Doctors Diagnose Pact Problems

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal recently struck by President Obama has spurred contention on multiple fronts – including within the prescription drug market.

The treaty would extend patent protections on certain prescription medications – spurring fears that prices will rise, making them less affordable, especially for the poor.

Doctors, medical students and activists convened outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s Manhattan headquarters to voice opposition to the dozen-nation trade pact, which is subject to the approval of Congress.



Chased by Sandy, Caught by Mold

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Santana family thought they’d escaped the devastation of Hurricane Sandy when NYCHA moved them from their flooded first-floor apartment in the Baruch Houses to another development a few blocks south.

But by last summer nearly everything in Maria Santana’s 16th-floor NYCHA apartment in the LaGuardia Houses was covered in plastic.


Nursing Home Oversight Eyed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Charlie Stewart was looking forward to getting out of the nursing home in time for his 60th birthday. On his planned release day, in late 2012, the Long Island facility instead called Stewart’s wife to say he was being sent to the hospital with a fever.

When his wife, Jeanne, met him there, the stench of rotting flesh made it difficult to sit near her husband. The small wounds on his right foot that had been healing when Stewart entered the nursing home now blackened his entire shin.

“When I saw it at the hospital … I almost threw up,” Jeanne Stewart said. “It was disgusting. I said, ‘It looks like somebody took a match to it.’ ”


Bark and Bite Over a Dog Run

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The community board representing Manhattan Beach is girding for a dogfight when a proposal to limit hours at the Oriental Boulevard dog run comes to a vote.


A Push to Help Ailing 9/11 Heroes

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Silver Seniors Vie For Gold

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Stepping up Fines on Litterbugs

Monday, September 28th, 2015


Friday, June 19th, 2015

Mark of a Devoted Child

Friday, June 19th, 2015