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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New York’s ‘ABC’ Restaurant Grading System Making The Grade A Year Later?

Many New Yorkers said the grades have helped them make choices on which restaurants to frequent, but some would rather make their own choices.


A street vendor sells food  in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: New York City Mobile Food Carts Hit With 2,571 Violations This Year

Mobile food carts are just like restaurants in many ways. Both serve food and both are inspected by the Health Department. However, unlike restaurants, vendors don’t get a report card to display on their carts.


Manager Sam Chung talking to a reporter at Fu Sushi in the East Village (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Manager Of Fu Sushi In East Village Denies Being Open For Business Despite Health Dept. Violations

A neighbor complained Fu Sushi on Avenue B was serving food over the weekend even after it failed three straight health inspections. However, manager Sam Chung says that is not the case.


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NY Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Birth Certificates For Stillborn Children

The Certificate of Still Birth Bill was first introduced in New York in 2003, but failed to pass because opponents feared it would impinge on abortion rights. The language of the bill has since been rewritten to address those concerns.


Manhattan restaurant rated with a Health Department 'A' grade is seen March 7, 2011. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some NYC Restaurants Face Fines For Not Posting Health Department Letter Grade

Health officials announced Tuesday that they’ll pay surprise visits so food establishments can’t suddenly pull out the signs.


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Health Dept. May Inspect NY Hospitals Over X-Rays For Premature Babies

The state health department was considering spot checks of other hospitals after inspectors found a Brooklyn medical center continued to X-ray premature babies long after it said the practice had been discontinued.


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Mayor Defends New Health Dept. Policy On French Fries, Bagels & Stinky Perfumes

Bloomberg said there was “nothing wrong” with the new rules, adding that members of the media would be “going crazy” if they weren’t in place.


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New Jersey Announces Locations For Medical Marijuana

A half-dozen alternative treatment centers across New Jersey could be legally selling marijuana to patients with certain medical conditions by late summer.



Health Department Rolls Out New HIV Prevention Ads

New York City’s Health Department is no stranger to controversial health campaigns, will this be one of them?


Officials: N.J. Teen Dies Of Bacterial Meningitis

Officials were trying to identify those who were in close contact with the 17-year-old Matawan Regional High School senior.


Spike In Meningitis Cases Has NYC Health Officials Concerned

The New York City Health Department released a troubling report on Thursday. Six cases of meningitis have been reported in just the last month.


A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Little Guys Win In NYC Restaurant Grade War

“Well, there’s no reason to spend money on a ‘B’ quality restaurant in this town,” says one man.


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New Rochelle Boy Suffers Flu-Related Death

The 4-year-old boy died late last week of bacterial pneumonia, which can be a complication of flu.


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Lawmaker Takes Aim At City’s Hookah Bars

More and more hookah bars seem to be popping up across the city and one Brooklyn lawmaker is looking to put a stop to it.


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City Council Holds Hearing On Proposed Smoking Ban

Some passionated arguments are expected to be heard at a hearing this afternoon from both supporters and opponents of a proposed new outdoor smoking ban.