Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByFrances Robles May 25, 2018 Angelo Falcón, a political analyst known for wielding data as a weapon to force elected officials into taking action on behalf of New York’s Latino community, died on Thursday at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn. He was 66. He died after having a heart attack in front of his home in Brooklyn while waiting for a ride to dialysis treatment, said Marta Garcia, who worked alongside him as leaders of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Mr. Falcón had diabetes and was losing his sight. Mr. Falcón was the founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, in recent years a one-man operation run out of his Brooklyn apartment. His institute was known for fastidious research and for a weekly newsletter in which he directed scathing criticism at those he felt were falling … [Read more...] about Angelo Falcón, Advocate for Latinos in New York, Dies at 66
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Supported by N.Y. / Region By VIVIAN WANG and JESSE McKINLEYMARCH 31, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story ALBANY — In his ceremonial unveiling of the new state budget on Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo presented the $168 billion blockbuster as a rebuttal to Washington, a defiant thrust of the chin at President Trump.But another of the bill’s targets could be found much closer to home.Seated in the State Capitol’s historic Red Room, flanked by several top advisers, Mr. Cuomo made it clear, again and again, that he intended to lay a heavy hand on matters concerning New York City, and, by extension, on matters concerning his intraparty rival, Mayor Bill de Blasio.The examples came fast and furious. An aggressive plan to add oversight of New York City’s mayor-controlled public school system. A quarter-billion-dollar package to rescue its deteriorating public housing authority. A directive to force the city … [Read more...] about In New York Budget, a Fusillade Against de Blasio
That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests. Blood vessel function in laboratory rats dropped by 70 percent after a half-hour of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke -- similar to results found with secondhand tobacco smoke, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco reported Sunday. Reduced blood vessel function can increase a person's risk of developing hardened arteries, which could lead to a heart attack. "Smoke is smoke. Both tobacco and marijuana smoke impair blood vessel function similarly," said study senior author Matthew Springer, a cardiovascular researcher and associate professor of medicine in the university's cardiology division. "People should avoid both, and governments who are protecting people against secondhand smoke exposure should include marijuana in those rules." The safety of marijuana has become a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Hazards of secondhand marijuana smoke
Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era's largest smallpox hospital. The site's multilayered history poses unique challenges for the dig, which is being conducted in a state-owned park that has served as a natural time capsule amid the summertime bustle in this popular southern Adirondack tourist destination. "It's a confusing and complicated site," said David Starbuck, the archaeologist who's leading the project during the State University of New York at Adirondack's annual six-week archaeology field school. Starbuck and his team of two dozen students and volunteers began excavations two weeks ago in a section of Lake George Battlefield Park, located on rising ground overlooking the southern end of the 32-mile lake. New York state has owned the park since the late 1890s, a fact that Starbuck credits with protecting the site from commercial … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Archaeologists excavate colonial battleground in upstate New York
The booking of Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl halftime show has triggered a backlash from women, minorities and others who say Janet Jackson was unfairly forced to pay a far higher price than he ever faced for that breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction” at the big game in 2004.The hashtag #justiceforjanet trended on social media the weeek after the NFL announced Timberlake would perform Sunday in Minneapolis.Some argued that Jackson fell victim to a sexist and racist double standard and received harsher treatment over a decade ago than Timberlake did, while he benefited from “white male privilege.”The NFL said no one has been banned from the halftime show — indirectly referring to Jackson — but didn’t elaborate on the decision to invite Timberlake back or comment on Jackson.“His body was not criminalized and demonized in the way that hers was, and that has everything to do with being a white man,” said Janell Hobson, an … [Read more...] about Is Timberlake at Super Bowl more white male privilege?