In her state-of-the-city address last month, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is expected to run for mayor, announced that the City Council would work with the Freelancers Union to launch a flagship health center that would provide low-cost care to the city's self-employed residents. This ... More >>
Skim milk with flavonoid-rich cocoa may be almost just as good as red wine for reducing inflammation and potentially slowing or preventing the development of atherosclerosis, according to a new study. [NY Times] A new study suggests that exposure to high levels of BPA, the chemical found in ... More >>
The Manhattan D.A.'s race looks tight and the contenders are burning rubber to the September 15 primary. Richard Aborn's campaign is bragging on an endorsement from The Nation. Yes, that Nation, the venerable liberal magazine. Katrina Vander Heuvel says this race presents "a unique opportun ... More >>
Cy Vance got a big boost in the Manhattan D.A.'s race from the New York Times, which has endorsed him as "an accomplished criminal and civil trial lawyer who offers balanced judgment and a commitment to criminal justice reform." They like his "Conviction Integrity Panel" idea, a sort of internal af ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg wears the union label at Saturday's Labor Day parade. What a difference incumbency makes. Four years ago, then-candidate Michael Bloomberg showed up at the city's post-Labor Day parade and was greeted like a mosquito at a barbecue, a nuisance to be slapped away. But there he was S ... More >>
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