Regional Briefs – Nov. 6, 2016

NY Hospital Cardio Gym Bans Political Debates

NEW YORK – A Long Island hospital has banned political debates in the gym of its cardio rehab unit since they have patients with heart conditions, WCBS reported. The manager posted the sign after she saw patients getting upset over the presidential election.

NYC to Stop Asking Job-Seekers Their Current Salaries

NEW YORK – NYC won’t ask applicants for municipal jobs what they make now, according to an executive order signed Friday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an effort to stop perpetuating low-wage earners, The Associated Press reported. The City Council is weighing a similar proposal for the private-sector.

Atlantic City Mayor Gives State New Details About Plan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian said Thursday he gave the Christie administration new details about its financial plan to prevent a state takeover, The Associated Press reported. The state earlier last week rejected a previous plan and Guardian didn’t specify what the new one was.

Ex-Postmaster Sentenced For Stealing Nearly $20K

ROCHESTER – A former postmaster was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation for stealing nearly $20,000 in stamps and box rentals and issuing money orders to herself, The Associated Press reported. Jennifer Passeck, 27, ran the post office in Sodus Point from March 2013 until March 2015.

9/11 Workers Who Served in Iraq to Lead Veterans Parade

NEW YORK – The NYC parade honoring the nation’s warriors on Thursday will be lead for the first time by three 9/11 first responders who then fought in Iraq, the Daily News reported. The grand marshals will lead the Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Ave.

Clinton’s Lead in New York Drops Amid Email Probe

ALBANY – Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump in New York has dropped in the past three weeks amid the FBI’s email probe, but she is still way ahead, the Daily News reported. Her 51 to 34 percent margin in a Siena poll is down from the 24-points lead she had last month.