At a brief but emotional press conference this afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the controversial ban on large surgary beverages that a lower court had overturned earlier in the day.
“People are dying every day, this is not a joke,” Mr. Bloomberg said of deaths from obesity . “This is about real lives, 5,000 every single year in America. 7o plus thousand across America. As a matter of fact, it is (obesity) a world-wide problem. It is just as bad overseas as here.”
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is planning a big roll-out today of plan to bridge some of the differences between the teacher’s union and the NAACP and charter school advocates over charters sharing space with traditional public schools.
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If you have trouble catching a cab in midtown Manhattan today, it may be because a goodly number of them are up in Albany for a Capitol rally against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to allow livery drivers outer-borough pick-ups.
Although the plan has the support of the drivers’ primary Read More