Politics & Policy

Verizon and Its Unions Are Disconnecting

Verizon and Its Unions Are Disconnecting

Verizon workers wearing red and clutching signs swarmed the outside of the company’s office in downtown Brooklyn starting at six a.m. this morning, the start of a strike across the East Coast involving nearly forty thousand workers. Verizon, the Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have apparently reached a […]

Helping Hands Reach Out to Flint Residents

Helping Hands Reach Out to Flint Residents

Almost 600 volunteers from the aid agency Islamic Relief USA distributed truckloads of water bottles over the past two months to residents of Flint, Michigan, a city in a state of emergency due to its contaminated drinking water. The group, a humanitarian aid agency, has joined other Muslim organizations and the American Red Cross in supplying […]

Environmental Drill in the Darkness

Environmental Drill in the Darkness

 At 10 p.m. on Friday night, members of the  New York Police Department, Fire   Department, Port Authority, Metropolitan  Transportation Authority, Environmental  Protection Agency, and FBI assembled at  the New York Public Health Laboratory on  First Avenue to start what the city called  “an environmental sampling exercise.”  Jeremy House, deputy press secretary for  the Department of Health, said […]