Caroline Lewis

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NY abortion providers could see influx of out-of-state patients if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The share of abortions obtained by out-of-state residents has steadily increased in New York since record numbers of anti-abortion restrictions began rolling out about a decade ago. 


Checking In on N.J. Cannabis Sales

Monday, April 25, 2022

WNYC's Caroline Lewis — and new cannabis customers — recount how the first weekend went for legal recreational weed sales in New Jersey.

Here's where to buy legal weed in NJ when recreational sales start

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wednesday is America’s unofficial weed holiday, but in an attempt to avoid mass chaos at dispensaries, recreational cannabis sales will start in New Jersey on Thursday, April 21st.


NYPD releases information about a person of interest in a subway shooting

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

New York City authorities have identified 62-year-old Frank R. James as a "person of interest" in a subway shooting Tuesday morning in Brooklyn that left 23 people wounded.


Unlicensed marijuana dispensaries are multiplying in New York City, despite state warnings

Monday, April 04, 2022

Some of the dispensaries seek to exploit loopholes in the state’s cannabis law. Others have thrown any pretense that they’re not really selling weed out the window.


Hochul keeps delaying nursing home staffing rules, raising concerns among unions, advocates

Monday, March 21, 2022

New minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes were supposed to take effect in January. Hochul has already delayed enforcement three times.


Local veterans push back on VA plan to close Brooklyn hospital as part of larger health care overhaul

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The plan is part of a larger nationwide overhaul of the VA health system that could affect several facilities in New York City and the surrounding areas.


Cannabis equity advocates hail ‘innovative’ approach for recreational weed licenses in NY

Thursday, March 10, 2022

“We acknowledge that if we want a different outcome for our equity entrepreneurs, we have to take a different approach,” said the executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management.


Clubhouse for New Yorkers with serious mental illness plans $40 million Bronx expansion

Friday, March 04, 2022

As of 2019, the borough had among the highest psychiatric hospitalization rates of any county in the state.


NY home care workers awarded $30 million for unpaid wages

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The award is the result of years of arbitration between health care union 1199SEIU and home care agencies – but some labor organizers say it isn’t enough money to pay back wages.


When Will NJ Get Legal Weed?

Monday, February 07, 2022

New Jersey's original opening date for recreational sales of cannabis is likely going to get pushed back. Here's what's behind the delay.

Why Coney Island and Brighton Beach were hit so hard by omicron

Monday, February 07, 2022

The iconic oceanside neighborhoods experienced a fatality rate nearly three times the citywide average.


COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new peak in New York City

Monday, January 10, 2022

Hospitalizations in New York City, the original heart of the pandemic in early 2020, are growing exponentially because of omicron, and have now surpassed last winter's peak.


At overdose prevention sites, people can use illegal drugs under medical supervision

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

New York City has opened the nation's first supervised use sites, where drug users can inject illegal drugs under medical supervision. The aim is to keep drug users safe and connect them to treatment.


New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says these overdose prevention centers will "protect the most vulnerable people" in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.


NYC Tried To Remove NYPD From 911 Mental Health Emergencies—But It’s Had Little Success

Friday, October 22, 2021

Ultimately, NYPD-backed teams still fielded 80% of all the mental health emergencies recorded in the three precincts in Harlem where the B-HEARD program launched.


How This Hudson Valley Town Turned A Defunct Prison Into A Thriving Cannabis Hub

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, which once counted people locked up on drug offenses among its inmates, is now populated by cannabis companies promising to vitalize the area's economy.


A Brooklyn School Quarantined A Third Of Its Staff, But Parents Weren't Told

Friday, September 24, 2021

The episode happened at the Spring Creek school building in East New York, which houses staff and students for three separate schools.


Longer NYC Commutes, Household Crowding Linked To Higher COVID-19 Rates

Monday, September 20, 2021

Cornell University study finds longer commute times and crowded apartments came with higher rates of COVID-19 transmission during New York City's first wave.


These New Yorkers Are Willing To Risk Their Jobs Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Thursday, September 16, 2021

 A steadfast contingent is resisting New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandates.