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News from DCA - Current Press Releases

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Quick and Easy Refunds for Consumer Claims, Emergency Loan Program for Queens Small Businesses & Citywide Advertising and Promotional Campaign for Queens
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today new initiatives to alleviate the hardships and damages suffered by the residents and small businesses of Queens affected by the power failure, including a new agreement with Consolidated Edison to relax requirements on residents who submit claims up to $350 for spoiled food and to extend claims to cover medication due to lack of refrigeration.
PRESS RELEASE # 262-06




Thursday, June 29, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Mintz Reveal Dirty Dealers Who Sell Tobacco to Underage Kids
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today released a list of 195 "Dirty Dealers" that have had their tobacco retail licenses revoked over the past two years for selling on two or more occasions to teens.




Monday, June 12, 2006
Department of Consumer Affairs Holds Public Hearing to Explore Debt Collection Practices in New York City
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today heard testimony from consumers, advocates, and industry representatives at a public hearing to explore debt collection practices in New York City. The public hearing, spurred by a 70% increase in consumer complaints reported to the DCA over the past two years, was held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in lower Manhattan.




Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Winners Named in 2006 Sidewalk Café Drink Contest
In an effort to tout New York City’s booming sidewalk cafés, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and the New York State Restaurant Association co-sponsored the first 2006 Sidewalk Café Drink contest to kick off the summer season.




Thursday, June 1, 2006
City Restaurants Mix It Up in Competition for the Sidewalk Café Drink of 2006
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, the New York State Restaurant Association, and the Institute for Culinary Education today sponsored a “Mix-Off” among finalists for the contest to pick the 2006 Sidewalk Café Drink. To tout the City’s booming sidewalk cafés, an experienced panel of judges today sampled the best in café sipping – both non-alcoholic and alcoholic entries – just in time for the summer outdoor dining season.




Monday, May 22, 2006
PHOTO: The Real Heavyweights...
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Metrologist Joseph Lavin tests the scales with heavy weights at the New York State Athletic Commission office in Lower Manhattan last week.




Monday, May 8, 2006
Parks & Recreation, Consumer Affairs & Alfonso Little League Cut Ribbon At Renovated Highbridge Ballfield
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined officials from the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Alfonso Little League on Saturday, May 6 to celebrate the completion of restorations to Highbridge Ballfield # 1.




Friday, May 5, 2006
City Inspecting Amusement Rides at Festivals, Street Fairs and Block Parties to Ensure Safe Summer
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Buildings (Buildings) today kicked off the summer street fair and block party season with a reminder for ride operators and event organizers: all rides at popular street fairs, block parties, and carnivals need to be licensed and safe.




Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz Warns Against Car Sweepstakes Scams
Forget the “Dash for Cash” or the “Real Pot of Gold” scratch-off cards showing up in your mailbox – those winning car offers are likely taking you for a ride.




Thursday, April 27, 2006
Department of Consumer Affairs & Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Remind the Newest New Yorkers of Their Rights When Using Immigrant Service Providers
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Mintz and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Linares today issued a reminder to report illegal practices by businesses providing immigrant services by calling 311, and issued tips to protect from falling victim to fraud.



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