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NY Court Strikes Down Local Drilling Moratorium

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A state judge invalidated Binghamton's two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that would ban or delay hydraulic fracturing in New York has been struck down.

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NY Progressives Push for Public Campaign Finances

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A coalition of major labor unions, progressive political groups and good-government advocates is trying to push New York's Legislature to adopt public financing of campaigns. The effort, aimed at a likely special session after the elections, would be used as a national model.

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NJ Schools Report 12K Bullying Instances Last Year

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

New Jersey education officials now have a handle on just how much bullying happens in public schools.

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In Novel Move, City Campus Gets US Patent Officer

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

In a first-of-its-kind effort to help students and others capitalize on their ideas, a patent officer is setting up shop at a New York City technology graduate-school campus.

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NYPD to Boost Gang Unit Over Social Media Violence

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.

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Yanks Rout Red Sox 10-2, Open 1-Game AL East Lead

Monday, October 01, 2012

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.

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Judge: No Probable Cause for Some RNC Arrests

Monday, October 01, 2012

A federal judge says some arrests of protesters outside the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York lacked probable cause.

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NJ Senators Advance Health Insurance Exchange

Monday, October 01, 2012

A New Jersey state Senate committee has again advanced a bill that would create a state-run health insurance exchange.

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Ahmadinejad Cameraman Seeks US Asylum, Lawyer Says

Monday, October 01, 2012

A lawyer for a cameraman who was accompanying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly in New York says his client has defected.

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Ex-NY Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Dies

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who led the newspaper to new levels of influence and profit amid some of the most significant moments in 20th-century journalism, died Saturday. He was 86.

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Judge: FDNY Can Hire for First Time in 5 Years

Friday, September 28, 2012

The federal judge overseeing the effort to diversify the nation's largest fire department has approved a new entrance exam that will allow the FDNY to hire new firefighters for the first time in five years.

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Drug Rules Urged to Prevent NY Horse Deaths

Friday, September 28, 2012

A task force investigating a spike in thoroughbred deaths at the Aqueduct track last winter is calling for tighter rules and better regulation of drug use, particularly corticosteroids that can mask injuries.

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GOP Senator Who Lost Primary Won't Go Independent

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Republican Sen. Roy McDonald won't pursue an independent run after losing a GOP primary because of opposition to his support for gay marriage in New York.

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Prosecutors: Bus Driver in Fatal Bronx Crash Knew Risks

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The driver at the helm of a tour bus that crashed in a horrific accident last year, killing 15 passengers, knew the risks of fatigue and drove anyway despite a serious lack of sleep, prosecutors said Thursday as his manslaughter trial began.

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Staten Island to Get 'World's Largest' Ferris Wheel

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A 625-foot Ferris wheel, billed as the world's largest, is planned as part of a retail and hotel complex along the Staten Island waterfront.

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JFK Workers Say Security Searches Are Rushed

Thursday, September 27, 2012

JFK Airport security workers charge they're often rushed to complete searches of planes for items left behind by passengers.

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NFL Reaches Tentative Agreement with Refs

Thursday, September 27, 2012

So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.

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NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A police officer has shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect inside a building in Manhattan.

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Bronx DA No Longer Prosecuting Some Stop-And-Frisk Cases

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Bronx district attorney's office is no longer prosecuting people stopped and arrested for trespassing unless the arresting officer ensures the arrest is warranted.

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Brooke Astor Home Auction Fetches $18.8M in NYC

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday.

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