Posts Tagged ‘Open Forum’

Carriage Horse Oversight

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Recently, the City Comptroller’s office issued a follow up audit on the licensing and oversight of the carriage horse industry, which critics have long complained is inhumane and unsafe. Auditors found that the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene could do a better job overseeing inspections and licensing requirements. [&hellip
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Are You Prepared?

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At the end of summer and in early fall, New York City often weathers storms that can cause flooding and power outages. Winter will bring its own set of problems, including apartments that lack heat, and heavy snows and ice storms that can also cause power outages. Then there are the year-round unexpected problems, like [&hellip
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Building a Healthier New York

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A few years ago, a Manhattan borough president community initiative called “Go Green” was launched in East Harlem with the help of local Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito. The goal was to engage New York’s dynamic communities in the effort to bring farmers’ markets, greenspace and cleaner air back to our city neighborhoods, and to [&hellip
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A Win for Parents

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New York City’s 1.1 million public school children are the real winners in the State Legislature’s decision to return control of city schools to the mayor. By voting to renew mayoral control, the Legislature acknowledged that having a single point of decision-making works. In so doing, they took a giant step toward ensuring that the [&hellip
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Bailout Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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On May 6, the State Legislature agreed upon a plan to provide consistent, stable funding to the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority. I strongly believe that a safe, efficient and dependable mass transit system is critical to the region’s economic health and a major factor in our ability to weather this economic crisis and attract and [&hellip
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ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 5…

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The holidays are upon us and that means we’re all prepped to spend some quality time with the family. As with all things holiday-ish, it can be a little complicated: who has to sleep on the couch in the family room (me); who gets to wrap all the last-minute presents (me); and who gets to [&hellip
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EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE?

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Each fall, many New Yorkers head to family physicians for an annual physical. Doctors record some standard measures—body temperature and blood pressure, for example—and perhaps draw some blood to send to the lab. Doctors will also ask about changes in health over the last year. Only after considering all of this information will they make [&hellip
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