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By Carol Tannenhauser It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other hand, was it really only a year ago that Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed? That was the big story of January, 2018, which began with a major fire in a vintage diner,...

By Graham Kates Marissa Hoechstetter decided about three years ago she needed to get her former doctor's name removed from her twins' birth certificates. The obstetrician had been accused by Manhattan prosecutors of sexually abusing multiple patients, and he would later plead guilty to counts of criminal sex act and forcible...

**FOR RELEASE** December 20, 2018 CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov City Hall, NY -- Today, New York City Council Member, and Health Committee Chair, Mark Levine introduced legislation that would require the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Office of Vital Records to redact from birth certificates the name of physicians...

By Alan Pyke Doctors who violate their patients’ trust in the grossest imaginable fashion can haunt their lives long after they’ve been caught and chased out of the medical professions. But new legislation to be introduced Thursday in New York City aims to begin to fix that. The proposal would...

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