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May 4, 2014

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In conjunction with the city Department of Public Works and CP Rail, volunteers focused their efforts on removing trash and other debris from the rail corridor running between Miller/Delord streets and the Cumberland Avenue overpass.

This area is littered with trash, tires and even old furniture. A clean up of this area will leave a better first impression for travelers entering the city by rail. CP Rail staff were on site to ensure the safety of the volunteers. 

The Advocacy and Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The staff and individuals served by the agency have a strong tradition of volunteering and making a difference in the communities in which they live and work.

“Giving back to the community is not just a one-day event but rather an ongoing commitment, for on any day of the year the people supported by the Advocacy and Resource Center donate their time to better the lives of others,” saidTheresa Garrow, executive director.

The Eta Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity was chartered March 29, 2014. Currently consisting of 30 men of C.L.A.S.S. (character, leadership, achievement, scholarship and service), Pi Kappa Phi’s vision is to redefine fraternity as a lifelong brotherhood of leaders. Pi Kappa Phi is the only national fraternity to own and operate its philanthropic organization, Push America. Eta Kappa Chapter has worked to create partnerships with local organizations that benefit people with disabilities.

Utility-bill tips

ALBANY — Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering tips to those who have been affected by increased electrical bills.

According to media reports and data collected from customers, electric rates for National Grid have gone up, on average, 60-75 percent this winter and spring, compared to the same time frame last year. The Attorney General’s Office continues to receive numerous consumer complaints about high electric bills.

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