Tag: Health


Speaker Mark-Viverito, Mayor de Blasio and Health Commissioner Bassett Announce 85 Percent Reduction in K2 Related Emergency Visits.

Decrease followed stricter City laws, multi-agency enforcement efforts, and public awareness campaign

NEW YORK––City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) First Deputy Commissioner Alba Pico today announced an 85 percent decline in synthetic cannabinoid-related emergency department visits since July 2015, when the Health Department raised the alarm about a dangerous increase in the number of New Yorkers admitted in emergency rooms due to the use of this dangerous drug, commonly known as K2. READ MORE

Council to Vote to Make Defibrillators Available for Youth Baseball Teams.

Council will also vote on modified plan for East New York Rezoning

City Hall – Today the City Council will vote on legislation making defibrillators available to youth baseball teams and requiring defibrillators at games and practices. The Council will also vote on a modified rezoning plan for East New York. Additionally, the Council will vote on legislation to better provide social services throughout the City. READ MORE

Council to Vote on Legislation Protecting Job Security for Grocery Store Workers.

Council will also vote on Transparency Bills to Shed Light on Sexual Health Education in City Schools

City Hall – Today the City Council will vote on legislation to protect the job security of grocery store employees when a change in store ownership occurs. The Council will also vote on a legislative package increasing transparency for health services and sexual education in City schools. READ MORE