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

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

The entrance to Per Se restaurant (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelin-Starred Restaurant Per Se Racks Up C Rating From Health Department

The Michelin-starred Thomas Keller establishment got 42 violation points when it was inspected Feb. 19, city health department records showed. Infractions included failure to hold hot food at 140 degrees and a lack of a hand-washing facility near the food preparation area.

03/04/2014

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

NYC High School Progress Reports Released, Show Consistent School Performance

This year’s A-through-F “progress reports” for schools will likely be the last, since Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has said the formula is too simplistic. The letter grades were ushered in by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2007 in an effort to hold schools accountable for student performance.

11/13/2013

Restaurant Fine Reductions

City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some Fines

New York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.

08/18/2013