Vice Chairwoman of Workers Compensation Board Announces Midterm Retirement

According to papers filed on Tuesday with the Office of the State Comptroller, New York State Workers’ Compensation Board vice chairwoman Frances Libous is planning to retire by the end of 2014, three years before her term is set to end. Libous, 62, received an extension to her term only last year, but according to […]


New Report Finds Rate of Hepatitis C Among Cape Cod’s Youth Is Terrible

The nonprofit Massachusetts Health Council recently released its biennial report on health trends in Massachusetts, “Common Health for the Commonwealth,” and has taken Cape Cod to task for its numerous public health issues, including high youth rates of hepatitis C. “The focus is on prevention and wellness,” explained the Massachusetts Health Council’s executive director Susan […]

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Experts Warn Parents to Be Cautious of Real Halloween Hazards

The frights of Halloween are mostly fictional fun. But there are a few things, experts warn, that do pose an actual hazard — and they’re not all limited to young children, as one might expect. Here are a few things that adults, teens, kids and even pets can be negatively affected by during the holiday. […]


Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Executive Order to Increase Living Wage for New York City Workers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order last week that will increase hourly wages for an estimated 18,000 workers. The living wage order raises the hourly wages from $10.30 to $11.50 for workers who receive benefits, and from $11.90 to $13.30 for those who do not receive benefits. These changes to […]

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IBM, NYC Launch Digital.NYC to Help Develop Gotham’s Burgeoning Tech Industry

A new project meant to boost New York City’s burgeoning tech sector went live Wednesday, providing Gotham’s many tech startups with the infrastructure to help develop and promote their ideas. Digital.NYC, effectively a digital tech incubator, is a joint venture between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, city economic development leaders, and IBM. By plugging […]


Digital States Survey: What Keeps Utah at the Top of its Class?

The 2014 Digital States Survey run by the Center for Digital Government awarded Utah an A grade for state uses of IT this month, cementing its reputation as a forward-thinking technological hub. The state has maintained an A grade on the survey since 2012. Utah joins only two other states, Michigan and Missouri, in receiving […]