Recycling, which turns materials that would otherwise be incinerated or become landfill-clogging waste into valuable resources, has become second nature for many Americans. As many as four out of five U.S. households already take the time to separate recyclables from trash. Those hold-outs not yet willing to bother should consider the benefits to their household and society at large.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released his office's annual fundraising report documenting how for-profit “telemarketers” pocket the bulk of contributions New Yorkers give to charities. The Attorney General also issued a guide for consumers planning on making charitable contributions this holiday season, with important information to ensure that donations go where intended.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed papers in the case of Shelby County, AL v. Holder, defending core provisions of the Voting Rights Act against a constitutional challenge. The brief, filed jointly with Mississippi and California in the D.C. Circuit Court, argues that the court should reject efforts to strike down key parts of the law given the important role that the Voting Rights Act plays in protecting minority voters and preventing discrimination and disenfranchisement.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced that a jury has found physician SURESH HEMRAJANI, 58, guilty of perpetrating a $700,000 Medicaid fraud out of his Washington Heights office. HEMRAJANI, a specialist in internal medicine, prescribed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) medications to his patients, though they did not have the virus, and billed the cost of the medications to Medicaid.
Looking toward the City Council seat that currently encompasses the western portion of SoHo, the contenders thus far are Yetta Kurland, Brad Hoylman, Corey Johnson and possibly Andrew Berman. Kurland is a vociferous activist whose primary issue has been the St.Vincent's Hospital closure and the Rudin development which currently does not include a hospital but, does include an Emergency Care facility that many believe is unsatisfactory for the several communities that depended on that hospital.
The holidays are a great time of year to share your enthusiasm for protecting the environment with family and friends. One meaningful gift—a fashion-forward t-shirt from Rain Tees—can help fight environmental destruction far away while raising awareness here at home. Every Rain Tee is hand-made in the U.S. from eco-friendly fabrics and features original artwork created by children living in countries facing rampant deforestation. For every t-shirt the company sells, proceeds help the cause and Rain Tees’ charity partner, Trees for the Future, will plant a tree in a critically endangered part of the world.
Since the SoHo Journal has published numerous articles and posts supporting the difficult work by our men and women in the Intelligence community, the Huffington Post has published a request for direct support. In the spirit of the holiday season, it is an appropriate time to say thanks for their dedication and sacrifices— especially, to the families of fallen heroes.
"DOT's recent statements on RPP miss the mark. What Commissioner Sadik-Khan misses is that residents already spend hours hunting for a spot near their homes - with no trophy in sight. DOT should support empowering all communities, not just those with a new stadium in their backyard."
It is true that some red inks used for permanent tattoos contain mercury, while other reds may contain different heavy metals like cadmium or iron oxide. These metals—which give the tattoo its “permanence” in skin—have been known to cause allergic reactions, eczema and scarring and can also cause sensitivity to mercury from other sources like dental fillings or consuming some fish.