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Sheepshead Resident Ariel Jasper Leads Fight To Legalize Ferret Ownership

by Vanessa Ogle There are dog people. There are cat people. And, now, there are ferret people. For the first time since 1999, New York City...

Cymbrowitz Seeks Ban On Powdered Alcohol

The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: If the federal government decides to approve the sale of “Palcohol” again,...

Overweight Patients Cost Coney Island Hospital – And Taxpayers – More...

Rampant obesity has forced hospitals - and taxpayers - to pay. Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) purchased a specially-sized radiographic flouroscopy unit, a type...

Beverage Lobby Takes To Local Beaches, Theaters To Fight Proposed Soda...

If the battle to kill a proposed ban on large sugary drinks were likened to World War II, the Southern Brooklyn coastline played the...

Fidler Leads Fight To Lift Cell Phone Ban In Schools

City Councilman Lew Fidler penned a letter to Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott last week demanding the abolition of the public school cell phone ban,...

Officials Crack Down On Jet Skiing In Sheepshead Waters

Jet ski riders of Jamaica Bay will have to find another place to enjoy the summer weather, zooming and splashing around on their jets. Well,...

Poll: Should Big Sugary Drinks Be Banned?

From the New York Times: New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at...