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Spring Storm Brings Snow to Region

Monday, March 25, 2013

Light rain and snow are falling across the region as a spring snowstorm from the Midwest moves in.

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Biden, Speaking in NY, Supports Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

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Allies No More? Bloomberg and Quinn Split on NYPD Issues

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.

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Blumenthal: Gun Control Fight a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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A federal ban on assault weapons is not in the cards. The provision has been pulled from a gun control bill that Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate plan to bring to a vote next month. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he doesn’t have the votes to pass the provision, which would instead be included as an amendment.

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Testimony Continues in Stop and Frisk Case

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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A federal class action lawsuit against New York City’s stop and frisk tactics continued Tuesday, with courtroom testimony from several witnesses who said they were stopped because of their race. These are charges the city has repeatedly denied, countering that such stops are based on crime statistics, not racial profiling. The case is considered the strongest yet against the NYPD policy.

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Arguments Begin in Case Challenging Stop and Frisk

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Opening statements took place Monday in the most comprehensive legal challenge to the city’s stop and frisk police to date. The federal class action civil suit said police overwhelmingly target blacks and Latinos, and that the practice is unconstitutional. The city on the other hand said stop and frisks have helped drive down crime to record lows.

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Libraries Eyed as Ripe for Development

Monday, March 18, 2013

With land getting scarcer in New York, real estate developers are increasingly eyeing city-owned property. Parking lots in housing projects, public schools, and even local libraries are some of the places that could turn into new developments.

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Report: Grand Jury Investigating NJ Sen. Menendez

Friday, March 15, 2013

A federal grand jury in Miami is reportedly investigating New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez over his role in advocating for the business interests of his friend Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who's a major contributor to Menendez.

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Mother of Slain Teen Calls for Justice, Mayor Defends NYPD

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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The mother of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police last weekend said her son was not part of a gang and never hurt anyone. 

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Elevated Profile

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is returning to New York with enhanced star power.

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Cardinal Egan Says This Is ‘The Latin American Moment’

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Catholic clergy and members of the community react to Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio taking leadership of the Catholic Church as Pope Francis.

Join the conversation: What does the selection of the new pope tell you about the future of the Catholic Church?

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Residents Say Simmering Tensions Led to Violence After Vigil

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.

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With a Tweet, Quinn Launches Mayoral Run

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.

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Cooper Union to Remain Tuition-Free...For Now

Friday, March 08, 2013

Cooper Union's Board of Trustees has voted to keep its art, engineering, and architecture schools tuition-free for students entering this fall.

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Time Warner Spinning Off Iconic Magazines

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In another sign of the changing media landscape Time Warner is breaking up with Time Inc.

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Poll: Catholic Church Hierarchy is Out of Touch

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

American Catholics feel the church’s hierarchy is out of touch with their needs and concerns, according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News.

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Winter Storm Loses Steam, but Still Threatens Coast

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The nor’easter, which prompted voluntary evacuations in some Sandy-damaged communities in New York and New Jersey, could still cause flooding.

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Bloomberg's Homeless Policy Under Fire as Shelter Population Grows

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

On any given night in January, there were more than 50,000 people sleeping in New York City shelters, according to a new report from a homeless advocacy group.

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Crossing Guard 'Wasn't There' When Boy, 6, Killed by Truck

Friday, March 01, 2013

A 6-year-old boy walking to school was killed by a tractor-trailer at a Harlem intersection without a crossing guard.

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Liu Blasts Inquiry into His Fundraising at Mayoral Forum

Friday, March 01, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu issued a challenge to federal prosecutors at a mayoral forum Thursday night: put up or shut up.

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