New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles “crisis” in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people, mostly members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious community, have gotten measles since September.The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in four ZIP codes in the neighborhood.The declaration requires all unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old. People who ignore the order could be fined $1,000. The city said it would help everyone covered by the order get the vaccine if they can’t get it quickly through their regular medical provider.“If people will simply cooperate quickly, nobody will have to pay a fine,” de Blasio … [Read more...] about New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak
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By Jessica Roy Los Angeles Times Published 10:00 PM EDT Mar 10, 2019 Jason Baker was studying political science at UC Davis when he got his hands on “SimCity.” He took a careful approach to the computer game. “I was not one of the players who enjoyed Godzilla running through your city and destroying it. I enjoyed making my city run well.” This conscientious approach gave him a boost in a class on local government. Instead of writing a term paper about three different models for how cities can develop, Baker proposed building three scenarios in “SimCity,” then letting the game run on its own and writing about how his virtual cities fared. He ended up getting an A. Playing “SimCity,” Baker said, “helped remind me of the importance of local government, which is what I ended up doing for a living.” Today, Baker is the vice president of transportation and housing at the nonprofit Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He served as … [Read more...] about How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners
NEW YORK — A sponsor of sports betting legislation in New York said the bill likely would allow for in-person wagering at places like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said Friday the legislation he announced this week is being tweaked and will have that provision unless he receives strong opposition. "That is one of the changes, that we would open it up to have affiliates such as Madison Square Garden, which has expressed an interest in doing this," the Westchester County Democrat told a panel at Cardozo Law School. "I think it's a great idea." State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, also a Democrat, took a more cautious tone. "To do it right, I think we need to do it in a very methodical manner," Addabbo said. "I see sports betting being rolled out over a couple of years, to make sure we do it both legally and respecting the integrity of the sport, which is very important, and protecting the consumer. And then I would suggest we do roll it out to the stadiums … [Read more...] about New York legislation could allow sports betting at stadiums
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that New York City’s L train will not shut down for 15 months. The city had planned to close the subway line, which runs between Brooklyn and Manhattan, for 15 months beginning in April to repair two tunnels that run beneath the East River. Twitter users expressed divided opinions over reports of the announcement. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that New York City’s L train will not shut down for 15 months. The New York Times first reported the planned announcement. Read more: New York’s Cuomo is killing a plan that would shut down an entire subway line for 15 months and leave hundreds of thousands struggling to find transportation The city had planned to close the subway line, which runs between Brooklyn and Manhattan, for 15 months beginning in April to repair two tunnels that run beneath the East River. The tunnels received serious damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The shutdown would … [Read more...] about New York’s governor just killed a plan to shut down one of the most crowded subway lines in NYC — and people are freaking out
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