He got by with a little help from his four-legged friends.Thomas Panek, 48, made history on Sunday as the first blind person to complete the New York City Half Marathon, with the assistance of three guide dogs.Panek, the president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, finished the 13.1-mile race alongside Westley, Waffle, and Gus, a trio of labrador retrievers who took turns guiding him.Wearing adorable tiny running shoes, the team of highly-trained canine companions led Panek to complete his impressive feat in just under two hours and 21 minutes.Photos of the crew: 12 PHOTOS Thomas Panek becomes first blind person to finish New York City Half Marathon with help of 3 guide dogs See Gallery Thomas Panek becomes first blind person to finish New York City Half Marathon with help of 3 guide dogs NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 17: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Waffle joins Guiding Eyes for the Blind President and CEO, Thomas Panek, as he runs the … [Read more...] about Man becomes first blind person to finish New York City Half Marathon with assistance of 3 guide dogs
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made national headlines this week when he announced a plan to spend $100 million a year to provide health care for 600,000 uninsured, low-income and undocumented immigrant New Yorkers. But the initiative raises more questions than answers: Just how will the plan work, and would that sum -- which comes out to a modest $170 per person -- really be enough to pay for what sounds like a massive increase in benefits? Details during the announcement on national TV, then later at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, were sparse. But as Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at New York City's Community Service Society, pointed out, New York City may have a head start when it comes to providing health care for low-income and undocumented residents that makes the plan more feasible than it would seem otherwise.That's because the plan, called NYC Care, builds on the city's existing public-option health insurance program called … [Read more...] about New York City experiments with health care for all
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced his $100 million health care program to provide coverage and access to care to the 600,000 New Yorkers currently without it, including undocumented and indigent residents. The program will strengthen NYC’s public health insurance plan, MetroPlus, to make it more affordable for all New Yorkers, while simultaneously implementing NYC Care, which will connect persons ineligible for insurance the access to NYC Health + Hospitals’ physicians, pharmacies and mental health and substance abuse services. Blasio explained his inspiration and vision for the program, saying: [N]o one should have to live in fear. No one should go without the health care they need. Health care is a human right. In this city, we’re going to make that a reality. In this city, we’re taking that ideal and putting it into practice. From this moment on in New York City, everyone is guaranteed the right to health … [Read more...] about New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program
Henry Goldman, Bloomberg Published 9:49 am PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jonathan Levinson. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jonathan Levinson. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on June 21, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Jonathan … [Read more...] about New York City to fund health care for all, including the undocumented, mayor says
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive? Supported by ByJ. David Goodman and William Neuman Nov. 16, 2018 [What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox ] For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor’s enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens. How could the liberal mayor of New York City who vowed to end the “tale of two cities” — one rich, the other poor — support this … [Read more...] about Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?