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'It's Despicable': NYC Council Speaker Blasts 'Anchor Baby' Remarks

Continuing her assault on national Republicans, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito declared yesterday that the use of the term “anchor baby” is nothing short of “despicable.” 520 more words

Council Passes Bill to Regulate Cooling Towers After Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak

Following the worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history, the City Council passed a bill this afternoon that will require all cooling towers to be registered with the Department of Buildings. 525 more words

City Council Approves Cooling Tower Regulations In Wake Of Legionnaires' Outbreak

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city on Thursday the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx has been contained — the same day the City Council approved sweeping legislation to prevent future problems. 509 more words


9 New Sites Test Positive For Legionnaires' Bacteria, Officials Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nine new sites have tested positive for the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease, officials said late Wednesday.

Three new sites have tested positive for legionella bacteria in the impact zone in the South Bronx, in addition to 111 previously discovered in the areas, according to a joint release from the city and state health departments. 566 more words


Cuomo, de Blasio and Mark-Viverito Announce 'Joint' Regulations for Legionella

A day after offering contradictory information on Legionnaires’ disease during dueling press conferences, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced they will work together to craft regulations to combat the illness that has killed 12 people in the South Bronx. 997 more words

Cuomo and de Blasio Offer Differing Answers to Legionnaires' Disease Crisis

Once again, just as Mayor Bill de Blasio was about to make a big announcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo got in his way.

In City Hall’s Blue Room, Mr. 1,503 more words

'It's Gonna Be a Train Wreck': Mark-Viverito Torches the GOP Ahead of First Debate

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is a proud progressive Democrat–which means the sight of ten or more brash conservative Republicans on a debate stage makes her stomach turn. 450 more words