NEW YORK - In tears, Kailin See recounts a story that would not have been possible just weeks before. A man addicted to heroin, who otherwise would have injected himself alone, visited one of the country's first authorized locations to use drugs with supervision in early December. He had a job interview later that day, hoping to earn two paychecks by Christmas so he could afford gifts for his children, he told staffers at the Washington Heights site. But when he drew the drugs into his veins, he began to nod off and go pale, a sign of what could have been a lethal overdose. The trained workers sprang into action, giving him oxygen. He quickly came to, said See, one of the main organizers of the site. In nondescript commercial buildings in Washington Heights and East Harlem, workers watch people use illegal drugs and step in when they overdose, a solution to the drug crisis once considered too fringe to operate in the open. Years of legal battles and debate delayed efforts by … [Read more...] about Inside a pioneering U.S. site authorized to monitor people using drugs
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Fairfax City | Neighbor News | Jun 2017 FIDF Marks 50th Anniversary of Israel's Six-Day War in Virginia by Reuniting Soldiers from Iconic Photo Friends of the Israel Defense Forces reunited the Israeli paratroopers from David Rubinger's famous photo in DC, Maryland, and Virginia Thomas Kroll , Community Contributor Thank Share Fairfax City | Neighbor News | Jul 2014 PBMARES HIRES EDWARD WARREN AS DIRECTOR OF PRACTICE GROWTH jessica , Neighbor Thank Share Fairfax City | Neighbor News | Jul 2014 TODD SCHENK NAMED JSSA’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) , Neighbor Thank Share Fairfax City | Neighbor News | Jul 2014 V.A. Help for Senior Assistance and Relocation Pierce Murdock Group , … [Read more...] about Fairfax City Local Voices News
LONDON - Stripped of his scarlet tunics and white plumes, his military titles and honorary patronages, and cast aside by his lifelong protector - his mother, his queen - Britain's Prince Andrew now finds himself in the royal wilderness, and courtiers say there is no way back. His friendships with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, both convicted for sexually exploiting teenage girls, have created the biggest crisis for the House of Windsor since the death of Princess Diana. The royal family has stood by Andrew for more than a decade since the first scandalous headlines, while the prince repeatedly denied all accusations. But after a judge in New York ruled this past week that a sexual abuse lawsuit against him can move forward, the palace made clear that he will fight this alone, "as a private citizen." He will remain a prince, yes - ninth in line to the throne. He's still Duke of York, for now. But without the pomp and circumstance, without the military finery he has swaddled … [Read more...] about What’s next for Prince Andrew, cast out into the royal wilderness?
Gabriella Santamaria, 9, holds up a picture of her uncle Stephen who died from a heroin overdose during a candlelight vigil on Staten Island. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images For the past few years, figures illustrating the nation’s overdose death toll, driven largely by opioids like Oxycontin and fentanyl, have been appearing in headlines with jaw-dropping frequency. In 2019, drug overdoses eclipsed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. For much of 2020 , the daily death toll surpassed that of car accidents and gun deaths combined. Then, at the end of 2021, the CDC released a study showing that the U.S. had officially surpassed 1 million overdose deaths since the agency began collecting such data in 1999. It was a grim milestone that passed unceremoniously, perhaps because it was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic or because Americans are by now well-aware of the toll opioids have taken on the country. That awareness is thanks, in … [Read more...] about One Million Dead
MELBOURNE, Australia — It has been an exhausting two weeks, as if a Grand Slam tennis tournament has been contested already — albeit in courts instead of on them, and with all the focus on two missed shots. Novak Djokovic’s battle with the Australian government ended on Sunday, when a court in Melbourne denied the unvaccinated tennis star’s request to overturn the government’s decision to revoke his visa. After dominating the news cycle and even delaying release of the match schedule, Djokovic left the country , unable to compete in the Australian Open, which begins Monday. “Australian Open is much more important than any player,” Rafael Nadal said in his pretournament news conference. “If he’s playing finally, OK. If he’s not playing, Australian Open will be great Australian Open with or without him.” Contemporaries — and contenders? Djokovic’s cohort of champions could make noise at this event, including Nadal himself. Nadal, who is also going for a record … [Read more...] about At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star