Monday, September 3, 2012
For Labor Day, Patch looks at how jobs have changed during the last century.
This is a story about jobs that, by and large, simply don’t exist in the United States anymore. Or if they do, are holding on by the fiber-optic thread that will soon extinguish the occupation for good. Some are ancient history, like the iceman who has not cometh since the Eisenhower Administration. And others - including the minimum wage Wal-Mart “greeter” - were here just yesterday. A LESS DISPOSABLE TIME At The Sun newspaper of Baltimore – where many wonder if reporters will eventually go the way of the typewriter (and the skilled folks who repaired them) – there used to be an aged, exceedingly polite elevator operator named Barney Barney. [Yes, his first name and his last name were – inexplicably - the same.] Though extraordinary …
Wondering what will be closed today? Here's a short list!
Labor Day observances will lead to the closure of several institutions and suspension of services: All local, state and federal offices are closed on Mon., Sept. 3. Labor Day is also a bank holiday so all branches and U.S. financial markets are closed. The MBTA commuter rail will be operating on a Sunday schedule. There will be no mail delivery on Mon., Sept. 3. All post offices will be closed. The Morrill Library will be also be closed. Know of another local closing today? List it in the comments!
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Today is Labor Day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor: "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." 2. Have you "liked" Norwood Patch's Facebook page yet? If not, go check it out here! If yes, share the page with your friends! 3. September is Library Card Sign-Up …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
In a difficult economy, many graduates return to their childhood homes looking for work.
- Joe Dowd
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Many college graduates are finding themselves in a decidedly retro phenomenon, where economic independence starts from the security of their parents' homes. "What seems to be changing is not that kids are returning home for a while after college, but how long they are living at home before they can leave," said Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Long Island's Hofstra University. That could have widespread implications for local communities. Changing economic dynamics and cultural shifts are among the reasons experts cite for the re-emergence of nuclear, multi-generational family homes not unlike family units of post-WWII America. More Kids at Home, Less Stigma A study by the Pew Research Center of …
Friday, September 2, 2011
No plans for Labor Day weekend? Check out our options.
Labor Day weekend awaits. You can visit the animals in Stoneham or go apple picking at one of the area's local orchards for some family fun.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
What are your Labor Day plans around town?
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. It's a holiday that has long symbolized the end of summer and beginning of fall, as well as the beginning of the school year for Norwood kids. So what are your Labor Day plans and traditions?