soda ban

Court upholds ruling striking down NYC’s large sugary drink ban
Court upholds ruling striking down NYC’s large sugary drink ban
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/30/2013 at 12:36PM

New Yorkers are still free to drink any size soda they want. On Tuesday an appeals court unanimously upheld a ruling striking down the city’s ban on large, sugary drinks. In March, a judge ruled the city’s sugary drink ban invalid less than 24 hours before it was set to take effect. The law would have [...]

Health organizations throw legal support behind soda ban appeal
Health organizations throw legal support behind soda ban appeal
News Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 12:38PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The tension between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the courts over the proposed soda ban are continuing to fizz. The Mayor’s Office announced that the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and National Association of Local Boards of Health have filed an amicus brief in support of the ban, citing links between the consumption [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/14/2013 at 8:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 41. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 16. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Totem by Cirque du Soleil Totem by Cirque du Soleil [...]

Bloomberg confident soda ban ruling will be overturned
Bloomberg confident soda ban ruling will be overturned
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/12/2013 at 1:36PM

In a Jackson Heights McDonald’s, the large sodas still flow. And customers were just happy they still had the choice of ordering sugary drinks bigger than 16 ounces. “I think people are smart enough to decide what’s good for them and what’s just too big,” said 19-year-old Chris Rojas. Only hours before it was to [...]

Judge puts stop to sugary drink ban
Judge puts stop to sugary drink ban
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/11/2013 at 4:06PM

Less than 24 hours before it was set to take effect, a judge has ruled the city’s sugary drink ban invalid, according to reports. On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling put a stop to the law that, starting tomorrow, would have prohibited businesses around the city from serving sugary drinks with more than 25 [...]

Most New Yorkers back Bloomberg Styrofoam ban, says poll
Most New Yorkers back Bloomberg Styrofoam ban, says poll
News Queens Courier Staff 3/01/2013 at 12:43PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A majority of New Yorkers back Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on Styrofoam soda cups, a new poll found. Conducted by Quinnipiac University, the new poll found that 69 percent of New Yorkers support the ban, with only 26 percent, most being Republican, against it. “Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on plastic [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/26/2013 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast. High of 43. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 39. Windy. Winds from the East at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible. EVENT OF THE DAY: African-American [...]

Op-Ed: Beverage ban is ‘Big Brother’ at its worst
Op-Ed: Beverage ban is ‘Big Brother’ at its worst
News Queens Courier Staff 2/22/2013 at 1:32PM

BY STEPHEN B. KAUFMAN Back in September, the NYC Board of Health rubber-stamped Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces. Now some organizations are fighting the ban in court. As president of the Throggs Neck Merchants Association, I’m glad they are. Under the ban, restaurants, and some delis, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/21/2013 at 8:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 9. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 18. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 [...]

Large soda ban approved by Board of Health
Large soda ban approved by Board of Health
News Billy Rennison 9/13/2012 at 11:29AM

Thousand of signed petitions and public outcry could not stop the Board of Health from approving Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to ban large sugary beverages in the city. Under the ban — which applies to restaurants, food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums and arenas — establishments will be unable to sell sugary [...]