Jessica Fregni

Jessica Fregni

Copywriter and Editor in Brooklyn

I'm a Brooklyn-based professional copywriter and content editor. When I'm not writing, you can find me cooking and perfecting the art of good homebrew.

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Clergy sex abuse lawsuit photo article
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NY’s Strict Statute of Limitation on Child Sex Abuse Could Change in 2017

As liberal as New York State is considered in terms of civil rights, there is one area of the law where critics believe the Empire State is far behind. New York has one of the strictest Statute of Limitation laws for child sex abuse cases, resulting in proposals and programs that seek to circumvent the law and get survivors justice in 2017.

Cell tower accident attorneys photo article
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Cell Tower Accident Attorneys

Cell tower workers have one of the toughest jobs out there. Climbing cell towers requires physical strength, dexterity, and the ability to keep your cool when scaling heights of up to 2,000 feet above ground. States like Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in particular have benefited from the new job opportunities that the cellular industry has created.

As we become more reliant on our phones, tablets, and other digital devices, the demand for faster cellular service and better networks only grows. More cell tower installations and upgrades means more jobs in the industry, but this demand can also lead to corner-cutting and dangerous conditions for workers.

New domestic flight rules 2018 photo article
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Your ID Might Be Invalid for Domestic Travel in 2018

Traveling by air can be a huge hassle, as seats on planes get smaller, lines get longer, and checked baggages fees soar year over year. And it’s about to get even worse for the unlucky residents of nine states. New rules are set to go into effect in 2018 that will make certain driver’s licenses an invalid form of ID for domestic flights, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Amusement park accidents 2016 photo article
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Busch Gardens Closes Ride After Deadly Australian Theme Park Accident: How Safe Are Amusement Parks?

Busch Gardens Closes Ride After Deadly Australian Theme Park Accident: How Safe Are Amusement Parks?

Takata airbag photo article
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Despite Fears Following New Takata Airbag Lawsuit, You Shouldn’t Deactivate Your Airbags

Her airbag went off “like a grenade.” It left her injured and confused why a safety device put her in more harm, but she’s doing something about it. An Orange County, Florida, woman is the latest to file a lawsuit against airbag manufacturer Takata in a series of high-profile injuries and deaths all over the country. Cecelia Dowdye, represented by our very own Andrew Parker Felix, is suing Takata and Mazda after she was injured by shrapnel when her airbag ruptured.

Kristen bell pinksouring gender wage gap photo article
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Kristen Bell’s “Pinksourcing” Video Says Women Don’t Ask for Raises: Studies Show Otherwise

Kristen Bell spears the issue of the gender wage gap in her hilarious short “Pinksourcing” for The Huffington Post’s latest series, “Celebs Have Issues,” where celebrities use their comedic chops to tackle important societal issues. And while her satirical take on women’s unfair treatment in the workplace has rightfully gone viral, it echoes a common and potentially harmful myth: that women don’t receive raises simply because they are too afraid to ask for them.

Sinkhole article
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A Timeline of Events Surrounding the Mosaic Sinkhole Accident

The company behind a sinkhole leak that in August drained 215 million gallons of potentially contaminated water into the important Floridan Aquifer — and who didn’t tell the public about it until mid-September — issued an apology Tuesday for its late notification. While The Mosaic Company has claimed responsibility for the incident, many in the community feel frustrated and in the dark about the exact events that transpired and what the leak means for their water.

Brooklyn cyclist hit and run photo article
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How Can Brooklyn Become Safer for Cyclists?

The sister of a cyclist killed in a car accident launched a petition this week to install a bike lane on Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill, saying the death could have been avoided if the city had installed a bike lane on that busy street.

Takata airbag lawsuit photo article
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No One Suspects the Airbag: What Really Caused Your Cuts!

Car crashes happen in an instant. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to process the sequence of events that occur during a car crash. In the aftermath, victims who are injured might not know how they got their cuts and bruises, and may assume it was simply a result of the collision.

Child safety recall list photo article
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The Biggest Child Safety Recalls of 2016 — So Far

his week, McDonald’s issued a mass recall of its Step It! fitness trackers and pulled the products from all U.S. and Canada stores. The recall affects 29 million Step It! products, which were given away in children’s meals. McDonald’s announced the recall after more than 70 reports of skin irritations and blisters as a result of children wearing the device. This recall is just one of many in 2016 than directly impact the safety and wellbeing of children.

Chipotle wage theft case photo article
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The 4 Most Worrying Facts About the Chipotle Wage Theft Case

Chipotle is under fire yet again, and this time it’s not about food-borne illnesses. Nearly 10,000 workers have sued the fast food chain for alleged wage theft, and even more workers may join the lawsuit. The case brings to light some very worrying facts about the state of potential wage violations at Chipotle stores.

Pedestrian safety in nyc photo article
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What NYC’s Plan for Improving Pedestrian Safety Means for You

After a rash of deadly left-turn crashes, the New York City Department of Transportation is listening in full-force to New Yorkers’ pleas for better pedestrian safety measures. The agency has launched a pilot program that impacts 100 of the city’s most pedestrian-hostile intersections. If successful, the pilot program has the potential to drastically change how all New Yorkers navigate their city in the future.

Pokemongo article
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Pokémon Go Safety Tips: What NOT to Do When Playing Pokémon Go

Pokémon is taking the nation by storm yet again — this time in the form of an augmented reality mobile game. Unlike previous Pokémon games, Pokémon Go is designed to get players outdoors and exploring their neighborhood on foot to find pokémon and catch ‘em all.

Zika scam photo article
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Zika Scam Watch: How to Know Which Products Really Keep You Safe

During a public health crisis, some fraudulent retailers find a way to make a fortune by taking advantage of people’s fears. This week, the Federal Trade Commission released a statement warning consumers about questionable Zika virus protection products.

Elder abuse financial scams photo article
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Elder Abuse in New York: The Most Common Kinds of Financial Scams

Recently, a former home health aide was sentenced to prison after stealing several hundred thousand dollars from an elderly couple on the Upper East Side. The former aide Stephany Hernandez forged checks and made large withdrawals from the elderly woman’s account. The abuse was discovered and reported by the elderly woman’s son.