Blog Posts in September, 2011

  • 30-Sep-2011

    Great Neck SAT Cheating is not isolated, think Rice's DA Office

    Some students at Great Neck North High School on Long Island said they asked a college student to take an SAT test for them. By JENNY ANDERSON Published: September 29, 2011 When Samuel Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University, was ...
  • 29-Sep-2011

    Fixed Gear Bikes Head OverSeas

    Fixed gear bikes that have become popular in New York neighborhoods and fashion forward accessory in Brooklyn, LIC and as far west as San Fransisco are now heading overseas and are being found in Paris, Tokyo and London. The New York Times reports ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Will the new NYC Bike Share Program be dangerous???

    In effort to make New York City more "biker friendly", Mayor Bloomberg has ordered 10,000 bicycles to be distributed among 600 bike racks throughout Manhattan and some areas of Brooklyn by next summer. The bikes will be part of a share plan that ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Cyclists see increase in accidents

    A rise of 26 per cent in the number of accidents involving cyclists in the UK has prompted an outcry for greater awareness of the dangers of cycling amongst all road users. The Department for Transport's recently published Reported Road Casualties ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Bicyclist dies after Escondido accident

    ESCONDIDO - A 79-year-old Escondido man died Tuesday night following a bicycle accident, police said. Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to Mission Avenue, east of Gamble Street, to a report of an injured bicyclist, Escondido police Lt. Tom Albergo ...
  • 28-Sep-2011

    Scooter rider has brush with death

    A teenage boy riding a scooter has had a brush with death after crashing into a 15-tonne truck in central Otago. Police say the 15-year-old Alexandria boy was riding his 50cc scooter along Dunstan Road in Alexandria, when he got distracted and hit ...
  • 25-Sep-2011

    Cycling is becoming more dangerous, professional cycling seeing more injuries and fatalities

    By IAN AUSTEN Published: September 24, 2011 MONTREAL - When the Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt was killed in a crash during the Giro d'Italia in May, the commemoration began immediately. Each rider wore a black ribbon, and Weylandt's ...
  • 25-Sep-2011

    Riding Faster and pushing to the limit in Bike Races

    The New York times recently published an article on the deception produced in competitve races, including bike races that compel competitiors to ride faster. Tom Boland/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press By GINA KOLATA The trained bicyclists ...
  • 23-Sep-2011

    Port Authority Not Liable in Bombing, Court Rules

    Port Authority Not Liable in Bombing, Court Rules By BENJAMIN WEISER In a sharply divided decision, New York's highest court ruled on Thursday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was not liable for damages in the 1993 terrorist bombing ...
  • 23-Sep-2011

    Cops Shrug Off Witnesses to Fatal Vespa/SUV Crash

    Cops Shrug Off Witnesses to Fatal Vespa/SUV Crash Aileen McKay-Dalton Despite three witnesses who say that the driver of an SUV blew through a red light and killed a Vespa-driving Fort Greene mother of three, the NYPD decided that there was no ...
  • 22-Sep-2011

    $5 Million Payment to End Suits Over Death of 13-Year-Old Boy in State Care

    $5 Million Payment to End Suits Over Death of 13-Year-Old Boy in State Care By DANNY HAKIM ALBANY - The State of New York has agreed to pay $5 million to settle two civil suits brought by the family of a boy with autism who died in state care, among ...
  • 21-Sep-2011

    Bicycle Visionary

    SOMETHING lovely and all too rare happened to Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City's frequently demonized transportation commissioner, as she and I rode our bikes down Park Avenue South one morning last month: Sadik-Khan got unsolicited, unfettered ...
  • 21-Sep-2011

    1,000 New Yorkers treated in hospital every year after being hit by bikes says study

    A new study claims that around 1,000 pedestrians in New York State are treated in hospital each year following collisions with cyclists, more than half of the incidents taking place in New York City itself. The research was commissioned from two ...
  • 20-Sep-2011

    A Guide to Nursing home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect in New York

    A Guide to Nursing home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect in New York Written by: Daniel Flanzig, Attorney licensed in New York This is a guide to help you better understand the Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Elder Abuse Cases. This ...
  • 20-Sep-2011

    A Building's Scaffolding Collapsed Onto a City Bus in Harlem This Morning

    A Building's Scaffolding Collapsed Onto a City Bus in Harlem This Morning Ten people were hurt in the accident, say officials. There were no life-threatening injuries, but apparently it's time to add "being killed by a large structure ...
  • 15-Sep-2011

    Report Finds Improved Performance by Hospitals

    Report Finds Improved Performance by Hospitals By KEVIN SACK Published: September 14, 2011 In the latest advance for health care accountability, the country's leading hospital accreditation board, the Joint Commission, released a list on Tuesday of ...
  • 9-Sep-2011

    Construction Debris May Have Caused Biker's Death

    NEW YORK, NY, September 09, 2011 -- Unsecured construction site fencing that tipped over during Irene forced a bicyclist to swerve into the path of a passing car, reported The New York Daily News. Erica Abbott, 29, was killed in the construction ...
  • 7-Sep-2011

    Minnesota: Catholic Diocese Settles Abuse Case

    By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Published: September 7, 2011 New York Times The Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a lawsuit with a 21-year-old woman who said she was sexually molested as a teenager by a priest from India ...
  • 7-Sep-2011

    Family of Black Man Sues Whites in Killing

    By KIM SEVERSON Published: September 6, 2011 ATLANTA - The family of a black man run down and killed in a motel parking lot in Jackson, Miss., filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Tuesday against the group of white teenagers they say is responsible. The ...
  • 7-Sep-2011

    Small Firm, Big Lawyers...the advantage of smaller firms

    By Jay Sheppard: Like many of you on the East Coast, I've been spending my Sunday without power, thanks to Hurricane Irene. As I write this Sunday night, we're in our eighth hour without electricity. Thankfully, other than losing some small ...

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