Geraldine A. Ferraro, the former Queens congresswoman who in 1984 strode onto a podium to accept the Democratic nomination for vice president and to take her place in American history as the first woman nominated for national office by a major party, died on Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Read More
Richard Daines, the former state health commissioner, passed away this weekend, Michael Bloomberg announced at the start of his press conference at Metrotech in Brooklyn, this morning.
Daines was appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer in 2007, and subsequently worked under Governor David Paterson. Among his notable efforts, he sought to curb the intake of sugary Read More