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City Launches Discount Drug Card

prescription medication
Flick3r&fade, Flickr

Medication is expensive, especially for those who are underinsured or have no insurance at all. So, the Big Apple is introducing a downloadable card to make prescription medication more affordable.

New York City Flunks Air Quality Report

Chrysler Building, Smog
Laurence Dodd, Flickr

New York City’s air ranks amongst the dirtiest in the United States. According to the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report, the five boroughs have the worst air in state, with the Bronx representing the most dangerous levels of pollutants statewide. 

State Senator Urges Locally Grown Produce

by Claudia Morell
State Senator David Carlucci's Office

New York State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has introduced a bill in Albany to help local farmers.  He wants to give a $100 tax credit for every $1,000 restaurants spend on locally grown produce.  To qualify, a restaurant must buy fresh food from any farm within a 100-mile radius.  Carlucci said this would help boost the local farm industries around the state.

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