Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for August 14 - 15, 2016

A Garden LegacyNew York Decision Not Good For Asbestos, But Not Bad For Drug/DeviceDonald Trump Has a Huge Conflict of Interest That No One's Talking AboutPresident Obama Should Proclaim the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National MonumentArchaeologists unearth early elements of The MewsCompany awarded Hinchliffe Stadium repair contracts filed for bankruptcyNotices: Week of August 15Civil Rights Lesson Along US Route 66Pittsfield City Councils Votes to Put CPA on November BallotBridge projects focus of open houseThe Week Ahead in New York Politics, August 15GULC Professor Named ACLU's National Legal DirectorSale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit SaysUlster, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene County meetings: Week of Aug. 15, 2016Iraqi Intellectuals Condemn Demolition of Jewish Statesman's Historic Home

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Day Out: Father of national parks John Muir called Wisconsin home
Milwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 1, 2016

"The preservation of specimen sections of natural flora — bits of pure wilderness — was a fond, favorite notion of mine long before I heard of national parks," Muir said in an 1896 speech to the Sierra Club, noting that he had asked his brother-in ...more »

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers
Washington TimesAugust 1, 2016

Irrigation companies Valmont Industries, Lindsay Corp. and Reinke Manufacturing have been key partners in working out procedures and providing financial support so Nebraska wetland preservation efforts can be pursued collaboratively with ag producers, ...more »

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A Garden Legacy
Down EastAugust 15, 2016

Dedicated to her mother-in-law's vision, Cynthia Hosmer tends a landmark coastal garden in York. By Virginia M. Wright ... “It was the hardest of the gardens for me to dive into because it was so very much hers,” says Marion's daughter-in-law, Cynthia ...more »

New York Decision Not Good For Asbestos, But Not Bad For Drug/Device
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 15, 2016

For these two reasons, unlike asbestos defendants, manufacturers of prescription medical products are better off in New York product liability litigation after the Court of Appeals decision in NYCAL. This article is presented for informational purposes ...more »

Donald Trump Has a Huge Conflict of Interest That No One's Talking About
Mother JonesAugust 15, 2016

Though historic preservation was an important aspect of the GSA's decision-making process, the Trump Organization also informed the GSA in February 2013 that it would not be using the architect that it had identified in its proposal, a longtime ...more »

President Obama Should Proclaim the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument
National GeographicAugust 15, 2016

The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the President to proclaim national monuments to protect historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest on national public land. President Obama has ...more »

Archaeologists unearth early elements of The Mews
Phys.OrgAugust 15, 2016

"All of the above-grade walls have been rebuilt," said Brian E. Hogg, senior historic preservation planner in the Office of the Architect for the University. "We have found original sections of walls below grade. A find like this is useful in helping ...more »

Company awarded Hinchliffe Stadium repair contracts filed for bankruptcy
Paterson TimesAugust 15, 2016

New York-based architectural and engineering firm WASA Studio, which was awarded a $1 million contract for the first phase of rehabilitation work at the Hinchliffe Stadium, has filed for bankruptcy delaying work on the historic site in the corner of ...more »

Notices: Week of August 15
The Daily CourierAugust 15, 2016

Thin Blue Line, a grassroots movement that honors law enforcement professionals, began activities throughout Prescott and the Quad Cities. In light of ... Does this child: have trouble seeing people and objects; have difficulty hearing voices and other ...more »

Civil Rights Lesson Along US Route 66
Public News ServiceAugust 15, 2016

Frank Norris, who works on the Route 66 Corridor Preservation program for the National Park Service, says until the Civil Rights Act in 1964, African-American travelers weren't always welcome at gas stations, restaurants, hotels and other businesses.more »

Pittsfield City Councils Votes to Put CPA on November Ballot
iBerkshires.comAugust 15, 2016

Voters will be asked for a second time whether the city wants to adopt the Community Preservation Act. The state law allows for communities to add a surcharge to property tax bills to pay for parks, open spaces, historic preservation, and affordable ...more »

Bridge projects focus of open house
Reading EagleAugust 15, 2016

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic resources. The law extends to federally funded projects. Historic resources are districts, sites, buildings ...more »

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, August 15
Gotham GazetteAugust 15, 2016

Along with the Steinway Astoria Partnership, DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas, City Council Member Costa Constantinides, and other city agency representatives will tour the Astoria neighborhood to educate businesses on applicable laws. ... sponsors a ...more »

GULC Professor Named ACLU's National Legal Director
Georgetown University The HoyaAugust 15, 2016

Georgetown Law Professor David Cole will serve as the American Civil Liberties Union's new national legal director, the organization announced July 22. Cole, the GULC's inaugural George J. Mitchell Professor, will take leave from Georgetown to ...more »

Sale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit Says
New York TimesAugust 14, 2016

Most of the mortgages being sold to these investors are in predominantly black neighborhoods like in southeast Queens and the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. From 2012 to 2014, more than 61 percent of the government-backed mortgages sold to investors ...more »

Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene County meetings: Week of Aug. 15, 2016
The Daily FreemanAugust 14, 2016

Laws and Rules and Governmental Services Committee, 6:30 p.m., Karen L. Binder Library, sixth floor, Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair St., Kingston. Tuesday. • Ulster County Community College Board of Trustees Finance and Audit, Facilities and ...more »

Iraqi Intellectuals Condemn Demolition of Jewish Statesman's Historic Home
HaaretzAugust 14, 2016

The 19th-century villa of Yechezkel Sasson on Al-Rasheed Street in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad was bulldozed even though it was earmarked for preservation as a historical monument, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Thursday. Its demolition ...more »

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