Town Of North Hempstead’s Project Independence Gets New Website

TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD, NY — The Town of North Hempstead recently unveiled a revamped website for Project Independence that officials hope will make it easier to use for older adults.

The overhauled Project Independence website now features:

  • New graphics and design
  • News and updates section with newsletters, email newsletters, calendars, and articles
  • Links to virtual exercise classes
  • Links to listen to the live “PI and You” radio show, access archived shows, and Zoom recordings
  • Informational brochures and transportation brochures in different languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Creole and Farsi

“We hope these new updates will help make the website more user friendly and intuitive,” Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement. “Our website has all the latest updates including our virtual classes, exercise programs for seniors, newsletters, and more.”

Project Independence was created in 2009 as an aging-in-place program for nearly 60,000 residents over 60. It has answered

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Uber, Lyft Shares Surge As California Passes Ballot Initiative on Driver and Delivery Worker Independence



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Uber, Lyft Shares Surge As California Passes Ballot Initiative on Driver and Delivery Worker Independence

Uber Technologies shares surged higher Wednesday, as did its ride-sharing rival Lyft Inc. , as early indications from a ballot initiative in California suggest the two companies can continue to treat their drivers as independent contractors.

California voters look to have passed Proposition 22, the most expensive ballot initiative in the state’s history, by a 58% to 42% margin Wednesday, enabling Uber, Lyft and other so-called ‘gig economy’ companies to allow drivers and delivery workers to set their own hours. Passing Proposition 22 will override a 2019 law that classified the drivers as employees of the San Francisco companies.

The win also relieves the burden of offering healthcare, unemployment insurance and minimum wage salaries from gig economy companies, who had argued such cost would lead to job cuts and price increases.

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