Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Nov 16, 2018 We're looking at 32 days of endless shopping from Black Friday through Christmas Eve — the longest holiday spending spree possible given that Thanksgiving falls so early in November. Really, you might even have 33 days, if you plan to shop on Thanksgiving, too. The bad news: The fraudsters have more time to rip us off, as well. Oddly enough, much of the online fraud heats up right after Thanksgiving dinner, experts say, as con artists join consumers in trying to get a jump on those Black Friday deals. "Fraudsters are in business to make money," said Glen Goldstein, senior vice president of technology, retail and e-commerce markets at TransUnion. So crooks will be tapping into every trick and tool that holiday shoppers use to save a little time and energy — ordering online and picking up in the store, using credit or debit cards (yours or someone else's) … [Read more...] about Black Friday shoppers: In-store pick up scam may be hot
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By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
The "hot zone" around the massive steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District of Manhattan last week is shrinking as officials deem certain buildings and streets safe to reoccupy after assessing for asbestos. New York City's Emergency Management Department says 18th, 19th and 22nd streets are now open after a 20-inch high-pressure, asbestos-lined pipe exploded on Fifth Avenue near 21st Street last Thursday, leaving a bus-sized crater in the street. Fifth Avenue between 20th and 21st streets remains closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic, with the exception of MTA buses (although buses are bypassing all stops between 18th and 23rd streets). Nine buildings have also been cleared for residents to return after 49 buildings were initially evacuated after the explosion: buildings no. 119, 146 and 162 on Fifth Avenue; 9 West 20th St.; buildings no. 19 and 22 on West 21st St.; 7 East 20th St.; and 11 West 19th St. (which includes 17 West 19th, 10 West 20th, and 16 West … [Read more...] about ‘Hot Zone’ Around Flatiron Steam Pipe Explosion Shrinks; 9 of 49 Buildings Cleared: Officials
Forty-four of the nearly 50 buildings evacuated after an asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District Thursday remain off limits as officials thoroughly assess the potential presence of asbestos. Twenty-eight of those buildings are in what officials called the "hot zone," and 500 people have been displaced from nearly 250 units in those buildings, Mayor de Blasio said. He said each one of those buildings must be thoroughly assessed for the potential presence of asbestos, and residents won't be allowed to return to their homes -- with the exception of emergency needs -- until those assessments have been completed, which could take days. Steam Pipe Explosion Leaves Bus-Sized Crater on NYC Street The other 21 buildings that were evacuated will be assessed, but de Blasio said the presence of asbestos is less likely there. There is "real concern" carcinogenic debris was thrown stories high by the rupture and … [Read more...] about Asbestos Check at 28 ‘Hot Zone’ Buildings Near Steam Pipe Blast Could Take Days
New technology involving “heat maps” that illustrate high concentrations of HIV infection are helping the Northwell Health system better target outreach in African-American communities, officials with the health network said Thursday. Northwell’s Center for AIDS Research and Treatment in Manhasset has targeted several so-called hot zones of HIV infection — all communities with significant African-American populations — as areas for outreach. The center’s director named Hempstead, Westbury and Huntington Station as hot zones for HIV, along with the borough of Queens. These areas are being targeted by the center for prevention, treatment and education, said Dr. Joseph McGowan, who introduced his heat maps during a morning news briefing. African-Americans are 17 times more likely to die of HIV than their white counterparts, and comprise more than 50 percent of HIV cases nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blacks … [Read more...] about Northwell outreach effort targets ‘hot zones’ of HIV infection