Are UK bosses really this bad?

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article UKworkers don’t need to watch the cult comedy series The Office to see managementincompetence – they can see it at work, claims Secretary of State for Trade andIndustry Patricia Hewitt.Hewittsaid there are too many UK managers like David Brent – the incompetent,double-speaking, boss from hell, played by Ricky Gervais.Brentmade viewers cringe as he confused, upset and danced with his demotivated staffwhile trying to implement his unique management style.”Toomany people at work have had experience of bosses a bit like David Brent. Theyare actually in the minority, but we need fewer of them,” Hewitt told theGMTV Sunday programme.Shesaid the productivity gap between the UK and its global competitors is largelydue to poor managers.TheInstitute of Directors reacted angrily to Hewitt’s claims, with business policyadviser Richard Wilson saying the characterisation was out of date. Hesaid British managers are among the best in the world and have improvedimmeasurably since the early 1980s.JohnPhilpott, chief economist at the CIPD, said there is a management problem andthat senior managers are just as culpable as those on the shopfloor.”DavidBrent is an overused clich‚, but there are a lot of managers that use therhetoric of HR, but fail to put it into action. The top bosses don’t seem to beaware of the links between productivity and people management,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Are UK bosses really this bad?On 26 Nov 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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2021-05-12

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Former Sapir employee accuses company of retaliation

first_imgMessage* Full Name* Alex Sapir (Getty)A former employee of the Sapir Organization claims her old boss retaliated against her after she failed to find a “smoking gun” implicating one of Alex Sapir’s enemies.Patricia Lemanski, who worked as a paralegal at the real estate firm for nearly 10 years, alleges that the Sapir Organization directed her to dig up dirt on her former supervisor at the company: ex-general counsel Omer Rosen, whom Sapir had been feuding with.The firm gave Lemanski access to company files to find proof of misconduct, she claims in a lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court last week. But after the probe failed to turn up anything, Lemanski was fired and the Sapir Org. filed a federal lawsuit accusing her of stealing files that competitors could use to undercut the company’s business.In her lawsuit, Leamanski claims that Sapir’s legal action was merely cover for firing her, and meant as a chilling message to the company’s rivals.Sapir’s attorney, Terrence Oved of Oved & Oved, said in a statement to The Real Deal that the federal court had already rejected Lemanski’s claims of retaliation.“This suit is a shameless attempt to reinvent those allegations and forum shop them to a different court,” he added. “We are confident that this second bite at the apple will also be rejected.”The company “properly terminated this employee for misconduct,” he said.After Rosen was fired, Sapir replaced him as general counsel with Lonica Smith, who is about 10 years younger than Lemanski.Lemanski claims in her lawsuit that Smith “viewed Lemanski as a threat given her status as an older woman with extensive experience with Sapir,” and reassigned the company veteran to lower-level tasks. Lemanski alleged that Smith — who is named as a co-defendant in the suit alongside the company — replaced her with someone 20 years younger.Lemanski also alleges she was being discriminated against based on her age and religion. (Lemanski is non-Jewish, while the Sapir family is Jewish.)Sapir received a temporary restraining order it had sought and withdrew its federal lawsuit shortly after filing, but Lemanski claims the damage was already done: She says she was turned down by two other job prospects.“The Federal Action succeeded in its true objective: wrongfully obtaining Lemanski’s personal information, forcing Lemanski out of [the company] without compensation and sending a clear message to Sapir’s rivals . . . that Sapir would resort to any means necessary to cause them harm,” Lemanski’s attorneys wrote in the complaint.She is suing for unspecified damages.Contact Rich Bockmann Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink TagsCommercial Real EstateReal Estate Lawsuitssapir organization Email Address*last_img read more

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2021-05-12

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Counselor Adjunct

first_imgPosting Details Part-time, Adjunct Position. Adjunct pools are open continuouslyand applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments basedon college needs. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Department Location SalaryPlease see Salary Schedules to the left on the navigationbar. The Institution * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:counseling services and/or teaching assigned classes under thesupervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill theirmaximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thoroughand up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field;maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethicsappropriate to the professional position.Non-Instructional assignment may include day, evening, weekend,and/or off campus work and/or hours. Work YearN/A Posting Date12/12/2016 * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsP-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)Letter of Recommendation 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 2Foreign Transcript EvaluationUnofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5 Closing Date Assignment Responsibilities Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Special Requirements Physical Demands Posting NumberF00007P Job Posting TitleCounselor Adjunct Beginning and/or Ending Datescenter_img Open ContinuouslyYes Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Minimum Qualifications 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completedby July 1, 2018 in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, ClinicalPsychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, EducationalCounseling, Social Work, Career Development, Marriage and FamilyTherapy, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; OR, a bachelor’sdegree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as aMarriage and Family Therapist ( MFT ); Or, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the“equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how theiracademic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtfaculty posting are requested to submit the following to beconsidered:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty application(Required).2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work *(“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not beaccepted as unofficial transcripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Riosemployees are also required to submit unofficial copies oftranscripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (Recommended).5. Letter of Interest (Recommended).* Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Click Foreign Transcript Evaluations on theHuman Resources Services page for detailsForeign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Work Schedule How and where to apply * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Position Summary Total Hrs per Week/Day The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Application Instructions LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Conditions Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2053 AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees through our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat support students at our four colleges and provide welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Each and every district andcollege department strives for the highest quality in all programs,services, and activities, and is focused on improving educationaloutcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire.Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on fundingand eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interviewmay be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travelexpenses. Click Candidate Travel Reimbursement on the HumanResources Services page for details.last_img read more

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2021-05-03

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OxTales: Robin Whelan meets the founder of Oxford label Big Scary Monsters

first_imgSix years after Kevin Douch founded Big Scary Monsters, the Oxford-based label has established itself as a minor fixture in the industry. Set up when he was a bored 6th former who, like so many others, thought “Wouldn’t it be cool to work in music?”, it gave Get.Cape.Wear.Cape.Fly his first break. It is now home to somewhat more obscure acts, the likes of Surrey post-hardcore band, Meet Me in St Louis and Kent post-rockers, Yndi Halda. Even so, Douch is unsure that his label is taken seriously: “Then again, who would with a name like Big Scary Monsters?”Even so, the one-man label would like to think BSM could be a legitimate long-term home for bands on the rise. “I hope that the label won’t always be perceived as a stepping stone”, he explains, “Obviously the bands gaining the recognition they deserve is the main goal here, but if they can achieve that whilst with BSM then even better”.Passion for the music is what drives Douch in his work. “I often get offered bands which I can see going on to sell a lot of records, but if I don’t like them I just can’t do it”. His current crop certainly piques his interest, Meet Me in St Louis a particular tip. “I think next year could be a good one for them: it’s so nice to see people singing along at gigs and leaving lovely comments on their myspace page”.That sort of community spirit is at the heart of Douch’s vision for the independent label in the MP3 age, “something which might stand a chance of outliving the current record label mould”. Not that Douch knows, any more than the rest of us, what the future holds for the industry. Big Scary Monsters may never attain the prestige, or profits, of indies like Rough Trade or Domino Records. However, along with various other cottage industries across the country, and the world, it provides an invaluable service, supplying niche music tastes with the personal touch so lacking in the faceless multinationals that dominate the industry. In a time of great uncertainty for the music business, that might just be enough.For more information, visit www.bsmrocks.comlast_img read more

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2021-05-03

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Goshen homeless advocate group looking to build permanent shelter

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – July 9, 2020 1 399 Facebook Goshen homeless advocate group looking to build permanent shelter Google+ Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNews A group that helps homeless individuals in Goshen is asking the city to donate land so that they can build a shelter. It would be the first purpose-built shelter put together by the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a group that has been operating in Goshen for 25 years.The idea of a shelter appears to have support from Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman. At a city council meeting this week officials with the network presented their plan for the shelter that would offer several services including overnight stays and be a warming center during the winter.The land they are asking for would be on East Lincoln Ave across the street from the Police training center. No decision was made, but the council says they will continue to discuss the proposal. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule, July 13-17Next articlePolice identify suspects in attack of a wheelchair bound man outside of an Elkhart church Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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2021-04-20

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Etna Green Man Facing Molesting Charges

first_img Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Etna Green Man Facing Molesting Charges WhatsApp Google+ By Times-Union – December 4, 2020 0 293 Previous articleSouth Bend launches program to provide assistance, resource info for small/minority-owned businessesNext articleSample Street closed on South Bend’s west side due to fire Times-Union Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter (“Jail cells at the Southborough Police Station” by my_southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0) An Etna Green man is facing child molesting charges after he allegedly was high on drugs and inappropriately touched a young girl.Michael David Bollenbacher, 33, of 130 E. Broadway St., Etna Green, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 4:02 a.m. Thursday and faces a Level 4 felony child molesting charge; and a Level 6 felony neglect of a dependent charge.According to the probable cause affidavit filed Nov. 19 in Kosciusko Superior Court I, on Aug. 19 investigators received a complaint of child molesting that occurred in July.A forensic interview with the child revealed that sometime between late July to early August, Bollenbacher got into bed with the child while she was sleeping in his bed. The child told police that she sleeps in that bed and that Bollenbacher sleeps on the couch.The child told police Bollenbacher began kissing her neck then placed his hand down her pants underneath her underwear.The following morning, according to the affidavit, Bollenbacher apologized to the child, she said, and blamed it on being “messed up.” The child told police that she understood the saying “messed up” as to mean Bollenbacher was using methamphetamine.When police spoke with Bollenbacher, according to court papers, he admitted to getting into the bed with the child and said he may have kissed her touch and touched her stomach and leg. Bollenbacher further told police that he was under the influence of drugs at the time and believed he was in bed with his wife.A drug test administered by the Department of Child Services showed results of methamphetamine, amphetamine and THC in Bollenbacher’s system, according to the affidavit.His bond was set at $20,250, and a no-contact order was put in place.last_img read more

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2021-04-20

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Class of 2020 reacts to University’s commencement changes

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins announced Monday commencement for the class of 2020 will be held virtually May 17 with an on-campus celebration postponed until Memorial Day weekend 2021.With the announcement released while the seniors of the graduating class are spread out around the world, some students felt robbed of their final goodbye to Notre Dame and their classmates. Senior Emily Mears said she felt disappointed and frustrated by the postponement of the formal commencement ceremony. “You can’t just replace [graduation] with a four day weekend that not everyone can attend, especially several months after we’ve had to mourn the end of our time with our campus and our community,” Mears said via text.Although the on-campus celebration is far away, senior Julia Corbin said in an email that she is grateful for the opportunity to return to campus.“The administration could have just canceled it entirely, but instead they decided to give us a weekend next spring to come back to campus and celebrate as a class, and already I am finding myself looking forward to that weekend,” Corbin said. Senior Miguel Romanello said that although he is indifferent about the date of the graduation ceremony, he is glad the University came out with its decision. “I was kind of relieved because it was kind of nice to know what the next few months were going to be like,” Romanello said. The rescheduling to May 2021 means some students in the class of 2020 may not be able to attend due to work, prior commitments or travel costs. Senior Charlie McDonough said that while he is looking forward to returning for the weekend, he feels he is in the minority after having conversations with his peers. “I live and will soon work in Chicago, so it will be a lot easier for me to go back,” McDonough said. “I think a lot of people might have cost concerns or just like personal reasons not to go.”Romanello said he will decide at a later time if he will attend or not. “I think it would really depend on whether my friends were going to come since that’s probably what I’d be more interested in,” Romanello said.The postponement also affects families of seniors who were excited to celebrate their momentous accomplishments. Mears said she does not see her parents wanting to celebrate her graduation a year after it actually occurred.“With me entering the workforce months before Memorial Day, I don’t think my parents feel the need to make an effort to go since graduation is supposed to signal a transition into the workforce,” Mears said.  “If that transition has already occurred, there seems to be less of a reason for them or even me to attend.”As for the May 17 online graduation service, McDonough said he is not sure if he will tune in. “I’m not too thrilled about it personally. It’s going to feel like opening a YouTube clip and watching another year’s graduation,” McDonough said. “I think it loses a lot of its effect when it’s not in person.”While this new reality for graduation is not what she imagined, Corbin said it does not change her feelings regarding her college experience. “I am very thankful for all of my time at Notre Dame even though it ended without warning,” Corbin said. Tags: 2020 commencement, Class of 2020, Graduation, Notre Dame, online events, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

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2021-01-26

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DEC Seeks Participation In Annual Wild Turkey Survey

first_imgPIXNIO Stock PhotoALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking state hunters, campers,hikers and bird watchers to participate in this year’s annual Wild Turkey survey.“Getting outside to hike, watch wildlife, and enjoy nature is a great outlet for our physical and mental health during these challenging times,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “While New Yorkers are out exploring fields and forests close to home this August, reporting turkey encounters is a beneficial way to partner with DEC in our wildlife management work to monitor the population of this popular game bird and we encourage New York’s outdoor adventurers to participate in this annual survey.”Since 1996, DEC has conducted the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey to track wild turkey populations and estimate the number of wild turkey poults (young of the year) per hen statewide.Weather, predation, and habitat conditions during breeding and brood-rearing seasons can significantly impact nest success, hen survival, and poult survival. This index allows DEC to gauge reproductive success and predict fall harvest potential.During August, survey participants record the sex and age composition of all flocks of wild turkeys observed during normal travel. Those interested in participating can download a form directly on DEC’s website at Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey form (PDF) along with instructions and the data sheet.Survey cards can be obtained by contacting regional DEC offices, calling (518) 402-8883, or e-mailing [email protected] (type “Turkey Survey” in the subject line).Participants can also submit observations on-line. Visit the DEC website and click “Summer Wild Turkey Sighting On-line Report” or go directly to this link for the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2021-01-18

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City Of Jamestown To Get $300,000 In Block Grant Funding

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File ImageWASHINGTON — Jamestown will receive $302,569 in Community Development Block Grant funding for economic development, neighborhood revitalization and housing initiatives.The grant was announced Friday by Sen. Chuck Schumer, who said CDBG funding is more important now than ever before because of the COVID-19 pandemic.“The Community Development Block Grant is a vital stream of investment that supports local economic growth, vital services to seniors and families, community revitalization, and affordable housing. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must not forget to invest in our future, and this funding does just that,” Schumer said.In addition, the City of Dunkirk will receive $111,257. last_img read more

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2021-01-18

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Clinging to the coal pit

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2020-10-20

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