With His Wife By His Side, Weiner Confirms Reports of Additional Indiscretions

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Health Care, Latest, News

Standing in a cramped office space in Chelsea, Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, with his wife Huma Abedin by his side, responded to new reports of his online interactions with another woman by maintaining that he expected these additional personal indiscretions to be revealed at some point during the campaign. Weiner–by now used to responding to questions about his infidelities–calmly read a prepared statement accepting responsibility for his behavior and declaring that he and his wife were “moving forward.” The… [More]

The Next Administration: Who Will Serve New York City’s Next Mayor?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Economic Development, Education, Environment, Government Operations, Health Care, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation

A mayor is often only as good as the administration she or he selects. Over his three terms Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been generally acclaimed for the quality of his appointees—with some notable exceptions (e.g., Cathie Black, Stephen Goldsmith). Now, after nearly 12 years, New York City will have its first new mayor, who will in turn appoint a whole new team of deputies, commissioners and advisors to implement and elaborate his or her philosophical approach to governance. City &… [More]

New York City Hunger Coalition Releases Report for Next Mayor

Written by Mylique Sutton on . Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Health Care

The New York City Coalition against Hunger on Tuesday released its Food Secure NYC 2018 report, which provides the next mayor with a potential framework to “generate living wage jobs citywide, launch a food jobs initiative, and slash poverty.” The organization’s executive director, Joel Berg, touted the plan at the Broadway Community Inc. soup kitchen, arguing that it is imperative that the 1.4 million New York City residents and half million children living in “food insecure” homes receive the food they… [More]

Ferreras and Arroyo Push For Overhaul of Medical Examiner

Written by Mylique Sutton on . Posted in Features, Health Care, Heard Around Town, News, Public Safety

New York City Council members Julissa Ferreras and Maria del Carmen Arroyo are pushing for legislation aimed at improving the quality and transparency of the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The office has been under scrutiny after an incident in which the body of an Irish man, Kevin Bell, 26, was picked up by the medical examiner’s office van and placed next to a bag of recyclables. One of the proposed bills would amend the New York City charter… [More]

Weisenberg Pressures Cuomo Administration to Restore Disability Funding

Written by Aaron Short on . Posted in Features, Health Care, Heard Around Town, News, Social Services

Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg may have put the governor’s office in a corner. The Assembly is poised this week to vote on the Long Island lawmaker’s bill that restores $90 million in funding to disabled services that had been cut from the state budget in March. Weisenberg discussed the bill with Secretary to the Governor Larry Schwartz and State Budget Director Bob Megna on Tuesday. “They’re panicking,” Weisenberg said. “I have every member of the Assembly on my bill and the Senate promised to restore the money.”… [More]

Brezenoff: Continuum Tried To Save LICH Before “Giving” It To State

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Daily, Features, Government Operations, Health Care, Heard Around Town, Latest, News

Tony Shorris, Stanley Brezenoff At a panel hosted by City & State on New York’s healthcare delivery system on Thursday, Continuum Health Partners CEO Stanley Brezenoff defended his company’s past management of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital, which ended with the hospital incurring debt that was reportedly as high as $300 million. Brezenoff acknowledged the difficulty of running a state hospital, and said that Continuum put forth a number of ideas to try and stem the bleeding, including merging with other hospitals, eliminating costly services and… [More]

Savino, Gottfried High On The Possibility of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Written by Aaron Short on . Posted in Features, Health Care, Heard Around Town, News

Diane Savino Prescription pot could be available at a pharmacy near you if Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and state Sen. Diane Savino get their way. Gottfried introduced legislation on Tuesday permitting the use of medical marijuana under a doctor’s supervision, which he called “long overdue.” “Were it not for political correctness run amok, medical marijuana would be the law in every state in the country,” he said. Savino believes that this is the year that the Senate finally takes up the bill, noting that 38 of… [More]