One cool thing about living in a major city after you graduate college is that it’s easy to get involved with groups of people with similar interests. This is obviously great for your social life, but it can also help your career. Meeting people who are in the places that you want to be is […]
New York City's war on smoking continues unabated. Today, the city council voted to equate electronic cigarettes with real ones by extending NYC's public smoking ban to cover both types of smokes. That's bad news for folks who liked to do their...
Earlier this week, the Shreveport City Council (Louisiana) passed something called the "Be Fair Shreveport" Ordinance, protecting those who are LGBT from workplace discrimination. Sounds like a very logical thing to do, right? As usual,...Show More Summary
Or at least that's what they've put down on paper so far. It's still a ways off, but look who's filed to run in the primary for city council in 2015, the first year our new district elections system will be in place (per the city's Ethics...Show More Summary
E-cigarettes are now added to New York's ban on smoking indoors. Photo by Flickr user Lindsay Fox New York's City Council passed a measure Thursday that looks to add e-cigarettes to the city's 11-year-old ban on indoor smoking. Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who signed the original ban into law in 2002, is expected to sign the new legislation.
In the looming battle over electronic cigarettes, New York City struck early. It’s not surprising. In one of its last moves before avowed tobacco opponent Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office, the city council voted Dec. 19 to subject e-cigarettes to the same regulations as regular smokes. Show More Summary
For Christmas this year, Phoenix lawmakers are taking aim at puppy and kitten mills. This week, the city council passed a law that bans the sale of dogs and cats from commercial breeders. As of next January, pet stores will only be able...Show More Summary
The New York City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of e-cigarettes in bars, offices and even outdoors in public parks. The Council approved the ban 43 to 8, and the new law will go into effect in four months. I know first-hand about smoking, e-cigarettes, addiction and harm-reduction -- on both a personal and professional level. Show More Summary
One of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s final acts before leaving office will be to sign a law expanding the New York City smoking ban to include electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted 43 to 8 last night in favor of banning the use of...Show More Summary
Now that city council member Jean Godden and I are, like, totally BFFs on Twitter, she's sending along this open letter to Ed Murray, dated this Wednesday (a PDF of the letter so you can actually read it is right here.): Dear Ed Murray... Really, this is just a "Hi, there, Ed! Nice ladies you hired. Show More Summary
Originally published on ThinkProgress. By Ari Phillips. On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a building code update that will require all new and refurbished homes to have cool roofs, which use sunlight-reflecting materials. Show More Summary
Mike Bloomberg is getting in his last hurrah before leaving office at the end of the year: the New York City Council passed his long sought-after ban on foam food containers, though with an environmental caveat. Bloomberg made it a point...Show More Summary
As expected, the city council passed a bill banning plastic foam food containers, though they won't physically disappear until July of 2015. [ more › ]
December 20, 2013 - The American Thoracic Society, which has been based in New York City since 1905, is pleased with the city council vote yesterday prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public areas where smoking regular cigarettes is also banned.
Yesterday, City Council Speaker and one-time mayoral frontunner Christine Quinn presided over her last meeting—which included the e-cigarette ban— at City Hall. She said, "We were tough. We didn’t take any s-t." [ more › ]
Plastic-foam food and drink containers in New York are set to go the way of trans fats and smoking in bars as the City Council voted to ban them in the name of environmental responsibility. The Democratic-led, 51-member body passed the legislation unanimously yesterday. Show More Summary
Although it's been said, many times, many ways…you'd better get your Christmas shopping done soon or else you'll kick yourself. In the news: be prepared for some pretty nasty weather this weekend, city council approves measures to alleviate...Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY — Attention engaged couples: if you have already completed or are still attending marriage preparation courses, would you like to spend St. Valentine’s Day at an audience with Pope Francis? The Pontifical Council for the Family is sponsoring the event (“The Joy of a ‘Yes’ that’s Forever”) in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience […]
The Dallas, Texas, city council agreed to pay $1.2 million the the mother of a man who died after being struck by a police car while riding his bicycle. The officers in the car were fired, and one was charged with criminally negligent homicide. An investigation found they did not immediately call for an ambulance and lied to paramedics about who struck the man.
The Los Angeles Dream Center is currently gathering signatures to object to a possible ban on publicly feeding the city's homeless, with an online petition directed at the city's mayor.