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Obscure NYS Liquor Law May Lead To Crackdown On Unlimited Drink Specials (3.6.14)

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Confusion set in Wednesday after word of a little-known New York state liquor law surfaced. Unlimited drink offers are ever popular, but in the city and throughout the state the word is spreading that they are actually illegal.

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Bar to Appoint 'Hall Monitor' for Rowdy Patrons (3.3.14)

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A Carroll Gardens bar has been forced to appoint a "hall monitor" to maintain order among rowdy patrons in its backyard.

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Village residents fight reopening of historic speakeasy Chumley’s (3.3.14)

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Residents of Bedford St. in the West Village have gone to court to block the reopening of the historic pub and former speakeasy that was once a favorite spot for famous writers, artists and activists. They want to overturn the Liquor Authority's decision to give a new license to the pub, which closed in 2007 when the face of the building collapsed.

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New York Retailers Help Prevent Youth Access to Tobacco (2.26.14)

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The New York Association of Convenience Stores is commending neighborhood retail stores for a record-high level of preventing underage tobacco sales.

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Hidden cameras reveal adults buying alcohol for teens (2.26.14)

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Spring break is coming up, and that means underage kids looking to score alcohol.

Underage drinking can turn tragic. Each year, 4,700 people under the age of 21 die from causes related to drinking, from alcohol poisoning to drunk driving accidents. And authorities say it's often an adult supplying the booze.

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Anti-tobacco youth group targets Hollywood (2.26.14)

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What do Leonardo Dicaprio, Woody Allen, and Johnny Depp all have in common? The Hollywood icons have been named "Shame" award recipients by Reality Check, a statewide anti-tobacco youth group.

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Many accidents are caused by underage drinkers (2.14.14)

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Despite strict laws against drunk driving in every state, driving while intoxicated remains a problem in the U.S., killing almost 30 people every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2012 in New York, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 344 people killed in alcohol-related crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent, the legal limit.

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Miss New York shares anti-drugs message with local students (2.14.14)

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At the age of 24, Amanda Mason, is an old pro at talking to kids about drugs and alcohol.

"I started this because I saw the effects of drugs and alcohol on my friends and I saw how everyone sort of ignored it and pushed it under the rug."

NEWS STORY: WNYT News

 

 

Heroin making a deadly comeback (2.11.14)

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Heroin-related deaths jumped 84 percent in New York City from 2010 to 2012, according to a September 2013 report, while the number of heroin users seeking help on New York’s Long Island in January rose to 767, far from the average 100 a month seen just five years ago by a local treatment center. Officials in Pennsylvania, Vermont and Ohio report similar increases.

NEWS STORY: The Register Citizen News

 

 

Bronx Clinic Doctors Wrote Bogus Prescriptions For 5.5 Million Oxycodone Pills (2.11.14)

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Two dozen people have been indicted in a massive oxycodone distribution ring in the Bronx, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

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