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  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks

    12/17/2014 10:03:02 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 109 replies
    ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks... That conclusion was delivered publicly during a year-end cabinet meeting called by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in Albany. It came amid increased calls by environmentalists to ban fracking, which uses water and chemicals to release natural gas trapped in deeply buried shale deposits.
  • Pining for a beer! Two-story-high Christmas tree made from 300 KEGS is an ale-lover's dream

    12/12/2014 7:42:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-10-14 | n/a
    It might not be as fragrant as evergreen but this giant beer keg Christmas tree sure taps into the festive spirit. The Genesee Brewing Co. in Rochester, New York, spent around two weeks constructing the 23-foot-high structure out of 300 stainless steel half-barrels. Employees laced it with 600 feet of green LED lighting and placed a rotating sign bearing the company's name on top instead of an angel.
  • Remembering the Spot Where People Filled Up on Their Way to the Catskills

    12/09/2014 11:58:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 12/1/14 | Elaine Freed Lindenblatt
    The Red Apple Rest opened in 1931, in Southfields, N.Y., and quickly became a place where people stopped to fill up their cars and their stomachs on the way to the hotels and bungalow colonies in the Catskills. It survived economic downturns, competing businesses, and the new highways that lured drivers away. By the time the restaurant closed its doors in 1984, it had become a legend for generations of diners. In her new memoir, Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, daughter of Big Apple’s founder Reuben Freed, shares her memories of the restaurant’s rise and fall. By 1955, after nearly a quarter-century...
  • Not a chokehold: Truth of the Garner arrest

    12/06/2014 12:25:57 PM PST · by FreeReign · 189 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/2014 | Bo Dietl
    It wasn’t a chokehold. That’s just the biggest single distortion in all the talk about the Eric Garner case, in which the public has been misinformed and misled from the start. The Rev. Al Sharpton has never had to put himself in harm’s way to protect our streets against crime, as our police officers do every day. He’s in no way qualified to stand on his soapbox and dictate procedures. I spent decades in law enforcement. During my time with the NYPD, I was responsible for over 1,400 felony arrests — any of which could’ve required the use of deadly...
  • NY: Recording Makes Crucial Difference in NY Defense Case

    12/04/2014 12:54:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, David Carlson of Sparrow Bush, New York, was a principal actor in a tragic situation involving a fugitive who was facing statutory rape charges.   Norris Acosta-Sanchez had fled the police and was living in a cabin not far from the Carlson's home.  Carlson got to know him; well enough to invite him to dinner in his house several times.   Acosta-Sanchez eventually confided in Carlson that he was a wanted man, though he did not disclose the charges against him. Carlson tried to cooperate with police to have Acosta-Sanchez taken into custody.   In a sequence of events worthy...
  • 'Must Not Stand': Nation Reacts to Missouri Grand Jury Decision

    11/24/2014 7:13:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Miranda Leitsinger
    People across the country reacted sharply to the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, with protesters taking to the streets in cities from Oakland to New York. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had chosen not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down Michael Brown, 18, on a street in Ferguson on Aug. 9. The grand jury had options from first-degree murder to no charge at all. In New York, protesters held up a poster reading "Black Lives Matter."...
  • NY: Delayed Enforcement: A Common Strategy

    11/19/2014 1:24:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns seized decades after implementation of firearms law in Britain It has been a common tactic of disarmists, statists, leftists or whatever name you wish to apply to those who desire the concentration of power, to incrementally acrete more and more power to the government.  The founding fathers of the American republic knew that there was a natural tendency to do this, as laws, once passed, are extremely difficult to repeal. One of the reasons this is so is that it is easy for authorities to simply not enforce unpopular laws.  This removes the incentive to repeal them, but...
  • New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:19:54 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19;2014 26 minutes ago | Reuters
    New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola (Reuters) - New York City health officials said they will test the remains of a person who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday for Ebola as the person had recently come to the United States from West Africa. The person, who was not identified
  • Homeless Man Kevin Darden ID'd As Suspect In Subway Shove Death

    11/18/2014 5:43:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    The NYPD has identified a homeless man, Kevin Darden, 35, as the suspect in a deadly subway incident that took the life of Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, of the Bronx. Darden has a long history of violence "with more than 30 arrests"—for crimes including "robbery, assault, and narcotics."
  • Cuomo had a secret re-election ‘pact’ with Republicans

    11/11/2014 11:48:16 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | NOV 10, 2014 | Fredric U. Dicker
    The state’s most powerful Republican secretly worked for months to help Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo win re-election — in exchange for Cuomo’s promise not to aid Senate Democrats in their Long Island races, a top New York GOP leader has charged.
  • NY Librarian Fired after Refusing to Discriminate Against Whites

    11/09/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A librarian who formerly worked at the Riverhead Free Library has filed a lawsuit saying that she was fired because she did not discriminate against white people. Riverhead Free Library is located in Long Island, New York. Diane Woodcheke says she was fired after she questioned her boss's decision to only hire minorities. Her boss told her that “my people have been kept down,” and, therefore, only minorities should be hired at the library. Woodcheke questioned this, telling her boss that "discrimination is illegal." Woodcheke claims that her boss then mocked her and then fired her soon after. “Discounting people...
  • Judge: ‘It is truly difficult to describe how sickened people … are at the sight of you’ (NY)

    11/08/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    WPIX-TV via Q13 FOX ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Q13 FOX News Staff
    A 29-year-old father who butchered his wife in a jealous rage and then hacked to death his two, slumbering toddler daughters was sentenced to 45 years in state prison on Friday, WPIX-TV reported. Before sentencing Miguel Mejia-Ramos, Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder delivered an epic tongue-lashing against the killer. “It is truly difficult to find words to describe how sickened people are in this courtroom at the sight of you,” Holder said, saying what he did repulses even the most hardened of criminals. Calling him a “vile and despicable man,” the justice, seething with outrage, said the convicted killer...
  • NY 25th Congressional District Could Be a Pickup

    11/04/2014 7:42:06 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 17 replies
    WSYR Election Coverage ^ | 4 November 2014 | Steely
    Local reporting puts John Katko (R) ahead of Dan Maffei (D) by 59 to 41%, with 77% of precincts reporting.
  • Rep. Bishop concedes to Lee Zeldin

    11/04/2014 7:55:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    LI News 12 ^ | November 4, 2014
    UPDATE 10:36 PM: Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop has conceded to GOP challenger Lee Zeldin in the 1st Congressional District race. We will continue to update this story with additional information. Original story below.
  • New York City Pays Out $7,500 to Falsely Arrested Knife Owner

    11/03/2014 3:57:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 October, 2014 | KnifeRights.org
    Spyderco UK Pen Knife was at the center of the false arrest by NYPD KnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The City of New York has agreed to pay $7,500 to a falsely arrested knife owner in a Knife Rights supported case.The embarrassing settlement shows that the city would rather pay than try to justify its illegal conduct after police declared his knife an illegal “gravity knife” even though the blade did not lock open.The knife owner (a sculptor who uses a knife for his work) was arrested, handcuffed, booked, and placed in a holding cell like a common criminal. “New York...
  • ‘Dying ... and Rising’ (Approximately 50 New York parishes to close, merge)

    11/01/2014 2:35:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Catholic New York ^ | October 30, 2014 | Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
    Let me be candid: there will soon be a real sense of grief at some of our parishes as we get set to announce publicly what we’ve been preparing for the last five years, namely, the merging of some of our beloved parishes. In a few places, there might even be a feeling that something has died. Perhaps the feast days this Saturday and Sunday can set a spiritual tone for what will be, undeniably, a tough time for us all, especially for the parishioners of the affected parishes. Saturday, November 1, is the feast of All Saints (or, the...
  • NY Minute: Number of people deemed unstable under Safe Act may be too low, Cuomo says

    10/20/2014 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | updated October 20, 2014 at 7:35 AM | By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
    Cuomo on Sunday defended the parts of the NY Safe Act that remove guns from people deemed mentally unstable, saying the number might be too low. That came after Sunday's New York Times story about the 34,500 people who have been judged too unstable to possess guns since Cuomo signed the gun laws into effect in early 2013.
  • Watch New York voters laugh at a female Democrat for invoking the ‘War on Women’

    10/26/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The “War on Women,” as a political message, has been relatively effective for Democratic candidates even in spite of its intellectual emptiness and its fabricated premises. But the attack on Republicans as hostile to women’s health issues have thus far been largely successful, in no small part due to a credulous and uncurious media which has repeated them uncritically. That has not been the case this cycle. Republicans deserve most of the credit for dismantling this baseless and cynical political attack; the most effective of which has been a stance adopted by candidates like Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis,...
  • Under Pressure, Cuomo Loosens Policy for Ebola Quarantines in New York

    10/26/2014 5:59:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/14 | MARC SANTORA and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday night outlined New York State’s mandatory quarantine policy for health care workers returning from West African nations with Ebola outbreaks , bringing the state closer into line with federal protocols and marking a significant break with the way the policy has been carried out in New Jersey. The announcement comes after the Obama administration pressed New York to revise its order, issued only two days ago in a joint press conference with New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie.
  • RIP, NYC's middle class: Why families are being pushed away from the city

    10/26/2014 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/26/2014 | JOEL KOTKIN
    --SNIP-- Manhattan is now the most unequal county in America (it was 17th in 1980), with a Gini coefficient — which measures the disparity between the richest and poorest residents — higher than that of Apartheid-era South Africa. Between 1990 and 2010, the city’s 1% saw their median income shoot up from $452,415 to $716,625 in 2010 dollars, even as the bottom 60% hardly saw their incomes budge at all, according to a recent City University study. The trend precedes Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor who envisioned New York as a “luxury city,” and it won’t be easy for de...
  • Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

    10/25/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2014 | Carlo Allegri
    Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.
  • Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

    10/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    At the candidate debate tonight [Democrat Martha Robertson] accused [Republican Tom Reed] of being part of the War Against Women. She actually used the phrase “you’re part of the War against Women.” The crowd laughed so hard, Robertson had to ask for more time. This video clip is being circulated and who knows, may go viral.
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Astorino Trying to Persuade New York Democrats to Ignore Party Lines

    10/14/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 13, 2014 | JOSEPH BERGER
    If Mr. Astorino is to realize his long-shot quest to defeat Mr. Cuomo, he must win over thousands more people like Mr. Stalaj: Democrats and unaffiliated voters willing to look past party label and social issues like gun control and abortion rights, over which Mr. Cuomo has been relentlessly hammering Mr. Astorino as an “ultraconservative.”
  • Brooklyn teen hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms

    10/11/2014 8:11:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Matt Mcnulty
    A teen who had recently returned home to Brooklyn following a trip to Sudan was rushed to the hospital with Ebola-like symptoms on Friday night, authorities said.
  • REPORT: Banner Truck Tour Phase 1 (New York)

    10/06/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 9 replies
    Email | 10/6/2014 | Al Bel
    We, and Denver Jones and albel1, are “Motivated”. We are humbled by the many people who took the time to come to roadway exits to greet us and pledge to continue with the (OUR) efforts to end LAWLESS government. WE Will NOT Quit – Will NOT Back Down!! Words can’t describe how exhilarating it is to share positive experiences with very good New Yorkers. We are grateful beyond words – to ALL…… God Bless ALL these good people. Looking forward to the next phase hoping to shake YOUR hand!!!! PHASE 1 COMPLETED: Highlights: Phase 1, statewide tour: (Stay tuned for...
  • Astorino for NY Govenor Signs: If You Want Them, I Got "Em

    09/24/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 1 replies
    If you need Rob Astorino signs and you live in Wayne, Ontario and Seneca counties, I have some for you as well as window stickers.
  • PRESIDENT Alsisi( charlie rose)

    09/27/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Charlie Rose on You Tube ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
    Interview with President el Sissi's by Charlie Rose. This is President Sissi's first trip to NY since he became president of Egypt. He was there for the UN General Assembly.
  • Poll: President Obama hits bottom in New York (new low in Poll)

    09/24/2014 5:40:34 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    President Barack Obama has hit an all-time low in New York, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Marist College poll found that 39 percent of the largely Democratic state’s residents think the president is doing an “excellent” or “good” job, the lowest percentage since Obama took office in 2009.
  • Gun Control Activist Who Swore He Forgot He Was Packing Heat At School Gets JOKE Sentence

    09/23/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Back in February, a Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who pushed for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law was arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The wheels of criminal justice have now slowly, slowly churned to completion. And wouldn’t you know it? The judge in the case has now found it in his heart to give the heat-packing activist, Dwayne Ferguson, a generously light sentence. On Monday, Judge John L. Michalek sentenced Ferguson to 100 hours of community service and a conditional discharge, according
  • Whorealdo prosletizing on WABC about NYC ID card.

    09/19/2014 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 12 replies
    self | 9/19/2014 | self
    Had my AM radio left on WABC 880 and have "privilege" to listen to famous pretending reporter Heraldo Rivera. The topic is the new ID card for NYC illegal aliens being issued by commiessaar DeBlasio, free, allowing free access to some NYC venues. Heraldo is defending the card, how great it is, no problems. But it is a crime to ask for ID when dead democRATs are trying to vote multiple times, union thugs being bussed from polling place to polling place and rigging the voting machines. Welcome to Upsidedown States of Amerika!
  • Grisanti opposes illegal immigrant bill

    09/05/2014 5:33:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Hamburg Sun ^ | September 6, 2014 | | New York State Senator Mark Grisanti.
    Last month, I reconfirmed my opposition to proposed legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to become New York stae citizens when I launched an online petition drive opposing the measure. I stand firm in my opposition to what is the most outrageous proposal I have seen, during my time as a member of the New York State Senate. A bill sponsored by Senator Gustavo Rivera, of the Bronx, was introduced to the state Legislature during our final week of the legislative session in Albany. I plan to continue opposing this legislation every step of the way. Not only would it...
  • VANITY---How Can I Get an Astorino Lawn Sign????

    08/09/2014 3:06:18 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 24 replies
    I've been trying till I'm blue in the face to get an Astorino Lawn Sign!!
  • Chris Christie stumps for Neel Kashkari in San Francisco (Christie ignores Astorino)

    08/17/2014 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Sun · 19 replies
    Mercury News ^ | June 2014 | Josh Richman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari.... (snip) in town to raise money as chairman of the Republican Governors Association ,," "Kashkari riled the GOP when he admitted he had voted for Obama in 2008, ..(snip)
  • Robert Redford Sues New York State Over $1.6 Million Tax Bill Related to Sundance Channel Sale

    08/06/2014 8:51:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 6, 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Robert Redford is suing New York state related to the sale of Sundance Channel. The actor-director sued the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany County Supreme Court on July 30 claiming that he's being overtaxed on money his company made when it sold off a stake in the channel in 2005.
  • New York to DC: We'll Figure Out Immigration On Our Own Since You Can't

    08/04/2014 5:29:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 Aug 2014 | Rebecca McCray
    This week felt like déjŕ vu all over again for immigration activists who held hunger strikes ahead of Christmas break. The House and Senate, one of the least productive to ever set foot in the nation's Capitol, left Washington this week to go on vacation without bringing forward a vote on reform. Again. But activists aren't the only ones fed up with Congress’ inaction on immigration reform. The country's largest states—California, New York, and Texas—have been looking for ways to take matters into their own hands when it comes to granting rights to undocumented residents. In New York, State Senator...
  • Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

    08/03/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT · by citizen · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jack Dini
    A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop. In an April 2013 report from the International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on...
  • NY DHS Will Pay You $500 To Rat Out Fellow Citizens Buying Legal Goods

    07/31/2014 6:17:37 AM PDT · by HammerT · 65 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”...
  • First-round Buffalo Bills bids top $1 billion

    07/29/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 33 replies
    new york post ^ | 7-29-14 | Josh Kosman and Lois Weiss
    A Pennsylvania fracking mogul bid more than $1 billion for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday — making it likely the team will attract a record sales price for an NFL team, The Post has learned. Terrence Pegula, who owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres, is one of only two known bidders for the storied football franchise, which was put on the block last spring following the March 25 death of owner Ralph Wilson Jr.. Donald Trump also made a first-round bid for the Bills — bids were due by 5 p.m. Tuesday. It could not be learned whether other bids were...
  • 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.
  • After four decades, Rochester eliminates lay preaching at Mass

    07/21/2014 11:50:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | July 20, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I’m frankly surprised that this has been going on for so long.Details: For the better part of 40 years in churches across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, clergy ceded the floor to laypeople for the delivery of the homily — the sermon that follows the reading of the Gospel at Mass.The practice, which dated to the mid-1970s and was simultaneously derided by the faithful for running afoul of church law and praised for its inclusiveness, has come to an end.In an extensive interview, Bishop Salvatore Matano said he has been confronting the issue on a case-by-case basis since his...
  • 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
  • Breaking News - Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!! Must Watch!!

    07/10/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/09/14 | Van Prepper
    Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act.
  • Stepdad gets 18 years for rape exposed in college essay

    07/09/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Amber Sutherland and Bruce Golding
    A Brooklyn man was sentenced Monday to 18 years ​behind bars for raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter — who kept the sickening sex attack a secret until revealing it in a college-application essay nearly a decade later. Albert Tarrats, 62, remained mum throughout his sentencing in Brooklyn Supreme Court, but prosecutor Anna Krutaya read a statement from his victim, who ​wrote that she’s still haunted by his monstrous crimes. “Getting closure and justice on this horrific situation is the best thing I could have gotten from this experience,” the now-18-year-old woman wrote.
  • ‘Cannibal Cop’ expected to be freed if conviction is overturned

    07/01/2014 3:17:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joe Tacopino
    In a stunning reversal, infamous Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle will likely have his conviction for a bizarre kidnapping conspiracy scheme overturned on Tuesday after a judge decided to revoke the guilty verdict in the flesh-eating fetish plot, a source said. The disgraced NYPD veteran, who was convicted of hatching a “heinous” plan to cook, kill, and eat several women — including his own wife — was facing life in prison for the crime. But Valle will likely have the major charge of conspiracy overturned and the sentence vacated with only a misdemeanor charge of using police computers to track down...
  • NY state lawmaker pleads guilty over sham marriage (RAT actually resigns)

    06/29/2014 12:56:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/28/14 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) — A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges in a deal that requires her to resign from office, admitting that she obtained legal residency and ultimately citizenship through a sham marriage and then lied to bankruptcy authorities years later to erase $30,000 of debt. Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa, 47, told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that she "falsely got married" to a U.S. citizen and referred to it as a real marriage when she became a citizen in 2005. **SNIP** Although the two false statements charges carry a combined potential penalty of 10 years in prison,...
  • Video: VA whistleblower claims supervisors forced her to keep secret wait list

    06/26/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Hot air ^ | on June 26, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    More whistleblowers are coming forward from the VA, but this woman from North Carolina gives a special insight into the way that wait-list fraud propagated within the system. Paulene DeWenter makes clear that the use of secret wait lists was no spontaneously-occurring method for front-line workers to deal with overstressed resources, but a deliberate strategy employed by VA management. DeWenter tells WITN that her boss told her to use the secret wait list method, or else she would buy DeWenter a bus pass — one way out of town ... DeWenter blew the whistle after one of the patients on...
  • Hayworth wins Independence Party primary

    06/24/2014 11:52:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY) ^ | 6/25/14 | Chris McKenna
    Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth won an initial skirmish against Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Tuesday by beating her successor in an Independence Party primary, giving her a third ballot line for their general election fight in November. Unofficial results showed the Republican about 80 votes ahead in the low-turnout contest, in which around 1,400 Independence Party voters went to the polls – around 6 percent of those enrolled in the 18th Congressional District, which includes all of Orange and Putnam counties and parts of Westchester and Dutchess. The state Board of Elections had Hayworth ahead, 729-649.
  • NY-22: Laughable Lies of Liberal Republicans (Conservative Tenney v. lib Hanna)

    06/19/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    How do you spell "sidesplitting chutzpah"? In New York's 22nd congressional district, it's spelled: R-I-C-H-A-R-D H-A-N-N-A. He's the liberal GOP incumbent trying to cling to public office by smearing the Marine mom, small-business owner, lawyer and conservative state assemblywoman poised to take his seat next week. Claudia Tenney is as rock-solid of a Republican as they come: pro-life, pro-limited government, pro-Second Amendment, pro-entrepreneur, pro-American worker. As one of New York's top conservative legislators, Tenney has been unafraid to challenge the powers that be in both political parties. As an attorney, she has fought valiantly against cronyism and corruption. She has...