The unemployment rate for newer veterans stands at 10.3 percent, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But for some, the job skills they gained in the military are translating into civilian jobs back home.
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New Jersey officials are investigating allegations that state troopers escorted “high-end” sports cars, without permission, along several state highways last month.
New York City’s social service agencies are supporting a bill that would make assaulting their employees a felony, up from a misdemeanor offense
The Long Island Railroad is launching a pilot program banning alcohol on overnight weekend trains out of Penn Station, beginning next month.
Recent vets are confronting life back home, as combat missions in Iraq have wrapped up. Some of them are choosing to use their war-time experiences to help other vets who're having a harder time making the transition back to civilian life.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for the metropolitan area, effective until 8 p.m. on Monday. It’s the third such warning that there’s an increased risk of fires this month, according to the NWS.
Under the state’s new budget plan, four New York counties — Suffolk, Saratoga, Jefferson, and Rensselaer — are set to receive $200,000 each, to launch a pilot peer support program to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
The FDNY said a "carelessly discarded cigarette" sparked a fire in the sub-basement of Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, forcing a temporary evacuation of the iconic store on Wednesday afternoon.
The Manhattan District Attorney dropped charges Wednesday against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez who was arrested during the clearing of Zuccotti Park last year.
New York lawmakers and environmental officials are calling for a more comprehensive evacuation plan at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, and they want that plan to be a condition for the plant’s relicensing.
Water rates could go up by 7 percent for about 836,000 customers in New York City beginning on July 1.
Metro-North plans to expand its so-called quiet car program to all peak trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines beginning next month.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday when he signed a crucial piece of his legislative agenda into law, creating a new pension tier in New York state. Tier VI raises the retirement age to 63, and increases the contributions future workers must pay to their plans.
A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams deemed discriminatory.
A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million dollars in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams deemed discriminatory.
Lobbyists in New Jersey spent a record $73 million last year, according to a report by the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission released this week.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is defending online grocer Fresh Direct's plans to move to Mott Haven.
Nassau County's police union continues to oppose a precinct reorganization plan that would eliminate 100 desk jobs and reassign 48 officers to patrol and convert half the county's eight precincts into 24-hour Community Policing Centers.
Mild winter temperatures are putting a damper on the ski season.