October 23, 2017 Silverstein Renovates Equitable Building $50M

A plan to renovate and update one of the oldest Class-A office buildings in New York City is underway. The Equitable Building at 120 Broadway, was built in 1915 as the largest office building in the world and the first with passenger elevators. Silverstein Properties, which purchased the building in 1980, will spend $50M on the...

October 23, 2017 Mayor Signs Rent Regulation Enforcement

New York, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law a bill that aims to ensure that properties seeking tax exemptions are living up to their promises. The bill, Intro. 1366-A, requires that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development audit buildings that claim the 421-a tax exemption are in fact complying with the...

October 23, 2017 Theft of Bolivar Fire Department Funds

Bolivar, NY – The former treasurer of the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department has been charged in the alleged theft of more than $11,000 from the fire department over several years.

October 23, 2017 G.L. Middle School Kicks Off Kindness Campaign

Reprinted The Greenwood Lake Middle School kicked off their kindness campaign entitled, “Choose Kind” on Tues., Oct., 10. The campaign focuses on making kind decisions. As part of the #choosekind campaign, all students and staff members were given a copy of the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio to share and read with their families, along...

October 22, 2017 After Layoffs, Boeing Hires Retirees as Temps 

SEATTLE, Wash.—After laying off more than 20,000 workers in the Puget Sound region in the last five years, Boeing is now trying to bring back retirees as temporary workers.

October 22, 2017 Oregon County Workers Go on Strike

EUGENE, Ore.—More than 500 Lane County government workers went on strike Oct. 18, after the county threatened to impose contract terms on the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2831.


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