New York Civic: Drinking Sugar By Henry J. Stern

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Free Soda on Food Stamps Challenged by Bloomberg, Bottlers Play Race Card. The proposal by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson that people receiving food stamps should no longer be able to use them to purchase sugared soft  drinks, particularly soda, has drawn the inevitable controversy that accompanies public health innovations that are intended to change eating or drinking habits.

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Current Commentary: The Facts About Eggs and Goats BY Larry M. Elkin

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Recently, I opened my refrigerator in Palm Coast, Fla., and discovered that my brother had left behind a carton of organic eggs. A package insert told a story about one of the egg farmer’s favorite goats, whose death left the farm’s other goats sad. The story had a dateline of Massachusetts, but the carton had a Texas license number, and …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: The Facts About Eggs and Goats BY Larry M. Elkin

New York Civic: Cops Go Forward; Geese Come Back BY HENRY J. STERN

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Budget Deadlock – Day 113 Police Will Scan Data Manually to Comply with Stop and Frisk;Geese Returning to Prospect Park NEW YORK, NY, July 22, 2010 – Our Tuesday column on stop and frisk legislation produced interesting reactions. The first emailed replies received were negative, some castigating me for going over to the dark side. The next day, Wednesday, predominantly supportive emails …

eHeziNew York Civic: Cops Go Forward; Geese Come Back BY HENRY J. STERN

New York Civic: The Prospect of Goosegate BY HENRY J. STERN

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 Budget Deadlock – Day 106; No Activity in the Yankee Bullpen; and Goose Gassers Ignored Own Seven-Mile Rule on Airport Proximity NEW YORK, NY, July 16, 2010 — In the last two days, we received 28 emails in response to our article on the slaughter of the 400 Prospect Park geese because they were viewed as hazardous to air travel.

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New York Civic: Air Rights – To Die For? BY HENRY J. STERN

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 Budget Deadlock – Day 105 400 Geese Killed in Prospect Park; Was It Necessary? NEW YORK, NY, July 15, 2010 — Federal agents swooped down on Prospect Park last week, removing hundreds of Canada geese and gassing them. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the culling was necessary to protect air travelers. Others dispute that claim.

eHeziNew York Civic: Air Rights – To Die For? BY HENRY J. STERN