Health

Medical marijuana officially legal in New York

Brooklyn Boro
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, second from right, gets some help from Amanda Houser, 10, while signing a ceremonial bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York, Monday. New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center gala raises $1.7 million to expand ER

Fort Greene
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Foundation said on Monday that its annual gala raised $1.7 million, which will go towards funding the expansion and renovation of its emergency department and pediatric care areas. … Full Article

Med School: Where there is money there is a way

Bay Ridge
Medical schools in New York State would have an easier time attracting the talents of top researchers if they had more funding at their disposal, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who said he plans to continue pushing for legislation to smooth the way for them. … Full Article

Whew! No new shots in NY school immunizations

ALBANY— New York's school immunization requirements have been updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations. … Full Article

Fortis signs contract with SUNY to buy LICH in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn loses a hospital, and a developer gains a million square feet of Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Army Staff Sergeant raising PTSD awareness honored at Borough Hall

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) advocate Ty Michael Carter was honored by Borough President Eric Adams friday morning at Borough Hall. Sgt. … Full Article

Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH

Cobble Hill
Minority leaders on Friday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “do the right thing” and halt the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Minority officials and religious groups to call on state to halt LICH sale

Cobble Hill
Unrest over SUNY's sale of Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues, this time with New York's minority leaders, who are demanding an investigation into the state’s process in choosing a buyer for the shutt … Full Article

Tragic accident in Cobble Hill Wednesday feet from closed LICH in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Police and emergency units on Wednesday swarmed the off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, just feet from the now-shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after a gruesome accident where a car plowed into the back of a large flatbed truck after … Full Article

SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis

Cobble Hill
After more than a year of community protests and litigation, trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY) voted to approve the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Gro … Full Article

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