Despite laws banning e-cigarette sales to patrons under 21 years of age, minors report few problems obtaining their favorite vaporizer products and stores that sell to minors rarely get shut down or face serious consequences, a three month investigation shows.
Christopher Persley woke up around 7 a.m. He got breakfast and lunch for his five-year-old daughter, Camilla, before she left for school. For the rest of the afternoon, Persley did dishes, finished laundry, cleaned the house, and squeezed in some reading and writing. Once his daughter got back from school they played, ate a home cooked meal, and started getting ready for bed.
Fernando Valerian, native of Colombia, recently entered the community center in downtown Manchester, NH, and was warmly embraced by his friends, members of Manchester’s Hispanic immigrant community, all from different parts of the world. They led him to a foldout table packed with flyers and informational packets. Their headlines read ‘Vote Now NH Hispanics!’ and ‘Su Voto Es Importante!’
It all started with a text.
Michael Parker waited in a long line recently at the front of the Manna House soup kitchen, where a crowd of hungry men all hoped to get in a warm breakfast before their day began. The line was unruly, as the men, many with scraggly beards and disheveled clothing, tried to push their way to the front, just to get some oatmeal or maybe a hard boiled egg.
Even before the first New York Marathon runner hit the track this morning, NYPD officers could be seen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn lining the streets with caution tape and blocking off roads with their squad cars. As the crowds started to emerge around 9:30 a.m., additional officers were walking up and down the streets, trying to clear walkways and control the abundant excitement.
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered around the 9/11 Memorial today, hoping to get a glimpse of Pope Francis entering the site for an interfaith service with the families of the victims of the September 11 attack. But among the swarm of Pope Francis fans, were several groups of protesters and religious enthusiasts, attempting to persuade the onlookers to “go home and repent.”