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CAS Senior is Running for New York City Council

CAS Senior is Running for New York City Council

Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor
March 20
Filed under City News, NEWS, University News

CAS senior Chetan Hebbur is running for City Council in New York City's Second District.

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Affordable Housing Battles in the Backyard

Affordable Housing Battles in the Backyard

Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer
April 26
Filed under OPINION

Failing to create a pathway for legal ADUs will force the number of illegal, and often unsafe units to rise.

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Study shows proposed bill could make childrens’ fast food options healthier

Study shows proposed bill could make childrens’ fast food options healthier

Justine Morris, Deputy News Editor
September 8
Filed under City News, NEWS, University News

NYU Langone published a study proving the effectiveness of making kid's meals healthier.

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E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

April 15
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

A new study by the Democratic members of Congress has demonstrated what many in the public health community feared about e-cigarettes: companies are now actively marketing to children and teenagers. E-cigarette companies are heavily promoting the new devices to teen non-smokers by introducing fruit fla...

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

April 4
Filed under NEWS

The New York City Council has proposed a bill that would mandate a 10-cent fee on all disposable plastic and paper bags used at grocery stores, aiming to make the city more environmentally conscious by promoting the use of reusable bags. If passed, New York City will follow the example of Washington, D.C....

Bill protects interns from workplace harassment

Bill protects interns from workplace harassment

April 3
Filed under NEWS

New York City Council voted unanimously to amend the New York City Human Rights Law to extend protection from sexual harassment to unpaid interns. The legislation, voted into law on March 26, is in response to a widely publicized case in 2013 when a Syracuse student and former Phoenix Satellite Tel...

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist
November 11
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Nearly 18 months after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous proposal to ban large sodas, New York City residents have been confronted with another controversial push for public health. Among other anti-cigarette provisions, the City Council voted to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21, ...

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

November 4
Filed under NEWS

The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Ma...

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

May 1
Filed under NEWS

  New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley recently proposed increasing the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. If passed, the new regulation would not allow those under 21 to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products. However, it would not prohibit them from being...

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