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Social Host Law cuts out loopholes, holds adults accountable for underage drinking (5.15.14)

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Recently passed by the legislature, a proposed law will hold Erie County property owners accountable for allowing minors to drink. Time Warner Cable News reporter Antoinette DelBel has more on the Social Host Law.




Report slams US tobacco child labor (5.15.14)

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An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.

A report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch claims that children as young as 7 are sometimes working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous conditions. Most of what the group documented is legal, but it wants cigarette makers to push for safety on farms from which they buy tobacco.

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers (4.29.14)

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NEW YORK — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

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NY Lawmakers Fighting Resurgence of Heroin (4.29.14)

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers have introduced a set of bills to help fight heroin with tougher penalties for dealers, more funding for overdose-reversal drugs and increased better coverage for treatment.


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New York’s hottest nightclub…for kids? (4.23.14)

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NEW YORK, NY — The dance floor was thick with the smell of sweat and alcohol, and tattooed arms waved neon glow sticks through the dark as a remix of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” filled the club.

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New NY Law Would Require Underage Party Bus Passengers To Have Adult Chaperone (4.23.14)

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GARDEN CITY, New York — Police say a bus driver is accused of driving a party bus full of drunken Long Island teenagers.

They say the trip began in Garden City and ended in Southampton Monday night. It had no particular destination.




Rutgers Professor Counteracts Toxic Alcohol Advertising (4.11.14)

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In New York City, a professor of Human Ecology from Rutgers University is taking a giant step from documenting the urban advertising landscape toward changing it. In the process, she hopes to improve the health of neighborhoods impacted by blight such as outdoor alcohol advertising.

READ MORE: SoberInfo.com



Bay Ridge politicians seek legislative action to curb drug abuse (4.11.14)

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Two Bay Ridge lawmakers, each taking a separate tack, are seeking legislative ways to combat heroin and prescription drug problems among the community’s young people. State Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis both said recent tragedies involving drug overdoses need to be addressed.

READ MORE: Brooklyn Eagle



Controversial Rock and Roll Playhouse Could Receive Green Light (4.10.14)

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GOWANUS — A controversial bar and children’s music center still has a chance to open despite opposition from local residents, according to a representative from the Department of Buildings.

Seventh-Grade Girls Hospitalized After Drinking Booze in Class, DOE Says (4.10.14)

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NEW BRIGHTON — Eight middle school students were hospitalized after they were caught drinking booze out of a water bottle and an AriZona ice tea bottle inside a classroom, a parent and the Department of Education said.

READ MORE: New York Daily News


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