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NY Expands No Smoking Zones in State Parks

by Associated Press

Ferran Jordà, flickr

Smoking will be banned in more places within New York state parks this summer.

The governor's office announced Friday that the state is expanding the number of smoke-free areas at state parks, pools and historic sites, including many of New York's popular beaches.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says residents should be able to enjoy the outdoors "free of pollution from secondhand smoke."

The new rules vary from park to park, so the state has posted a list online of places where smoking is banned.

Issues Tank: Bronx Organization Strives to Promote Safe Swimming

by Connor Ryan
swimming pool

Connor Ryan, WFUV

As the landscape of summer swiftly fades, soon to be replaced by abandoned beaches and cooler temperatures, one social service organization in the South Bronx is opening its pool to the surrounding community.

BronxWorks, an organization that strives to support individuals and families in need by offering a wide variety of services, operates one of the only the four indoor pools in the Bronx. And so, one of the organization's most popular offerings: swimming lessons.

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