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  • NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds

    04/30/2017 11:52:34 AM PDT · by digger48 · 47 replies
    WISH ^ | April 30, 2017 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City’s mayor win office in 2013. Now up for re-election, Bill de Blasio wants to add thousands of classroom seats for 3-year-olds, too. His initiative, which could eventually enroll up to 62,000 kids, would be among the largest public investments in preschool in the United States for children that young. A few states, including Florida and Oklahoma, have universal, publicly funded pre-K for 4-year-olds, but such programs for 3-year-olds are much more rare. Education advocates said the plan announced last week by de Blasio,...
  • NY lawmakers hatch plan to release Trump's state taxes

    04/30/2017 9:51:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    ap.org ^ | 4/30/17 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump's tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that does everything but mention the Republican president by name. The bill introduced this month in New York's Senate and Assembly would require the state to release five years of state tax information for any president or vice president who files a New York state return. While Trump's state return wouldn't include all the details from his federal return, it would offer the public much more information...
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • Climate Marcher: City residents won’t be able “to escape” Climate Change Flooding

    04/29/2017 7:19:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Aprčs Trump, le déluge! There’s a “People’s Climate March” on DC happening today, and CNN put a reporter on a bus traveling to the March from Harlem. A protester explained that he was going to Washington because people in inner-city areas “don’t have resources to escape if we have flooding or other issues caused by climate change.” Shades of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, and its apocalyptic vision of a drowning NYC. But not to worry. Worst comes to worst, Al Gore will be out there, plucking people off their rooftops. Al will either be in a boat, or perhaps...
  • Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left

    04/28/2017 10:38:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.mediaite.com ^ | 10:45 am, April 28th, 2017 | by Rachel Stockman
    On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats. A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network. The potential...
  • Violent street gang MS-13 puts Long Island towns in its grip

    04/28/2017 7:56:59 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2017 | CLAUDIA TORRENS, FRANK ELTMAN and COLLEEN LONG
    Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on. "You just think, 'Oh, God, whose child is it now?'" said Stephanie Spezia, a longtime resident of this suburb in the heart of Long Island that is caught in the grip of a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13. MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year. The bloodshed in the two...
  • US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

    04/27/2017 3:01:53 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said.
  • NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites 'Greedy Jewish Landlords’

    04/26/2017 11:36:33 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Hana Levi Julian
    Shortened title. Full title: NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites ‘Ethnic Cleansing, Greedy Jewish Landlords’ While the United States has been observing a week devoted to marking the loss of millions of Jews and other nationals during the Nazi Holocaust in World War II, a Democratic candidate for the New York City Council is campaigning on a message of anti-Semitism and hate. In the most recent video footage uploaded by Thomas Lopez-Pierre, his campaign message on YouTube blames “greedy Jewish landlords” and “Donald Trump” for the problems in the seventh district on the upper West Side of...
  • Exclusive: A New York hotel deal shows how some public pension funds help to enrich Trump

    04/26/2017 11:24:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Julia Harte
    Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. That arrangement could put Trump at risk of violating an obscure constitutional clause, some legal experts say. The Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in Manhattan is an upscale 46-story property owned by a Los Angeles investment group, the CIM Group, through one of its real estate funds. In return for marketing and managing the hotel-condo, CIM pays...
  • Andrea Tantaros Alleges Fox News Targeted Her, Newsmax CEO

    04/26/2017 4:31:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 25 april 2017 gmt | Greg Richer
    Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros stepped up her fight with her ex-employer, claiming in a new lawsuit filed Monday that the cable network targeted both her and Newsmax Media's CEO. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, claims that Tantaros was a victim of so-called "sock puppet" attacks — a social media harassment campaign — as well as electronic surveillance that mirrored the plot of an episode of the Showtime TV hit espionage series "Homeland." The suit claims that an outside political social media firm called Disruptor, headed by political operative Peter Snyder, was hired by...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F, 3PM-6PM,WOR,EDT,WOR AM,April 24-28,2017

    04/25/2017 11:29:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 25, 2017 | Sean Hannity
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  • NYC Cops and Ex-ADA Busted on Federal Charges in NYC Gun License Probe

    04/25/2017 8:58:01 AM PDT · by glennherman · 34 replies
    NBC NY 4 ^ | 4/25/17 | Joe Valiquette
    A retired NYPD lieutenant, two retired NYPD officers and a former Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney were arrested early Tuesday by FBI agents in connection with the issuance of gun licenses by the NYPD's licensing division, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. The federal charges include bribery, extortion, making false statements and conspiracy, court papers say. The four men were arrested at their respective residences in Manhattan and Long Island, law enforcement sources said. Authorities allege they fast-tracked gun licenses and investigations. Read More...
  • NYC Police Union Chief Slams De Blasio And NYPD Leadership: AG Sessions Is Right

    04/25/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/22/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for lashing out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a Friday Justice Department statement relating to the city’s non-compliance with federal immigration law and crime. Mullins said in a statement issued Friday that “Sessions is absolutely correct to hold New York and other jurisdictions accountable for their so-called ‘sanctuary policies.’”
  • Teens Honored for Objecting to School Assignment to Defend Hitler’s Genocide Against Jews

    04/24/2017 9:43:14 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 24, 2017 | Myriam Elman
    On February 15 two 17-year-old central NY high school students—Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff—raised objections to a homework assignment in which they were required to either oppose or defend the extermination of Jews. Their teacher, Oswego County High School teacher Michael DeNobile, asked them to write an internal memorandum within the highest ranking offices of the Nazi party in regards to your support or opposition to the Final Solution of the Jewish Question.” Presumably the goal was to teach the students critical thinking, thereby promoting one of the Common Core’s desired skills.*** At first Jordan and Archer got the run...
  • Ivanka Trump Clothing Relabelled ‘Adrienne Vittadini Studio’ at 300 Stein Mart Stores

    04/24/2017 12:01:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2:48 pm, April 24th, 2017 | Dana Eisenberg
    If you go to Stein Mart, a discount retail store with almost 300 locations across the United States looking for Ivanka Trump‘s clothing, you might want to ask where the “Adrienne Vittadini Studio” items are. According to a report from Business of Fashion (BoF), the company that makes her clothing, G-III, has changed the label on some items without the knowledge of the Ivanka Trump Brand. There are a lot of reasons this may have happened. In a statement to BoF, a spokesperson for G-III referred to it as a mistake, saying, “G-III accepts responsibility for resolving this issue, which...
  • De Blasio Proposes Expanding Public Pre-K to 3-Year-Olds

    04/24/2017 9:28:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2017 | KATE TAYLOR
    Seeking to double down on an effort — expanding early childhood education — for which he has been widely praised, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan on Monday to offer free, full-day prekindergarten to 3-year-olds. Four years ago, Mr. de Blasio made an ambitious proposal to provide publicly funded prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign. His plan called for more than tripling the number of available seats, to 70,000, within two years. Although some expected there would be significant bumps in the rollout, it went relatively smoothly. It is too soon to say whether the...
  • How Did NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Make $783,000 In Royalties From A Book That Sold Only 3,200 Copies?

    04/23/2017 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    IBT ^ | 04/19/17 | LYDIA O'NEAL
    Fox News Channel parent News Corporation may be wrapped up in the sexual harassment accusations surrounding host Bill O’Reilly, but the company is facing another long-running scandal involving what appear to be exuberant payments to a Democrat — payments that occurred even as News Corp. was lobbying the New York State executive branch, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversees.
  • NYC property taxes favor rich and white homeowners, lawsuit claims

    04/23/2017 8:38:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/23/2017 | GREG B. SMITH
    This year Mayor de Blasio will pay $3,581 in property taxes on each of two row houses he owns in ultra-gentrified Park Slope. The city says his properties are worth about $1.6 million apiece. Some 14 miles away, in middle-class Laurelton, Queens, Arthur Russell, 66, who retired from computer sales, will pay a property tax bill that, at $4,569, is about 28% higher than the mayor’s — even though the city says his single-family home is worth 75% less than de Blasio’s properties, at $396,000.
  • Rep. Jeffries: 'Every Racist in America Voted for Donald Trump'

    04/23/2017 6:52:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 22, 2017 | Staff
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is proving how offensive Democrats can be. He said, "I'm not here to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist, but I do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump." How do people even elect these bozos? Leave your comments below.
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....