Government & Politics

NYC to Require Salt Warnings on Menus

Michael Moss, investigative reporter and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Salt, Sugar, Fat,” joins us to discuss New York City's new salt label requirements for chain restaurant menus.

In Stony Brook on Long Island, a line of about 100 students wait to cast their vote in the auditorium at Stony Brook University. Many commuter students chose to vote here to save gas, therefore giving up their say in local elections. MetroFocus/Philly Bubaris
Georgia Kral  |  November 6, 2012 12:13 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus provided updates from the polls, reporting on the very act of voting after a natural disaster disrupts life as we know it.
November 6, 2012 7:00 AM | Comments
Today is Election Day. PBS member stations are contributing to this live blog -- see what's happening across the nation!
Beth Garbitelli  |  November 5, 2012 5:14 PM | Comments
The storm is over, but related disasters are still raining down on East Rockaway.
At the poll station at St. Ann's church in Brooklyn Heights, volunteers held signs indicating the direction to proceed in long lines. Photo courtesy of Tom Stewart.
Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 5, 2012 12:07 PM | Comments
60 polling sites have been relocated, and the Board of Elections offices are without power.
dry ice carousel
November 4, 2012 9:20 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 11:35 AM | 4 Comments
Many in the region are struggling: here's how you can help others and get help for yourself and your family.
The line for gas at a Hess Station in Flatbush, Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2012.
Christina Knight  |  November 3, 2012 4:10 PM | Updated: Nov 3, 2012 4:10 PM | 1 Comment
Subway service is back between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Fuel trucks in five boroughs and Long Island are providing gas to emergency workers, a change from the original plan.
Michael Schneider
November 2, 2012 4:23 PM | Updated: Nov. 1, 2012, 2:38 PM | Comments
Coverage of the damage throughout New Jersey, with special editions of NJ Today with Mike Schneider.VIDEO
A tree felled by Hurricane Sandy winds at the Long Meadow of Prospect Park, before 4:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, before the height of storm. Photo by Marc Rosenblatt.
Christina Knight and Georgia Kral  |  November 2, 2012 4:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012, 6:30 AM | Comments
Federal and state laws have been waived, allowing more tankers to deliver fuel to region through the Port of New York. Sandy victims in New York get new aid.VIDEO
Christina Knight  |  November 2, 2012 9:55 AM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 9:55 AM | Comments
The Holland Tunnel opened Friday to buses only. A transportation emergency makes all MTA services free through Friday. The M and 7 subway lines were added on Friday.
Another driver who worked on Monday and Wednesday, preparing the donation envelopes for clients.  There is a $1.50 suggested donation that clients are asked to pay for meals, but they can pay as little or as much as they want. Many gave extra money on Monday and Wednesday. Photo courtesy QCH.
Meryl Branch-McTiernan  |  November 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A Queens nonprofit went the extra mile to deliver more than 500 meals to homebound elderly residents before Sandy hit.VIDEO
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