The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Wednesday was celebrating the success of the city’s Shop Healthy program, one year after it was expanded to three new South Bronx neighborhoods.
Police on Thursday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect in a string of robberies targeting grocery stores, bodegas, newsstands and other businesses around Manhattan.
Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.
In spite of a New York State Health Department order telling stores to stop selling synthetic marijuana, it is still available. The product has been found in stores all around New York, from bodegas in the Bronx to gas stations on Long Island.
In the wake of recent violence at bodegas throughout New York City, an advocacy group is now taking matters into its own hands in an effort at protection.