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West Side Rail Yards Contract Delayed

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The MTA and a private developer are putting off signing a contract for the West Side Rail Yards for another month.

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MTA Pledges More Security Cameras

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MTA officials say they expect to have 900 more security cameras up and running by June.

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Bloomberg Aide Heads to Citigroup

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's close confidants is leaving City Hall for a financial job.

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NY State Legislature Misses Budget Deadline

Monday, March 29, 2010

The State Senate passed bills to keep the state running through April 14, then left for a holiday recess.

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After Accident, Crane Operator Suspended

Monday, March 29, 2010

The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story New York City building near Wall Street over the weekend has had his license suspended.

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NY State Lawmakers On Holiday

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New York State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany for their holiday break this week. That means the state's budget will most likely miss the April 1 deadline. The latest budget proposals from the two houses of the legislature are $1 billion apart.

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Queens DA Brown Becomes Borough's Longest-Tenured

Friday, March 26, 2010

Richard Brown has become the longest-serving district attorney in Queens history. Brown surpassed the record today with 6,874 days. The 77-year-old Brown was appointed district attorney on June 1, 1991 by Gov. Mario Cuomo. He was elected to a full four-year term in the general election that November.

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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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