After years of debate, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has finally declared the Canal a “Superfund” site. It’s a designation reserved for the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites, and city officials, residents, environmentalists, developers and others are trying to figure out what it will mean for Brooklyn and New York City.
~By Matt Robinson~
There are 530 calories, 18 grams of fat, and 2/3 of the daily value of cholesterol in a bacon, egg, and cheese from Dunkin Donuts. But Diana Blanco eats the big breakfasrt sandwich four times a week because the restaurant is near her school. Studies show that kids who attend schools with a fast food restaurant one-tenth of a mile away are 5.2 percent more likely to be obese.
By Mike Reicher
Gang members are using social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace to boast about their crimes, make threats and pose in gang colors. And increasingly, law enforcement officials are using sites such as Facebook and MySpace to identify and prosecute gangbangers.
Laws providing compensation to people who are wrongfully convicted and imprisoned have many inequities and inconsistencies. In New York and elsewhere, it is difficult to get compensation, and the damage awards often seem inconsistent.
Back in 1967, Craig Rodwell could find only 25 books that could be considered gay or lesbian literature. But he put them on a shelf in Greenwich Village and opened the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop – America’s first and best-known gay and lesbian bookstore.
The rest of Uganda is generally perceived as stable, democratic, a loyal friend of the U.S. The north is a landmine, with no effective government and a million people displaced by two decades of civil war. It is also the deadliest malaria zone in the world.