How block associations work to make NYC a city of neighbors

Block associations are groups of residents who decide to collaborate to strengthen a block or area.

How block associations work to make NYC a city of neighbors

By Alanna Schubach (brickunderground) We New Yorkers are not necessarily known for our neighborliness—according to New York magazine, we’d rather “endure an electric shock” than run into the strangers who share our apartment buildings and blocks. But our supposed aloofness doesn’t hold up when you consider the prevalence of block associations throughout the city—this list, […]

World’s biggest bee found alive

The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science.

World’s biggest bee found alive

By Helen Briggs (BBC) The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace’s giant bee, the insect is named after the British naturalist and explorer […]

Spinal Cord Injuries & Monetary Compensation

Spinal cord injuries result when any segment of the spinal cord is injured by a sudden blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates or crushes vertebrae. For FREE legal consultation, call 855-768-8845.

By FALAW  You hop onto your motorcycle for a leisurely drive to the beach, and you crash.   You hop into your car to go shopping for groceries, and you crash.  You are injured due to a defective product you assumed was safe since you thought the manufacturer was reputable.  You dived into a pool before […]

Meet the Hill staffers hired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to upend Washington

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) received about 5,500 job applications for her office — a record, according to experts.

Meet the Hill staffers hired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to upend Washington

By Jeff Stein (The Washington Post) One is the daughter of an immigrant from Nigeria who wanted to understand the causes of her mom’s plight, starting a search that would lead her to Spelman, Oxford, Harvard, Georgetown, the State Department and, eventually, the halls of Congress. The other was raised by a single mother in […]

Will Justice Clarence Thomas Retire in the Summer of 2019?

With a conservative future of the Court secure, why wouldn’t he call it a day after twenty-eight years?

Will Justice Clarence Thomas Retire in the Summer of 2019?

By Jeffrey Toobin (The New Yorker) …Clarence Thomas [is] seventy years old and the longest-tenured Associate Justice on the Court. With fifty-three Republicans now in the Senate (and no filibusters allowed on Supreme Court nominations), President Trump would have a free hand in choosing a dream candidate for his conservative base if Thomas were to retire this year. […]

Intensive Agriculture, Pesticides and Climate Change Causing Global Insect Decline

With many species of birds, reptiles and fish depending on insects as their main food source, it's likely that these species may also be wiped out as a result.

Intensive Agriculture, Pesticides and Climate Change Causing Global Insect Decline

By Matt McGrath (BBC) A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” around the world. The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles. But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are likely […]

Poverty In New York City Under Democratic Leadership

About 19% of New York City residents, or 1.7 million people, lives in poverty

Poverty In New York City Under Democratic Leadership

By Jim Brennan (Gotham Gazette) Right now, New York City’s government should be taking advantage of the Democratic majority in both houses of the New York State Legislature to make progress addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting city residents. But success requires a skillful effort since the political challenge is daunting, despite overwhelming […]

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

Sex, condoms and having ‘that’ chat with a new partner

By Kayleen Devlin and Rob Brown (BBC) Almost half of 16-24s say they don’t use a condom when sleeping with someone for the first time. But why? Trying to avoid a potentially awkward conversation just before having sex might have something to do with it. But having ‘the condom chat’ is more important than ever, […]

What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury

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What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury

By NY Personal Injury Attorneys The Centers for Disease Control define a traumatic brain injury that is alluded to by its acronym, TBI, as a “disruption in the normal functions of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head.” Traumatic brain injury is a term we customarily read […]

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

Why are police who brutalize and murder rarely if ever charged, much less convicted and sent to prison? 

The 48-Hour Rule: How the Police Get Their Story Straight When They Kill Someone

BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — Three days before Christmas, 1994. The Baez family is altogether. Around 1 a.m., four of the Baez brothers go outside, and start a game of touch football. Everybody’s happy, playing around…then the ball goes off target, thud…it hits the roof of a cop car parked on the street. “Sorry […]

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