As political journalists pelt voters with daily revelations about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – be it leaked emails from the former or assault allegations against the latter – many local politicians are worried about how the fallout from that toxic race might affect their own political fortunes.
Simcha Felder is not one of those people.
Since 2010, over two dozen lawsuits were filed against Hebrew Home alleging medical malpractice or neglect that led to serious injuries or wrongful death – a red flag that may call into question its 5-star ratings.
Long-term care advocates are alarmed by a sudden spike in the number of older adults who report being forced out after having received nursing home care for many months or years. Although the city keeps no official statistics on transfers from nursing homes to shelters, advocates say there is evidence that the figures are rising.
According to court officials, there are no records that indicate Mr. Harleston is licensed to practice law in New York State, where Al Jazeera America has its headquarters. He has also not been admitted in any other jurisdiction, according to research by The New York Times.
New York City health officials said water supplies in buildings linked to the outbreak in the Bronx were “unaffected by legionella” without ever testing the water systems, according to city health department sources. Neither the buildings with cooling towers that tested positive for legionella nor the workplaces or residences of the 115 New Yorkers with confirmed cases of the disease had their water supplies sampled for the infectious bacteria.
A US jury on Monday handed down an historic verdict against the Palestinian Authority for involvement in six terrorist attacks from the time of the second intifada, pummeling it with a $655.5 million judgment in wrongful death damages.
In a reversal, New York City health officials are proposing stronger oversight of rooftop water tanks, which supply drinking water to millions of residents and workers each day but are often neglected by their owners.
The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing to change the health code to require building owners to submit records of annual tank inspections to the city.
The plans that Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out in his State of the State address and budget lack the details and funding to make them a reality, nonprofit leaders told New York Nonprofit Media.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio trumpeted his accomplishments last night in his hourlong State of the City address, lighting on some of the initiatives in his preliminary budget that will channel funds to many nonprofits tasked with tackling the mayor’s major challenges, including affordable housing, mental illness and income inequality.
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New York City will change procedures for counting and evaluating homeless domestic violence victims as part of a 90-day review ordered by Mayor Bill de Blasio last month. The changes, which followed inquiries by New York Nonprofit Media, mark a departure from official practices that advocates have said were part of a system that often forces domestic violence victims to spend years cycling between city-run and specialized nonprofit-run shelters due to insufficient funding.
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor announced he would resign on Jan. 1, amid plans by the mayor to review and restructure the department. The administrative upheaval, coming just before the annual homelessness street count at the end of January, will likely draw closer scrutiny to the way the city collects and manages its homelessness data.
The report argues that the state’s 2,500 nonprofit human service organizations should not be left out of any plans by Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the state Legislature to raise the minimum wage for all New Yorkers. Since around three-quarters of the state’s 200,000 nonprofit workers rely at least partially on government contracts to fund their salaries, according to estimates by the Fiscal Policy Institute, state government will need to increase funding in nonprofit human services contracts.
In an effort to combat homelessness, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent nearly $20 million over two years to provide lawyers for low-income tenants fighting evictions in Housing Court. But the funds aid only 12 percent of those tenants, according to calculations by City & State.