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  • Are Bill De Blasio and Andrew Cuomo Targeting New York City's Jews?

    10/12/2020 12:45:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Mewsweek ^ | October 7, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    In a Monday press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo did not merely single out New Rochelle, in Westchester County, as the first outbreak hotspot—he emphasized, for good measure, the "Orthodox Jewish" identity of the culprit. "We know religious gatherings have been a problem...for weeks," he continued, belying any semblance of neutrality as to which particular community he had in mind when TV producers flashed images of black hat-clad Haredi Jews across the screen. In Kafkaesque fashion, as Jewish Insider's Jacob Kornbluh pointed out, one of the photos appeared to be from 2006. Cuomo's press conference followed his flagging, on Twitter last...
  • New York county residents sue WHO over coronavirus response: report

    04/20/2020 11:00:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20 2020 | David Aaro
    Residents in one New York county have filed a class-action lawsuit on Monday against the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing the agency of covering up the coronavirus pandemic. The three residents in Westchester County -- which was seen as an original hotspot for the virus -- claim the WHO failed to quickly declare a pandemic and monitor China’s response to the original outbreak. It seeks unspecified damages for the alleged harm the organization caused to the county's roughly 756,000 adult residents.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/14/2020

    04/14/2020 9:00:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The oil price situation tonight at of 1045 pm Eastern US time sees the WTI price at 20.49 per barrel.... White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the guidelines from President Trump on "reopening the economy" will come in the next day or two..... ...California Governor Gavin Newsom said today he would follow the lead of the scientists and public health experts and would not give a specific date for reopening California.... And when the results came in Monday for the Wisconsin Supreme Court contest Republican-Conservative Daniel Kelly was defeated by Democrat-Liberal Jill Karofsky in what's being called an "upset"......
  • Explosive Device Found Near George Soros’s Home in Westchester County

    10/22/2018 8:01:59 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/22/18 | Sarah Mervosh and William K. Rashbaum
    An explosive device was found on Monday near the Westchester County home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who is a favorite target of right-wing groups, according to a law enforcement official. The device did not explode on its own, and bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” it, the official said.
  • 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...
  • GOP candidate for NY governor blasts Cuomo for telling pro-lifers they’re not welcome

    04/24/2014 2:58:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 24, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY, April 23, 2014 ( -- Rob Astorino is in his fifth year as county executive of Westchester County, New York. And he says he's the right man for the job of governor of New York State, a position currently held by Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Astorino, who was recently in Washington to solicit support and fundraising dollars from the Susan B. Anthony List, defended the right to life in an interview with LifeSiteNews. He also criticized Cuomo, who said in January that conservatives "who are right to life...
  • NY DA fights dismissal in Kerry Kennedy driving case

    02/05/2014 3:46:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14
    WHITE PLAINS, NY — Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drug’s effects, prosecutors say. In filings Tuesday, the Westchester County district attorney’s office asked a judge to reject Kennedy’s second attempt to have her drugged-driving case dismissed. Prosecutors said a dismissal would send the wrong message to the public about how “people of wealth and power” are treated. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of...
  • Outrage In Westchester: Nativity Scene Vandalized

    12/31/2005 11:32:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 101 replies · 1,541+ views
    WCBS TV NY ^ | Dec 30, 2005
    Father Peter Pomposello holds a decapitated baby Jesus as he talks about the vandalism of the nativity scene outside Saints John and Paul Catholic Church. "It's not only theft, it's not just vandalism," Father Pomposello says. "It has, really, all the marks of a bias crime." Baby Jesus is now missing his head, hands and his left toes. The vandals also stole four sheep. "This is an image of the whole Christmas season," Pomposello said. "As Christians we venerate the baby Jesus this season. This was part of the procession for midnight mass and for the vigil mass on Christmas....
  • GOP Gains Ground in 'Blue' New York, Connecticut

    11/08/2013 5:07:57 PM PST · by NoKoolAidforMe · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11-8-13 | John Gizzi
    Although much attention was focused on the elections on Tuesday of decidedly left-of-center Democrats in Boston and New York City, little reported was the major gain of Republicans in two Northeastern states long considered "no man's land" for the GOP. Republicans took considerable new ground in contests for city halls and county offices in New York and Connecticut. In New York, Republicans re-elected county executives in Westchester and Nassau Counties, captured the mayoralty in Binghamton and a majority of the county legislature in Erie County for the first time since 1977, and won a special election for the state Assembly...
  • Washington's 'Fair Housing' Assault on Local Zoning

    09/07/2013 7:32:12 PM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-06-13 | Robert P. Astorino
    Do you think it is a good idea to give the Department of Housing and Urban Development unchecked power to put an apartment building in your neighborhood? HUD has proposed a new rule that could do just that.
  • Still-married Al Sharpton's new gal pal his latest suitor since 2004 separation from wife

    07/18/2013 4:21:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/17/13 | Jennifer Fermino
    **SNIP** Neighbors at the low-rise apartment complex where she lives in tony Mamaroneck, Westchester County, said the glamorous mom moved in a couple of months ago with a teenage daughter. “She’s a nice person. I usually see her in the morning with her teenage daughter,” one neighbor said. At night, she’s often spotted with Sharpton at the Grand Havana Room on Fifth Ave., an uber-exclusive, member’s only cigar bar whose regulars include Alec Baldwin, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump’s kids — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. McShaw “always eats” at the bar, a source said, but Sharpton —...
  • Editorial: Westchester's united front against HUD

    06/14/2013 5:52:20 PM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 8 replies
    NewsDay ^ | 04-23-13 | NewsDay
    Westchester lawmakers actually put aside partisan infighting and election-year politicking when they joined together in a fight against the federal government over funding it pulled from the county. The Board of Legislators on Monday agreed to back County Executive Rob Astorino in a proposed lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over $7.4 million the agency stripped from the county because of differing interpretations of the 2009 affordable housing settlement. It's about time the two branches came together in this ongoing standoff. And it's the right thing to do for the county. In approving legal action, Westchester's...
  • (NY) Astorino ousts Spano as Westerchester County exec. (Astorino Runs Catholic Radio Station)

    11/04/2009 10:58:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 709+ views
    November 4, 2009
    FR can't post threads from the Lower Hudson newspaper. Some more good news. I just wanted to let everyone know that a Republican and Pro-Life Catholic who is the station manager and program director of The Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, Rob Astorino, won the election for County Executive for Westchester County, a liberal democrat bastion outside of NYC. He was attacked by the non-religious, pro-abortion left for being anti-femal and pro life. And still won!
  • Taxes, Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

    04/16/2009 5:00:35 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 4 replies · 357+ views
    Westchester County New York Real Estate Blog ^ | April 3, 2009 | Miriam Bernstein
    All over Westchester County signs are appearing on front lawns about a tax rally scheduled at the County Office Building in White Plains. The date is April 25, 2009 and the time is 12 noon. This rally is called the "Westchester Tea Party" and individuals attending are being asked to bring two tea bags. This is a rally to support the idea that Westchester County government should be abolished. Homeowners in Westchester County pay high taxes and the problem as I see it is the duplication of services. As an example if you live in the Town of Greenburgh you...
  • Republicans Challenge Voter Rolls in Westchester (NY)

    11/01/2006 9:42:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 583+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 1, 2006 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    YONKERS, Oct. 31 — Republicans are challenging the right of thousands of registered voters in the local State Senate district to cast ballots on Nov. 7, charging that these voters do not live at the addresses listed with the Westchester County Board of Elections. The dispute set off a war of words between the district’s longtime incumbent, State Senator Nicholas A. Spano, and his Democratic rival, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, whom Mr. Spano beat by just 18 votes in 2004, after a contentious recount that lasted three months. John Ciampoli, a Republican lawyer who handled the recount for Mr. Spano two years...
  • Computerized Surveillance System Tracks Disease [detects "Clinton" effect in Westchester NY]

    08/11/2005 6:17:47 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 6 replies · 433+ views ^ | August 9, 2005 |
    White Plains, NY - It may not seem too likely, but what if a number of people in Westchester began experiencing similar symptoms but all reported to different clinics and hospitals? How long would it take for someone to put two and two together and realize there’s a pattern of illness here - an epidemic, or possibly even an act of bioterrorism? Probably not too long, given a computerized early warning surveillance system developed by the Westchester County departments of Information Technology (DoIT) and Health. The Community Health Electronic Surveillance System, or CHESS, was initiated by the county as part...
  • Teen Sex Tape Rocks Scarsdale

    06/24/2004 11:10:22 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 14 replies · 2,874+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6.25.2004
    June 25, 2004 -- Police and prosecutors said yesterday that underage drinking, long a problem in Westchester County, may have played a part in a shocking new scandal in Scarsdale — a widely distributed video of two high-school girls in a sexual encounter at a party. The video shows the partially nude girls groping and kissing one another while being egged on by boys who make coarse sexual comments and repeated references to drinking beer, The Journal News reported. The video was apparently made during an unsupervised party in Scarsdale during spring break.
  • N.Y. nuke plant drill includes plane crash [Indian Point]

    06/09/2004 12:26:05 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | June 9, 2004 | JIM FITZGERALD, AP
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- For the first time, a fake terrorist attack was included in a drill of emergency plans at a nuclear power plant near New York City, with crews grappling with a pretend crash of a 767. Tuesday's fake crash set off an ever-worsening cascade of simulated events for Indian Point plant operators and emergency responders. By the time the drill ended, a containment building was portrayed as filling with radioactive steam and portions of surrounding counties had been "evacuated" and residents advised to swallow anti-radiation pills. The actual residents, however, had no part in the drill. Plant...
  • 19 Criminal Counts Against New Paltz Mayor for Gay Marriages

    03/02/2004 2:03:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies · 270+ views
    WABC TV Channel 7
    Ulster County District Attorney charged the Mayor of New Paltz New York with 19 counts of solemnizing a wedding without a license.
  • [Schumer announces] Feds to tackle Westchester underage [teenage] drinking

    11/20/2002 3:25:50 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 152+ views
    THE JOURNAL NEWS ^ | November 20, 2002 | ROBERT MARCHANT
    <p>WHITE PLAINS — Sen. Charles Schumer today announced the U.S. Department of Justice would examine the problem of underage drinking in Westchester County.</p> <p>Speaking at a news conference in White Plains, Schumer said the department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention would review the current array of programs in Westchester to combat teen-drinking, then make recommendations.</p>