*SMLR-Net, the source of selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management.* Headline/Title: After 75 Years, the New Deal Town of Roosevelt Celebrates its Origins Date: Sept. 21, 2012 Source:* *WNYC – 93.9 FM Link: http://wny.cc/UlplmP
*Summary: * (this is a 7 minute audio) During the Great Depression, 99 towns — a series of public works projects — were created across the country as part of then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s National Industrial Recovery Act, or NIRA. One of those towns was called Jersey Homesteads, now known as Roosevelt, N.J., which is located about fifty miles south and slightly west of New York City.
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