for U.S. workers, and an expansion of Medicare. “The only way I...
    A San Jose nonprofit is benefiting from the baking skills of a Presentation High School senior, who is donating proceeds from her macaron sales to buy laptops for clients of Sunday Friends. Shrobana Sengupta hit on the idea when classes went online during the pandemic. The Cambrian area resident has volunteered with Sunday Friends and saw that some students from the low-income families served by the nonprofit didn’t have access to computers. “About 80% of those families had lost their jobs and had no unemployment benefits,” says the teen. “Some of the children were attempting to do schoolwork on their smart phones.” Shrobana had baked macarons as a Mother’s Day gift, and they turned out to be a hit not just with her mom but her friends as well, and her fundraiser was born. Initially, she sold the cookies from her home, and friends and neighbors would pick them up. Later, she began publicizing her macaron sales via her website and on Instagram. She has so far raised enough money to provide more than 70 laptops to Sunday Friends. Shrobana...
    In early September, an annoyed and impatient President Biden gave a speech on the state of COVID-19 in which he said Americans were testing his patience by not lining up to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. That day, he announced a vaccine mandate on our military, federal employees, federal contractors, all health care workers and everyone who works in a company with 100 or more employees — in other words, most Americans. People watched in disbelief and wondered, the president can’t just give a speech and tell the whole country what to do, right? Mandates are only in Socialist Europe or Communist China, not here, right? The president can’t just fire people from their careers, force them out of their employer-provided health insurance and put their family into chaos just because he has “lost patience” with them, right?” The simple answer is no. The president doesn’t run every family and every company in America, and we are standing up to stop him. Nationwide, over 75% of Americans five years or older have already had the vaccine. The CDC estimates that 92%...
    CASES of the Omicron Covid variant have today leapt up 53 per cent with a further 86 infections reported in the UK - bringing the total to 246. It comes after an expert warned travel measures hurriedly put in place to combat the spread of the "super strain" are already too late to stop a wave of cases. 1A further 86 Omicron cases have been reported in the UKCredit: Dan Charity The UK Health Security Agency has now confirmed even more cases of the mutant variant have been recorded today. An additional 86 cases of the Omicron strain have been reported in the UK - with 68 of those in England. That's a 53 per cent rise in just a DAY as the total has risen from 160 to 246 in the last 24 hours. Earlier today, government adviser Professor Mark Woolhouse said it is "too late" to make a "material difference" in stopping a break out of cases. UKHSA has already warned the mutant variant is “transmitting rapidly and successfully" after first being identified here a week ago. The surge in...
    An anonymous donor gifted an undisclosed sum to nonprofit organization Soldiers’ Angels to help Tampa Bay area military and veteran families this holiday season. Soldiers Angels’ is a national nonprofit with the mission “to provide aid, comfort, and resources to the military, veterans, and their families,” states the organization’s website. The nonprofit was founded in 2003 by members of General George Patten’s family, WFLA reports. During the holiday season, Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family program “helps businesses, organizations, and individuals support qualified military and veteran families that could use some help providing a holiday celebration for their families.” At a minimum, families will receive gifts for each child and a grocery gift card to assist families with purchasing a holiday meal. An anonymous donor provided the organization with an undisclosed amount of money to benefit military and veteran families in specific markets, including Tampa Bay, according to WFLA. President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels Amy Palmer told the outlet that the area is getting a lot of assistance this holiday season. “Initially, we had an anonymous donation that wanted to target specific...
    Santa Claus will ride into Montgomery County — on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle — at the annual “Santa Police Ride” in Maryland. The event will return with St. Nick set to ride in on Wednesday, Dec. 8. More Montgomery County News The annual event benefits the Children’s Inn at NIH — a residential “place like home” for families with children participating in research studies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. All donations will help support operational expenses and programs for the families at the inn who stay at no cost. Santa and his elves, who work shifts as county motor officers, will travel through the county on their motorcycles towing gifts and donations for the children and families at the Inn. Once they arrive, Santa will greet Children’s Inn residents on the playground. While there, officers will help children choose presents for their family members at a gift shop before riding off to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas Day. The inn currently partners with the NIH to support 407 families. Before the pandemic, this number...
    LANCASTER, Calif. (CNS) -- Elected officials are speaking out against a judge's decision to allow a sexually violent predator to reside in the Antelope Valley.Lawtis Rhoden, 72, was either convicted or pleaded guilty to multiple child rapes and other sexual assaults in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties and Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in 1969.He was committed to California's Department of State Hospitals after spending nearly 20 years in state prison. The Orange County Superior Court found him suitable for supervised release in 2019, setting off a long process in which officials worked to find a location for him to reside amid predictable opposition from residents and politicians.Orange County Superior Court Judge Megan Wagner ruled Friday that Rhoden will be placed in the Antelope Valley under supervised release."With this ruling, Judge Wagner has made a decision that blatantly dismissed the concerns voiced by the community. I am frustrated and feel the concerns of my constituents fell on deaf ears,'' Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said on Friday.READ ALSO | Inland Empire residents concerned about potential relocation of 'sexually violent...
    Farm worker Susana Valencia receiving the J&J vaccine in March Hundreds of Latino-based non-profit organizations in dozens of states were able to better assist already-vulnerable communities amid the novel coronavirus, thanks to a grant system from a leading non-governmental organization that also worked steadily to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Hispanic Federation (HF) has dispersed more than $20 million in grants to more than 350 non-profits since April 2020, helping “deliver emergency services, including food and housing assistance and healthcare, to some of the most overlooked and vulnerable communities during times of crisis,” the agency said in a report released this week. NBC News reports that among the organizations that received a grant was Florida’s non-profit, non-sectarian Redlands Christian Migrant Association, which serves many children from farmworker families. “The $85,000 grant from the Hispanic Federation was for Covid vaccination efforts, rental and utility assistance, and educational programs,” which ultimately aided about 200 families. “Most of the families and farmworkers are the ones that are always the last and have always been the ones that are forgotten about,” executive director Isabel Garcia told NBC News. Yet...
    LANCASTER (CBSLA) – Elected officials are speaking out against a judge’s decision to allow a sexually violent predator to reside in the Antelope Valley. Lawtis Rhoden, 72, was either convicted or pleaded guilty to multiple child rapes and other sexual assaults in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties and Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in 1969. READ MORE: LA County's COVID Hospitalizations Climb Back Above 600He was committed to California’s Department of State Hospitals after spending nearly 20 years in state prison. The Orange County Superior Court found him suitable for supervised release in 2019, setting off a long process in which officials worked to find a location for him to reside amid predictable opposition from residents and politicians. Orange County Superior Court Judge Megan Wagner ruled Friday that Rhoden will be placed in the Antelope Valley under supervised release. “With this ruling, Judge Wagner has made a decision that blatantly dismissed the concerns voiced by the community. I am frustrated and feel the concerns of my constituents fell on deaf ears,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said on Friday....
    Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers that be. Visit us every week to see how you can get involved! I was born into a pretty large family. When my brother was born with a significant physical disability, osteogenesis imperfecta, the world changed. Growing up, I knew that things would be okay, thanks to my parents, and thanks to the help of family and friends. The memory that comes to my mind around Christmas is a tradition my mother put together, one I doubt would work today. We, as a family, would go to a local store and buy two gifts: a gift for a boy and a gift for a girl. We’d wrap them and put them inside a box. We would then write a letter that read: “Dear Mr. Postmaster, please give these gifts to a boy and girl...
    Military volunteer families have set up a donation operation to help relocate hundreds of residents after jet fuel leaked into the water supply on several military bases in Hawaii.  Residents in Navy-owned housing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam found the tap water had an oily sheen and smelled like fuel on Nov. 28. Families started buying bottled water while waiting for leadership to take action.  Residents sent complaints about the smell along with photos of water and resulting rashes to Armed Forces Housing Advocates, a nonprofit that advocates for military personnel living in government housing, Military.com reported.  CONTACT TRACING REVS UP IN SOME STATES AS OMICRON REACHES US The problem also seems to have affected other military communities on Oahu. The Navy listed ten other communities, including Aliamanu Military Reservation and Officer Field, as needing temporary housing as of Saturday.  Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military. This photo shows a tunnel inside the Red Hill...
    The number of homes in America with the traditional 'nuclear family' of a married couple with children is now the lowest it has been since 1959, according to Census data.  The Census Bureau's count showed that 17.8 percent of the United States' 130 million households featured married parents with children under the age of 18.  That's only down from 18.6 percent from last year but down much more significantly from over 40 percent in 1970. There are currently just 23.1 million American homes with those 'nuclear families,' which is the fewest since 1959. The reasons given for the drop include the pandemic delaying marriage and a continued decline in birth rate.  Census data shows that the number of American households with a traditional 'nuclear family' of a married couple and children was about half of where it was in 1970 There are currently just 23.1 million American homes with those 'nuclear families,' which is the fewest since 1959 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Twitter's new CEO pushes out head of engineering and chief... EXCLUSIVE:...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) — Fort Collins Police officers are encouraging parents in northern Colorado to both warn and educate their teenagers about the dangers of interacting with strangers, especially after a recent trend of assaults taking place in the city. Several times since August teenaged girls have reported being harassed and physically assaulted by a man. It isn’t clear if it’s the same man involved in each report. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Body Found Prompts Shelter In Place Order Near Park Central Drive In Highlands Ranch“We’ve had multiple teenage females report unknown male suspects approaching them in public places and trying to grab them,” said Erin Feit, Training Officer with FCPS. “This has been near public parks and public parking lots and public city buildings.” All of the reported assaults have taken place at, or after, sunset. One of the assaults took place at Overland Park in western Fort Collins. A girl reported a stranger wouldn’t stop talking to her despite her attempts to walk away. Eventually the man grabbed her by the wrist. She was able...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The smell of the holidays is in the air volunteers unload 1,200 Christmas trees from a massive Coast Guard Ship at Chicago's Navy Pier Saturday morning.It's a team effort as students help Coast Guard members move the trees into trucks and send them out to families across the city, just in time for Christmas."It's a good way to kick off the holiday season," said Jamal Malone, CEO of Ada McKinley Community Services. "It's a beautiful team effort."The beloved holiday tradition returns to Chicago's Lakefront to spread Christmas cheer."The spirit of Christmas," said Lolita Preston. "It's just to see all the people coming out and I started seeing all the trucks arrive so I wanted to be a part of the special day."The Chicago Christmas Ship committee brings these trees in each year from northern Michigan, with the help of generous donations.As the ship conducts its routine work of maintain buoys on Lake Michigan, it makes a pit stop at Navy Pier for Santa and Coast Guard members to drop off these trees.It's a moment of hope around...
    AS the end of 2021 approaches, some families are eligible for a "surprise stimulus" check worth up to $1,400, but they'll need to claim the money before the New Year. The bonus cash is considered a "plus-up" payment for taxpayers whose income was lower in 2020 than in 2019, or anyone who claimed an elderly or disabled dependent on their taxes in 2020. 1The 'surprise stimulus' is expected by the end of the year This includes elderly or disabled relatives or college students who are under the care of individuals. When stimulus checks were introduced at the onset of the Covid pandemic, they were issued based on the most recent tax return on file. Another round of stimulus checks went out in March 2021 when many had not yet filed their 2020 taxes, so their check was based on their 2019 return. But many folks saw their income drop significantly between 2019 and 2020 due to the pandemic. As a result, some may have received less than they were entitled to because the amount was based on an outdated tax return. Plus-up stimulus checks...
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Christmas came early for hundreds of kids in New Jersey on Friday. More than 1,600 families in need received presents at Jersey City‘s 25th annual toy drive. READ MORE: Small Business Owners In Riverhead Hope Loyal Customers Will Shop Locally This Holiday SeasonMayor Steven Fulop and the City Council kicked off the event, handing out hundreds of toys donated by generous people across the city. READ MORE: Students Ride With Santa On NJ Transit's Holiday TrainSanta and Mrs. Claus were on hand to greet the kids and take pictures with them. “It’s our opportunity as the city to be able to give back to the community … and it means so much to see the joy on children’s faces,” said Christine Goodman, director of Jersey City’s office of cultural affairs. MORE NEWS: Long Island Leaders Announce 11th Annual Toys For Tots Drive At Nassau ColiseumBecause of the pandemic, the number of families who registered for the event was up by more than 160% over last year.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Welcome to ABC7 Connecting Communities, where we are sharing important information on behalf of our community partners. This includes the great things that are happening when times are good, like events and uplifting stories. But we are also here for you providing information about our partners with links to critical resources you may need when times aren't so good.See ABC7's Community CalendarEvery day, our partners are doing the important work of supporting the various needs of individuals and families from the youngest to the oldest, in a variety of languages, with cultural appreciation for our very diverse communities.So please check back here for information anytime. And remember, if you have stories you would like to share please post them on social with #abc7chicago or by emailing: diana.palomar@abc.com.Mental Health ResourcesChildren's Home & AidFor 136 years, Children's Home & Aid has been recognized for establishing best practices and achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development, and strengthening families. Children's Home & Aid's mission is to partner with children, youth,...
    FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images Almost half of U.S. families with young children have faced a high risk of falling into poverty in the first six years of their children's lives, according to new academic research. What put those families at risk? Insecure or precarious parental work, according to a study from experts at New York University and Washington University. Four indicators were used to measure whether parents were in less than ideal employment situations: work schedules, occupation, hourly wages and weekly work hours. If those elements in parents' employment were unstable, their children were more likely to experience poverty in their early years, the research found. More from Personal Finance:House bill's child tax credit is a boon for low earnersHow lawmakers could compromise on paid family leaveDrop in U.S. birth rates amid Covid-19 could have lasting economic impact That had lasting consequences for the children studied, who are now young adults. The data included about 10,000 children born in the U.S. in 2001, and followed them through 2007. "The early childhood experiences of this young adult generation could...
    The traditional media is letting them get a way with a whole lot of bullshit. A large group of advocacy organizations has penned an open letter to “Reporters, Editors, Producers, and Anchors” pleading with them to actually try to inform the public about the Build Back Better plan. They are very polite about it, acknowledging that it’s a difficult thing to do. “The omnibus nature of this bill and the policies therein present many challenges to newsrooms hoping to present a clear understanding of its contents and potential impacts on your readers, your communities, and the economy at large,” the groups, spearheaded by the National Women’s Law Center, write. But doing so is essential, they say because the “role of federal programs supporting and investing in families remains heavily stigmatized.” They point out that the stigma is against women and against people of color, and that that ”fuels misinformation and misrepresentation about who benefits from public programs.” Despite the fact that the majority of the bill is focused on ameliorating the effects of climate change, and on creating jobs, and that...
    (CBS4) — From the Rocky Mountain range to the nation’s capital, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights is standing in solidarity with many women in Mississippi, as the United States Supreme court hears arguments on a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks — possibly overturning 1973’s Roe vs. Wade. (credit: CBS) “Our communities in Colorado, who watch us, we are here speaking on behalf of them because we have heard them,” said Aurea Bolaños Perea, the communications and policy manager with COLOR. “They want abortion to be legal, protected, and accessible to all.” Organizers with COLOR told CBS4 that no matter the outcome, it’s going to have an impact on the country — including Colorado, a state that has more accessibility to reproductive rights. “Even though we don’t have a lot of restrictions, we also don’t have a lot of protections that are expressly written into the law,” said Katherine Riley, the COLOR policy director. (credit: CBS) “If Roe were to be weakened or overturned, as we’re seeing right now, being threaten at the...
    By Audrey McAvoy | Associated Press HONOLULU — Cheri Burness’ dog was the first to signal something was wrong with their tap water. He stopped drinking it two weeks ago. Then Burness started feeling stomach cramps. Her 12-year-old daughter was nauseous. “It was just getting worse every day,” said Burness, whose husband is in the Navy. Their family is among hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor with similar complaints after the Navy’s water system somehow became contaminated by petroleum. The problems have afflicted one of the most important Navy bases in the world, home to submarines, ships and the commander of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific region. The issues may even threaten one of Honolulu’s most important aquifers and water sources. The Navy said Thursday that tests had identified petroleum in its Red Hill well which taps into an aquifer near the base. Rear Adm. Blake Converse, Pacific Fleet deputy commander, told a town hall meeting the Navy took this well offline on Sunday because it was the closest well to affected housing areas. Converse said the...
    The U.S. Navy announced Thursday that fuel was contaminating military families’ drinking water at a well near the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii. Rear Adm. Blake Converse told reporters at a press conference late Thursday that the Navy had “pretty conclusive indications that there are volatile petroleum products” in drinking water near the base following complaints from families that their drinking water was contaminated. Converse said the well had been taken offline due to the contamination. “It was just getting worse every day,” Cheri Burness, wife of a member of the Navy, told the Associated Press. (RELATED: Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases Of Mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’ That Delayed Harris’ Flight) Residents reportedly began noticing a peculiar gasoline-like smell in their drinking water following a Nov. 22 fuel leak in the Red Hill underground storage facility near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Right now, thousands of military personnel and their families are without water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. In today’s hearing with the @USNavy, I demanded answers on the future of #RedHill. People are suffering, and Hawaiʻi deserves answers and transparency...
    Cheri Burness' dog was the first to signal something was wrong with their tap water. He stopped drinking it two weeks ago. Then Burness started feeling stomach cramps. Her 12-year-old daughter was nauseous.  "It was just getting worse every day," said Burness, whose husband is in the Navy.  Their family is among hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor with similar complaints after the Navy's water system somehow became contaminated by petroleum. The problems have afflicted one of the most important Navy bases in the world, home to submarines, ships and the commander of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific region. The issues may even threaten one of Honolulu's most important aquifers and water sources.  SPACE FORCE GENERAL: CHINA, RUSSIA ‘CATCHING UP QUICKLY TO US’  This 2021 photo provided by Cheri Burness shows Burness and her family, including dog Lilikoi, in a car in Honolulu.  (Cheri Burness via AP) The Navy said Thursday that tests had identified petroleum in its Red Hill well, which taps into an aquifer near the base. Rear Adm. Blake Converse, Pacific Fleet deputy commander,...
    HONOLULU (AP) — Cheri Burness’ dog was the first to signal something was wrong with their tap water. He stopped drinking it two weeks ago. Then Burness started feeling stomach cramps. Her 12-year-old daughter was nauseous. “It was just getting worse every day,” said Burness, whose husband is in the Navy. Their family is among hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor with similar complaints after the Navy’s water system somehow became contaminated by petroleum. The problems have afflicted one of the most important Navy bases in the world, home to submarines, ships and the commander of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific region. The issues may even threaten one of Honolulu’s most important aquifers and water sources. The Navy said Thursday that tests had identified petroleum in its Red Hill well which taps into an aquifer near the base. Rear Adm. Blake Converse, Pacific Fleet deputy commander, told a town hall meeting the Navy took this well offline on Sunday because it was nearest well to affected housing areas. Converse said the Navy will flush clean water through its...
    Somedays, Samantha Torres dreams about becoming a video game designer. Other days, she wants to open up her own bakery or maybe even design her own clothing brand. No matter what the seventh-grader decides, Samantha’s parents, Mireya and Juan, are eager to see her dreams come true. And for them, that starts with making sure she gets a sound education — despite the family’s economic status. Samantha is one of about 80 low-income middle school students who attend Sacred Heart Nativity School in the heart of San Jose’s Washington-Guadalupe neighborhood. Students who attend the private Catholic school come from families earning an average annual income of $30,000, and when they enter in the sixth grade, many are at least 1-2 grade levels behind in English and math. More than 90% of the students are Latinos, with most of them coming from immigrant families living within the surrounding neighborhood. The school, which has been open for more than two decades, has long relied on a rigorous academic program that includes long school days and Saturday classes to ensure that students head off...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Gruesome discoveries at some Colorado funeral homes could result in tougher regulations for the industry. Investigators in Eagle and Lake Counties say they found unidentified bodies wrapped in blankets, an unrefrigerated corpse, and bags of unlabeled cremains at two funeral homes owned by Shannon Kent. Shannon Kent (credit: CBS) In one case, investigators say a family received cremains of their baby that were mixed with adult body parts and cement. Kent is charged with abusing a corpse. Lina Cavanagh, who paid Kent to cremate her stillborn son, now wonders if it’s really her baby’s ashes in the urn at her home. She says she had the ashes tested but the results were inconclusive. (credit: CBS) “I’m never going to be able to find out if my son’s ashes are in that little urn.” (credit: CBS) The owners of Sunset Mesa funeral home in Montrose are charged with fraud and illegally transporting diseased cadavers. (credit: CBS) Investigators say Megan Hess and her mother, Shirley Koch, sold the bodies or body parts of people — that in some cases had...
    (CBS4) — From the Rocky Mountain range to the nation’s capital, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights is standing in solidarity with many women in Mississippi, as the United States Supreme court hears arguments on a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks — possibly overturning 1973’s Roe vs. Wade. (credit: CBS) “Our communities in Colorado, who watch us, we are here speaking on behalf of them because we have heard them,” said Aurea Bolaños Perea, the communications and policy manager with COLOR. “They want abortion to be legal, protected, and accessible to all.” Organizers with COLOR told CBS4 that no matter the outcome, it’s going to have an impact on the country — including Colorado, a state that has more accessibility to reproductive rights. “Even though we don’t have a lot of restrictions, we also don’t have a lot of protections that are expressly written into the law,” said Katherine Riley, the COLOR policy director. (credit: CBS) “If Roe were to be weakened or overturned, as we’re seeing right now, being threaten at the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – On Thursday, the Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial held their tree lighting ceremony. It’s a reminder of the men and women who died in the line of duty and their families. Later this month, members of the Chicago Police Memorial Fund, and Santa, will be riding around the city delivering gifts to those gold star families.
    Hawaii Rep. Kai Kahele (D) raised alarms in a House Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday over water contamination near Pearl Harbor. The Hawaii State Department of Health on Wednesday found petroleum products in water from the Navy’s water system that is used by 93,000 people, The Associated Press reported. Residents suspect the contamination is from the Navy’s Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage facility and have called for it to be shut down, while the Navy says the tanks are needed for their Pacific operations, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. In the hearing, Kahele detailed panicked messages and emails he has received from residents, with one woman going to the hospital and being diagnosed with chemical burns in her mouth after drinking her tap water for a week while unaware of the petroleum. Another woman emailed the representative panicking, saying she was six months pregnant and had been drinking the water. Local reports show many people going to the hospital for multiple ailments believed to be related to the contamination.  Right now, thousands of military personnel and their families are without water at Joint...
    PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – Nowhere in South Florida does Tuesday’s shooting at a Michigan high school strike a nerve more than in Parkland. CBS4’s Frances Wang spoke with two parents who lost their children in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas to get their insight on this terrible problem that continues to plague America. READ MORE: Miami Art Week Kicks Off With VIP Party“As much as we work every day as much as we have not stopped since February 14 almost four years ago, it’s not enough,” said Joaquin Oliver’s father, Manny. Powerful words following yet another school shooting. “It’s our culture that’s letting this happen. This is our normal. Other nations don’t deal with these things,” he said. It’s a problem he now feels even more strongly about, especially with gun control. “The only winner today is the gun industry,” he said. READ MORE: ‘Camping In A Glamorous Way’: Hollywood Condo Residents Keep Chins Up After Fire Leaves Them In The DarkHe continued, “There’s a lot of kids suffering that same illness in many other countries, but they don’t have...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The families of two Naperville friends killed during the Astroworld stampede in Houston have rejected rapper Travis Scott’s offer to pay for funeral costs. Jake Jurinek and Franco Patino, both 21, were among the 10 people killed as a result of an intense crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the festival on Nov. 5. READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To SuspectAbout 55,000 people attended the festival. (Supplied to CBS 2) Patino and Jurinek met in grade school in Naperville, and both graduated from Neuqua Valley High School; described by friends and educators alike as “big characters” in a life lived with strong friendships. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Chance For Rain Wednesday Morning, Warmer During DayPatino was a senior at the University of Dayton, where he majored in mechanical engineering technology and minored in human movement biomechanics. Jurinek was a junior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, studying advertising and journalism. The young men’s families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis...
    FOLSOM (CBS13) — Following weeks of delays due to vandals and thieves, the Folsom Historic District Ice Rink is finally set to open Wednesday. It’s exciting not just for the workers — who were on the ice testing it out Tuesday — but also the community that’s been waiting for what some consider an annual tradition. READ MORE: Caltrans Says Most Wrong Way Crashes Involve Impaired Drivers; Continues To Add Safety MeasuresThe Christmas tree is ready and the lights are set to welcome families back to the ice once again this holiday season. It’s been several days of stress for the family-run business and its employees. READ MORE: Police: Infant Shot In Arm With BB Gun At West Sacramento Motel 6Many worked 16-hour days to get the rink up and running following days of vandals and thieves. Many were caught on camera damaging the tubes that carry the liquid that keeps the ice rink cold. MORE NEWS: Deadline Day: How Will SCUSD Vaccinate Thousands Of Students By January?Now, by Wednesday afternoon, families will be able to get back on the...