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  • Report: George Washington Bridge to get fence to prevent rising suicides

    07/31/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CBS News ^ | 07/31/2014
    The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there have been 13 suicides and 40 rescues on the span so far this year. There were 16 deaths for all of 2013. Plans call for erecting a 9-foot fence to replace the current railing to make jumping from the bridge difficult. Chief structural engineer Bernie Yostpile tells The Record newspaper that the project will cost $37 million to $47 million and will...
  • Family of Bronx Man Killed in Sucker-Punch Attack Stunned by Suspect Charge

    07/31/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York City ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 • Updated at 12:31 PM EDT | Ida Siegal
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. […] “This guy kills my father and he’s only gonna serve a year in jail? What...
  • NY DHS Will Pay You $500 To Rat Out Fellow Citizens Buying Legal Goods

    07/31/2014 6:17:37 AM PDT · by HammerT · 35 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | July 29 2014
    New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature. In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something”...
  • Manhattan Street Renamed After Latino Activist Group

    07/29/2014 9:48:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    ny1.com ^ | July 29, 2014
    A Puerto Rican community group received a special honor in East Harlem this past weekend. The corner of 111th Street and Lexington Avenue has been renamed "Young Lords Way." Young Lords was founded in the 1960s to organize and educate young Latinos. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Congressman Charlie Rangel say the group is often misunderstood which made it difficult to get the corner renamed. The Speaker was born in Puerto Rico and lives currently lives in East Harlem. "The Young Lords name was in to be voted on, Mayor Bloomberg threatened to veto all of the street namings...
  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 7:05 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor’s 12 years in office.He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black asthmatic father of six who died after being put in apparent chokehold by a white officer, an encounter that was caught on video. He did say that more trust was needed between police and residents. “If you talk about the last decade or so in...
  • Morning Joe Panel Hits Andrew Cuomo on Corruption

    07/28/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/28/2014 | Connor Williams
    Following Andrew Cuomo’s decision to disband a corruption commission he created, Morning Joe hit the New York governor hard for his questionable tactics. The scandal comes after The New York Times reported that Cuomo shut down the commission when it began to go after some of the Governor’s own political allies. Cuomo was defiant in response to the allegations, asserting that “it's not a legal question. The Moreland Commission was my commission, it's my commission, my subpoena power, my Moreland Commission. I can appoint it, I can disband it. I can appoint you, I can un-appoint you tomorrow.” Joe Scarborough...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, July 28-August 1, 2014

    07/28/2014 11:01:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
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  • Good Samaritan Chases Down Brooklyn Rape Suspect

    07/28/2014 1:53:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Bain and Natasha VeleZ
    A good — but badly battered — Samaritan has a fractured cheek bone, several loose teeth and seven staples in his head after helping to nab a rape suspect on the Coney Island beach. “She said, ‘That’s him! That’s him!’ ” the bludgeoned hero recounted Saturday of seeing the sobbing victim stumbling away from a lifeguard stand.
  • Illegals Comprise 10% Of 'Several' NY High Schools As State Braces For Thousands More

    07/27/2014 5:35:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 24, 2014 | tony lee
    New York officials are expecting to receive at least another 7,000 illegal immigrant children who have been detained in the next months. The New York Immigration Coalition, along with New York City officials, announced on Wednesday that the state has already received nearly 3,300 illegal immigrant children and illegal immigrants make up 10 percent of some NYC International High Schools.  Nish Agarwal, the Immigrant Affairs Commissioner for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the "administration is committed to do everything we can to embrace Central American migrant children who are placed in New York City." Representatives from Catholic Charities New York and the American...
  • Cops: ‘Spider-Man’ slugged officer in Times Square

    07/26/2014 10:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2014 1:19 AM EDT | Michael R. Sisak
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. Junior Bishop, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. The New York Police Department said the officer assaulted Saturday—an 18-month veteran and one of about 50 officers patrolling the bustling tourist area—stepped in after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 tip she offered. …
  • NYPD detained men who had pressure cookers to ‘prepare rice’

    07/26/2014 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kevin Fasick and Natasha Velez
    Police detained two men at a Midtown hotel late Friday after a doorman reported they possessed a pair of pressure cookers like those used to make the Boston Marathon bombs. But the men say it was a misunderstanding: They plan to use the pressure cookers back home to prepare rice, chicken and meat. Mohammad Alotaibi, 20, and Ayoub Alawadhi, 21, pulled up to the InterContinental Hotel on East 48th Street on Friday evening with the pressure cookers in their car trunk, said law enforcement sources.
  • Obama is a "Mack Daddy": ATLAH Church in Harlem

    07/26/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT · by rface · 5 replies
    ATLAHWorldwide: Youtube | Feb | James Manning
    James David Manning's congregation, "ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church" is the former Bethelite Missionary Baptist Church. The church is also the site of the ATLAH Theological Seminary, which offers classes on preaching and prophecy. Through the ATLAH church, Manning hosts an online series called The Manning Report, which features criticism on such topics as the negative influence of black celebrities, homosexuality and the alleged criminal acts of current U.S. President Barack Obama......Click Here for YOUTUBE critique of Pres. Obama....I think it is funny"
  • How a ‘weird’ Chelsea Clinton is getting in on the family business

    07/26/2014 10:50:12 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/26/2014 | Maureen Callahan
    --SNIP-- Aides and associates told Halper that Chelsea’s guilt-ridden parents have since given her everything she asks for — including money for the four-bedroom, 61/2 bath apartment on East 26th Street that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky purchased in 2013 for $10.5 million. “When you screw a young White House staffer,” a close Clinton source told Halper, “or whatever they did, you’re paying the price for the rest of your life. When your daughter wants to buy a $10 million apartment, the question isn’t, ‘Are you crazy?’ It’s, ‘Where do I wire the money?’”
  • NYPD detains men who had pressure cookers to 'prepare rice'

    07/26/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT · by whatexit · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Gary Buiso and Jamie Schram
    Police detained two men at a Midtown hotel late Friday after a doorman reported they possessed a pair of pressure cookers like those used to make the Boston Marathon bombs. But the men say it was a misunderstanding: They plan to use the pressure cookers to prepare rice, chicken and meat.
  • Liberal Hypocrisy - Did You Know That Tax-Payer Funded Abortion Helped To Reduce Crime in New York?

    07/26/2014 8:48:00 AM PDT · by pinochet · 13 replies
    Hypocritical liberals bashed Republican New York Mayors, Rudy Guliani and Michael Bloomberg, for racially profiling high-crime minority men. What nobody talks about, is that liberals also engage in profiling high crime minority groups in an even more taboo way. If legal abortion exists without tax-payer support, ethnic groups with higher incomes (whites and Asians) get easier access to abortion. The purpose of tax-payer funded abortion is to make sure that lower income minorities, particularly those who live in high crime areas, get easier access to abortion. When high crime minority men do not bring children to this world, that lowers...
  • Jon Stewart skewers Cuomo on ethics scandal (Cuomo shuts down his own corruption probe)

    07/25/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Danika Fears
    <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reported interference with a short-lived ethics panel is getting laughs on late-night television.</p>
  • Homeless Shelter’s Opening in Queens Stirs Ugly Exchanges

    07/25/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 July 2014 | KATE TAYLOR and JEFFREY E. SINGER
    The crowd of 500 included grandmothers and small children, Chinese immigrants and the president of a local Republican club, all shouting that the mayor had trampled their rights. The source of their anger? The 180 homeless families the city had moved into the defunct Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst, Queens. The residents felt nervous around the new arrivals, they said. There were reports of shoplifting from the Good Fortune Supermarket, public urination and panhandling – all things, they said, that had been unheard-of in their neighborhood until now. During the protest on Tuesday night, one of the organizers spoke through...
  • Christie refuses to campaign for NY GOP’s gubernatorial candidate

    07/24/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    The chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is refusing to campaign for the GOP's nominee for New York governor. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading the GOP's gubernatorial efforts across the nation, was campaigning in Connecticut when reporters asked him whether he would campaign on behalf of Rob Astorino in his race against sitting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to Christie, the answer is a nearly-unqualified no.
  • Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

    07/23/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    The extortion case against Thomas DiFiore, a reputed boss in the Bonanno crime family, encompassed thousands of pages of evidence, including surveillance photographs, cellphone and property records, and hundreds of hours of audio recordings. But even as Mr. DiFiore sat in a jail cell, sending nearly daily emails to his lawyers on his case and his deteriorating health, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn sought to add another layer of evidence: those very emails. The prosecutors informed Mr. DiFiore last month that they would be reading the emails sent to his lawyers from jail, potentially using his own words against him. Jailhouse...
  • How Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Commission fell apart

    07/23/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM | By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top staff thwarted efforts by an investigatory commission to uncover political corruption and expose campaign finance loopholes because the panel... got too close to the governor's own politics... Cuomo's top aide, Larry Schwartz, interfered with the commission's attempts to investigate campaign spending for a media company that the governor also used....the commission's executive director reported back to Schwartz while its staff grew increasingly suspicious and frustrated that the governor's office was meddling in the investigations. The commission developed a list of promising targets, including a lawmaker suspected of using campaign funds to...
  • Cops: 'Vicious' pit bull attacks owner, kin in Town of Wallkill

    07/23/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    Copyright © 2014 Local Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Published: 2:00 AM - 07/23/14 | By Richard J. Bayne
    <p>TOWN OF WALLKILL — Darren Gardner said it happened suddenly late Sunday afternoon: He heard a yelp and saw his 3-year-old pit bull, Supreme, with his mouth around his granddaughter's face.</p> <p>Gardner said he managed to get the dog off the girl; he ordered the animal onto the floor, but, he said, the dog had "snapped," and what followed was a series of vicious attacks that left Gardner with wounds to both forearms and his left leg as he put himself between the dog and his wife and granddaughter, then lured the dog out into a hallway.</p>
  • Cuomo’s Office Hobbled N.Y. State Ethics Inquiries

    07/23/2014 3:18:51 AM PDT · by docbnj · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Susan Craig, Wm. Rashbaum, Thos. Kaplan
    An investigation has found that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s aides deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting to any inquiries about groups tied to Mr. Cuomo.
  • Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

    07/22/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com: Big Government ^ | 7/22/14 | William Bigelow
    Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants.
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Christie doesn't plan to campaign for Astorino, says he doesn't 'invest in lost causes'

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a large margin in public polls. "You know, I will spend time in places where we have a chance to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 21-25,2014

    07/21/2014 11:32:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 21-25, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Court rules it's ‘reasonable use of force’ for parents to spank their kids (NY)

    07/21/2014 10:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:28 PM | Dareh Gregorian, Ryan Sit, Erin Durkin
    Watch your butts, kids—a state appeals court says it’s OK for parents to spank them. In a ruling Wednesday, the state Appellate Division found that a Long Island father’s spanking of an 8-year-old boy “was a reasonable use of force.” A Suffolk County Family Court judge had determined last year that the father of the boy had abused his son “by inflicting excessive corporal punishment.” The father allegedly spanked the child with an open hand as punishment for cursing while they were at a party at friend’s home back in 2012, the appeals court ruling says. …
  • Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

    07/21/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 7/21/14
    ...Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what’s really important from what’s less important. I think he’s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he’s got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well."
  • TLC Wrongly Accused Hundreds of Being Illegal Cabbies in Past Year

    07/21/2014 8:51:14 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 7/21/2014 | James Fanelli, Rosa Goldensohn and Gustavo Solis
    NEW YORK CITY — Kareeal Akins still gets chills thinking about the long, frigid walk home that he and his then-pregnant wife were forced to make this past winter after the city seized his car. At about 9 p.m. on Jan. 24, he drove his white 2002 Honda Accord from his Sheepshead Bay apartment to the corner of Church Avenue and Ocean Parkway in Kensington to pick up his wife, Natalie, from her friend’s home. He remembers pulling up to the intersection, his wife getting into his car and then a vehicle behind them flashing its sirens. It wasn’t police...
  • Housing undocumented children at Blossom South Nursing Facility

    07/21/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    WHEC-TV Rochester NY ^ | July 21, 2014 | By: Rebecca Fath
    A growing issue capturing headlines across the country is now back in the spotlight in Rochester. Monday morning, Mayor Lovely Warren will be briefed on the possibility of the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center housing immigrant children. According to statement from City Hall, members of Warren's staff were contacted by representatives of the owner of the former nursing home. They asked if the City had any interest in getting behind an idea to turn the complex into a home for kids in the U.S. illegally and without their parents. When Mayor Warren was asked about the issue last...
  • Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools

    07/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    Hell hath no fury like a congressman scorned. Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel is giving the teachers union a lesson in political retribution for snubbing him and endorsing his rival Adriano Espaillat for Congress, sources said. Rangel is hitting the union where it hurts — by vigorously supporting non-unionized charter schools. The unions have been fighting desperately to stop or slow down charter-school expansion. “The congressman was disappointed the UFT [United Federation of Teachers] dumped him for Espaillat. I see Charlie speaking out more forcefully on the charter-school issue,” said a Rangel ­insider. “He doesn’t have to be concerned about offending...
  • Rock slide damages NY train tracks, halts service

    07/19/2014 9:00:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 19, 2014
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides. ... The rock slide is the latest headache for a railroad recovering from two major accidents and myriad service disruptions. In December, a Metro-North Hudson Line train derailed in the Bronx, killing four passengers and injuring more than 70 others. In May 2013, a train heading east from New York City to New Haven derailed and was hit by a westbound train outside Bridgeport
  • NY Gov. Cuomo launches new third party to promote late-term abortion

    07/19/2014 4:47:46 AM PDT · by topher · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 18, 2014 - 4:39 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    ALBANY, NY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday he would form a new third party in the state centered around his late-term abortion expansion program. The formation of the Women’s Equality Party, which is designed to further the Democrats' national “war on women” campaign theme, was announced at a gala on Thursday.
  • Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold (Update)

    07/18/2014 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 113 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/18/2014 | BY LAURA DIMON , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , LARRY MCSHANE
    --SNIP-- This comes as two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death of a suspect placed in a banned chokehold. The officers were slated for desk duty pending completion of the probe into Thursday’s death of Eric Garner, 43, as he was brought down by five NYPD officers outside a Tompkinsville beauty parlor. “Loss of life is always a tragedy,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a City Hall news conference. “Nobody began the day with the expectation it would end the way it did.
  • OBAMA COMING TO NEW YORK TONIGHT FOR FUNDRAISERS

    07/17/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    WABC-TV New York ^ | July 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to New York City Thursday for two campaign fundraising events during a national transportation tour. He is scheduled to attend one event for the Democratic Party and another for the House Majority PAC, which tries to help Democrats win House seats. They are being held at separate private homes in Manhattan and are closed to media coverage. Obama will spend about five hours in the city, arriving at Kennedy airport at 4 p.m., then heading to the fundraisers. He will return to the White House just after 9 p.m.
  • GOA Chides Rep. Maloney for Foolish Comments

    07/17/2014 4:08:46 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    Dun Owners of America ^ | July 17, 2014 | Erlich Pratt
    Rep. Maloney has called for Capitol Hill law enforcement to investigate GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt for saying that the Second Amendment is “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.”alt Maloney then falsely claims that Pratt was “glad” about actual threats that were made against her personally. All of this stems from the recent hit piece by Rolling Stone on Second Amendment groups -- an edition which has prompted pro-gun websites, like The Truth About Guns, to describe the articles about GOA and NRA as being “riddled with misinformation, mischaracterization...
  • Bishop: Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse ready to welcome migrant children

    07/17/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Post-Standard (NY) ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Mark Weiner
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse "stands at the ready" to help temporarily house migrant children from Central America who are awaiting deportation hearings, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham said today. In an open letter to the community, Cunningham said the Diocese of Syracuse would be a willing partner to help take care of the children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human services is considering former convents and the former Maria Regina College owned by the Sisters of St. Francis on Syracuse's North Side as a potential site for temporary housing. Cunningham said he is aware that...
  • Voters should not make engineering decisions

    07/16/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2014 | Chris Tomlinson
    Denton late Tuesday night became the latest jurisdiction to announce a referendum on a drilling technique, joining Colorado and New York in allowing voters to decide where hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas may take place. This a deeply worrying trend that mixes misinformation with a not-in-my-backyard attitude that too often ignores science, engineering and the nation's need for energy. In many ways, though, the drilling companies and state regulators have themselves to blame for public outrage by failing to quickly and transparently address the concerns of local residents. First, let me say I've spoken to a lot of people...
  • Pit bull owner's mother says kids provoked Syracuse dog attack that injured 2

    07/16/2014 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM | By Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com
    <p>Syracuse, N.Y. -- Two were taken to a nearby hospital with dog bite wounds after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning.</p> <p>Elizabeth Whitehead, of 211 Pattison St., has been taking care of her son's dog, Chaos, since he's been in jail.</p>
  • University at Buffalo Paid $275,000 for Hillary Clinton Speech ('presidential' teleprompter)

    07/16/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    When Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to address the University at Buffalo, the largest campus of the State University of New York system, she negotiated a few requirements in addition to her pay of $275,000. The potential 2016 presidential candidate's agent requested that the university provide "a presidential glass panel teleprompter and a qualified operator," that Clinton's office have "final approval" of her introducer and the moderator of any question-and-answer session, as well as "the sets, backdrops, banners, scenery, logos, settings, etc," and that the topic and length of the former secretary of state's speech would be at her "sole discretion."...
  • Cuomo says 'we don't get tornadoes' in NY, but we've had at least 417

    07/15/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | 07/15/14 | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters last week that the rare deadly tornado that struck Madison County on July 8 was part of a "new normal" of extreme weather. "We don't get tornadoes in New York, right? Anyone will tell you that," Cuomo said at a news conference July 8 in Smithfield, where the tornado struck. "Well, we do now." In fact, we always have. Since the federal government started keeping a tally in 1950, New York has had at least 417 tornadoes. That's an average of seven per year. "For him to say we don't get tornadoes...
  • New York to offer free lunch to all middle-school students

    07/14/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Mineral Wells Index (TX) ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Henry Goldman
    New York's $75 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week includes the first step toward offering free lunch for all 1.1 million students, expanding a program now reserved only for the city's poorest children. Starting in September, the city will spend an additional $6.25 million a year so that all 177,000 students in the sixth through eighth grades will qualify for free breakfast and lunch. By expanding the program, advocates seek to eliminate the shame and embarrassment that keep many children who qualify for the free lunches from receiving them.
  • Teenage Girls Go Gaga for (Republican Representative) Michael Grimm

    07/14/2014 3:28:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Judy Kurtz | July 14, 2014
    A group of teenage girls are apparently gaga for Rep. Michael Grimm, according to a series of Twitter posts ahead of a Sweet Sixteen birthday bash attended by the embattled New York Republican. Grimm was one of the guests at the birthday festivities last weekend, according to Business Insider. In tweets captured by the news website, a gaggle of teens appear to be excited about the prospect of the congressman attending the shindig. “I’m gonna dance with him all night and make him fall in love with me,” one of the messages, which have been deleted, said. Another Twitter user...
  • What Happened to This Wheelchair-Bound Veteran in a Lowe’s Store Is the Best Thing You’ll Read Today

    07/14/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-14-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Above: Employees of the nightshift at Lowe’s in Staten Island, New York - David, Marcus and Souleyman - get to work.by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsVeteran Michael Sulsona had been waiting on a new wheelchair from the VA for years. But as with so many vets suffering under scandalous conditions in the VA system, he got nowhere. His wheelchair was rickety and always seemed on the verge of collapse. Then one day it did exactly that-- right when he was shopping in a Staten Island-area Lowe's. But what happened next That’s when three strangers stepped right in to help...
  • NYC creates ID card so 500K illegal immigrants can get services

    07/14/2014 11:15:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that creates a municipal identification card that can now be used by illegal immigrants to access government services, rent an apartment and open a bank account. “Today we’re living up to our highest ideals, and today we’re saying that no one should be left out,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling the signing of the bill into law an “historic” moment, the New York Daily News reported. Ms. Mark-Viverito, along with fellow council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm — all Democrats — said the new ID...
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  • Hancock Air Base drone protester sentenced to 1 year in jail

    07/14/2014 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | on July 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM | By Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com
    A grandmother of three was sentenced to one year at the Onondaga County jail Thursday in DeWitt Town Court after she was found guilty of violating an order of protection while protesting at Hancock Air Base. Mary Anne Grady-Flores, 58, of Ithaca, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Feb. 13, 2013 after an order of protection was issued, barring Grady-Flores from going near Col. Earl Evans, the mission support group commander at the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard, on Oct. 25, 2012. The protection order was valid for one year... She went to trial...
  • The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions

    07/13/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/13/2007 | Susan Edelman
    Three of the city’s longest-running “rubber room” teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary — $100,049 a year — not to teach. The Foul Four — who beat sexual-misconduct charges — can’t be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require “due process.” Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination.