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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 is considering reversing a ban on ferret ownership in all five boroughs. Though ownership is legal throughout the rest of the state, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani enacted a citywide ban, which…

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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, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) wants to make sure you won’t be able to buy it here. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, Chairman of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, introduced legislation this week…

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Rampant obesity has forced hospitals – and taxpayers – to pay. Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) purchased a specially-sized radiographic flouroscopy unit, a type of X-ray machine that provides moving images, for more than double the price of the regular sized unit, to accommodate and securely hold overweight patients. The regular sized x-ray machines…

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If the battle to kill a proposed ban on large sugary drinks were likened to World War II, the Southern Brooklyn coastline played the role of Normandy this weekend. The soda industry lobby unleashed an all-out assault on the densely packed beach at Coney Island, with dozens of activists on the sand and a banner-carrying…

Education
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City Councilman Lew Fidler penned a letter to Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott last week demanding the abolition of the public school cell phone ban, which has been in place since 2006. The letter, backed by 47 of the Council’s 51 members, called the rule “out of touch” and “possibly discriminatory,” stating that the rule is…

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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, its either that or the risk of getting caught and fined for performing an illegal action. Park officials around the Bay are cracking down on the decade-old ban on jet…

Opinion
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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 restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of…