Latest Michael Bloomberg Stories

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2014-01-31 16:21:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and philanthropist, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Michael R. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his efforts to mobilize action among cities as part of a strategy to combat climate change. As Special Envoy, Michael R. Bloomberg will work with...

Outgoing NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Signs Indoor E-Cigarette Ban
2014-01-01 06:10:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In one of his final acts as the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law expanding the Big Apple’s ban on indoor smoking to include electronic cigarettes, various media outlets have reported. According to a CNN.com blog, Bloomberg gave his seal of approval Tuesday to an initiative expanding the city’s Smoke Free Air Act. Now, use of the battery-operated devices will be prohibited in offices, bars, restaurants and...

Brooklyn Free WiFi
2013-12-11 08:21:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online During his final weeks as New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday that Harlem will soon be getting the largest free public Wi-Fi network in the United States. The network will extend for 95 blocks, and provide free wireless Internet to the neighborhood's 80,000 residents, including 13,000 who live in public housing, along with businesses and visitors in the area. The network will stretch from 110th to...

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