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NYS to Take Steps in Conserving Energy During Heat Wave

07/25/2016 2:54 PM

The New York State Department of Public Service will take immediate steps to lower statewide energy usage after the state has been hit by high temperatures

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NYPD Officers Get New Equipment, Compliments of City Officials

07/25/2016 11:48 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined NYPD Commissioner William Bratton along with other city officials at a press conference Monday morning, in unveiling new

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Much-Needed Work on L Train Tunnel Means Shutting Service Between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 18 Months, Starting in 2019

07/25/2016 10:40 AM Updated: 9 months ago

Relying on the L train to get to work from Williamsburg to Union Square? Well, you’ll be out of luck three years from now. The MTA

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Orthodox Jewish Paramedic Graduates From FDNY EMS Academy

07/21/2016 7:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

Yehuda Sicherman, an Orthodox Jewish FDNY paramedic, graduated Wednesday from the FDNY EMS Academy with the honor of academic achiever. On the FDNY’s official Instagram page,

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Schumer Calls Unlikelihood of NYS Carrying Trump Into November Election

07/18/2016 5:08 PM

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer expressed the unlikelihood of New York carrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump into the general election in November. “I don’t think so.

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Senator Schumer Introduces Legislation to Be Rid of Synthetic ‘K2’ Marijuana

07/18/2016 4:21 PM

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer introduced legislation titled “Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2016” on Monday that would make almost two dozen more synthetic substances, including forms of

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Multilingual Picks: NYC Voter Registration Forms to Expand to Five New Languages

07/14/2016 1:15 PM Updated: 9 months ago

New York City is launching voter registration forms in five new languages as part of the city’s efforts to expand voter access and participation, Mayor Bill

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NYS Adds $30 Million for Urban Youth Jobs Program

07/14/2016 9:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

An additional $30 million of state funding will go to the Urban Youth Jobs Program, a tax credit program that connects minority and at-risk youth with

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NYC Legislation Expands Women’s Access to Health Care

07/14/2016 6:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of legislation Wednesday increasing access to feminine hygiene products for residents of New York City shelters, students, and inmates.

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70 Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Added to MTA’s Paratransit Fleet

07/13/2016 7:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

Seventy wheelchair-accessible MV-1 vehicles will be added to MTA’s paratransit fleet, Access-A-Ride, in an effort to increase public transportation access for the more than half a

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De Blasio to Stay Quiet in Upcoming New York Elections

07/12/2016 11:28 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is going to be taking a backseat as election season comes in full swing, likely because he has been

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NYS to Conduct Superstorm Training Exercises in Mohawk Valley

07/12/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 9 months ago

New York State will be conducting severe weather training exercises from Tuesday to Thursday to make sure that residents and local governments in Mohawk Valley are

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NYC Ends Zero Waste Challenge With Over 36,000 Tons of Waste Diverted

07/11/2016 4:08 PM

The end of a 31-day New York City’s Zero Waste Challenge marked a dramatic effort to reduce waste in the city, with 36,910 tons of waste

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NYC Has 11 Fewer Murders in First Half Compared to 2015, NYPD Data Shows

07/11/2016 3:23 PM

There have been 11 fewer murders and 110 fewer shootings in the first half of this year from the same period in 2015, although overall crime

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NY Senator Todd Kaminsky Attends Alpha Epsilon PI Anti-BDS Forum

07/10/2016 6:18 PM

Senator Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) attended  the Alpha Epsilon Pi Anti-BDS forum on Wednesday, July 6, at the home of former Lawrence Mayor Marty Oliner. At the

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NYC Public Advocate Calls for Greater Accountability in Reform of Lifting Deed Restrictions

07/08/2016 5:00 PM

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James called for greater accountability and transparency on Friday in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to reform the protocol of

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Airbnb Removes Over 2,200 Unit Listings That Violate NYC Rules

07/08/2016 4:16 PM Updated: 9 months ago

Airbnb Inc. kicked off 2,233 listings off of its platform in New York City, in an effort to take out any hosts that violate city real

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Honoring the Rebbe’s Vision: A Time for Reflection, Learning and Positive Action

07/08/2016 4:12 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(By Karen Schwartz — Chabad.org). A bus full of passengers left Tenafly, N.J., on Tuesday for a trip to Queens, N.Y. More specifically, the group was headed to the

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House of Representatives Approves Mental Health Legislation Sponsored by Dan Donovan

07/07/2016 5:05 PM Updated: 9 months ago

New York Congressman Dan Donovan voted to approve legislation to reform for American mental health programs, a reform which he co-sponsored. The Helping Families in Mental

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NYS Receives Additional $24 Million for Counterterrorism Efforts

07/07/2016 4:01 PM

New York State received $24 million in federal funding for counterterrorism efforts across the state, which is in addition to the counterterrorism money in the fiscal