NY to Send First Rounds of COVID-19 Vaccine to Nursing Homes | New York News

By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to prioritize nursing home residents and staff when it begins distributing the first doses of coronavirus vaccine, hopefully later this month.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state expects to receive 170,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine by Dec. 15, if the pharmaceutical company gets the federal government’s OK to make it available to the public on an emergency basis.

The governor said New York expects at a later date to receive at least 40,000 more doses of a vaccine made by Moderna, if it gets federal authorization.

That would be enough to cover the state’s roughly 85,000 nursing home residents and 130,000 staff members, though Cuomo said he expects not all residents and staff members will agree to take the vaccine.

Remaining doses could then go to New York’s next priority: congregate care facilities and then some

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Cleveland property owner petitions U.S. Supreme Court over Cuyahoga County’s foreclosure process

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland property owner wants the U.S. Supreme Court to address how Cuyahoga County handles the foreclosure of certain properties.

Attorneys for Elliott Feltner have petitioned the justices to examine whether the process of the county foreclosing on properties and transferring them to a land bank is constitutional. The Supreme Court has set a conference for Friday, which could determine whether it hears the case.

The litigation focuses on a 2006 state law enacted to speed the foreclosure process on shuttered buildings. Instead of having the properties go up for a sheriff’s auction, as is customary, the board of revision can transfer them to a land bank, even if the properties’ values far exceed the amount of taxes owed.

In Feltner’s case, he inherited his father-in-law’s automotive body shop in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. It was valued at $144,500, but the back taxes amounted to $65,189.

In 2017,

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Flexible Office: The Next Frontier for Commercial Real Estate

Pre-Covid trends are accelerating, and the office workspace industry is experiencing rapid change, predominately driven by quickly evolving occupier requirements. Recent studies point to continued demand drivers for flex space models. According to JLL, 67% of CRE decision-makers plan to incorporate flex space into their agile work strategies. 

There’s no doubt that flex is the future. But what does that mean for CRE stakeholders? While some of the world’s largest global real estate brands are taking an active role in offering more agile workspace solutions, many landlords are still trying to figure out what “flexible” means. 

Quite simply, it means taking a more active role in optimizing the mix and relevance of assets to accommodate occupier requirements. But flexible assets are actually quite complex to deliver. It involves broadening services, amenities, and technology layers throughout the built environment to better align to tenants – no easy feat. 

Before making the

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Are These The Top Marijuana Stocks To Buy As The U.S. and U.N. Vote On Cannabis Legalization?

Are These The Best Marijuana Stocks To Buy Right Now?

Marijuana stocks have had an amazing run in the stock market this past month. Many of these stocks are still on a post-election high after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the U.S. Presidential Elections in early November. Today, however, could bring top marijuana stocks to even greater highs. A United Nations commission has just voted to remove marijuana for medical use from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs that include heroin. The vote would pave the way for marijuana research and medical use. 

This historic vote was carried out after a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from the list of Schedule IV drugs. This vote could also have far-reaching implications for the global medical cannabis industry. For instance, it would help legalization efforts in several countries. This could

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A $595K West Village One-Bedroom and a South Slope Duplex With a Greenhouse

For under $1 million, one can find all sorts of housing configurations: park-and-subway-adjacent studios, one bedrooms hidden in carriage houses or former shoe factories, and even the occasional true two bedroom. With price drops rampant across Manhattan, and vacancies high citywide, we’re combing the market for particularly spacious, nicely renovated, or otherwise worth-a-look apartments at various six-digit price points. This week: A huge one-bedroom on Roosevelt Island, a South Slope duplex with a greenhouse, and more. 

The Cheapest Apartment on Roosevelt Island for $448K


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555 Main Street Apt. 908 — There are only 23 apartments for sale on Roosevelt Island right now, and the cheapest among them is this huge one-bedroom (the catch here is a household income cap of $196,470). The 800-square-foot unit has parquet floors throughout and huge sliding windows in the living and dining area, which come with a side view of the East River

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C.D.C. Recommends That Nursing Homes and Health Workers Get Vaccines First

Here’s what you need to know:

A certified nursing assistant at a nursing home in New Mexico.
Credit…Isadora Kosofsky for The New York Times

An independent panel advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Tuesday to recommend that residents and employees of nursing homes and similar facilities be the first people in the United States to receive coronavirus vaccines, along with health care workers who are especially at risk of being exposed to the virus.

The panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, voted 13 to 1 during an emergency meeting to make the recommendation. The director of the C.D.C., Dr. Robert R. Redfield, is expected to decide by Wednesday whether to accept it as the agency’s formal guidance to states as they prepare to start giving people the shots as soon as two weeks from now.

“We are acting none too soon,” said Dr. Beth Bell,

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Finest high THC level marijuana seeds for sale

New York, NY – ( NewMediaWire ) – November 29, 2020 – The cannabis industry is widely becoming famous in many parts across the globe. The legalization of cannabis in various parts of the world is the leading factor making it famous. The legal use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes in states where it is already legal there has been a huge addition in terms of the users.

Despite enjoying the boom in business, the Cannabis industry has also created job opportunities for numerous people. Many people are now employed in firms that are producing cannabis products and also others own cannabis dispensaries whereby they have employed budtenders.

However, the people who play a key role in the whole process are marijuana growers. The marijuana farmers grow marijuana plants upon which they sell to a consumer

Did you know that the quality of the seeds that you plant

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Find all Cuyahoga County home sales, other property transfer details for November

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cleveland.com database of recent Cuyahoga County home sales and other property transfers has been updated with November 2020 transactions.

a sign on the side of the road: Signs point the way to homes for sale.

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Signs point the way to homes for sale.

Search the database at this link to find home sales in your neighborhood and across the county for last month and for each year going back to 2007. You will be able to search by town, street, seller’s name, buyer’s name and more ways.


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Also, see related real estate data and trends:

* Cuyahoga County data by city, village, township: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Cleveland neighborhoods: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Real estate property tax rates for each place in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county.

* Median appraised home values in Cuyahoga County; plus tax bills on the typical house in each city, village

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Maui Financial Opportunity Center Opens in Wailuku | Maui Now


A Financial Opportunity Center is now open in Wailuku to provide intervention for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The facility was launched as a public-private partnership by Maui County, Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Hawaiian Community Assets to help residents qualify for permanent affordable housing.

Maui County and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation each provided matching funds of $250,000, for a total of $500,000, to launch and operate the FOC.

The FOC is established and run by nonprofit Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawai‘i’s largest HUD-certified housing counseling agency. The organization runs FOCs on Hawai‘i, O‘ahu, and Maui islands and plans to open a location on Kaua‘i in 2021. With its new location in Wailuku, the FOC aims to assist 3,000 Maui residents and families in qualifying for affordable rentals and mortgage financing over the course of three years.

“In partnership with Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Hawaiian Community Assets, the County of Maui

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Hopkinton Selects Contractor For Main Street Corridor Project

HOPKINTON, MA — Hopkinton is a step closer to starting construction on the Main Street Cooridor project as the town announced on Wednesday a contractor was selected.

A.F. Amorello & Sons, Inc. of Worcester was selected as the contractor for the project — the contractor’s low bid was verified by VHB, the town’s engineering consultant, and MassDOT, with no changes required.

The contractor provided all necessary insurance and bonds and the MassDOT Contracts Division completed a review of all contract documents, according to the town. In addition, MassDOT has also assigned a resident engineer and area supervisor to the project.

MassDOT will schedule a pre-construction meeting soon. The meeting will focus on the project’s schedule and utility coordination. Next steps for the project will also include more shop drawing submittals to MassDOT for review.

A Main Street Corridor project website might be in the works as well. The website will

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