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City agrees to reduce restaurant fines
City agrees to reduce restaurant fines
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/20/2013 at 12:04PM

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a deal to reduce restaurant fines that may make the grade with owners. The City Council and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) said the joint agreement will reduce fines generated by violations of the city’s inspection system by $10 million per year. “Restaurant letter grading was [...]

21 restaurants, food companies meet sodium reduction targets
21 restaurants, food companies meet sodium reduction targets
News Queens Courier Staff 2/13/2013 at 1:27PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Some of the city’s restaurants are saying so long to high sodium. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced the results of a national initiative to reduce the amount of sodium in pre-packaged and restaurant foods. Twenty-one food companies and restaurants – including Subway, Goya, Heinz, Au Bon Pan, Kraft and Starbucks – met [...]

NYC life expectancy reaches record high
Health Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2012 at 12:56PM

Life expectancy in New York City has hit an all-time high of 80.9 years, surpassing the national average by 2.2 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today. Between 2001 and 2010, the life span of a child born in NYC  increased by three years. During the same period, the nation’s life expectancy only went up by [...]

Watch Mayor Bloomberg dance to Lady Gaga in State of the City intro video
Watch Mayor Bloomberg dance to Lady Gaga in State of the City intro video
News Billy Rennison 1/13/2012 at 9:47AM

Before Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his way to the podium for his 11th State of the City speech, he was introduced by a short, entertaining video chronicling his “journey” to get to this year’s speech.  Along the way he poked fun at himself — he danced to Lady Gaga who helped him ring in the [...]