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Construction at WTC Moves Forward

Friday, March 26, 2010

A new agreement between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority means construction can continue on office towers at the World Trade Center.

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NYT: Paterson Wrote Statement in DV Case

Friday, March 26, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson may have been much more closely involved in a top staffer's domestic violence case than previously reported.

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No NY Budget, One Week from Deadline

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The New York Senate and Assembly have both released their spending proposals. But New York Governor David Paterson says time is running out to reach an agreement by the state-mandated April 1 deadline.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today marks the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The blaze in lower Manhattan killed 146 immigrant garment workers, almost all of them women.

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MTA: Buh-Bye W Train

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Board votes to eliminate W subway line, 34 bus routes and hundreds of station agent positions.

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Republican Senor Won't Run for Senate

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another person has decided not to take on freshman Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- and this time, it's not a Democrat. Republican Dan Senor says he is not running. The financial executive and Fox News commentator issued a statement saying it wasn't the right time in his personal and professional life ...

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Census Estimates Show Growth in NYC Area, Declines Upstate

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Census estimates show growth in the New York City region over the last decade and a continuing exodus of people from some upstate areas.

The population estimates come as Census 2010 begins, and they give a sense of what that official count could show for New York. According to ...

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NY Senate Budget Proposal: 'No New Taxes'

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The New York State Senate has unveiled it's annual budget proposal and its prevailing message is "No New Taxes." The Senate refused to tax soft drinks, or to raise the tax on cigarettes, as Governor David Paterson has proposed.

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Christie's Inaugural Bills Affect Govt Workers

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Jersey Governor Christie has signed his first legislation since taking office in January--three bills making pensions and health benefits for government workers less generous.

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ACORN Disbands Due to Failing Revenues

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The once powerful anti-poverty group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is disbanding nationally. Spokesman Kevin Whelan says ACORN's board decided to close state affiliates because of falling revenues.

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Hotel Owner Admits to Polluting Hackensack

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Secaucus, New Jersey hotel owner has admitted to illegally discharging its sewage into the Hackensack River.

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Three Candidates Vie for Felder's Old Seat

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Voters in Brooklyn's 44th District will choose a new City Councilmember today.

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What Overhauled Drug Laws Mean for Convicts

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

by Maria Scarvalone

Today Amir Varick Amma will wake up in prison as he has for the last 19 years. He was convicted of two drug felonies -– the most serious: possession of two ounces of cocaine. But sometime today, if all goes according to plan, he will walk out ...

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Thousands Turn Out for DC Immigration Rally

Monday, March 22, 2010

In preparation for another big congressional fight, thousands of New Yorkers travelled to a rally advocating for immigration reform in Washington. They boarded more than two hundred buses early yesterday morning to demand elected officials pass legislation this year.

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U.S. Judge Rejects Proposed 9/11 Settlement

Friday, March 19, 2010

A federal judge has rejected the proposed legal settlement for rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center.

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Campaign Fundraiser Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Friday, March 19, 2010

A former fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Senator John Kerry has pleaded guilty in a federal bank fraud case.

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NJ Gay Marriage Advocates File Court Papers

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gay marriage advocates in New Jersey will file court papers today arguing the state's existing civil unions law does not give same sex couples the same legal protections as heterosexual couples.

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Paterson Spokeswoman Resigns

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gov. David Paterson's press secretary Marissa Shorenstein has resigned.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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(Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hives Can Come Out of Hiding

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

(Photo by Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Urban agriculture has taken another step forward as the city has made beekeeping legal. Apiaries have been outlawed for years, but the health department has slowly been revising city health codes. Now, after ...

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