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Scrap by scrap, New York designer creates fashion from waste

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Unlike some designers, Daniel Silverstein doesn’t mind when others freely copy his style. In fact, the designer of fashion from scraps and fabric remnants welcomes imitators. “The more people that do this, the more we see a solution,” the New York-based designer told the Thomson Reuters …

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U.S. Supreme Court’s Sotomayor allows New York school vaccine mandate

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday refused to block New York City’s requirement that its public school teachers and employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Sotomayor denied a challenge by four teachers and teaching assistants who sought to halt enforcement of the vaccine mandate while their lawsuit challenging the …

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CDC eviction ban ended by Supreme Court: 4 questions about its impact answered by a housing law expert

The Supreme Court on Aug. 26, 2021, ended the Biden administration’s ban on evictions, putting millions at risk of losing their homes. The ruling, by a divided court, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority in continuing a moratorium on evictions after Congress failed to pass new legislation. We asked legal …

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Eric Adams — New Challenges, New Responses

By Daniel Rose New York’s presumptive incoming mayor, Eric Adams, will confront daunting conditions more alarming than those imaginable only a short time ago. A man of beliefs and convictions but open to discussion and – where indicated – prudent compromise, Eric Adams may be able to provide the effective leadership New York desperately needs. …

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Bob Moses, U.S. civil rights leader of the 1960s, dies at 86

By Daniel Trotta Bob Moses, a civil rights leader who took part in some of the most significant campaigns for equality in the Deep South in the 1960s and later became an advocate for African Americans to succeed in math, died on Sunday at age 86, the NAACP said. Moses is the latest African American …

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How cities can avoid ‘green gentrification’ and make urban forests accessible

Many people have developed stronger relationships with urban nature during the pandemic. Some have enjoyed views of nearby trees and gardens during periods of isolation, taken walks after Zoom-filled days or socialized at a distance with friends in local parks. As housing has become increasingly unaffordable, some people have taken refuge in parks as places …

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Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85 billion in Biden stimulus plan – a down payment on reviving American cities

Congress now has control over what kind of commute – good, bad, awful – workers returning to offices in the U.S. will have. President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, released in March 2021, includes US$85 billion for city transit agencies to improve their systems by purchasing new buses and train cars and maintaining subway stations …

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Expanding your business with freight-calculator.com

Shipping abroad and importing goods for a typical American is an arduous and complicated process. One has to call shipping companies and ask for rates, and oftentimes getting on the line is difficult. As well, many companies do not allow for the transport of common goods or even allow typical citizens to ship their goods. …

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Things to Know About New York’s Election System

For years, New York City has employed a majority wins all electoral system. This included the election’s of the Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. However, this year, things are a little different. Our regular elections are going to remain the same, but our primary elections will be ranked choice voting elections. …

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