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A little about me

This isn’t my first time to the blogging-rodeo. I’ve gone through periods of time in which I feel compelled to publicly express myself, and through periods of time in which the very thought repulses me. 159 more words


UFT "Endorsements" - a frustrating year - Part I

At the June 2014 United Federation of Teachers Delegate Assembly, thirteen months ago, I asked a question.

Paul Egan had moved the contingency endorsement resolution (any endorsement questions that come up in the summer get referred to the Executive Board), … 311 more words

New York

Firefighter Dan DeFranco Building, Murray Hill, NYC

This five story building sits close to the intersection of East 23rd Street and Third Avenue. It’s a rather small project by Kahn and Jacobs, a firm headed Ely Jacques Kahn and responsible for hundreds of buildings across the city. 89 more words

New York State

Is Vacation Mandatory?

I would have to double check with the Compliance Department, but I’ll bet that at least twice a year a credit union tells us that an examiner is in their office and has told them that they must require their employees to take at least two consecutive weeks of vacation. 722 more words


2 Dead Whales Wash Up on Long Island (NY state, USA)

June 30th, 2015. A 28-foot dead whale carcass washed up on the oceanfront beach of eastern Fire Island on Monday night and a second dead whale was recovered in the Hamptons on Tuesday, officials said. 180 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Panel Says It's Time Fast-Food Employees in New York Receive a Major Pay Increase | Entrepreneur

Fast-food restaurants in New York may soon be increasing employee pay – even if the statewide minimum wage doesn’t increase.

On Monday, a panel organized by the New York state government to study fast-food wages revealed plans to recommend a substantial increase in worker pay to the state’s Department of Labor. 73 more words

News And Views

Medical marijuana firms in New York get ready to grow

The battle to win one of the five licenses for New York State’s new medical marijuana program could be over as early as this Friday, … 779 more words

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