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Bodega Owners and Elected Officials Will Rally, Unveil Legislation Against Unequal Enforcement of Liquor Law

Official Announcement here News from State Senator Marisol Alcantara **PRESS ADVISORY** Wednesday, March 15th Contact: Michael Carter, 612-356-7160, mtcarter10@gmail.com   Para espanol, llamar Vanessa Agudelo, (914) 482-1241   City Hall, NY – State Senator Marisol Alcantara (D-Manhattan), Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda, and State Senator Ruben Diaz, will rally with bodega owners from the Bodega Association against unequal […]

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CRAINS: An alternative to the city’s costly composting mandate

From Crains New York: By Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz – New York Association of Grocery Stores Two years ago, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg bequeathed to New York City a private-sector composting mandate. It has yet to be implemented—and with good reason. The region lacks capacity to compost millions more pounds of organic waste. But if […]

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NYT: In New York, a Nose for Hidden Compartments and Cigarettes

From The New York Times: Deputy Sheriff Donel Davis, who prides himself for having a nose for this sort of thing, walked into a bodega in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, one day this week and looked around: cramped aisles, Boar’s Head cold cuts, candy, the morning papers, sticky buns, cold beer. He walked behind the counter to […]

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De Blasio administration ‘looking very closely’ at enacting a fee on plastic bags

From New York Daily News: Mayor de Blasio’s administration is ‘looking very closely’ at a proposal to add fees to plastic shopping bags. The de Blasio administration is “looking very closely” at a proposal to slap fees on plastic shopping bags, a top city official said Friday. First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris has been conferring […]

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City Loses Final Appeal on Limiting Sales of Large Sodas

We applaud the NYS court of appeals for ruling in favor of common sense. Our freedom in America should override any attempt by an elected official to control the behavior of the masses. This unfair regulation should never have been enacted and thankfully the Courts of NYS have consistently agreed.

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