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Children’s Music School Is Nightclub in Disguise, Locals Say (1.16.14)

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GOWANUS — Residents are fighting a proposed children's music center they say will also operate as a nightclub and bar, demanding that the city withdraw a permit it gave the venue last year.

Tobacco Returns To The Bar, This Time Inside Cocktails (1.16.14)

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Take a sip of the Oaxacan Fizz at Father's Office in Los Angeles and you'll discover the unmistakable taste of tobacco. That's because this cocktail is sweetened with a small amount of tobacco-infused sugar syrup.

"A lot of people say, 'I only smoke when I drink,'' says chef-owner Sang Yoon. "We say, 'Now you can do both.'"

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Cuomo Vetoes Legislation for Liquor License in Church (1.16.14)

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Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have granted a new liquor license to a catering hall inside a historic Manhattan church. The governor noted in a Jan. 10 veto message that the Rose Group Park Avenue's use of rented space in the Third Church of Christ Scientist had caused a controversy over "what constitutes a good quality of life in the impacted neighborhood." He urged local residents to work out the dispute themselves.

Colo. Teen Addiction Centers Gear Up for Legal Marijuana (1.10.14)

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Addiction treatment centers in Colorado are bracing for an increase in teens referred for marijuana use, ABC News reports. The state began legal sales of recreational marijuana for adults last week.

While only people 21 and older are allowed to purchase marijuana, some experts are concerned the law will allow the drug to more easily fall into the hands of teens.

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NYS Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order to Legalize Medical Marijuana (1.8.14)

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In the wake of Colorado’s roll-out of retail marijuana comes news that New York is loosening its own marijuana policies. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unveiling a plan to allow residents suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses to access medical marijuana.

READ MORE: Leafly.com

E-Cig Lounge to Offer Vape Haven for Crown Heights Smokers (1.8.14)

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The city may be stamping out e-cigarettes elsewhere, but you can still catch a light in Crown Heights.

Alcohol and Frigid Temperatures: A Deadly Combination (1.8.14)

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MILWAUKEE - Holiday cheer might warm you soul, but don't count on that to battle sub-zero temperatures.

The new year arrived on Tuesday night with a wallop of arctic air, pushing temperatures into the teens and wind chills below zero.

READ MORE: 620 WTMJ News Radio

 

 

200 Staten Island cops authorized to give shots for prescription drug overdose (12.30.13)

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Nearly 200 cops in one Staten Island precinct have been authorized to administer a drug to prescription drug overdose victims, police said.

The pilot program was sparked by the high rate of opioid abuse on Staten Island - per 100,000 residents, the top three areas for such deaths in 2011 and 2012 were on the island.

 

READ MORE: New York Daily News

 

 

Chiara de Blasio Opens Up About Drug and Alcohol Addiction (12.26.13)

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Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, has disclosed that she's fought depression and substance abuse throughout her adolescence and wants to help others overcome similar problems.

FULL STORY: Wall Street Journal

 

 

Commentary: Rapper Macklemore Takes on Prevention (12.26.13)

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A few weeks ago, a friend of mine shared some new songs with me. He explained the songs were written and performed by a rapper named Macklemore. After listening to just one song, I was encouraged.

FULL STORY: The Partnership at Drugfree.org

 

 

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