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  • Chris Christie stumps for Neel Kashkari in San Francisco (Christie ignores Astorino)

    08/17/2014 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Sun · 18 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 · 64 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...
  • New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

    06/18/2014 3:30:56 PM PDT · by mgist · 24 replies
    CBS local ^ | 6/18/14 | NA
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a tough new plan Wednesday to address the heroin problem in New York. Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported. New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use The governor said the first step in dealing with the drug problem “is to admit the reality, right? Denial is not an option.” And the reality is “New York has a much more...
  • Churchill: Cop's road rage punishment seems like a reward

    06/17/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany TU ^ | June 11, 2014 | Chris Churchill
    Let's play a game. Let's say you've done something wrong and will therefore be punished. Here's your punishment: You must retire from your job. You will receive a full pension. Your days will be free for whatever your heart desires. Hey, stop smiling. You're being punished! In the real world, of course, retirement is generally seen as a good thing, especially if the retiree will be financially comfortable. But when a cop misbehaves, retirement is treated like the guillotine. Consider the plea deal for Schenectady Detective John Hotaling. His road-rage charges will be essentially dropped if he trades his badge...
  • 1984 Revisited: Archbishop O’Connor vs. Governor Cuomo

    06/07/2014 2:30:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 7, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Shortly after John J. O’Connor became Archbishop of New York in March 1984, he found himself in a battle with the state’s governor, Mario M. Cuomo, which not only made national headlines but also had a profound impact on the abortion debate in America.It began when the archbishop said during a press conference: “I do not see how a Catholic, in good conscience, can vote for an individual expressing himself or herself as favoring abortion.” That didn’t sit well with Cuomo.  The governor, who in the early 1970s had been publicly pro-life, changed his position after losing a primary for lieutenant governor...
  • Teacher slept with 2nd student after prom snub: prosecutors

    06/04/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | Christina Carrega-Woodby and Leonard Greene
    A Queens (gym) teacher was charged today with raping a second student, an apparent rebound from an affair with another 16-year-old boy that ended when he took someone else to the school prom. Joy Morsi, 38, was back in court for a second day in a row after prosecutors hit her with more rape and child endangerment charges for alleged abuses that happened right under her husband’s nose. A day earlier, prosecutors said the Grover Cleveland High School teacher had been carrying on a months-long affair with a student, and flipped when she learned he was taking someone else to...
  • YES THIS IS REALLY A THING, VIP ABORTION SERVICES FEATURED IN NEW YORK

    05/31/2014 4:12:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 30, 2014 | JEANNIE DEANGELIS
    Eastside Gynecology is located in a neighborhood in New York City where very important people live in close proximity. That’s why it seems fitting that the high-end abortion clinic would appeal to nearby potential clientele by offering VIP Abortion Services.For women with discriminating tastes, Eastside Gynecology offers “exclusive and VIP surgical services” for early and late-term abortions, surgical abortions, and manual vacuum aspirations (MVA) “for any patient who requires the utmost in service, comfort, and confidentiality.”According to the Eastside Gynecology website: Our VIP rooms are designed to make you feel at home, with a luxurious mahogany bed, oil paintings,...
  • Watervliet Fire Dept. takes donation for local veteran [VA benefits cut to $6 per month]

    05/29/2014 12:10:08 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    WNYT ^ | 05/29/2014 | By: WNYT Staff
    WATERVLIET - Firefighters in Watervliet spent Thursdsay morning, not fighting fires but raising money for the World War II veteran who had his benefits slashed to just $6 a month. They're hoping to raise at least $3,000 for 89-year-old Joseph Teson. As NewsChannel 13 first told you over the weekend, the Department Of Veterans Affairs told Teson he was overpaid by more than $3,000. So, they're withholding most of his benefits until they get the money back. Teson's relatives say he relies on the money and is now selling some of his coin collection just to pay the bills. “The...
  • VA cuts World War II D-Day veteran’s benefits to $6 a month

    05/29/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 29 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | CHRIS
    WATERVLIET – On this Memorial Day weekend, World War II veteran Joseph Teson is thinking about his fallen comrades – and his personal finances. Teson, a D-Day survivor, told NewsChannel 13 the federal government has reduced his veterans benefits to just $6 per month in order to recoup an overpayment. “I don’t know how they did it, but they did it,” Teson, 89, said Saturday. “I didn’t say nothing. I just let it go. Everybody else complained but me.” Teson said he used to receive about $300.00 per month in veterans benefits, about a third of which he donated to...
  • Businesses are going everywhere but New York

    05/26/2014 6:13:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/26/2014 | By John Aidan Byrne
    New York is losing the battle to lure outsourced jobs now slowly trickling back to the US — and more competitive regions are poaching Gotham’s jobs. The tax breaks and incentives to stem New York’s slide? Too little, too late, critics say. “If you’re a businessman thinking of bringing jobs back to one of the 50 states, then New York is at the bottom of that list,” said Neal Asbury, a manufacturer who grew up in Morristown, NJ, and has studied New York’s high cost base. “You have a governor telling the world he doesn’t want conservatives in his state...
  • Carl Paladino endorses Claudia Tenney in GOP primary for Congress

    04/30/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | Mark Weiner
    Carl Paladino, the conservative businessman who pulled off an upset to win the Republican primary in the 2010 New York's governor's race, is counting on Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney to pull off a similar upset in the state's 22nd Congressional District. Paladino said today he will back Tenney, R-New Hartford, in her GOP primary campaign against U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, the two-term Republican who faces his second consecutive challenge from his party's conservative base.
  • Assemblywoman primaries against third-most-liberal Republican (upstate NY)

    03/29/2014 10:32:47 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2014
    New York state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney announced a primary challenge to Republican Rep. Richard Hanna Wednesday morning, hitting her opponent from the right. Tenney, a second-term conservative Republican and “lifelong resident of New Hartford,” launched the challenge to the two-term congressman at 9 a.m.
  • Cuomo chooses former Congresswoman Hochul as running mate

    05/21/2014 1:25:54 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 5 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 5/21/2014 | Jerry Zremski
    Kathleen C. Hochul, a former member of Congress and Erie County clerk with a reputation as a personable politician and strong campaigner, is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s choice to run for lieutenant governor.Hochul, 55, would replace Robert Duffy, the former mayor of Rochester, who opted not to seek a second term as lieutenant governor.“This should be another big boost for Buffalo,” Cuomo said. “This is a big deal to have a lieutenant governor from your town.”After months of speculation, Cuomo this afternoon made his selection known to the delegates attending the convention here that Hochul will be running with him...
  • Congresswoman Kathy Hochul Booed Over Birth Control Policy (videos)

    02/25/2012 11:49:17 AM PST · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 2-24-12 | Athan Kompos
    LANCASTER, NY - Representative Kathy Hochul (D - 26th District) was booed at her own town hall meeting on Friday morning in Lancaster. The packed crowd was critical of Hochul for supporting President Obama's plan to require religiously affiliated employers, such as hospitals and schools, to provide full contraception coverage to female employees. The plan was later altered. It now calls for those workers to get free contraceptive coverage from health insurers, thus sparing religious based groups, morally opposed to paying for birth control, from having to do so. Even though Hochul's town hall meeting was open to any topic,...
  • GOP nominates Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino for governor of New York

    05/16/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 32 replies
    News 12 ^ | 05-15-16 | News 12
    RYE BROOK - New York Republicans have officially nominated Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R) as their candidate in the race for governor. Republicans wrapped up their state party convention Thursday at the Hilton Hotel in Rye Brook after nominating Astorino. Other candidates nominated include Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci for comptroller and chief of staff to former Gov. George Pataki John Cahill as attorney general. Astorino says his success in Westchester shows he can appeal to all kinds of voters in heavily Democratic New York. In his acceptance speech, Astorino called for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and the...
  • Obama to NYC supporters: 'Move to North Dakota'

    05/15/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by NYAmerican · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/15/14 | Roberta Rampton
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a modest, tongue-in-cheek suggestion for people in New York City who support his agenda: move to North Dakota. "I said, 'Move to North Dakota!" "If I could just get about a million surplus votes in Brooklyn out to Nebraska, Wyoming," he said, drawing laughs from the crowd of about 50 people.
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • ‘Ghostbuster’ cops keep raiding dead man’s home: suit

    05/06/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05-06-2014 | Selim Algar
    He’s been dead for eight years, but try telling that to the NYPD. Cops have barged into James Jordan Sr.’s family home looking for him more than a dozen times since he died in 2006 — prompting his exasperated relatives to finally post his death certificate on the front door. “I tell them over and over, ‘James isn’t here! He’s dead! It’s that simple. What’s so difficult to understand about that?’ ” the Brooklyn security guard’s widow, Karen, told The Post on Monday. James Jordan Sr., who died from diabetes at age 46, was last arrested in 1996 — for turnstile-jumping,...
  • Judge to Bruno: No press talk [ Surrender Free Speech for Your Health ]

    05/02/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888
    Albany TU ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Gavin
    The working day in the retrial of former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno will be shorter — as long as the former political powerhouse is not too talkative outside of court. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gary Sharpe conditionally ruled on Thursday that the trial, which begins Monday, will start at 10 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. each day. He said Bruno, 85, of Brunswick requested the shorter days for medical-related reasons. (...) But Sharpe said his view will change if he sees Bruno outside the courthouse speaking to reporters about the trial. The longtime Republican senator...
  • Cuomo seeks immediate action on oil-train safety issues [Warren Buffett shakedown]

    05/01/2014 7:00:13 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Gannett ^ | April 30, 2014 | Brian Tumulty
    WASHINGTON — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the White House Wednesday to give "immediate attention'' to safety issues involving the increased use of freight trains to transport crude oil. He made his comments just hours before the latest derailment in Lynchburg, Va. Cuomo later said the accident and other recent derailments are "a startling pattern that underscores the need for action." "In addition to steps that states like New York are taking, the federal government must overhaul the safety regulations, starting with taking DOT-111 trains off the rails now," he said in a statement. "These trains travel through populated...
  • NY Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Curb Flood Of Mexican Heroin Into The State

    04/28/2014 4:09:12 PM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    Heroin peddled by Mexican drug cartels have flooded the Northeast – and unlike its predecessors from the 1980s, the drug is stronger, cheaper and purer. New York City has become the hub for the criminal enterprise and lawmakers in the state are putting forward a package of legislation that seeks to fight the resurgence of heroin. The bills, expected to become public on Monday, would toughen penalties for dealers, impose more funding for overdose-reversal drugs and increase insurance coverage for treatment. The proposed laws follow a series of forums that Senate Democrats held around the state on the sudden spread...
  • Rick Perry Challenges Andrew Cuomo to Debate on Jobs

    04/22/2014 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 04/22/14 | By Jill Colvin
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who will be arriving in New York this afternoon for a trip trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, offered a Texas-sized take-down of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s record on job creation this morning and challenged him to a debate. “I’d be more than happy to sit down and have a thoughtful conversation, a debate with Gov. Cuomo over the issues that face us as a state and talk about the economic policies and compare New York to Texas,” said Mr. Perry, speaking on New York Post columnist Fred Dicker’s Live from the State Capitol...
  • ‘Mass exodus’ from Cuomo administration expected post-election

    04/22/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Pat Bailey
    <p>ALBANY — A “mass exodus” is expected from the Cuomo administration after November’s election, according to several sources.</p> <p>“They all want out,” one source said of top Cuomo staffers. A former staffer said the rush has been spurred by the work environment.</p>
  • Ads bring Church's message to mainstream NY radio

    04/22/2014 4:44:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | April 21, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    Cardinal Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno/CNA. New York City, N.Y., Apr 21, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Lay Catholics on the East Coast have teamed up with a prominent cardinal to create ads for secular radio proclaiming the Church’s message to an audience who may not otherwise hear it. “This is an incredible opportunity to have listeners on a secular news radio media hear a message that gives very tangible examples of the good in the Catholic Church – what it has been doing, what it is doing, and what it will continue to do,”...
  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • NYPD cop barred from leaving India after accidentally bringing three bullets into country: officials

    04/14/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola, , Jennifer Fermino , Barry Paddock
    An NYPD cop is stuck in India after being arrested for accidentally bringing three bullets into the country, officials said Friday. Officer Manny Encarnacion was taken into custody on March 10 after security at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport found the bullets in his checked baggage, police sources said. “I’m troubled by it,” Mayor de Blasio said Friday of the arrest. “We want to make sure we're providing support for him — and make sure he’s not being treated unfairly.” In December, the controversial arrest and strip search of New Delhi’s then-deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in Manhattan for allegedly...
  • NYC Rev. Msgr Edward Scharfenberger ordained 10th bishop of Catholic Diocese of Albany

    04/10/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Republic ^ | April 10, 2014
    ALBANY, New York — The cathedral filled with applause as New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan placed the bishop's miter on the head of the Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger, ordained Thursday as the 10th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Albany.Hundreds of white-robed priests and 34 bishops from across New York and New England participated in the Ordination Mass at the red-stone neo-Gothic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception near Albany's capitol complex.Scharfenberger, 65, of New York City, was appointed by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Howard Hubbard, who was the longest-tenured bishop of a single diocese in the nation when...
  • Andrew Cuomo, the Catholic Anti-Catholic

    04/09/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 9, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    When Andrew Cuomo was running for governor in 2010, he claimed time and again that he wanted to represent and fight for all the people of New York – all, that is, except Catholics.Since taking office in 2011, Cuomo, who was baptized a Catholic, graduated from Archbishop Molloy H.S. in Queens County and Fordham University, has been hell-bent on offending Catholics and dismissing their beliefs in the public square.Cuomo’s first assault was on Catholic teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. He was embarrassed that his state had been “surpassed by many other countries which have legalized...
  • 50% Taxes When Alive, 50% Taxes When You Die: Why New York is the "Must Leave" State

    04/09/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/09/2014 | Ronn Torossian
    I, Ronn Torossian, am a born & bred New Yorker, who raises a family here, owns a business – and loves all this city has to offer. Yet, I would be among the first to advise people not to live or move to New York if they don’t have to. If they have ambition or drive, New York isn’t the place to be. From the non-stop energy to the culture, indeed, this city deserves its title as capital of the world. Yet, from a business perspective, there are so many obstacles for living – and dying – in New York...
  • Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.

    04/08/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com ^ | 4-3-2014 | Leonie Haimson
    Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree. See below comment from Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exam as well, but says this one was as bad or worse. One would think with all the controversy and parents opting out, NYSED and Pearson would be careful to construct a better set of exams. But perhaps they are simply incapable of doing so. PS 321 PARENTS--Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have just completed three days of the New York State English Language Arts Exam....
  • New Yorkers Rally For Gun Rights, Against Cuomo Regime

    04/07/2014 9:29:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 6, 2014 | Raquel Okyay
    (Photo courtesy of Carl R. Gottstein Jr.) By: Raquel Okyay4/6/2014 03:20 PMRESIZE: AAA Print More than a year after the New York governor’s landmark gun control law was enacted, thousands of New Yorkers poured into the state house in Albany to protest his governance and leadership.“There is nothing about the SAFE Act that makes us safer,” said Robert P. “Rob” Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant), executive of Westchester County and candidate for governor 2014. Astorino, who spoke to the crowd state police estimate at 3500, said the people were energized and enthusiastic about the Second Amendment. “It’s an issue that deals with...
  • Gun Control Fail: NY's ‘Assault Weapon’ Registration Is Loudly Miss-Firing As Deadline Nears

    04/07/2014 10:29:16 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    By April 15th, any New Yorker that owns an “assault weapon” is to have registered their gun, per the requirements of the New York SAFE act passed last year. But it’s looking more and more like a tiny percentage of New Yorkers are actually doing it. While the state of New York has not released actual firearms registration numbers, the rumors of registrations in the 3,000-5,000 range mean that 99% of those affected gun owners are refusing to comply with the law.
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel didn’t pay rent on Harlem office but state bailed him out

    04/06/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14 | Michael Gartland
    New York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent. State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show. His staffers’ excuse? They lost the lease, according to state Office of General Services correspondence. “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a July 30, 2013, e-mail to a colleague that was ­obtained...
  • Riverdale man moving after racially-charged messages are vandalized on his car (Bronx NYC)

    04/05/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:08 AM | Erik Badia, Barry Paddock, Nancy Dillon
    A black Bronx man feels he’s being forced out of his luxury high-rise in predominantly white Riverdale after waking Friday to find racially charged graffiti scrawled on his truck for the second time, he told the Daily News. Menuhin Hart, 54, said he discovered the hateful message: “U Shood Move” spray-painted on his 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck as he left to run errands with his Army vet brother. In 2013, his truck was keyed on every panel, and the words “black n-----” were clearly scratched into the paint, he said. …
  • Report: 57% of Cigarettes Sold in New York Are Smuggled

    03/21/2014 7:00:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 03-19-2014 | Denver Nicks
    A majority of the cigarettes for sale in New York are illegally smuggled into the state, according to a report out Wednesday from the conservative research group the Tax Foundation. According to the report, 56.9% of the cigarettes sold in New York—the highest importer of smuggled cigarettes—originated from out of state. Since 2006, cigarette smuggling in the state has risen sharply, by 59%, in tandem with a massive hike in cigarette taxes of 190%. New York state now has the highest cigarette taxes in the country, at $4.35 a pack. Residents of NYC must also pay an extra $1.50 per...
  • BREAKING: New York State Senate Defeats ‘Dream Act’ Financial Aid for Illegal Aliens

    03/17/2014 5:33:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-17-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Protesters demanding passage of a financial aid bill for illegal aliens students in New York State.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLegislators stunned the pundits this evening by defeating a $200 million taxpayer giveaway to illegal aliens students in New York's Senate, which had the strong support of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 'DREAM Act' was defeated by a 30-29 vote in the state Senate just minutes ago in Albany.