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    Due to this realization, the Forest Preserve Act was passed in 1882 which legislated that logging would be banned on all state-owned land. In 1892, a bill establishing the Adirondack Forest Preserve as a state park passed the legislature, indicated by a blue line that encompassed the parts of the region where state acquisition of private in-holdings was to be concentrated. A new covenant to protect the Forest Preserve was included in the new Constitution in 1895. The Adirondack Forest Preserve would henceforth be protected as ‘forever wild’. Early in the 20th century, recreation in the Adirondack Park increased drastically. With more human traffic and tourism, came an increase in demand of conveniences. The State Conservation Department (now the DEC) built boat docks, tent platforms, lean-tos, fire towers, and telephone and electric lines in response to this. With the opening of the Northway (I-87) in the mid 1960s, private landowners began to be pressured into development as well. In 1968, Governor…

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    On Saturday, March 25th, 1911, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, which occupied the top three floors of the ten story Asch building in New York City, caught on fire, killing 146 people within fifteen minutes and seriously injuring 70 more. Those affected were mostly young Jewish and Italian immigrant women between the ages of sixteen and twenty three. At the time, the space was occupied by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a clothing sweatshop run by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris. The Triangle…

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    within the New York City Police Department even since it was formed back in the mid-1800s. When the department was formed the patrolmen were appointed to the position by local politicians so they were easily influenced or bribed by the politicians who were involved in criminal activities within their ward. Over the years there have been commissions formed to investigate the corruption within the NYPD even with future President of the United State Theodore Roosevelt when he was police…

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    Police Vs Bikers

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    Illegal-Bikers Vs. Police Over 10 incidents a week occur between the New York Police Department and bikers. Not bikers as in bicycles. They are Motorcycle riders or also known as illegal riders for the NYPD. This is not only a New York issue. But riders from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and several parts of jersey also have sky high tensions with their local police departments. These illegal riders take the streets in large volume. Some crews go riding with 100 plus bikes. Imagine driving your car…

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    excommunicated from the department, so to speak, and lose everything that they’ve worked so hard to achieve. They are labeled as snitches and are no longer welcome within a department; upper management can even punish officers leading to officers not wanting to break The Blue Wall Of Silence and not “whistle blow” on their fellow officers. In this paper I will argue that because of The Blue Wall Of Silence and the character of the police department makes whistleblowing…

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    Firefighter Requirements

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    Unlike being a volunteer firefighter in a local town, being a New York firefighter is a lot harder and has a lot more strict requirements. “One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. Here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice”(Readhead). There are many different requirements, those of which include physical, academic, and everyday requirements, as well as proof of…

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    Hello, I’m Rose Nolan. You don’t know me but if you’re reading this; Congratulations! You got hired to work on the ninth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. I too used to work on the ninth floor of the factory, well before the fire. “What fire?” you ask. Oh, I forgot to mention I'm from the future. Let’s just forget I said that thing about the fire. Anyway, let's get to the point. You want to know how to survive the factory. First of all, you may be as young as twelve. You should not be…

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    “If Your Parents Are Still Paying Your Bills, You 're not alone” May 21, 2015 The piece that I’ve deicide to write about is on how students like me are still having to ask their parents for money to make ends meet. The reason why I chose this article is because I think it hits home for a lot of us. As a college student, life can be never ending rollercoaster. A lot of us are either going to school full time while working part time or if you’re like me you’re going to school part time and…

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    David Leestma is a 21 years old junior at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He graduated last 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in HVAC with no debt. David took a year off between High school and College because he was not sure what he wants to do for a career. Instead, he works at the café of Sam’s Club for $9 an hour. David got interested when he spent time with a mechanical engineer, who designed HVAC systems, so he decided to take it as his career. He has four younger siblings and…

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    David Leestma is a 21-year-old junior at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He graduated last 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in HVAC with no debt. David took a year off between High school and College because he was not sure what he wants to do for a career. Instead, he works at the café of Sam’s Club for $9 an hour. David got interested when he spent time with a mechanical engineer, who designed HVAC systems, so he decided to take it as his career. He has four younger siblings and…

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