The BQ Brew http://www.bqbrew.com Based in Queens and Brooklyn, NYC Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:22:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 For Nonprofit Hospitals Who Sue Patients, New Ruleshttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/17/nonprofit-hospitals-sue-patients-new-rules/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/17/nonprofit-hospitals-sue-patients-new-rules/#comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:09:30 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=49986 For Nonprofit Hospitals Who Sue Patients, New Rules

Hospitals that don't take these steps before suing patients could face the ultimate penalty of losing their tax-exempt status. That sounds clear enough. But the first catch is that the IRS does not have a history of aggressive enforcement. Last month, ProPublica and NPR detailed how one nonprofit hospital in Missouri sued thousands of lower income workers who couldn't pay

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Fight for $15 in ’15http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/17/fight-15-15/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/17/fight-15-15/#comments Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:30:22 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=49868 Fight for $15 in ’15

This should be a big year for the “Fight for $15,” a national movement to turn low-wage jobs into “living wage” jobs that pay enough to lift workers out of poverty.

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NYPD Officers Used Banned Chokeholds—and Did So with Impunity, Review Findshttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/13/nypd-officers-used-banned-chokeholds-impunity-review-finds/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/13/nypd-officers-used-banned-chokeholds-impunity-review-finds/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:31:30 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=46861 NYPD Officers Used Banned Chokeholds—and Did So with Impunity, Review Finds

The first report from the New York Police Department Inspector General's office, issued Monday, reveals an "alarming" lack of transparency and consistency regarding how and when officers use prohibited chokeholds—and to what extent they are held accountable for such use of force.

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NY Mourns Former Gov Mario Cuomohttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/06/ny-mourns-former-gov-mario-cuomo/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/06/ny-mourns-former-gov-mario-cuomo/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:56:46 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=41757 NY Mourns Former Gov Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo, who was governor of New York for three terms, passed away on Thursday (January 1, 2015). Cuomo was born in Briarwood Queens and attended St. John's University. “He taught us how the family of New York—and indeed the family of Americans—must always support those most in need of help," said NY Mayor Bill de Blasion. "[Cuomo] was a

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‘Sun Is Still Out and Everything’ After Arrests Drop 2/3rds in NYChttp://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/02/sun-still-everything-arrests-drop-23rds-nyc/ http://www.bqbrew.com/2015/01/02/sun-still-everything-arrests-drop-23rds-nyc/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:54:32 +0000 http://www.bqbrew.com/?p=38555 ‘Sun Is Still Out and Everything’ After Arrests Drop 2/3rds in NYC

If an angry NYPD can so dramatically reduce arrests and citations, many are suggesting it could offer an ironic path to better policing nationwide

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