The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it can no longer afford to keep subsidizing money-losing ferry bars and will close them this year.
I'm 22, I've never consumed a legal drink and I never plan to, for better and worse. Being in recovery at any age elicits both challenges and rewards, but being young and at a pivotal, sometimes confusing point in life even without worrying about sobriety makes said challenges and rewards even more prominent.
I do believe that an actual demon lurks in some drinks, waiting patiently to strike. So in the hope of saving souls from these predatory monsters in 2015 I have decided to name and shame them back to hell once and for all.
It can add its unique profile to everything from an Old Fashioned to a Lemon Drop to a tiki drink.
Even if fraternities aren't directly responsible for every instance of sexual assault and inebriated death on a college campus, they engender an attitude that is no longer permissible in the 21st century.
There were moments during my drinking that I would stop and look at myself and wonder what I had become.
The new year is about more than ritualistically setting resolutions before the clock strikes midnight. This annual transition of time is an opportunity for our stage of consciousness to transition from dark to light; to let go of our past and invest in our future by living fully and lovingly in the present.
These 2015 predictions include upscale shots, more flexibility in cocktails and even robot bartenders -- plus a few wishful speculations just for fun.
I'm not going to lie: The holiday season in early sobriety was hard. But is this news? I mean, I've heard it said that alcoholism is a three-fold disease: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
I am pretty sure the ones my grandma made were flammable. She was not light-handed when it came to booze in things.
You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.
Over decades of international gift-giving I've gathered a few pointers which might put more ho than humbug into your holidays if internationals are on your list. My motto is, "Be generous, but appropriate." Here's how...
Drinking ages vary from country to country. Since I fall into the awkward "old enough to vote but too young to drink" group, a trip abroad means new freedoms when it comes to the beverage menu.
The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.
When people first learn that I don't drink alcohol, they often request an explanation. Mine is rarely consistent. Sometimes I say I don't like the taste. Sometimes I say I'm Muslim. Sometimes I say I have a medical condition. All are true, but none in isolation contains a full explanation.
December can reach both sides of the spectrum by being the most exciting and fun month, or the most depressing and lonely. It's the month that peopl...