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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Announces $100 Million Settlement With Barclays Bank

08/08/2016 1:03 PM Updated: 9 months ago

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday a $100 million, 44-state settlement with Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. for “fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct involving the

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Governor Cuomo Announces Availability of $16 Million For Construction of Energy-Efficient Housing in NYS

08/08/2016 1:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the availability Monday of $16 million via the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The funds are intended to support

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Calls For Passage of $1.9 Milion Emergency Funding Bill to Fight Zika Virus

08/07/2016 3:19 PM

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called on House and Senate leadership Monday to pass a $1.9 million emergency funding bill to contain the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne

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NYC Takes Proactive Steps to Fight Zika With Spraying in Boroughs

08/06/2016 9:45 PM Updated: 9 months ago

New York City is taking a pro-active measure in the fight against the spread of the Zika virus in the metropolitan region. In a bid to

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CUNY Staffers Agree to New Labor Union Contract

08/05/2016 12:13 PM

City University of New York staff voted to approve a new union contract Thursday, with 94% of voting members ratifying the agreement, which was unofficially agreed

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Violent Crime Decreases for Seventh Straight Month in July, NYPD Report Says

08/05/2016 11:48 AM

Violent crime decreased in New York City for the first seven months of 2016, with nine fewer murders and 131 fewer shootings year-to-date in July, compared

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Paul Massey Announces That He Will Be Challenging De Blasio in Mayoral Race

08/05/2016 9:43 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not the only real-estate developer running for public office. Real-estate developer Paul Massey will join the New York City mayoral

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‘International Day of Friendship,’ Celebration to Take Place in Brooklyn Borough Hall

08/05/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

An “International Day of Friendship” celebration will take place in Brooklyn on Sunday, which will include a march that encompasses the flags of 195 nations, with

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‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill in NYS Assembly Makes Assaulting Police Officer a Hate Crime

08/04/2016 5:27 PM

New York State Assemblyman Ron Castorina Jr. initiated a “Blue Lives Matter” bill in the assembly that would make assaulting a police officer in New York

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NYS Senator Squadron Calls for Officials to Do More for Public Housing Needs

08/04/2016 4:11 PM

New York State Senator Daniel Squadron testified before the New York City Housing Authority on Wednesday night at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), arguing

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NYC Sticks With Strategy to Make Affordable Housing Safer: Lighting

08/04/2016 3:21 PM

There will be a $3.1 million safety-lighting installation project at the Stapleton Houses in Staten Island, which will go tward replacing the development’s outdated exterior lighting

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NYS Working With Communications Companies to Provide Statewide Broadband Access

08/04/2016 9:51 AM

Charter Communications outlined a four-year plan to provide broadband internet service for 145,000 currently underserved households in upstate New York – including in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse,

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‘Five Times a Charm’: Bronx Receives New Recreational YMCA

08/03/2016 6:21 PM Updated: 9 months ago

After tireless efforts and discussions which some said began in 1996, the first YMCA center will be coming to Edenwald neighborhood of the Bronx, a project

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Brooklyn Hospitals Sign Letter of Intent to Merge, With $700 Million in Potential State Funding to Follow

08/03/2016 11:45 AM

Four Brooklyn hospitals in poor financial health have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to merge into a single non-profit company that may make them eligible for $700 million

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Most New Yorkers Favor Mayor Sharing Control of Schools, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

08/02/2016 5:46 PM Updated: 9 months ago

Twenty-three percent of New York City voters say the mayor should completely control public schools, while 65% feel other public officials should have control of the schools as

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NYS’s Plan to Fight the Zika Virus: Disturbance of Standing Water

08/02/2016 5:14 PM

While Congress bickers over the cost of fighting the Zika virus, on the local level, New York officials are taking decisive action. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton to Join Global CEO Advisory Firm Teneo in September

08/02/2016 3:12 PM Updated: 9 months ago

Teneo Holdings, a global CEO advisory firm, said Tuesday that NYPD Commissioner William Bratton will join the company as a senior executive of a new subsidiary that

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How Much Does It Cost to Afford a Home in Each State? This Study Finds Out

08/02/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

You would have to work 61 hours to own a home in New York State, home listing price analysis from found, which detailed the amount

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Sree Sreenivasan to Serve as Chief Digital Officer of New York City

08/01/2016 1:11 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday the appointment of Sree Sreenivasan as New York City’s new chief digital officer. Sreenivasan served as the Metropolitan Museum of

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Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Presents Maimonides With Check to Offset Cancer Treatment Equipment

07/29/2016 1:28 PM

A $3 million check was presented to Maimonides Medical Center by New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz to offset the cost of a new linear accelerator.