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Business PREP helps Small Businesses during future Natural Disasters

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this month a new initiative titled Business PREP, a plan to help small businesses in case of future natural disasters. After Hurricane Sandy, many businesses in low-lying areas were left destroyed, taking many months, or a year to rebuild. 175 more words

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de Blasio Defends his Plans

Mayor de Blasio’s attempts to deal with the housing issue in the city has been widely criticized. Many communities have actively protested against his proposed rezoning plans. 68 more words

Public Hearing to discuss the Mayor's Zoning Plan

A public hearing will be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Nov. 23 to discuss the Mayor’s controversial rezoning plans. The Mayor markets his plan as something that will “strengthen East New York, Cypress Hills, and Ocean Hill as vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods of opportunity with affordable housing, Economic Opportunities, and new community resources.” There has been much opposition to the Mayor’s proposal throughout the five boroughs. 208 more words

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Neighborhood Start Fund comes to Brownsville

Rapper Lupe Fiasco announced this past weekend that he is launching the Neighborhood Start Fund, a non-profit to help struggling neighborhoods revamp themselves with new businesses and entrepreneurships. 173 more words

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Microchips and Small Businesses

Local and national retailers are now being pressured to have the most up-to-date payment systems in their stores in order to accommodate E.M.V. microchips.

Standing for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the microchip sits on the front of all new charge cards to avoid fraud and liability mishap. 206 more words

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