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Department of Justice funding local crime prevention efforts

Just over $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice will support crime prevention and victim assistance initiatives in Monroe County. The DOJ is providing $700,000 to the county for the Swift, Certain, and Fair Program, which ...

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County Legislature passes budget, contracts extended in Sheriff’s Office

The $1.28 billion spending plan for 2022 proposed by County Executive Adam Bello was approved by the Monroe County Legislature on Tuesday night. The budget includes increased funding of $4.9 million for the Sheriff’s Office, adds three additional assistant district ...

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Mary’s Place receives $50,000 in Assembly funding for refugee outreach

Mary’s Place, a refugee outreach center serving the Maplewood and Edgerton neighborhoods, has received $50,000 in funding from the New York State Assembly. The money will be used to cover costs associated with outreach, case management and language translation services. ...

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Cities wracked by opioids close to getting $26B settlement

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — The opioid epidemic blew into this picturesque Oregon town like a toxic wind, leaving overdoses, addiction, homelessness and wrecked families in its wake. In a humble, single-story brick building, three blocks from downtown McMinnville’s wine-tasting rooms and ...

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Justices won’t block vaccine mandate for NY health workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused Monday to halt a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that does not offer an exemption for religious reasons. The court acted on emergency appeals filed by doctors, nurses ...

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NY state judge convicted of obstruction in federal probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state judge was convicted Monday of obstructing a federal probe into one of the nation’s oldest and largest credit unions for over a half million New York City workers, including hospital employees, as ...

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Mortgage servicers still must provide COVID-19 related relief, James warns

Mortgage servicers have been told they still should be providing long-term relief to homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with state and federal regulations or face penalties and enforcement actions. In a letter from New York State Attorney ...

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