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NEW 25% PARA TRANSIT FARE HIKE

Approximately 6,355 Westchester County Bee-Line Para Transit riders will have to reach deeper into their pockets beginning Monday, June 20th. The one way fare is projected to increase on that date from $4.00 to $5.00; a 25% hike. The last increase was in 2008 from $3.00 to $4.00. This change...

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ACA/Obamacare Q and A

By Rick Howie Health Exchange Navigator   Q: Did I miss the open enrollment deadline? A:  Yes, the deadline for 2016 coverage for all qualified health plans was January 31, 2016 and there was no extension granted this year. Q: What are the tax penalties for not having health insurance? A: ...

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SEEKING SUPPORT DURING A HOUSING CRISIS

BY Deborah Perykasz Independent Living Specialist   Every week, I meet consumers who are experiencing a housing crisis.  Since my consumers are disabled, most are unemployed.  Most are recipients of DSS, SSI or SSDI who receive between $700 and $1000 per month.  Many do not own a computer. Often, these...

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HOW I SPENT THE ADA’S 25th BIRTHDAY

By Executive Director, Mel Tanzman July 26th was the twenty fifth anniversary and around the nation we celebrated, commemorated and most importantly rededicated ourselves to the principles of civil rights, independent living and greater opportunity for people with disabilities. I joined over three thousand marchers on July 12th for New...

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