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Flooding Wreaks Havoc on Tri-State Area

Friday, March 11, 2011

The state of New York — from Manhattan to the Canadian border — is under a flood watch as heavy rains and melting snow have closed some roads in Westchester and the Adirondacks. The National Weather service said there is major flooding already in towns in northern New Jersey.


House Rejects 9/11 Bill

Friday, July 30, 2010

A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday.


MTA Issues Hiring Freeze

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The MTA has issued an across-the-board hiring freeze for all its agencies, telling the presidents of New York City Transit, Metro-North, and Long Island Railroad that it can't assume Albany lawmakers will come to the rescue with a bailout plan.

In a memo to agency presidents, ...


Military Continues to Investigate Stray Shell from Picatinny Arsenal

Sunday, April 13, 2008

It's still not clear how an artillery shell from New Jersey's Picatinny Arsenal ended up crashing through the roof of a Morris County home miles away. But Friday's incident has spurred the Army to suspend outdoor weapons testing at the military site in Rockaway Township. ...


Investigations Expected Following Long Island Health Scare

Sunday, November 18, 2007

With more than 600 patients of one Long Island doctor being told they may have been exposed to hepatitis C and HIV, a state senator from Brooklyn wants to stop health care workers from using so-called multi-dose medicine vials, which figured in the health scare.



Awards to 2 New Yorkers

Monday, June 25, 2007

A 79-year-old who helped bring farmers' produce to the city and a 33-year-old with a vision of transforming construction waste for reuse are the recipients of the inaugural Jane Jacobs Medals.

The award, which comes with $100,000, is named for the author of “The Death and ...


New York Owed $28 Million in Fines

Monday, June 25, 2007

That's according to an audit by Comptroller William Thompson. He says the city's Department of Consumer Affairs failed to collect the fines over the past 6 years.

More than $18 million is owed by unlicensed businesses and store owners owe about $3 million for not enforcing the ...


Di Fara Pizzeria Closed

Thursday, June 07, 2007

A beloved Brooklyn pizzeria is the latest in a string of restaurants being closed by the Health Department for violations. Di Fara Pizza in Midwood has been in business for more than 45 years. At its entrance are usually dedicated customers waiting in line.

It’s the ...


Congestion Pricing Could Prevent Fare Increase

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Big deficits at the MTA could cause subway fares to rise to $3 per ride by 2010. That was the finding of the city's Independent Budget Office, but Mayor Bloomberg says it didn't take one thing into account - congestion pricing.

BLOOMBERG: Fees from congestion pricing ...


City Will Not Appeal Judge's Order to Realease RNC Documents

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The City will not appeal a Federal judge's order from earlier this month compelling it to release 600 pages of confidential NYPD intelligence documents related to the department's planning for the 2004 Republican National Convention.

This is the second time this year the City has lost ...