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Don’t Run For President, Bloomberg

Don’t Run For President, Bloomberg

WSN Editorial Board
February 9, 2016
Filed under OPINION

In an already crowded pool of candidates, Bloomberg's potential candidacy is more of a distraction than anything else.

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NYC Department of Health releases sexual health app

NYC Department of Health releases sexual health app

April 4, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  The Bloomberg administration recently launched a free app called Teen in NYC Protection+, which provides information on health services for teens. The app — funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — focuses on keeping teens informed about sexual health. ... Read more »

Mayor Bloomberg wants college students to keep their hands out of cookie jars

Mayor Bloomberg wants college students to keep their hands out of cookie jars

April 1, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health campaign targeting the notorious freshman 15 weight gain among college students. The new legislation will restrict operating hours of Insomnia Cookies — a popular source of late-night snacking among NYU students — a... Read more »

Subway pregnancy ads stigmatize teen parents

Subway pregnancy ads stigmatize teen parents

March 26, 2013
Filed under OPINION

“Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?” wonders a little girl on a poster that can be seen on the New York City subway lately. Under the pseudo-sarcastic phrase is a scary statistic: “90 percent of teen parents don’t marry each other.” The poster is part... Read more »

Bloomberg proposes loosening marijuana posession policies

Bloomberg proposes loosening marijuana posession policies

February 22, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Starting in March, Mayor Bloomberg’s new marijuana policy will decrease the level of punishment for those found in possession of small amounts of marijuana. City residents caught with a low-level of marijuana, less than 7/8 of an ounce, will no longer face any amount of overnight jail-time an... Read more »

Number of city children below poverty line on the rise

Number of city children below poverty line on the rise

February 20, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  NYU organizations are teaming up with private and public institutions to pinpoint the growing problem of poverty among New York City children. According to a recent biannual report by the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, one in three New York City children live below the feder... Read more »

Styrofoam ban proposal could affect local businesses

Styrofoam ban proposal could affect local businesses

February 19, 2013
Filed under NEWS

A recent push for a ban on Styrofoam containers could have significant environmental and economic implications for New York City. This citywide sanction would be an effort to reduce the city’s recycling and waste removal costs. The government hopes that the ban will reduce the size and ex... Read more »

New budget proposal disadvantages vendors

New budget proposal disadvantages vendors

February 8, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest budget proposal has created controversy in New York’s street-vending community. The proposed city budget allocates $580,000 to hire a team of seven lawyers dedicating to exerting pressure on vendors to pay their neglected tickets and fines. And merc... Read more »

Teacher evaluation stalemate continues despite rising stakes

Teacher evaluation stalemate continues despite rising stakes

February 6, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg failed to reach an agreement with the United Federation of Teachers regarding teacher evaluations by the Jan. 17 deadline, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has threatened to step in and take over. By missing this deadline, New York City schools lost $250 million in state education... Read more »

Stackable apartments indicate future for city living

Stackable apartments indicate future for city living

January 30, 2013
Filed under NEWS

The hunt for an affordable, off-campus apartment may be a bit easier by fall 2015. As part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan, a pilot project created to solve some of the city’s housing shortages, a new building featuring 55 micro-apartments will be constructed in the Kips... Read more »

Mayor Bloomberg gives $500,000 in support of same-sex marriage campaigns

Mayor Bloomberg gives $500,000 in support of same-sex marriage campaigns

October 24, 2012
Filed under NEWS

Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 earlier this month to support campaigns for same-sex marriage in Maryland, citing his education at Johns Hopkins as a reason for his closeness to issues in the state. “I was proud to support the successful push for marriage equality in New York state, and... Read more »

Businesses, organizations file lawsuit against soda ban

Businesses, organizations file lawsuit against soda ban

October 22, 2012
Filed under NEWS

A group of organizations and businesses sued the city in an attempt to overturn the Bloomberg administration’s ban on supersized sodas earlier this month. The assembly includes the Teamsters Local 812, Korean-American Grocers Association of New York, National Association of Theater Owners of New... Read more »

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