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Mayor and City Council Reach Budget Deal

Friday, June 25, 2010

Twenty New York City fire engine companies that were in danger of being eliminated have been saved under a new budget deal for the next fiscal year.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached an agreement late Thursday on a $63 billion budget ...


Suspicious Vehicle Briefly Clears Part of Union Square

Friday, May 14, 2010

New York City police evacuated part of an apartment building and blocked off some streets near Manhattan's Union Square after a Thursday night report of a suspicious vehicle with gas in the back seat, but nothing threatening was found. NYPD investigators located the owner of ...


After Brief Shut Down, RFK Bridge Reopens

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A suspicious truck abandoned Wednesday several yards from a toll booth near the Manhattan side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge turned out to be empty and not a threat, the New York Police Department said.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a man flee the ...


Police Close Times Square for Investigation of Suspicious Car

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Police have closed some streets in Times Square as they investigate a car that has been "deemed suspicious."

Police said Saturday the bomb squad was investigating the contents of the car on 45th Street.

They say the block was closed between Seventh and Eighth avenues as a ...


Homeless Good Samaritan Honored at NY Wake

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A homeless Good Samaritan who was ignored while lying, mortally wounded, on a New York City sidewalk will be honored at a wake.

The family of Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax was holding services for the Guatemalan immigrant on Wednesday at a Brooklyn funeral home.

Police say Tale-Yax was ...


Imam Linked to Zazi Avoids Jail, but Must Leave U.S.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

(AP) - An Afghanistan-born imam linked to the suspects in an aborted suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations has dodged jail time, but he must leave the country within 90 days.

Ahmad Afzali pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a deal ...


NY Officials Agree on Plan for Governors Island

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - A new master plan for Governors Island calls for a 2.2-mile promenade to be created along the waterfront and 87 acres to developed as open green space.

Gov. David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg released the new plan on Sunday for the ...


Crane Strikes 25-Story Building, No Injuries

Saturday, March 27, 2010

NEW YORK — A listing crane has struck the side of a 25-story building near Wall Street, disrupting traffic in the area and leading to the evacuations of nearby buildings.

The Fire Department of New York says there were no injuries Saturday after the crane hit ...


Police Investigating White Powder Found at Rep. Weiner's Office

Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Queens office of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner related to his support of national health care legislation.

The letter with suspicious white powder was discovered Thursday afternoon at the congressman's office ...


Sen. Paul Wellstone Dead in Plane Crash

Friday, October 25, 2002

Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, one of the foremost liberals in Congress, was killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota on Friday along with his wife, daughter and five others, campaign officials said.

Wellstone, 58, had been in the final days of a tight battle for re-election in a race that ...