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Bloomberg, Clinton Announce Cleaner Air in Times Square

by Claudia Morell
Mayor Bloomberg and President Clinton
Claudia Morell, WFUV

The quality of air in Times Square is cleaner and healthier since a pedestrian plaza was opened in 2009, according to a recent study by the New York City Department of Health. The plaza is one of many around the city including Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Herald Square, and is part of Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative to make New York City “greener” by 2030.

Men: Hidden Victims of Domestic Violence

by Sara Kugel
Man
Étienne Ljóni Poisson, flickr

Often male victims of abuse reach out to domestic violence services but are turned away because the service doesn’t have the proper resources to assist males. Other times, services won’t speak to a male caller, suspicious that he himself is an abuser searching for a former victim.

Uninsured Children Suffer From Poor Dental Health

by Sara Kugel
Child at the dentist
Katie Fisher

Eight percent of children in New York State are uninsured, according to a study by the Children’s Defense Fund, and many of those children are going without dental care. 

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