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Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

October 21, 2014 at 5:13 am 0 comments

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Cyberbullying, especially via mobileRead More

Worried about your child being bullied?

Worried about your child being bullied?

October 16, 2014 at 4:11 am 0 comments

Bullying has had several negative effects on our youth today. It has been linked to several psychological disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and has been the cause of several violent actions in our schools. Rates of bullying have decreased since 1998, but rates of physical fighting have remained theRead More

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

October 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

 If you’re facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers promising to help you.  However, the only thing these scammers are interested in is taking advantage of this vulnerable time in your life.  But don’t be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save yourRead More

What Tenants Need To Know About Being Evicted

What Tenants Need To Know About Being Evicted

October 14, 2014 at 4:05 am 0 comments

If you work in New York this free video will help you understand your rights if you are being evicted from your home in New York City. A free video created by Legal Aid Society of New York.

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

October 9, 2014 at 4:36 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this year, New York city officials the Earned Sick Time Act.  This act protects you from losing your job if you have to take time off from work to recover from a physical/mental illness or an injury, care for a sick family member, or seek medical treatment for yourselfRead More

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

October 6, 2014 at 7:29 am 0 comments

The New York Attorney General’s office has created the Immigration Restitution Fund to assist immigrants who were falsely promised citizenship, residency or other immigration related services by two well known Immigration Assistance Service Programs.   Are you an immigrant who was a client of  the International Immigration Foundation, Inc (IIF)Read More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

October 1, 2014 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Do you you know you may qualify for a discount on your telephone service through the Lifeline and Link-up programs? The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service and some wireless and cellular providers. Link-up program: provides a discount on the costRead More

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

September 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

New Economy Project speaks with advocates about the use of tenant screening reports, a practice that presents a barrier to thousands of New York City residents in search of residence.

Did you know there’s a law that protects tenants facing eviction

Did you know there’s a law that protects tenants facing eviction

September 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

A law called The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) can help families facing eviction in a foreclosed building. The law requires the new owner (even if it is the bank) to give you at least 90 days notice before you have to leave. If you are a tenant withRead More

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

Finding help if you’re a domestic violence victim in NY

September 27, 2014 at 9:53 am 0 comments

For many victims of domestic violence, the daily pain and harassment becomes a shameful secret; making it hard to speak up about it.  Trapped in a vicious cycle of physical and/or verbal abuse, it is unfortunate that many of these victims of domestic violence are never able to escape andRead More