Annmarie Fertoli

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Muslim Group Takes Message of Peace to Times Square

Saturday, December 18, 2010

There's a new message in Times Square. It's a scrolling, 15-second graphic that reads: 'Muslims for Love, Loyalty and Peace.' It also features pictures of a dove, an American flag and a peace sign. And it's in rotation on an electronic billboard on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, from six o'clock in the morning to midnight now through January 17.

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Obama Signs Tax Bill Into Law

Friday, December 17, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed tax legislation that will maintain current tax rates for everyone, calling it "a substantial victory for middle-class families across the country," in remarks he made just prior to signing it into law.

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City Council Considers School Safety Act

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The New York City Council is considering a bill that would require the Police Department and the Department of Education to release reports on disciplinary actions taken at city schools, like arrests, summonses and suspensions.


House Approves Bill to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The House has approved a bill to repeal the military's seventeen-year policy banning gays from openly serving in the military. The move comes less than a week after the Senate voted down a larger defense bill that included a provision to repeal the policy.


Authorities Delay Assange's Release

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Julian Assange's release on bail has been delayed to allow Swedish authorities to contest the ruling.


NJ Senate Rejects Christie's Medical Marijuana Rules

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The New Jersey Senate has approved a resolution rejecting Gov. Chris Christie's proposed regulations on the state's medical marijuana program. Prior to the vote on Monday, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari said the governor's proposal was not in line with the intent of the law approved earlier this year.

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Federal Judge Rules Against Health Care Law

Monday, December 13, 2010

A federal judge in Virginia has declared part of the nation's new health care law unconstitutional.


Three Columbia University Fraternities on Suspension

Friday, December 10, 2010

Columbia University has suspended three of its fraternities after five students were arrested earlier this week on drug charges. The university has announced an interim suspension for chapters of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha and Psi Upsilon.


Two Men Charged in Alleged Hate Crime

Friday, December 10, 2010

Two men are facing charges of robbery and assault as hate crimes for allegedly attacking a Muslim man on a subway platform near Canal Street Wednesday morning.

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Senate Rejects Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Senate has voted down a repeal of the 17-year ban, in a vote of 57 to 40.


NYC Public Advocate Pushes Bill to Ensure Tenants Receive Heat, Hot Water

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The city's public advocate is trying to put pressure on negligent landlords who fail to provide heat and hot water to their tenants. Bill de Blasio said that last year, New Yorkers called in more than 114,000 complaints. "Many of those indicate a situation that goes on for days or weeks or more," de Blasio said. "It's just not acceptable in a city like this to have so many New Yorkers facing this problem." Complaints were scattered throughout the city, but the highest number came from the Bronx and Brooklyn.


New Jersey Begins Six-Day Black Bear Hunt

Monday, December 06, 2010

New Jersey's first black bear hunt in five years is underway. The state's Department of Environmental Protection says the hunt is part of a larger plan -- which includes public education, research and waste management -- to reduce the growing bear population and the number of complaints against them.

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Christie, Gusciora Reach Deal on Medical Marijuana

Friday, December 03, 2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced an agreement with Assemblyman Reed Gusciora over the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The deal allows six alternative treatment centers to grow and distribute the drug. Christie had originally wanted four centers to serve as dispensaries and only two to serve as growers. As part of the deal, satellite locations and home delivery of marijuana will not be permitted under the state's program, which is administered by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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Lawmakers Consider Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Senate Armed Services Committee held hearing on the Pentagon's study of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.


Biggest Earthquake in 18 Years Shakes New York Region

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the New York City region earlier today.

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Clinton Condemns WikiLeaks Release

Monday, November 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the release of millions of documents by the group WikiLeaks. According to The Associated Press, WikiLeaks has begun posting documents online, and ultimately plans to release more than 250,000 documents.


President Obama Announces Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

Monday, November 29, 2010

President Barack Obama has announced a two-year pay freeze for all civilian federal employees. He made the announcement from the White House on Monday.


Ireland Releases Budget Plan to Reduce Deficit

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ireland has released a new budget plan, designed to save the country billions of dollars over the next four years. Details of the plan come days after the country applied for a multi-billion dollar rescue loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.


Volunteering on the Holidays and Throughout the Year

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The holidays are often a time when more people consider volunteering. So many, in fact, that volunteer organizations sometimes have to turn them away.

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Tensions Rise Between North and South Korea

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

South Korea is on a high level of alert, after a conflict with North Korea left two South Korean marines and two civilians dead.