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Jan 28, 2022
New York Water Testing Law Would Be Most Extensive In Country

More stringent testing of forever chemicals is what the most extensive water tasing law in the country seeks to accomplish…provided it passes the New York State Health Department. https://www.cityandstateny.com/policy/2022/01/new-yorks-landmark-water-testing-law-hinges-state-health-department/361265/

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Jan 27, 2022
Proposed Law Seeks More Health Care For Undocumented

A new bill has been proposed that would expand healthcare coverage for undocumented New Yorkers. Coverage For All Bill seeks to create state funded healthcare options for those at the federal poverty line as well as extending the benefits to undocumented New Yorkers. https://www.ny1.com/nyc/brooklyn/ny-state-of-politics/2022/01/27/bill-extending-health-care-coverage-to-undocumented-new-yorkers-advances

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Jan 26, 2022
Dispensing Legal Advice & Not A Lawyer? You’re Breaking The Law!

Sometimes people want some basic legal advice from friends or relatives or even the barista at Starbucks. However, advice like that when faced with a lawsuit could be illegal. Many states – New York included – have laws in place making it a criminal misdemeanor if you practice[…]

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Jan 25, 2022
Divorce Law: Marital Conflicts Rise During COVID

Divorce and Family Law Attorneys have noticed a common denominator since pandemic began: COVID has caused an increase in married partners seeking a divorce. It impacts custodial parental arrangements as well and the link has been disagreement over COVID protocols. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/21/covid-has-put-pressures-and-strains-on-relationships.html

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Jan 24, 2022
Logjam At New York Immigration Court At All Time High

News York State’s immigration court now has more cases pending than it ever has in its history – over 167,000 cases – with most being in New York City. New York Immigration Court Backlog Reaches Historic High

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Jan 21, 2022
The Interborough Express Moving Full Steam Ahead

The recently proposed above ground express train line connecting Brooklyn to Astoria and eventually the Bronx may actuallyy happen after all. Governor Hochul announced the MTA feasibility study determined that the plan to use existing above ground freight lines is in fact feasible. In theory the Interborough Express[…]

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Jan 20, 2022
New Jersey Spends Immigration Relief Elsewhere

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy decided to allocate almost all of the $40 million in federal money meant to go to immigrant worker fund. The money seemingly went to payroll and other NJ expenses. https://gothamist.com/news/outrage-after-nj-diverts-34m-immigrant-worker-fund

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Jan 18, 2022
Brooklyn Bar Turns 150

The Brooklyn Bar Association is having it’s 150th anniversary with a year long celebration! Turning 150: The Brooklyn Bar Association looks good for its age

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Jan 14, 2022
State Assembly Seat Up For Grabs In Special Election

In what is shaping up as a hotly contested land grab for the State Assembly seat in East New York’s 60th District between two candidates backed by Brooklyn power brokers – with the Barrons on one side and Hermelyn on the other. Governor Hocul has set the special[…]

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Jan 13, 2022
Real Estate Co Sues NYC For Vax Mandate

Staten Island real estate firm Cornerstone Realty is suing New York City for their vaccine mandates positioning it as a violation of employers rights. Real estate firm sues NYC over workplace vaccine mandate

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