Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fwd: Food Safety News - July 27, 2016 E. coli outbreak spreads as investigators trace ground beef

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E. coli outbreak spreads as investigators trace ground beef

By Coral Beach

People in New Hampshire are continuing to become ill with E. coli infections after eating ground beef, with the most recent case just last week, but state and federal officials are closing in on the source. In some ways, the 13 outbreak victims don’t seem to have much in common, according to investigators. They are... Continue Reading

Meijer Inc. recalls deli salads because of possible Salmonella

By Coral Beach

Meijer Inc., a grocery retailer, is recalling several varieties of fresh deli salads and sandwiches because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The implicated salads and sandwiches were sold in Meijer stores from July 20 through July 25, according to the recall notice on the retailer’s website. “Prime Foods LLC, our supplier for an ingredient used... Continue Reading

UK Panel: Raw or lightly cooked eggs safe for pregnant women

By News Desk

The Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom is just about ready to tell pregnant women and other vulnerable groups like the young and the elderly, that its safe to eat lightly cooked or raw eggs. The new guidance for these consumers groups will likely come after an eight-week consultation period for a report suggesting... Continue Reading

Serrano peppers quickly pulled from supply chain over salmonella

By News Desk

A fast-moving recall effort this past weekend by Edinburg, TX-based Warren Produce appears to have stopped serrano peppers potentially contaminated with salmonella from reaching retail produce counters. The newspaper and website covering the fresh produce industry, ThePacker, reports that Warren Produce was notified about the problem at 4:30 p.m. July 22 after the Food and... Continue Reading

Beef recall in New Hampshire is connected to the E. coli cluster

By News Desk

That E. coli O157:H7 illness cluster in New Hampshire, which has grown to 14 cases, is now connected to  a recall of about 8,000 pounds of raw beef products by PT Farm LLC in North Haverhill, NH. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recalled products may be contaminated... Continue Reading

Hawaii Hep A outbreak nears 100; source a mystery

By Coral Beach

Extra staff is working overtime in Hawaii to find the cause of a Hepatitis A outbreak that has grown six-fold since July 1, but state officials admit they are stumped. Despite not having any hard leads on the source of the outbreak, State Epidemiologist Sarah Park said Tuesday that federal officials assisting with the investigation... Continue Reading

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fwd: Fwd: July 30 All Out at 1:00pm See Below--VIDEO: Another Police Shooting. Miami. #CharlesKinsey

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fwd: Notify NYC - Silver Alert

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Silver Alert issued 7/19/16 at 3:40 AM.  The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of James Watson, a 94-year-old Black male from the Unionport area of the Bronx.

The missing is in need of medical attention as he is legally blind, hearing impaired, suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

He was last seen on 7/18 at approximately 5:00 PM in the area of W Kingsbridge Road and Sedgwick Avenue (BX).

The missing is described as 5'4", 130 lbs., with gray hair.  He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans and black baseball hat with a World War II insignia.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential. Or call 9-1-1.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fwd: Notify NYC - Silver Alert

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Silver Alert issued 7/17/16 at 2:36 AM.

 A Silver Alert has been issued for Yick Wing Ng, a 79 year-old Asian male that resides on East 108th Street in Manhattan. The missing has Alzheimer's.

Description: Mr. Ng is 5'5" tall, 145 pounds, with short white hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, beige slacks, black sneakers and eyeglasses. He only speaks Cantonese.

 Last Seen: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:30 PM in front of 81 Elizabeth Street


If you see the Mr. Ng, please call 9-1-1.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fwd: TLC Announces New Online-Only Driver Application Process, Off-Site Fingerprints & Photos

TLC News
New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission

July 14, 2016

To All Interested Parties:

Industry Notice #16-12
July 14, 2016

For Immediate Release


Starting July 14, 2016, applications for a TLC Driver's License must be submitted on-line.  Fingerprints and photographs required for a license will no longer be done at TLC.  Beginning on July 19, 2016, fingerprints and photographs will be done at ten different centers located throughout New York City.

To apply, applicants must visit the TLC website at Beginning on July 14, this will be the only way to apply for a TLC driver's license.

Starting on July 19, MorphoTrust will be handling fingerprints and photographs for TLC applications.  Applicants who file an application between July 14 and July 19 will need to wait until July 19 to schedule their fingerprint\photo appointment.  After July 19, once drivers apply online, they will be able to immediately schedule an appointment to have their fingerprints and photos taken.

All driver applicants must complete the fingerprint and photo process, and submit all other licensing requirements within 90 days of applying.  For a complete list of the requirements, please visit our web site at

If you have any questions about the changes, please e-mail the TLC at

Applicants can make an appointment by going to MorphoTrust's website at: Here are ten locations in New York City, as well as the hours, below:



Dates & Times


Bronx - Boston Rd

Bronx, NY. (1753 Boston Road )

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 10:00 - 2:00 & 3:00 - 6:00; Wed 10:00 - 2:00 & 3:00 - 8:00; E/O Sat 10:00 - 2:00

Bronx - E 149th St

Bronx, NY. (349 E 149th St, Ste 605)

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 - 5:00; Wed 9:00 - 6:00; E/O Sat 10:00 - 2:00

Brooklyn - Flatbush Ave

Brooklyn, NY. (1772 Flatbush Ave (between Ave's J & K))

Mon, Wed & Fri 8:30 - 6:00; Tue & Thu 8:30 - 8:00; E/O Sat 10:00 - 6:00

Brooklyn - Fulton St

Brooklyn, NY. (2174 Fulton St)

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 6:00; Fri 9:00 - 7:00; E/O Sat 9:00 - 5:00

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights, NY. (37-22 73rd St, Ste 1e)

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 1:00 & 1:30 - 6:00; Fri 3:00 - 9:00; Sat 10:00 - 1:00 & 1:30 - 6:00

New York - Broadway

New York, NY. (1412 Broadway, 17th Fl)

Mon - Fri 9:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 4:00

New York - Park Pl

New York, NY. (22 Park Place, 4th Flr- Approx 5 Blocks From Dos)

Mon 9:00 - 6:00; Tue & Fri 9:00 - 5:00; Wed 9:00 - 7:00; Thu 9:00 - 5:30; 3rd Sat 9:00 - 1:00

New York - W 35th St

New York, NY. (247 W 35th St, Ste 201)

Mon - Fri 9:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 5:30; Sat 10:00 - 4:00

Queens - Jamaica

Jamaica, NY. (9024 161st St)

Mon - Fri 7:00am - 8:00pm; Sat 8:30 - 3:00

Staten Island - Hylan Blvd

Staten Island, NY. (2381 Hylan Blvd)

Mon - Fri & E/O Sat 9:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fwd: PokémonGo Safety Tips

PokémonGo Safety Tips

As the PokémonGo fever hits New York City, the NYPD wants to remind you and your kids of some simple safety tips.  As you battle, train, and capture your Pokémon just remember you're still in the real world too!  Around the country the PokémonGo craze has seen reports of accidents, injuries and even crimes where suspects have set-up fake 'Pokéstops'.  So as you or your kids set out to capture them all:
  • Be alert at all times
  • Stay aware of your surroundings
  • Play in pairs or as a group to ensure your safety  
  • Do not drive or ride your bike, skateboard, or other device while interacting with the can't do both safety
  • Do not trespass onto private property or go to areas you usually would not if you weren't playing Pokémon Go
  • Be aware and tell your kids about "stranger-danger".  The app may draw strangers together in real life at 'Pokéstops'
  • Parents - be aware of 3rd party software apps claiming to enhance the gaming experience however, these 3rd party apps only gives access to sensitive data - i.e. name, email, calendar
Have fun AND stay safe.  Good luck in your quest, and happy hatching, trapping, and training at the Pokémon Gym!


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