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Panel weighs in on soda ban at law school

Panel weighs in on soda ban at law school

November 13, 2013


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A panel called Does Size Matter? focused on whether the New York City Board of Health should have the right to regulate the soda ban, if citizen’s liberty is being infringed, among other issues involving the ban. The discussion at Vanderbilt Hall on Nov. 12 included senior editor of Reason Ma...

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 11, 2013


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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, ...

Bloomberg enters bid for eternal mayor of New York City

Bloomberg enters bid for eternal mayor of New York City

October 31, 2013


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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference yesterday that has shocked the city. “To promote transparency within this city, I need to be completely honest about who I am and who I am becoming,” Bloomberg said at the conference. “I am a vampire.” Bloomberg said he c...

NYC Girls Project encourages positive body image

NYC Girls Project encourages positive body image

October 9, 2013


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Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched his NYC Girl’s Project, abandoning his role as the soda crusader to take on a more relevant cause — instilling body confidence in young women. The project targets 7 to 12-year-old girls — a key demographic that is developing habits they...

New York City has seen improvements during Mayor Bloomberg’s terms

New York City has seen improvements during Mayor Bloomberg’s terms

September 3, 2013


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For the first time in 11 years, the candidate pool for the New York City mayoral election does not include Michael Bloomberg. There will be a wide range of contenders on Sept. 10, including City Council speaker Christine Quinn, former New York comptroller Bill Thompson, New York public advocate...

Soda ban good in theory, other options less invasive

Soda ban good in theory, other options less invasive

March 12, 2013


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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on “high capacity” sugary drinks — those containing 16 ounces or more of sugar — will not go into effect today, as initially planned. In response to a lawsuit brought by various business organizations, New York State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling...

Bloomberg and NYCHA Board must be held accountable to public housing residents

Bloomberg and NYCHA Board must be held accountable to public housing residents

February 28, 2013


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New York City’s system of public housing is already notoriously known as “the projects,” but the most pressing issues of the New York City Housing Authority have yet to be adequately addressed. Established in 1934 by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, NYCHA has provided an essential service as New York...

NAACP adds voice to Bloomberg soda ban

NAACP adds voice to Bloomberg soda ban

February 6, 2013


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In the war against Mayor Bloomberg’s soda-restricting law, the Coca-Cola Company has found some potentially surprising allies. The New York State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Hispanic Federation have filed an amicus brief against a...