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Guest Blog: Camp Huntington Starts Weekend Camp in September

Our latest guest blog was written by Alexandra Mellor, Program Director, Camp Huntington Camp Huntington, a 52-year provider of summer camp programming for individuals with developmental disabilities, is happy to announce a new program: Weekend Camp. It’s an exciting new addition to our long-running summer programs and will enjoy our same unique philosophy and mission. Campers and staff all... 

Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Seminar – November 1, 2014

Begley Law Group will be presenting at the 2014 Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Conference on November 1st at the Penn’s Landing Caterers, at Sheet Metal Worker’s Local Union #19 in Philadelphia.  This is a free informational seminar on the critical medical, legal, nursing, and funding issues that face the families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities.... 

Rent Increase Exemption Expanded for New York City Seniors

Eligibility was expanded for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program, which provides a rent freeze to people age 62 or older who live in rent-regulated apartments and whose rent is more than one-third of their income. Previously, seniors were eligible for the program if their rent was $29,000 or less. The action taken [...]  Read More →

Three Practical Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

While it is true that divorce mediation can save time, money and heartache, mediation won’t skip over the details to get to a resolution. Mediation is a comprehensive process that examines all of the relevant facts of a couple’s situation thoroughly. One of the best things that divorcing parties can do ensure that mediation moves forward smoothly is to devote some time to preparation. ... 

New report calls on employers to help prevent MSDs

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new report designed to help employers prevent the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in their employees. The report focuses on the ways employers can assess and correct the injury risks posed by work postures and repetitive motions. Some of the most common and the most debilitating work injuries happen when... 

Texas Named Among the 10 Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians

A new report on fatalities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Texas is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.   In 2012, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in Texas was 1.83 per 100,000 population — meaning that nearly two out of every 100,000 Texans were struck and killed by a motor vehicle in 2012. This figure makes Texas the 10th most dangerous... 

No New Evidence Needed to Resubmit Military Sexual Trauma-Related PTSD Claims

Veterans may not realize that they do not need new evidence in order to resubmit a previously denied claim for PTSD benefits related to military sexual trauma (MST), according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report also claims evidence that an overwhelming number of veterans who are aware of the opportunity to resubmit a claim may choose not to do so because... 

Two dead, one injured in Mitchell County oilfield electrocution

On August 20, a team of three Texan oilfield workers were removing a pump jack when one of its cables struck a power line overhead. The connection electrocuted Laban Robokoff, 24, and Harvey McKinney, 36, killing them both. CPR was performed, but they were pronounced dead enroute to the hospital. Steven McKinney, 32, Harvey McKinney’s brother, was taken to a Colorado City hospital, then flown... 

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s (White Plains, 2014) – Terry Kean & Curtis Au

Guests Terry Kean, Director, and  Curtis Au, Care Consultant,  Alzheimer’s Association (Hudson Valley Chapter) discuss caregiver services, the 24/7 helpline, support groups and the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s (White Plains) with host Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP. [powerpress]  Read More →

When Contemplating Both Divorce and Bankruptcy, Weigh All Options Together

Financial trouble plays a role in many divorces. Often, one or both parties are considering filing bankruptcy at the same time the couple is contemplating divorce. Each spouse is equally responsible for debts incurred by either party while married. Debts will be divided equally between the two divorcing parties, but if one spouse becomes delinquent on payments, the creditor can legally try to collect... 
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