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  • Test Boycott

    Thousands Likely to Sit Out NY English, Math Tests

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Parent leaders of the movement to boycott New York’s standardized tests said opting children out could do more for their education than the tests... Read more


    New York Lawmakers Mull Warning Labels on Sugary Beverages

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes,... Read more

  • The Gap Pledges To Raise Minimum Wage For All U.S. Workers

    NY Attorney General Questions Work Practices of 13 Retailers

    ALBANY, N.Y. —New York’s attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on... Read more

  • NY Train Line Repair Crews Get Little Supervision

    HARTFORD, Conn.—A transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on a New York commuter line... Read more

  • 2014 Wildlife Conservation Society Gala

    Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager Wants Vision Before Endorsement

    NEW YORK—New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s one-time Senate race campaign manager, said Sunday that he wants to know her vision for... Read more

  • Pupils practice cursive writing on Oct. 15, 2013 at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School in Ellicott City, Maryland.  (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teacher Suspended After Class Write Notes to Mumia Abu-Jamal

    TRENTON, N.J.—A teacher in New Jersey who assigned her third-grade class to write “get well” letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia... Read more

  • Clean-up continues at the scene where three buildings collapsed and killed two men in the East Village last week on April 1, 2015 in New York City. The fire and subsequent collapse at 121 Second Ave. is believed to have been caused by a gas pipe having been 'inappropriately accessed'. While life has mostly gotten back to normal in the East Village neighborhood, one of Manhattan's oldest and most historic areas, the area was severely shaken by the fire and deaths. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    New York City Mayor’s Fund Raises $125,000 for Building Collapse Victims

    NEW YORK— The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has raised $125,000 to help people affected by the Manhattan buildings collapse. First Lady Chirlane... Read more

  • A pothole on 29th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 26, 2014. Potholes have been appearing frequently in the city due to the freezing temperatures this winter. About 74 percent of roads are in poor or mediocre condition. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Mayor de Blasio, Sen. Schumer Urge Increase in New York City Transportation Funding

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer rode the “R” train from Brooklyn to City Hall on Thursday morning, chatting with strap-hangers,... Read more

  • The subway station in Greenwich Village was flooded due to a water break, according to reports. (Screenshot / YouTube video)

    Greenwich Village Flood: 14th Street Subway Station hit by Water Main Break

    The subway station in Greenwich Village was flooded due to a water break, according to reports. The main break took place at 175 W. 13th... Read more

  • Police officers guard an entrance of the Federal Courthouse in New York's borough of Brooklyn where two of three Brooklyn residents, who have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the US, are arraigned before a judge on February 25, 2015. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, have been charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The teenage Saidakhmetov, a Kazakh citizen, was arrested Wednesday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, before traveling onto Syria. US prosecutors said he recently expressed intent to buy a machine gun and shoot US police officers and FBI agents if thwarted in his plan to join the Islamic State (IS) group fighting in Syria. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Terror Suspect Dilkhayot Kasimov Arraigned in New York City Court

    NEW YORK—A terror suspect accused of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for the Islamic State has pleaded... Read more

  • Defendant Lacey Spears looks towards her attorneys during the opening statements portion of her murder trial at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Journal-News, Joe Larese, Pool)

    Child Killer Lacey Spears’ Sentence Reduced to 20 Years Because of Mental Illness

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—A woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt got a break on her murder sentence Wednesday because she... Read more

  • NY State Debt

    NY State Overtime Reported at Record $661 Million in 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York’s comptroller reported Wednesday that state agencies spent a record $661 million on staff overtime in 2014, up almost $50 million from the... Read more

  • Metro-North train conductor Steve Macchio inspects tickets on the 4 p.m. train from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to New Haven on March 27, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Why Is Metro-North Still Using Hole Punchers to Check Tickets?

    NEW YORK—In the age of apps and QR codes, Metro-North conductors are still manually hole punching tickets when passengers board a train. Why?  Metro-North, which... Read more

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    NYC Housing Focus Needs to Help Homeless, too, Advocates Say

    NEW YORK—The homeless should have a bigger place in New York City’s ambitious affordable housing push, advocates said Tuesday, arguing that two issues often viewed... Read more

  • Commission: NYC Discriminated in Paying Managers

    NEW YORK—A federal commission has found that New York City paid minorities and women administrative managers substantially less than their male counterparts. The Equal Employment... Read more

  • Key Aspect of NY Ethics Reform May Be Up to the Voters

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York lawmakers recently passed several measures to address Albany’s culture of corruption, but a provision intended to revoke the pensions of disgraced officials... Read more

  • New York: Building Collapse at Manhattan’s Madison Avenue

    A partial building collapse has been reported on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, according to reports. The collapse was at a construction site at Madison Avenue... Read more

  • In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A runway at JFK International will be closed for repairs for five months starting at the end of April 2015, just before New York City’s hectic summer travel season gets underway. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Runway Closures Could Cause Traffic Jams—in the Skies Above New York

    NEW YORK—The closure of a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport could create a traffic jam in the skies above New York City this... Read more

  • In an August 2012 photo, a bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, N.Y., in her hometown. Since the sculpture was unveiled in 2009, the statue has been blasted by critics who say it bears little or no likeness to the popular 1950s sitcom actress and comedian. Village officials say they want the sculptor to fix it for free, but the artist wants as much as $10,000 to alter the statue. The village has started a fundraising effort to pay for the sculpture's makeover. (AP Photo/The Post-Journal)

    NY Village Wants to Give Its Lucille Ball Statue a Makeover

    CELORON, N.Y. — They may have loved “I Love Lucy” but many in Lucille Ball’s western New York hometown have no affection for her life-size statue... Read more

  • Stephanie Woram, right, along with two of her sisters pose for photographs as they take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    NYC’s Easter Parade Brings Out Creative Hats

    NEW YORK—The bonnets were out on Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade—outlandish 21st-century headpieces that were hardly bonnets, featuring everything from bunnies and butterflies... Read more

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