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Mass for New Pope at St. Patrick's

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pope Benedict the XVI marked his final day as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics today. Meanwhile, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan is preparing to hosted a special mass to commemorate the election of a new pope.

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Mayor Bloomberg Scores Win in Chicago Congressional Primary

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg was on a bit of a victory lap after his political action committee, Independence USA, helped Illinois politician Robin Kelly, a gun control advocate, win a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary. 

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Christie Agrees to Expand Medicaid in NJ

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of uninsured, low-income residents in New Jersey could soon be covered by President Obama's healthcare overhaul, now that Governor Chris Christie is endorsing an expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state.

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Areas of Staten Island Hard Hit by Sandy Mull Buyout Option

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday.

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Les Miz: Back on Broadway as Oscar Winner

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Les Misérables took home three Oscars Sunday night, and now it’s going back to Broadway.

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Judge Blocks SUNY From Closing Long Island College Hospital

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A New York judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the State University of New York from closing the Long Island College Hospital.

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NYPD's Detective Rules

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For the last three years, the New York Police Department has been trying to set in stone the rules, procedures and techniques for being a detective. 

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Bloomberg Opposes Legalization of Marijuana, but Lightens Penalty

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he opposes legalizing marijuana — or any other illicit drug.

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Bloomberg Gives Final State of the City Address

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a milestone - his final State of the City address. We're there and livetweeting the speech in which the mayor outlined his legacy and pushed initiatives for electric cars and banning Styrofoam packaging.

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Cardinal Dolan Talks Pope, Mortality on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hundreds of Catholics packed the pews of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan for noon mass today on this Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.

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Stunned by Pope's Decision, Many Embrace the Change

Monday, February 11, 2013

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he was as startled as the rest of the world about Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he will resign later this month due to failing health.

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Pro Tips: Snowstorm

Friday, February 08, 2013

Much of the region is under a blizzard warning as a nor'easter bears down on the area. Here's the latest on official statements, planning and updates that you'll need to watch.

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You Might Have Heard, There's a Snowstorm Coming

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Some white stuff is headed this way. How much? Nobody knows. How are you preparing?

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Magazines Contend with End of Saturday Mail Delivery

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service’s decision to suspend Saturday delivery is unwelcomed news for the struggling magazine industry. The glossies tend to arrive at the start of the weekend, when readers have more time to peruse stories and advertisements.

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First of Sandy Aid Spelled Out for NY, NJ

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, the so-called Sandy Czar, traveled to a pizza parlor on Staten Island's hard-hit eastern shore Wednesday to announce how the federal government's divvying up $5.6 billion in federal Sandy aid. It'll be split roughly equally among New Jersey, New York state, and New York City.

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Koch's Former Chef Remembers Man With 'Appetite for Life'

Monday, February 04, 2013

Fried chicken, a green salad and chocolate mousse. That was the first big meal the then 24-year-old Rozanne Gold cooked for former Mayor Ed Koch as his personal chef in 1978. 

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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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