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Metro: New York City has officially ‘banned the box’ for job applicants

New York City has officially ‘banned the box’ for job applicants New law says employers in New York City can’t ask a candidate about previous criminal convictions until final stages of the hiring process. October 26, 2015 Starting Tuesday, New Yorkers applying for jobs won’t initially need to disclose if they’ve previously been convicted of […]

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Weed Is Basically Legal in New York City Now, but Only If You’re White Theodore Hamm & Alex Vitale | October 23, 2015 Each passing week sees a new front open up in the battle to stop arresting people for weed. On Wednesday, insurgent Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders expressed support for legalization, a position […]

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DNAinfo: De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2

De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2 Jeff Mays | October 21, 2015 HARLEM — Calling synthetic marijuana a “scourge” and “poison” that should be eradicated, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills into law Tuesday that ban the sale of the product and give the city more power to shut […]

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Gay City News: Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC

Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC Nathan Riley | October 16, 2015 A campaign to introduce safe injection facilities in New York City has a warm welcome from Corey Johnson, chair of the City Council Health Committee. While not well known in the United States, safe injection centers for injecting drug users are […]

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