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Albany Ends 2018 Session: What Passed, What Didn’t

New York state lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 legislative session early Thursday morning. Here’s a look at the most significant bills that passed — and the ones that didn’t. School…

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Regional Briefs – June 21, 2018

Trucker With Stuck Tree Branch Leaves Trail of Wrecks QUEENS – A driver oblivious to the large branch stuck to his truck wrecked a dozen cars late Tuesday, leaving a…

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NY Lawmakers Adjourn With Many Issues Left Unresolved

New York lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 session with most of the year’s biggest issues left unresolved. The Republican-led Senate adjourned early Thursday, a few hours after the Democratic-led Assembly…

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3 People Killed in Shooting at Bronx Strip Mall

Three people were shot and killed Thursday morning at a Bronx strip mall on Castle Hill Ave. at Randall Ave. The NYPD says that shortly after 9:40 a.m., a single…

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Ceiling of Brooklyn Borough Hall Station Collapses

The ceiling at the subway station in Brooklyn’s Borough Hall collapsed Wednesday afternoon, with reports of one person injured. The station is on Court and Fulton streets. According to the…

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Regional Briefs – June 20, 2018

Cop Arrested for Lying About Salary to Avoid Child Support BROOKLYN – An NYPD officer was arrested Tuesday for lying about working a night shift to avoid paying more in…

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NYC Teachers to Get 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for all of its public-school teachers. The agreement was announced Wednesday by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio,…

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Bog Turtle Becomes New Jersey’s State Reptile

New Jersey now has an official state reptile, as Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation designating the title to the bog turtle. Two years ago, Riverside Elementary School science…

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NYC Allots $1 Million for Kosher Meals In Schools

The New York City budget adopted Thursday includes $1 million to fund a pilot program that will offer kosher and halal meals in public and non-public schools, announced Councilman Chaim…

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Retrial Set to Begin for Skelos, Son

A retrial is set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son on corruption charges, as jury selection is scheduled to get underway on Tuesday in…

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Regional Briefs – June 18, 2018

Report Tracks Gun Deaths Around NY State ALBANY – A new report Monday is revealing which New York counties have the highest rates of gun-related deaths, The Associated Press reported.…

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