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RINGBOOST

US Nonprofit Orgs Can Now Get Free Vanity Phone Number from RingBoost

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Leading vanity number provider RingBoost is expanding its donation program to provide custom phone numbers to nonprofits and charitable organizations. Following a successful run that has seen the company find memorable numbers for a variety of worthy causes, such as Gracepointe Church in Florida and Habitat for Humanity in Pittsburgh, RingBoost wanted to bring the benefits to a wider audience.
Chef Sean Brock

Chef Sean Brock Honored by Myasthenia Gravis Foundation for Ambassador Efforts

NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), the nonprofit dedicated to raising research funds for and awareness of the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG), announces that Chef Sean Brock has graciously volunteered to be an Awareness Ambassador for the organization.
Travel Insurance .com

Hurricane Season 2017 Travel Insurance Advisory: Travelers Encouraged To Protect Themselves In Above Average Year For Storms

NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Today marks the official kickoff of hurricane season, just when the travel season is picking up across the country, and TravelInsurance.com is taking the time to remind travelers the importance of protecting their investments. Protection may be even more critical this year, as the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a higher-than-average number of named storms, with anywhere from 11 to 17 expected to hit.
CHASING SPACE

NEW BOOK: ‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances’ by Leland Melvin

NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey - until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: "CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES" (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).
NYC CLASH

Smokers’ Rights Group, NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, Objects to NYC Council Anti-Smoker Measures

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Smokers' right group NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) was courteously extended a personal invitation by the office of the NYC Council to attend and provide testimony at the Health Committee hearing being held Thursday on a package of ten anti-smoker proposals. The invitation was initially accepted but now we decline.

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IT'S THE WEATHER

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