New York


NY Touts Economic Boom With South African Photo

A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state’s growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa. The Associated Press discovered the…

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Regional Briefs – February 21, 2018

Bank Staff Sick of Hawk Scarfing Pigeons at Their Door DEWITT, N.Y. – The feeding habits of a Cooper’s hawk is fascinating birdwatchers, but tellers at M&T Bank are fed…

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NY Bill Toughens Busing Mandate for Special Ed Kids

A bill proposed in the Assembly Tuesday would remove a vagueness that allowed some school districts in New York state to deny busing for special education children who attend private…

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Regional Briefs – February 20, 2018

Paterson and Passaic Cops Getting Apartments Rent-Free PATERSON – A developer is offering rent-free apartments to Paterson and Passaic police officers, WNBC reported. JCM Investors owner Charles Florio says he’s…

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Careless Smoking Causes Fire That Hurts 13 in NYC

The Fire Department of New York says careless smoking caused a weekend fire in the city’s historic Little Italy neighborhood that hurt 13 people. The fire Saturday morning tore through…

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Regional Briefs – February 18, 2018

NYPD Watchdog Group to Take Over Misconduct Probes NEW YORK – An independent NYPD watchdog said Thursday it will start investigating allegations of officer misconduct and will no longer refer…

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NYC Councilman Enters Race for NY Lt. Governor

A city councilman from Brooklyn announced Friday he will challenge Kathy Hochul in this year’s Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Jumaane Williams, who represents parts of Midwood, announced his candidacy…

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Broad Coalition Calls for Funding for NYC Transit

A broad coalition of environmental groups, good-government organizations and transit advocates are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to approve new funding for public transportation in New York City.…

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Regional Briefs – February 15, 2018

Fifth NYC Fatality From the Flu This Season BROOKLYN – An infant in Canarsie who died Wednesday became the city’s fifth fatality of this season’s flu outbreak, the Daily News…

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Regional Briefs – February 14, 2018

Lock of George Washington’s Hair Found at College Library SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A historian at Union College made a stunning discovery — an envelope tucked into an old book at…

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Regional Briefs – February 13, 2018

Court Nixes Disability Benefits to 2 First Responders ALBANY – An Orangetown police officer and Yonkers firefighter injured while responding to emergencies are not entitled to disability benefits, New York…

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Cuomo’s Favorability Tanks, Now at Just 50 Percent

Weeks after his favorability reached an all-time high, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ratings tumbled in a poll that found that just 50 percent of registered New York state voters would re-elect…

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