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GET EXCITED: NYC paid sick leave begins on Wednesday

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin reminds employers and employees that Wednesday, July 30, covered employees can begin using accrued sick leave under the City’s paid sick leave law. … Full Article

Report recommends steps to help elderly survive natural disasters

An eye-opening report by medical professionals contends that changes need to be made to help the city’s elderly survive in the event another Hurricane Sandy-type disaster hits here. … Full Article

Chikungunya hits Long Island – and Schumer wants action to stop spread

The first thing to know about Chikungunya is there is no cure. The second thing is it’s a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, which has spread like wildfire from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean and South America. … Full Article

Congress members speak out after courts issue Affordable Care Act rulings

Two members of Brooklyn’ congressional delegation spoke out, voicing opposing viewpoints, on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, after two federal courts issued opposing rulings on the controversial law on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. … Full Article

Seniors bring creativity to wheelchair transportation

July is National Wheelchair Beautification Month and Bay Ridge senior citizens got into the spirit of the observance in a big way. … Full Article

Bay Ridge triathlete tests his endurance to raise money for cancer research

Shelton Hollers of Bay Ridge is one of thousands of people who will take part in the NYC Triathlon on Aug. 3, testing his ability to swim, bike and run for long distances. But he’s after more than just a medal. … Full Article

‘Playing Hooky’: Paid sick leave day spreads awareness of rights

A range of prominent officials conducted a massive public awareness campaign this morning to remind more than one million New York City workers about their new right to begin using paid sick leave. … Full Article

Alarm raised about ‘dark money’ in de Blasio’s LICH - Fortis letter

The backlash continues against a letter sent out by a de Blasio lobbying group supporting the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer.   … Full Article

Sunset Park women walk for ovarian cancer cure

Sunset Park resident Kim Henry tragically lost her sister Maureen to cancer eight years ago. “My sister passed away on Jan 28, 2006 of ovarian cancer. She was 42. She was a mom, sister and daughter to a very large family,” Henry wrote in an email to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday. … Full Article

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