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City relies on residents to carry out smoking ban
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City relies on residents to carry out smoking ban

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that the New York Police Department will rely on citizens to keep tabs on wayward smokers.

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Feds say slaughter geese in city parks

New York City and USDA officials have called for another round of geese killings this year, and some residents are planning to push back.

NYC Cold: Parents struggle with strollers in the snow
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NYC Cold: Parents struggle with strollers in the snow

Pushing bundled up babies through snow, slush and ice is not easy.

NYC Cold: Bad Weather brings big business to plumbing store
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NYC Cold: Bad Weather brings big business to plumbing store

The brutal winter is this shop’s good fortune.

Activists: ‘Save your plastic bottles’
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Activists: ‘Save your plastic bottles’

Every year, New Yorkers throw away 25,059 tons of recyclable plastic bottles in their household garbage, environmental activists say.

Retirement home residents protest wars
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Retirement home residents protest wars

Residents of a Manhattan retirement home protested the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on Saturday.

Man comes to terms with AIDS after 27 years
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Man comes to terms with AIDS after 27 years

Michael Stone was living with AIDS — and he was trying to kill himself through drug and alcohol abuse. But eventually he realized he had to stop.

Federal funds help with weatherization
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Federal funds help with weatherization

President Obama’s stimulus bill allocated $5 billion to provide energy-saving measures specifically to low-income families.

Green movement targets low-income communities
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Green movement targets low-income communities

Governments across the country promote environmentalism in low-income communities. But many residents say those programs feel distant and irrelevant to their lives.

Bloomberg targets salty diets
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Bloomberg targets salty diets

As part of his National Salt Reduction Initiative, Bloomberg called for restaurants and food manufacturers to reduce salt content of their food by 25 percent over the next five years.