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NJ Advances Bill Banning Single-Use Plastic, Paper Bags

New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday to ban single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as plastic foam containers commonly used for takeout. The Democrat-led Senate Budget Committee passed the…

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NYC To Replace Some Delivery Trucks With Cargo Bikes

New York City is aiming to cut traffic congestion and pollution by replacing some delivery trucks with electric-powered cargo bikes. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a six-month pilot program Wednesday…

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New Yorker Gets 40 Years for Supporting Hezbollah

A New Yorker convicted of providing material support to Hezbollah by seeking targets in New York City for terrorist attacks was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Ali Kourani,…

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New NYPD Commissioner Keep Crime Low, Perceptions High

New York City’s newly sworn-in police commissioner has told the force he wants to change a media-driven misperception that officers and the communities they patrol have a bad relationship. Dermot…

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Alternate Side Suspended Tuesday in NYC

Alternate side parking rules will be suspended Tuesday in New York City due to expected snowfall. Parking meters will remain in effect.

Inclement Weather Advisory From Governor’s Office

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today placed National Guard personnel on standby and activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center to enhanced monitoring mode as a severe winter storm passes through many…

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New NYPD Commissioner Starts Sunday

It’s a changing of the guard at the top of the nation’s largest police department. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea succeeds James O’Neill on Sunday as commissioner of the New…

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