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Deck collapse injures 16

A deck at a Brooklyn mansion collapsed early Sunday, injuring 16 people. The collapse happened during a party in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. The owner has since been slapped with code violations and will subsequently be fined (there is no word of how much at this time). An FDNY battalion chief thinks the collapse […]


General Mills Recalls Flour: Possible E. Coli Contamination

General Mills,is recalling over 10 million pounds of flour due to concerns of E. Coli that has been linked to 20 states. “General Mills says E. coli hasn’t been found in any of its flour products, but it is still carrying out the recall out of “an abundance of caution. While attempting to track the cause […]


Out of Control Driver Slams into Hydrant

An out of control driver crashed his car into a fire hydrant, killing his passenger and gravely injuring himself. Early Tuesday morning, a driver was traveling north on 6th Avenue near 54th street when he jumped the curb and slammed into a fire hydrant. The driver was transported to the hospital in bad condition while the […]


Man Injured by falling Crane Sues the City

A man injured in the February 5th accident, plans to sue the city for gross negligence when it came to securing a large boom crane during periods of high gusts of wind. Because of the accident, the man’s skull and spine were fractured and he plans to sue the city for $30 million. In his […]



Questions surface about the safety of our nation’s water supplies

In most parts of the U.S, the safety of our drinking water supply is something that’s taken for granted. That sentiment, however, is quickly changing as reports surface of lead-tainted water supplies that are impacting communities from Flint, Michigan to Newark, New Jersey. Flint’s current water crisis has received the most national attention and many […]


Back to the Old Ways in Construction?

After the city announced tighter measures for handling cranes, it has decided to go back to its original safety plans. According to therealdeal.com, “Two days after the Feb. 5 collapse, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced tougher regulations, which included halting crawler crane operations whenever winds were even forecast to exceed 20 miles per hour or […]


Nestle Recalls Numerous Products

Nestle has decided to voluntarily recall a number of its products due to the risk of having small pieces of glass in them. The products that are under this recall are from the DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s lines. Nestle itself has released a statement, “Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited […]



Off-Duty Police Officer involved in accident

An early morning crash on the Grand Central Parkway involved an off-duty cop, an off-duty EMT and 2 friends, one of whom may have been drunk. A 22-year old friend came to the aid of a woman who crashed her car after driving drunk around 5 AM. “The drama began when the victim’s friend, also […]


Chipotle struggles to rebound after E. coli and norovirus outbreaks

From it’s humble beginings in 1993, Chipotle has grown into one of biggest and best-known fast food restaurants in the U.S., boasting 2015 sales of $4.5 billion dollars. Chipotle’s success has been due in part to the restaurant’s open commitment to using locally-sourced and chemical and hormone-free ingredients. However, in recent months, the Mexican restaurant’s […]


How safe are the ingredients in our personal care products?

Many Americans know Johnson & Johnson as the well-known and respected brand of numerous personal care and cosmetic products. Some of the company’s most popular products include its baby care line, shampoos and talcum powders. Today, the safety of the company’s talcum power products are in question after a jury awarded $72 million to the […]


Purdue recalls chicken nuggets

The food company Purdue has recalled over 4500 pounds of chicken nuggets due to the fact that they might have been contaminated by “extraneous plastic materials”. According to ABC7 News, “The recalled nuggets were also sold in six other states. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. They are 8-oz. […]


Good Samaritans (attempt) to Help Injured Woman

Good Samaritans attempted to come to the rescue of an elderly lady this weekend when she was hit and pinned under a livery cab on Madison and 36th Street. However, the efforts done by the Samaritans were done in vain, as the woman died shortly after being rescued. The NY Post states, “A group of […]


Weekend of hit and runs

This past weekend (Sunday to be exact), there were a number of hit and run accidents across the 5 boroughs. In a span of four hours, there were 5 hit and runs; 3 of which involved the death of the pedestrian. The other 2 pedestrians survived, but were listed as being in critical condition. According […]


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