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Never Forget 9/11

Jersey City, NJ: Waterfront World Trade Center Iron Beam Memorial is draped with an American Flag in Jersey City 9/11/2015, 14 years after the World Trade Center Twin Towers  were destroyed by terrorists. The Freedom Tower stands tall as the Tribute of Lights beams memories of the Twin Towers into…
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9/11 Survivor Tree

We all know exactly where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. Events shape our lives—personal events, family events, professional events, world events.  They shape who we are, what we value, and how much we care.  After September 11, 2001, none of us who witnessed what happened in New…
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September 11, 2001 Remembered Across the Nation

  Jersey City, NJ 9/11/2015: Jersey City’s Riverfront 911 Tribute displays a twisted steel beam draped with an American flag. The New York skyline stands tall with the Freedom Tower and beams of light representing the World Trade Center Twin Towers glowing in the evening skyline. Photograph by Stanley Brick (C)2015.…
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Disparities in Breastfeeding Trends

New Health Department Report Reveals Disparities in Breastfeeding Trends in New York City. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to suffer medical problems, such as respiratory illness and ear infections. The Health Department has introduced community-based initiatives to address breastfeeding disparities, including home visiting and the Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone. August…
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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx Over. 12 dead, 128 sickend

New York City, NY: Health Department Announces Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx, Declares Outbreak Over. Opera House Hotel cooling tower Legionella strains match strains taken from patients; Hotel’s cooling tower was disinfected. All cooling towers in the affected area have been disinfected. No new illnesses related to outbreak since August…
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Health Department Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection for 2015 Season

New York, NY: Patient Hospitalized, Treated, and Discharged. New Yorkers, especially those aged 60 and older, should take precautions against mosquito bites. Mosquito spraying scheduled for areas of Queens on the evening of Monday, August 17 August 16, 2015 – The Health Department today confirmed the season’s first human case of West…
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NYPD to Hunt for Drones During Pope Francis’ Visit in Fall

Part of the plan to keep Pope Francis safe during his New York City visit is to create a safety net so tight that hundreds of thousands of rush-hour commuters might need divine intervention to get home. Counter-sniper teams, frozen zones for cars and pedestrians and radiation detectors are expected.…
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3RD PERSON DIES FROM LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE; TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES RISES TO 57 IN SOUTH BRONX

NY: A third death and 11 more cases of Legionnaire's disease have been reported in the South Bronx section of New York City Friday. Health officials said the third death involved a person with underlying medial problems. There is now a total of 57 confirmed cases of the disease. A third…
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OUTBREAK OF LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE REPORTED IN THE SOUTH BRONX

SOUTH BRONX (WABC) -- The New York City Health Department is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx. Thirty-one cases have been reported since July 10, including two possible deaths. Health officials say they are actively trying to determine if the deaths are related to the outbreak.…
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Man Who Threatened Muslim Is Sentenced to 13 Months Served

A Queens man was sentenced to three years' supervised release on Tuesday for sending death threats to the executive director of an Islamic nonprofit organization. The man, Bernhard Laufer of Rego Park, who pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn in March, also faces charges of attempted murder in a…
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