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Regional Briefs – February 21, 2019

Grocer Gets 2 Years for Food Stamp Scheme NEWARK – The owner of a grocery store was sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a food stamps…

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Activists Almost Beat a City Bus in a Foot Race

Transportation Alternatives, a group that’s dedicated to shifting New York City away from cars and making it friendlier for bicycles and pedestrians, almost beat one of the city’s busiest buses…

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NYC to Pay Back $5.3M in Superstorm Sandy Funds

New York City has reached a tentative settlement to pay back $5.3 million obtained through fraudulent claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy. The New York Times…

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Regional Briefs – February 20, 2019

Man Killed in Snowmobile Rollover Crash MONTAGUE, N.Y. – A man’s life ended tragically when he was killed in a snowmobile crash, The Associated Press reported. Ryan Jesgarzewski, 24, failed…

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Man Writes Own Obit, Warns to Quit Smoking

An upstate man who recently died of lung cancer has a simple message in his obituary: “If you’re a smoker — quit now.” Geoff Turner, 66, wanted to warn others…

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Regional Briefs – February 19, 2019

NJ Transit Engineer Rescues Small Dog on Tracks NEWARK – A NJ Transit train engineer came to the rescue of a small dog that was on the tracks while he…

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Murphy Signs Bill Expanding Family Leave in NJ

New Jersey’s paid family leave is doubling from six to 12 weeks and increasing the amount people will bring home under a new law Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.…

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Mug Shot Proposal Pits Privacy Versus the Right to Know

New York’s governor doesn’t want state police to routinely release mug shots of criminal suspects, or arrest booking records about exactly what they are accused of doing. Democratic Gov. Andrew…

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