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Here’s What Drives Gun Violence In NYC — And How To Stop It — According To Public Advocate

New York City’s public advocate is asking city, state and federal officials to help people in resource-poor communities have easier access to jobs, healthy food and affordable housing to avoid shootings. At a virtual press conference on Thursday, Jumaane Williams released a report examining these ideas as possible solutions to gun violence. He urged political …

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Lorenz Ransomware Abusing Mitel VoIP Systems to Violate Business Networks

The operators behind the Lornenz ransomware operation have been observed to exploit a now-patched critical security flaw in Mitel MiVoice Connect to gain a foothold in target environments for subsequent malicious activity. “The initial malicious activity came from a Mitel device sitting on the network perimeter,” researchers at cybersecurity firm Arctic Wolf said in a …

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[+] Fears skyrocketing insurance costs will cripple the industry

Construction insurance premiums are doubling, and in some cases even tripling, putting building owners in a precarious position toward tenants, property and affordability. Strong premium hikes over the past 12 months have put pressure on owners in particular to dump tenants who insurance companies consider high-risk. “Our insurance premiums have nearly doubled in 12 months, …

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Tips to help the most vulnerable in a natural disaster | News, Sports, Jobs

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third and final in a series of stories about being prepared for natural disasters. Part 1 – Preparedness is the key to surviving disasters Part 2 – Extra Preparation Required in Emergency Planning for the Elderly and People with Special Needs When it comes to experiencing a natural disaster, children …

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Seattle Fire Dept. expands crisis response while the city waits for new 911 options

Seattle residents have asked city officials to offer more types of crisis response without law enforcement. The College of Mayor and Aldermen has convened a working group on this. Meanwhile, the Seattle Fire Department is expanding its efforts in that direction. The Seattle Fire Department’s Health One teams launched in 2019. They pair firefighters with …

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Transitional Ministry of Lowndes Co. leads to debate in the community

VALDOSTA, Georgia (WALB) — Concerns have been raised about the potential addition of an all-male recovery home to a Lowndes County neighborhood. Redeemed Living expands to Valdosta. The ministry will house men recovering from drug or alcohol abuse. This is the house that Redeemed living has under contract.(Source: WALB) The provincial planning committee approved the …

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