CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General James and Congressman Adriano Espaillat Warn New Yorkers About Real Estate Scams Targeting the Dominican Community

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General James and Congressman Adriano Espaillat Warn New Yorkers About Real Estate Scams Targeting the Dominican Community

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James and Congressman Adriano Espaillat today issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers about real estate scams targeting at the Dominican community after prosecutors in the Dominican Republic charged a businessman with scamming nearly 150 individuals in the Dominican Republic and United States – including approximately 24 […]

New York’s Guardianship System Is Broken. Will Lawmakers Pay for a Modest Fix?

New York’s Guardianship System Is Broken. Will Lawmakers Pay for a Modest Fix?

By Jake Pearson, ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was originally published by ProPublica. As New York lawmakers hammer out a more than $200 billion budget this week, they may include $5 million to improve the state’s troubled […]

Voting Season in New York is Here: A 2024 Elections Guide

Voting Season in New York is Here: A 2024 Elections Guide

The ballot sorting process in action at the Board of Elections in Queens. Credit: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Rachel Holliday Smith New Yorkers, the 2024 voting season is here and presidential candidates aren’t the only ones on the ballots — with three different election days approaching. While the race for the Oval Office is grabbing all […]

New York Trusted This Company to Care for the Sick and Elderly. Instead, It Left People Confused and Alone

New York Trusted This Company to Care for the Sick and Elderly. Instead, It Left People Confused and Alone

By Jake Pearson, illustrations by Dominic Bodden, special to ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. Unchanged diapers. Fees collected for care never given. New York Guardianship Services is often tasked with caring for the “unbefriended,” but records show more than a dozen cases where it failed to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. ProPublica […]

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Grieving Families Act Reintroduced in Senate

Listen to the interview with New York State Trial Lawyers Association President, David Scher, here: New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Chair of the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the Grieving Families Act (2024-S8485) on Monday, landmark legislation that reforms and modernizes New York’s antiquated wrongful death statute.  The legislature passed the bill with overwhelming bipartisan support […]

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Montefiore Lower Hudson Valley Nurses Authorize Strike

Editorial credit: Luis Yanez / Shutterstock.com NYSNA Nurses at Nyack, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon Hospitals Overwhelmingly Authorize a Strike with 96% Voting in Favor Nearly 800 Nurses Ready to Strike for Safe Staffing and Respect More than 40 Elected and Community Leaders Add Support to Nurses’ Demands for Fair Contracts Nyack, N.Y.— Approximately 96% […]

Governor Hochul Continues New York’s Leadership on Racial Equity, Signs Legislation Establishing Commission to Study Reparations and Racial Justice

Governor Hochul Continues New York’s Leadership on Racial Equity, Signs Legislation Establishing Commission to Study Reparations and Racial Justice

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Governor’s Press Office | December 19, 2023 Listen to New York Gov. Hochul on signing the bill on reparations below and here: Listen to Senator James Sanders speaking about the reparations bill here. Listen to Brian Figeroux speaking about reparations here. S.1163-A/A.7691 Establishes the New York State Community […]

Turkey Probe: Eric Adams Campaign Took Money from Leaders of Erdogan-Backed Foundation

Turkey Probe: Eric Adams Campaign Took Money from Leaders of Erdogan-Backed Foundation

The Turken Foundation is constructing the 21-story Turken House in Manhattan, Nov. 8, 2023. Credit: Alex Krales/THE CITY By George Joseph, Bianca Pallaro, and Gwynne Hogan | November 8, 2023 Eric Adams’ 2021 mayoral campaign accepted donations from three members of a foundation incorporated by Bilal Erdogan, a son of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and whose board […]

NY State Attorney General Letitia James and Elected Leaders Unveil Alarming Findings of Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Racial Discrimination from the Largest Post-Pandemic Survey of Service Workers

NY State Attorney General Letitia James and Elected Leaders Unveil Alarming Findings of Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Racial Discrimination from the Largest Post-Pandemic Survey of Service Workers

Photo Courtesy: One Fair Wage By One Fair Wage Press | October 27, 2023 The new One Fair Wage report reveals tipped workers in NY are facing alarming levels of wage theft, racial discrimination, and pandemic-induced challenges, with New York City now the last of the 3 largest US cities to maintain a subminimum wage […]

City Announces $2 Million for Sesame Flyers’ Expansion and Renovation Project – The Organization’s First City-Funded Capital Project – and New Funding for Cultural Groups Across Brooklyn

City Announces $2 Million for Sesame Flyers’ Expansion and Renovation Project – The Organization’s First City-Funded Capital Project – and New Funding for Cultural Groups Across Brooklyn

Photos courtesy: Sesame Flyers By NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) | October 16, 2023 Listen to our podcast with Commissioner Laurie Cumbo: Brooklyn capital investments are part of over $222 Million in capital funding from the Mayor, City Council, and Borough Presidents for over 75 cultural groups across the city. Renderings of Sesame Flyers’ […]

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