Long Island Speed Camera System Sees Major Changes

Author: Eric Schwartz/Mon, Oct 13, 2014/Categories: Blog

Major changes are taking place with Nassau County’s traffic camera system, drawing differing opinions from area politicians.

The Traffic and Parking Violations Agency is no longer divulging how many speed cameras are operating at any given time or when they come online, and instead has issued a list of 77 school zones where the cameras may operate, Newsday reported.


September 12 is the Last Day for World Trade Center First Responders and Volunteers to Register for Workers’ Compensation

Author: Julie Fidler/Tue, Aug 19, 2014/Categories: Blog

The workers’ compensation registration deadline for emergency personnel and volunteers who worked at Ground Zero and other related sites after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 is fast approaching.

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is working to register applicants through its “Tell Us You Were There” campaign. More than 20,000 rescuers and responders could be eligible for compensation but they must file a WTC-12 form by September 12, according to the New York Post (Post).


Serious Violations at Rikers Island, Report Finds

Author: Francis Kelley/Mon, Aug 11, 2014/Categories: Blog

The federal government claims the New York City Department of Correction violated the civil rights of male teenagers held at Rikers Island by allowing correction officers to get away with unnecessary and excessive force.

The office of U.S. attorney Preet Bharara released its findings in a 97-page report that detailed a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the jail complex, committed by guards who had little fear of punishment, the New York Times reported.


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