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Aug 07 2014

Times Ledger, By Bill Parry. When the developers of Astoria Cove went before the City Planning Commission Wednesday, they presented modified plans for the giant 1,723-unit apartment complex they hope to build on Hallets Cove, but they did not budge on the number of units of affordable housing they are planning. Both the borough president and Community Board 1 refused to support the plan during the ...

Newsday, By James T. Madore. Costco Wholesale Corp. is planning its eighth local store, and in a controversial move, wants tax breaks from Nassau County. The members’ shopping club is proposing a 151,000-square-foot store and gasoline station in Oceanside. The $49-million project would be located in the Oil City neighborhood and employ more than 200 people. Costco has requested tax incentives from the county’s industrial ...

Associated Press, By Jennifer Peltz. NEW YORK – An often-criticized initiative to rebuild Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes has started work on more than 130, finished 30 and dispensed more than $6.3 million to reimburse homeowners for reconstruction costs, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. While the 132 homes underway represent just over a quarter of the goal the city has vowed to reach within six weeks, de Blasio said the pace ...

New York Post, By John Aidan Byrne. New York’s labor markets are sliding into the abyss. It’s a steep drop, with the Empire State’s 9 million-plus workers seeing their wages decline sharply in the wake of the Great Recession. And while many thousands have returned to work since the depths of the 2008 downturn, inflation-adjusted wages have fallen in New York’s rising low-wage economy, an ...

LaborPress, By Joe Maniscalo. Pressure on the City Council could soon result in about 240 senior citizens finally getting the home care that they deserve – but that number is just a minuscule fraction of the tens of thousands who actually need the help, and there aren’t nearly enough adequately-paid home care workers to get the job done. The Department for the Aging presently employs 1199...

El Diario, Por Marlene Peralta y Zaira Cortés . Cerca de 80,000 neoyorquinos están en condiciones de beneficiarse del programa de cuido, EISEP, pero sólo 3,000 lo reciben Foto: Mariela Lombard/EDLP NUEVA YORK – Lejos de su hijo y de su familia, enferma de asma y sujeta a un cilindro de oxígeno, la puertorriqueña-chilena Solange De la Paz (66) depende de su home attendant (asistente doméstico) para ...

Wall Street Journal, By Laura Kusisto and Josh Dawsey. New York and New Jersey will receive about $2.5 billion of the remaining $3.6 billion of federal rebuilding funds after superstorm Sandy, a government official said Friday. That sum is less than what local officials say is needed to finish repairing homes and building major infrastructure projects. Elected officials have advocated that the region should receive the vast majority of the final ...

Epoch Times, By Venus Upadhayaya. Gathering in front of New York City Hall On Thursday, a group of seniors, advocates, and home care workers gathered in front of City Hall, demanding more funds and better senior services. New York’s Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program, a vital program that provides home care to low-income seniors and undocumented seniors is rattling with lack of ...

WFUV, By Rob Palazzolo. Advocates for seniors rally to restore money cut under Bloomberg administration. Senior advocates rallied at the steps of New York City Hall Thursday morning. They’re calling for more money for senior programs. The Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program, known as EISEP, pays for in-home help for elderly people who don’t qualify for Medicare. The program receives ...

Home Health Care News, By Cassandra Dowell. Tens of thousands of New York City’s seniors are unable to receive the home care they need due to city budget cuts to senior services, advocates say, adding that those most heavily impacted are low-income. City council members, seniors, home care workers, and advocates are asking the city and Mayor de Blasio to increase funding for senior services, including ...