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  • Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested On Federal Racketeering Charges

    11/20/2018 2:17:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/18 | Ryan Grenoble
    **SNIP** “As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix 9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement Monday. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.” Hernandez was already on thin ice, having been on and off probation multiple times over the last several years. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to the use...
  • Parents See Red Over Ketchup Limit at NY School District

    11/16/2018 9:31:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    USNews ^ | Nov. 16, 2018 | Staff
    Some parents are seeing red over a ketchup crackdown at a New York school district. Newsday reports that the Eastport-South Manor Central School District on Long Island is limiting students to two 9-gram packets of the condiment at lunch. Assistant Superintendent Timothy Laube told families in a letter this week that ketchup and other condiments "have little or no nutritional value." The district eliminated pump dispensers for condiments last year and switched to packets. Parent Tim Petrou called the condiment cap "a little ridiculous." He said kids "should be allowed to have ketchup." But school board member and parent Jeff...
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal closed due to snowstorm overcrowding

    11/15/2018 5:10:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is so crowded with commuters waiting for buses amid a massive winter storm that the agency is blocking any more people from entering, officials said. Officials closed the doors to the facility at about 5:15 p.m. because so many passengers are waiting for buses that arent heading in or out. Were recommending passengers take trains back to NJ due to weather causing bus delays, said a PA spokesman. The agency even tweeted that riders should find other ways to get home.
  • 'They Didn't Want a Flag': Protesters Vandalize Patriotic Mural Painted on NY Pizza Shop

    11/11/2018 1:16:34 AM PST · by LoicW · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Ingraham
    The owner of a pizzeria in New Paltz, New York, said protesters vandalized the American flag mural painted on the side of her building because they believed it represented "a political position." Maria Lisante, who owns La Bella Pizza Bistro, said on The Ingraham Angle on Friday that the protesters were "opposed" to the flag and thus defaced the mural. "They didn't want a flag. They thought that it meant a political position and they were opposed," Lisante said.
  • Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not be charged in abuse investigation

    11/08/2018 7:53:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    KPSX CNN ^ | November 8, 2018 | Staff
    Eric Schneiderman, the embattled former New York Attorney General who stepped down from his post after multiple women came forward with allegations of assault, will not face criminal charges for the incidents reported, the prosecutor tasked with overseeing the case told CNN. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas told CNN Thursday morning that her team interviewed members of Schneidermans security detail, employees who worked with him at the New York Attorney Generals office and witnesses. Singas was appointed to be the special prosecutor overseeing the investigation. I personally interviewed each of the women who cooperated with our investigation along with...
  • Cuomo quietly raises hospital Medicaid rates as election nears

    11/04/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 2, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    In a move just days before Election Day that boosts a powerful union ally, Gov. Cuomo has quietly increased Medicaid rates to hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report Friday. The state Health Department notified the public of a 2 percent hike for hospitals and 1.5 percent nursing homes on page 90 of Thursdays New York State Register. There was no other announcement. The increase will benefit thousands of workers represented by the hospital workers union, Service Employees Union Local 1199, which endorsed Cuomo for a third term months earlier this year. The Empire Centers Bill Hammond,who first spotted...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, NY Democrat rock star on cusp of power (Joe Crowley can still win)

    11/04/2018 2:08:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/18 | Afp
    **SNIP** "I am like, 'hey, we are fighting for universal care, for tuition-free public college, we are fighting for a living wage,' and you see that kind of defense mechanism kind of come down." But in America at large, such politics are pretty radical. She is a Democratic Socialist in the vein of failed 2016 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, on whose campaign she worked. Ocasio-Cortez has compared the fight against climate change to the fight against Nazi Germany in World War II, calling it a "major existential threat" and has likened electing Democrats to ending slavery. The right has branded...
  • NY Bill Would Require Medical Marijuana Be Covered By Public Health Insurance [Child Health Plus]

    10/29/2018 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 25 replies
    Marijuana Moment ^ | October 23, 2018 | Tom Angell
    Public heath insurance programs would be required to cover medical marijuana in New York if a new Assembly bill is enacted. Cost is the primary barrier to patient access in New Yorks medical marijuana program, reads a memo attached to the legislation. Medicaid, other public health plans, and commercial health insurance plans do not cover medical marijuana, forcing patients to pay out of pocket. Some patients begin treatment only to stop due to inability to pay, while others turn to the black market. For thousands of patients, medical marijuana is a safer and more effective medication than other drugs, especially...
  • Poll: Andrew Cuomo opens big lead in NY governor's race

    10/25/2018 5:05:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 56 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | October 01, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding onto a 22-point lead over Republican Marc Molinaro as the 2018 race for governor enters its final five weeks, according to a new poll made public Monday. Cuomo, a two-term Democrat, leads Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, 50-28 percent, according to the Siena College poll of likely voters. The governor also leads by wide margins over four other third-party candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, the poll found. A combined 14 percent of likely voters said they will vote for one of the third-party candidates.
  • DOT Faces Wrath Of Brooklyn Heights Residents Over BQE Reconstruction Plans

    10/24/2018 1:15:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Gothamist ^ | September 28, 2018 | Caroline Lewis
    At a packed town hall meeting in Brooklyn Thursday evening to discuss options for saving a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, city officials from the Department of Transportation came up against some not-unexpected pushback against a proposal that would involve closing the Brooklyn Heights promenade for six years. This was the first public meeting since the city unveiled two separate proposals for the project last week. The meeting opened with a presentation of both options—each projected to cost between $3 billion and $4 billion—while Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, braced herself for the inevitable backlash. “I understand a...
  • Now Kirsten Gillibrand and Letitia James are trying to dodge debates

    10/20/2018 8:33:19 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge and Carl Campanile
    Republicans raged Saturday at the expanding number of top New York Democrats who are giving their challengers the silent treatment rather than debate them. So far, Gov. Cuomo, and two top Dems Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and attorney general candidate Letitia James are ducking debates with their darkhorse opponents.
  • Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat (still on the ballot)

    10/13/2018 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/18 | Carl Campanile
    **SNIP** Crowley has formed a state campaign committee Joe for NY, and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to Irish Americans & Friends Crowley by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committees campaign treasurer, the group was established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service. **SNIP** The IrishCentral website recently floated Crowleys name for statewide office, noting that, While white ethnic Catholic no longer plays that well in Queens, it is a powerful...
  • vanity Cuomo slaughters Cynthia Nixon in NY Governor primary election

    09/13/2018 6:09:50 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 92 replies
    Insane lunatic, NY Governor, Cuomo, politically slaughters supreme Nutcase Cynthia. You do not want to know the numbers...it's hilarious!!!
  • Ocasio-Cortez Called Out for Comments on Being 'Inaugurated' to Congress

    10/05/2018 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/03/18
    It seems that Democratic socialist and New York City congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot to learn about Congress. Ocasio-Cortez spoke Monday at her alma mater of Boston University, raising eyebrows with a comment on implementing her campaign promises if she wins in November. "It doesn't mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we're signing health care, we're signing this."
  • Staten Island Statue of Liberty climber seeks jury trial; prosecutors oppose

    09/30/2018 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    silive ^ | 9/26/18 | Mira Wassef
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- The Staten Island lady who scaled Lady Liberty wants a group of her peers to decide her fate -- not a judge -- when her case heads for trial this fall. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, is asking for a jury trial, even though she does not have a legal right to one considering the "petty offenses" she is facing, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The St. George resident faces charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct after climbing to the base of the landmark and refusing to get down, officials...
  • City Council approves bill to add third gender on birth certificates (New York)

    09/25/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Rich Calder
    The City Council on Wednesday approved legislation that will allow New Yorkers to select a third gender category on their birth certificates. The change, whichhas the backing of Mayor de Blasio, ensures a new non-binary identity category known as X will be available on birth certificates for those who dont consider their gender to be male or female. It was approved 41-6 in a Council vote. Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who introduced the legislation, said it will make New York birth certificates more inclusive for all and will send a powerful signal to the world that New York City government...
  • Sen. Gillibrand: Asking Kavanaughs Accuser to Testify Is Silencing Her

    09/21/2018 11:57:02 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 88 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 20 Sep 18 | Craig Bannister
    Giving Christine Blasey Ford the opportunity to testify about her unsubstantiated accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is, somehow, silencing her, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) declared Wednesday night. Refusing to launch an FBI investigation into Fords claims is also silencing her, Sen. Gillibrand said in a tweet: Denying Dr. Ford an FBI investigation is silencing her. Forcing her into a sham hearing is silencing her. And pushing through Brett Kavanaughs confirmation is silencing her.
  • The New York Times takes it on the chin after asking for help finding 'false information'

    09/20/2018 3:03:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/18/18 | Valerie Richardson
    A Tuesday request by The New York Times asking for readers help in finding examples of false information intended to confuse, mislead, or influence voters met with predictable results. The request teed up a blast of sarcasm from critics, many of whom suggested reading the newspapers own pages or posted stories such as last weeks walked-back Times report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haleys curtains. Have you checked your op-ed page lately? tweeted on commentator in a typical post. Others jabs included, Buy a mirror, Look within, Start with every article you publish, and The offices of Bret...
  • ACLU Sides with NRA in New York Lawsuit

    09/13/2018 6:02:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Several New York politicians, particularly Governor Cuomo and Maria T. Vullo, have verbally attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA), written letters to state regulatory agencies, industries regulated by New York State, and advised the industries to evaluate whether they should keep the NRA as a customer. The NRA has filed a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. The issue is whether the state government can single out a particular entity it politically disagrees with, and use its regulatory power against that entity.Such use would effectively silence political foes, nullifying First Amendment protections. The New Republic, a leftist publication, noted the...
  • Patrick Mouratoglou admits he WAS 'coaching' Serena during the controversial US Open final...

    09/09/2018 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 9, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: Patrick Mouratoglou admits he WAS 'coaching' Serena during the controversial US Open final but says he doesn't believe Williams saw him Patrick Mouratoglou has admitted to coaching Serena Williams during the US Open final but believes she didn't see him - which is why she became so enraged at the umpire. Williams has made headlines for coming to blows with umpire Carlos Ramos after he gave her a coaching violation in the second set. The tennis legend, who was then docked a point after she smashed her racket, told Ramos she would rather lose than cheat. 'I'm honest,...