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NEW YORK — George LaRocca Jr. and his dad ran a Brooklyn auto shop together. Even when Alzheimer’s robbed the elder LaRocca of his memories and ability to work, his
FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — Weeks after floodwaters from Superstorm Sandy inundated his three-story home in Far Rockaway, Vern Clarke is pulling out the sheetrock and insulation from the walls of
Photograph of paid sick leave rally by William Alatriste.
NEW YORK — In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Democrat Tom Cuite was at the helm of the City Council,
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NEW YORK — Many who oppose requiring businesses to give paid sick days to workers — among them Speaker Christine Quinn, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and industry groups
Photo of man testifying at Board of Health hearing by Nina Goldman.
NEW YORK -- The trendsetting public health initiatives that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has successfully pushed -- smoking bans in
Examination of diseased cattle by the members of the Board of Health, 1868.
NEW YORK â€“ In September 2006, the city’s Board of Health announced it was weighing whether to require
Visitors to state Sen. Gustavo Rivera’s Facebook page have become accustomed to seeing updates about the number of steps the Bronx politician has taken on a particular day.
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Marcelo Villagran administers a glucose test to driver Rafael Fernandez, age 62.
Ramon Mosquea, a 58-year-old heavy set Dominican, looked away nervously and winced as a small needle
Photo by Alec Hamilton
On a cold January day, the wind funnels down Creston Avenue in the Morris Heights neighborhood of South Bronx like a river through a canyon. Buildings seem
Photo by Ben+Sam.
In Brooklyn’s PS 321 in Park Slope, it is second-grade lunch period and the adjoining lunchrooms are a controlled cacophony of happily eating kids. Children carefully balance trays