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Grants For Those Impacted By Chelsea Explosion

September 26, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a program to help small businesses, homeowners and renters access state funds for uninsured losses and physical damage they have incurred as a result of the Chelsea explosion.

Gateway National Park Needs Improved Security

September 25, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Howard Beach, NY -  Candidate for New York State Assembly Stacey Pheffer Amato is taking the National Park Service to task for "inadequate" safety infrastructure in the popular Gateway National Recreation Area around Jamaica Bay in Queens. Pheffer Amato's request comes just a week after new footage emerges of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano's final moments before her August 2nd murder in the Spring Creek section of the park.


NYS Expands Urban Tech Space

September 25, 2016
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - New York City has launched THE HUB @ GCT, a 50,000 square foot space dedicated to urban technology. The Midtown Manhattan space will host growth-stage companies working in the urban tech sector.

Chicago Suburb’s Courts Drop Fight to Prevent Union

September 25, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Waukegan.IL - A court administrator in Chicago’s northern suburbs has begrudgingly decided not to go to the Illinois Supreme Court to try to prevent county court workers from forming a union.

AFSCME Member Saves Lives Every Day

September 24, 2016  
Reprinted:
afscme.org

Honolulu, Hawaii - As a lifeguard and surfer in Hawaii, Melvin N. Puu’s job is to save lives, and he’s saved many. Because saving lives is his calling, he helped create an innovation that will save thousands of lives worldwide.

NYC Community Parks Initiative Expands

September 24, 2016   
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY -  Nine new parks are being added to the New York City portfolio of sites in line to receive full reconstruction through the Community Parks Initiative (CPI).

Five States to Vote on Minimum Wage

September 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Five states will vote this November 8 on ballot initiatives related to their minimum wage: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington on proposals to raise it, and South Dakota on one to lower it.

21 States Sue to Quash Overtime-Pay Expansion

September 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Las Vegas, NV - Officials from 21 states filed suit in federal court in East Texas Sept. 20, seeking to block the Department of Labor from making about 4 million salaried workers eligible for overtime pay.


 

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