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City fines hundreds of restaurants for failing to post inspection grades

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Many city restaurants aren’t following the rules to the letter.

More than 700 eateries have been fined for failing to post their letter grades in their windows, the city’s Health Department said Tuesday. Another 100 were fined for not clearly posting their grades – either an A, B or C.

Those restaurants with C’s – the lowest in the letter-grading system – were the biggest offenders, with 404 of them failing to post them.

Fines can go up to $1,000 for the first offense.

The city introduced the system last July based on health-code violations. About three-fourths of the city’s 24,000 restaurants have been graded so far.

Owners can contest their grades in a hearing and receive a “grade pending” until the case is resolved.
 

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