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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Burning House

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.

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Worker Error Cited in Massive LIRR Breakdown: MTA Report

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A new report has concluded that worker error contributed to the breakdown that paralyzed the Long Island Rail Road when a lightning bolt struck a critical signal shed.

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State to Create Bureau to Review Potential Wrongful Convictions

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The New York Attorney announced Wednesday that he is establishing a bureau to review potential wrongful convictions and streamline damage claims from those punished for crimes they didn't commit.

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NY to Do More Probes of Bus Lines with Poor Safety

Monday, April 09, 2012

A little noticed, relatively inexpensive item in New York's massive state budget could be a life saver. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature found $1 million in a nearly flat budget to change the way buses are inspected in New York following a bloody year on the road.

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'Lion King' is Broadway's All-Time Box Office King

Monday, April 09, 2012

Box office figures released Monday show that "The Lion King" last week swiped the title of Broadway's all-time highest grossing show from "The Phantom of the Opera."

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Firefighters Battle Staten Island Fire

Monday, April 09, 2012

More than 200 firefighters continue to fight a five alarm-fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Fire officials say the cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion of piles of compost and mulch — all very dry from the lack of snow this winter.

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Mayor Says He's Weighing Options After Judge Orders Release of 911 Review

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that the city is "studying our options" after a judge ordered them to release a consultant's review of its 911 system that the mayor has been fighting to keep private.

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Bloomberg Stresses Gun Control After 4 NYPD Officers Wounded in Shootout

Sunday, April 08, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a strong advocate for gun control and he stressed that message again Monday after four NYPD officers were wounded after a shootout on Sunday.

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Ex-Tyco CEO Loses Parole Bid in NY

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Former Tyco International Ltd. CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski has lost a bid to get out of the New York prison where he's serving time for taking millions of dollars in unauthorized bonuses.

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The Cellist of Sarajevo Plays in his City Again

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Twenty years ago, as mortar shells began raining down on Sarajevo, killing his friends and neighbors, Vedran Smajlovic did what he knew best to help the city: he played his cello at funerals, in bomb shelters and in the streets.

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Romney Sweeps Primaries

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mitt Romney has won the Wisconsin primary. And that means he's gone three for three over chief GOP rival Rick Santorum in Tuesday's contests.

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NY Senator Espaillat Announces Run Against Rangel

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat  has announced he will run against Rep. Charles Rangel.

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Garodnick Says He'll Run to Replace Liu

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Councilman Daniel Garodnick has announced his candidacy to replace embattled New York City Comptroller John Liu.

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NY Suburban County Tackles Growing Budget Deficit

Monday, April 02, 2012

Officials on eastern Long Island say a change in how Suffolk County pays pension benefits is just one of many proposals to reduce a looming budget deficit.

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Air Force Debated Disposal of 9/11 Remains

Friday, March 30, 2012

Newly released Pentagon documents show that U.S. Air Force officers debated briefly about burial at sea before concluding that 1,321 unidentifiable fragments of remains from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon should be treated as medical waste and incinerated.

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Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Program Is Working

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the fact that officers are recovering fewer guns through stop-and-frisks is an indication the program is working.

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Protesters: Village Voice Helps Sell Kids for Sex

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The son of Norman Mailer has joined an anti-sex-trafficking protest against the Village Voice, the New York City weekly his late father co-founded.

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Port Authority to Cut Nonunion Benefits

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted Thursday to cut bonuses and other benefits for its nonunion employees in a move expected to save $41 million over 18 months.

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Witnesses Complicate Corzine's Testimony on Money

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A former MF Global executive has refused to answer lawmakers' questions about about $200 million that was transferred out of a customer account days before the firm collapsed, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

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Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach Deal on NY Budget

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced Tuesday they had reached a deal on the New York state budget.

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