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February 2019 Archives

How can you keep yourself safe when you're walking alone?

According to ABC News, each year, just under two million American women are assaulted. Research that's been previously conducted by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Justice Department shows that as many as 25 percent of all women will be raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.

Some Queens intersections are more dangerous than others

Just last year, researchers with the website published a report on some of the most dangerous intersections in Queens. Some in Jamaica, Flushing, Corona, Ridgewood and Jackson Heights had three-times the pedestrian or cyclist injury or death rates of all other ones in the New York City borough.

How do I obtain a guardianship over an incapacitated individual?

Article 81 of New York's Mental Hygiene Law describes an incapacitated person as being anyone who struggles to take care of his or her financial affairs or property. In instances where it can be proven that they're unable to do this, the state allows for a guardian to be appointed to oversee the handling of these matters for them.

When construction sites pose hazards to the public

Construction sites are generally subject to high levels of safety. Anyone entering a construction site will most likely be ordered to wear hard hats and high visibility jackets. However, construction sites can closely interact with public spaces, especially when workers are repairing sidewalks or the exteriors of buildings.