Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Akhil Sharma's new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram's new book club.

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Secondhand Smoke from Hookah Lounges Irks Residents

Secondhand Smoke from Hookah Lounges Irks Residents

Residents and community board leaders urge hookah lounge owners in Bay Ridge to improve ventilation in their establishments, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Attacking the Indoor Triggers for Asthma

Attacking the Indoor Triggers for Asthma

Urban Health Plan is helping patients in the South Bronx to reduce indoor triggers for asthma, Hunts Point Express reports.

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How Hospitals Provide a Refuge

How Hospitals Provide a Refuge

Some hospitals are increasingly serving as refuges for people who "can't or won't" go home, filling an unmet need for social services, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

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Downgraded! Was it the Bathroom Doors or the Roast Duck?

Downgraded! Was it the Bathroom Doors or the Roast Duck?

Restaurants in Chinatown pay a disproportionate amount of fines and receive lower grades from Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene inspectors, Open City reports.

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Gambling Among Korean Teenagers on the Rise

Gambling Among Korean Teenagers on the Rise

Online gambling and new gaming dens are ensnaring more and more Korean teenagers, worrying parents and counselors.

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Low-Income HIV and AIDS Renters to Get Relief

Low-Income HIV and AIDS Renters to Get Relief

Several thousand low-income renters with HIV or AIDS who have struggled to make rent payments will soon benefit from a rent cap, Gotham Gazette reports.

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Easing Fears for LGBT Seniors

Easing Fears for LGBT Seniors

In Bensonhurst, community members are learning how to make LGBT seniors comfortable in accepting medical and other services, according to Home Reporter.

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Will Paid Sick Leave Burden Bushwick Businesses?

Will Paid Sick Leave Burden Bushwick Businesses?

Some Bushwick merchants worry about the new paid sick leave law, but many believe it's only fair.

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Examining the Taboo Subject of Skin Bleaching

Examining the Taboo Subject of Skin Bleaching

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks into the practice of skin lightening among Caribbean immigrants, and provides some answers to why and how people do it.

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Deadline Looms to Reopen Bronx Maternity Ward

Deadline Looms to Reopen Bronx Maternity Ward

Community members say they're being left out of the loop on HHC's pending decision on whether to reopen North Central Bronx Hospital's maternity ward, reports Women's eNews.

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