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  • 18 May 2018 10:51 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Cleaning chemical sickens 2, causes HAZMAT scare in Emmett

    EMMETT -- Two Emmett residents have been released from the hospital after exposure to a then-unknown substance made them sick Thursday night.

    Authorities say the incident started at about 5:30 p.m. at ahome in the 800 block of South Boise Avenue in Emmett.

    Billie Hough, who lives in the house, said she found a plastic bag containing an substance under her bathroom sink.

    More at source: KTVB

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  • 14 May 2018 9:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Building Service Manager Charged $7,000+ For Toilet Paper On Amazon - A woman who ordered three cases of toilet paper from Amazon is dealing with a financial nightmare after she was charged thousands of dollars for it  -- and Amazon hasn't been able to refund her money. Now, she’s sharing a warning.

    Barbara Carroll is a building manager who takes care of janitorial needs. She told WSB-TV that in March, she placed an order on for three boxes of toilet paper, which were delivered to her home. Days later, when she checked her bank statement, she noticed over $7000 charged on her account. 

    More at source: WPXI

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  • 10 May 2018 7:29 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Police investigating company that contracts janitorial services to schools

    Officials say they want to make sure the company is providing all services the contract calls for, from well-stocked and clean facilities to proper employees assigned cleaning duties.

    Robbinsville High School, file photo

    Officials with All Clean, which is located on Spruce Street, in Lawrence with a Trenton mailing address, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    School officials say the contract is for nearly $1 million annually, and split nearly even among the three schools, Sharon Elementary School, Pond Road Middle School, and Robbinsville High School.

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  • 08 May 2018 8:34 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A 60-year-old New Bedford man has been arrested on multiple charges, including 12 counts of labor trafficking, for allegedly forcing two women to work for a cleaning company.

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Monday said Fernando Roland “recruited a woman from abroad” in April 2016 and told her to do cleaning work for Martins Maintenance, a janitorial and maintenance company in East Providence.

    More at source: Turn 10 NBC

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  • 04 May 2018 8:33 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Over 75 students attended Wednesday night’s “When The Campus is Asleep: Voices of Female Custodians Who Work the Night Shift at Stanford” event, which featured a conversation with four female custodians from United Service Workers West, a subdivision of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU-USWW).

    The custodians gave up their only break during their eight hour-long night shift, which starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 2:30 a.m. each night, to voice their demands for better work conditions at the event.

    The meeting, co-hosted by the Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN), took place in the Women’s Community Center. Rebecca Armendariz, political representative for SEIU-SSW, served as translator between the Spanish-speaking custodians and the audience.

    More at source: Stanford Daily

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  • 02 May 2018 7:39 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Harsh flu season winding down, but it left its mark: Highest child death count in at least 5 years

    A brutal flu season is finally on its last legs, but it has taken a heavy toll, including the highest death count among children in at least five years, health officials say. 

    INFLUENZA Virus Isolated

    Low levels of “flu-like illness” are still popping up in a few spots, according to the latest report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But the coast-to-coast epidemic of midwinter is history.

    “We never officially declare flu season over … there’s always flu circulating, even in the summer,” said Lynnette Brammer, head of domestic influenza surveillance at CDC. But, she said, the flu has done most of its nasty work — for now.

    More at source CDC

  • 30 Apr 2018 7:00 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Spring cleaning: 10 tricks for saving money all year

    1. Drain the hot water heater

    “Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,” says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. “Partially draining it removes the sediment and keeps the heater running more efficiently—and keeps it running longer.” 

    2. Check ductwork connections

    Ducts in either the attic or crawl space can sag over time, and then the connections become loose. “If this happens, you end up spending more on utility costs because the air you’re paying to heat or cool is escaping from the loose ductwork into the attic or crawl space, not into your living space,” Bodrozic says. 

    More At Source: Fox News

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