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Debris Removal Firm Has Deep NJ Political Ties, Report Finds

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Christie administration was quick to sign up with a Florida firm to help clean up the state after Sandy. The firm, Ashbritt, specializes in expediting Federal Emergency Management Agency payments for debris removal for local governments. It also has given close to $300,000 dollars to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, according to The Star-Ledger.

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Look | Elevator Time Warp

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Since Sandy hit in late-October, there has been a steady stream of reporting on the storm and its aftermath. But one elevator in Lower Manhattan seems stuck on Sandy-related stories from when the storm first arrived.

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NY Public Library President Defends Renovation Plans

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Four years of planning, and a $300 million price tag. But the New York Public Library’s large-scale renovation still isn’t impressing a prominent architecture critic. In his review of the project Wednesday, Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times says loud and clear, “I’m not buying it.”

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Video: Bloomberg Spars With Assembly Member Over Education Aid

Monday, January 28, 2013

During testimony before a legislative hearing in Albany Monday about the Governor's budget, the mayor had a testy exchange with Assembly Education Committee Chair Kathy Nolan of Queens.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg to Raise Money for Gov. Christie

Thursday, January 24, 2013

After becoming friends with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will host a fundraiser next month for Christie.

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Super Bowl 2014: NJ v. NYC?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Forget the teams playing in the 2014 Super Bowl, the biggest match-up may be between New Jersey and New York City.

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Union Numbers Continue to Decline

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Union membership nationwide has hit a nearly 100-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor unions lost 400-thousand members last year, falling to 11.3 million members across the country.

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Public Meetings on Gowanus Cleanup Begin in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency held the first of two public meetings Wednesday on its ambitious plan to clean up Brooklyn’s polluted Gowanus Canal. Wednesday's meeting was held at P.S. 58 in Carroll Gardens.

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NYPD Tests New Weapon Detection Device

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The NYPD is testing a new device that could allow police to detect concealed weapons without a body search. Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the use of the terahertz-wave detection device during a speech before the New York City Foundation Wednesday.

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NYC Bill Would Require Gas Stations to Post Cash Rates

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The New York City Council wants to make sure New Yorkers know exactly how much they’re paying at the pump. Lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require gas stations to advertise their cheaper rates for customers paying with cash.

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A Closer Look at Gov. Cuomo's Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Money for longer school days, an increase in the minimum wage, and more revenue from gambling – these are among the ideas Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out when he detailed his proposed budget of nearly $137 billion Tuesday ($143 billion including federal aid for Sandy recovery). The governor is also calling for a new financing plan for some pensions.

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NYPD's Clean Halls Program to Resume During Appeal

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A federal judge who ruled that certain suspicion-less stops by the New York City Police Department are unconstitutional will allow the stops to resume while the city appeals the ruling.

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Archdiocese of New York to Close Two Dozen More Schools

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Archdiocese of New York announced Tuesday that it will close 24 more parochial schools at the end of this school year.

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Watch Live | Cuomo Delivers Budget Address

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo will deliver his budget for the coming year. The $134 billion budget is expected to keep spending growth below 2 percent, include no new taxes and deal with a budget deficit of more than $1 billion. Watch live beginning at 2 p.m.

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Bloomberg Unveils Design for City's First Micro-Apartment Building

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Packing into a tiny space at the Museum of the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed off the winning design for the city’s smallest apartment. The 10-story building will feature balconettes, 10-foot ceilings and a shared roof garden.

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Mother of Boy Who Had Gun at School Arrested, Police Say

Friday, January 18, 2013

Police say they have arrested the mother of a 7-year-old Queens boy who brought a gun and ammunition to school in his backpack.

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Gun Found in 7-Year-Old's Backpack at Queens School

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A handgun has been found in the backpack of a 7-year-old Queens elementary school student, police said.

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New Gun Law's Mental Health Provision Stirs Controversy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New York's tougher gun control measures include a provision that calls for mental health professionals to report any patients they believe could do harm to themselves or others. That would trigger authorities to confiscate any firearms they own.

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What You Need to Know About New York's Gun Law

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The law's author, analysts and people living in high-crime neighborhoods give us their read on the new measure.

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Ben Affleck Wins Big, But Jodie Foster Steals the Show at Golden Globes

Monday, January 14, 2013

It was a good night for Ben Affleck, but Jodie Foster may have stolen the show. 

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