Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/09/2012 at 7:39AM

DOH to begin spraying for West Nile Virus Monday Starting Monday, the city Health Department will be spraying parts of the five boroughs to fight the West Nile virus. Helicopters will spray larvicide on marshes and other non-residential areas of Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx. Read more: [NY1] Hallets Point project could break ground as [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Billy Rennison 6/11/2012 at 10:58AM

With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help fight the spread of the virus, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are [...]

Pol: Inspect, grade food markets too
News Billy Rennison 2/16/2012 at 2:40PM

A local politician wants to make sure supermarkets are making the grade — 24 hours a day. Senator Tony Avella has proposed that the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene be given jurisdiction over food markets in the five boroughs, an authority only the state’s Department of Agriculture & Markets currently has. Currently, the [...]

Restaurant graders get graded
News Billy Rennison 2/01/2012 at 1:29PM

The graders are getting graded. The city council recently surveyed restaurant owners throughout the city, reviewing the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) inspection process of eateries in the five boroughs. “I am troubled by the wave of complaints the council has received from restaurants — even the ones that get “A’s” — about [...]

Food carts may get letter grades
Food carts may get letter grades
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 12:25PM

One Queens politician is aiming to make choosing the right food cart as easy as “A, B, C.” Senator Jose Peralta, who represents Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst and Woodside, recently introduced a bill that would require local health departments across the state to evaluate and assign a letter grade to mobile food carts. [...]

Health Department fines frustrate Queens restaurant owners
Health Department fines frustrate Queens restaurant owners
Business Bob Doda 10/13/2011 at 11:58AM

While the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) officials are cleaning up restaurants throughout the city, restaurant owners are claiming their wallets are being cleaned out at the same time. Starting in July 2010, the DOHMH made it a requirement for restaurant owners to post the letter grade results of their sanitary inspection. [...]