Archive for June, 2012
By Ashley JenningsJun 28, 2012 3:11pm
Unemployed Subway Hero Is Rewarded With Job
Courtesy Joe Marino
An unemployed New York man who rescued a baby from getting hit by a subway car was reunited with the little boy today, hours after being offered a new job.
“That’s the little man that got me a job today,” Delroy Simmonds told the press at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.
Simmonds, who’d been jobless for over a year, was on his way to a job interview Monday morning when 9-month-old David Zamara and his carriage were blown onto the tracks at the Van Siclen Ave. station Brooklyn, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The tracks at Van Siclen are elevated several stories above street level.
Simmonds, 30, jumped onto the tracks, grabbed the bleeding little boy and pulled him in his stroller to safety.
The heroic actions made him miss the interview.
Two days after rescuing baby Zamara, Simmonds was offered a job as a maintenance man with ABM Janitorial Services at Kennedy International Airport.
Project Manager for ABM, Guy Rodriguez, says he’s happy to have Simmonds on his team.
“It says a lot about his character that he would jump on the tracks to save a little boy,” Rodriguez told Daily News. “We are happy to hire Delroy. We are honored.”
(WASHINGTON)–– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after the United States Supreme Court announced it has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:“The United States Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by extending the power of the United States Congress to tax Americans‘ behavior. This is a sad day for Americans, as they will be taxed to pay for benefits they may not need or want as part of the insurance they are forced to buy. With this decision, Congress has been granted infinite taxation power, and there are no longer any limits on what the federal government can tax its citizens to do.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will hit the middle class especially hard, as hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as businesses try to avoid the penalties and costs created by the healthcare law. The healthcare law will cost trillions of dollars, raise costs for employers and create huge incentives for them to drop health insurance.Benjamin Franklin did indeed state, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’However, Dr. Franklin never envisioned the federal government would use its power of taxation to punish people for not purchasing health care. Today, individual sovereignty in America has been defeated.”