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Major Winter Snowstorm To Hit New York And New England

  By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) – The eastern United States faces a major winter storm this week that could reach blizzard conditions in some areas and snarl plans for travelers returning from holiday trips, forecasters said on Wednesday. […]

by · January 1, 2014 · Business, Local News

A Very Happy New Year From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Dear Friend, From my family to yours, I want to wish you a very Happy New Year. I am excited for our bright future ahead and a renewed commitment to our state and each other. Together, we’ve accomplished much these […]

by · January 1, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News
Fireworks explode in central London

Revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) – From Sydney to Dubai, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London prepared to celebrate by spraying clouds of fruit-flavored mist and Chicago and San Francisco planned

by · January 1, 2014 · Domestic News

Thursday, January 2 Snow Storm Arrives

  Major snow storm expected to hit the Bronx and New England. The brunt of the storm will hit overnight between Thursday night and Friday morning. Eight to ten inches of snow accumulation is expected.

by · December 31, 2013 · Local News

First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized

First Lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized with the early symptoms of pneumonia. Her husband President Bush has visited her in Methodists Hospital and he states that her spirits are up and the outlook is positive.

by · December 31, 2013 · Domestic News
A “compassionate” release from prison

A “compassionate” release from prison

  By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday granted Lynne Stewart, a former defense lawyer convicted of aiding terrorism, a “compassionate” release from prison because she is dying of cancer. Stewart, 74, has been serving […]

by · December 31, 2013 · Domestic News, Uncategorized

BREAKING NEWS – Fireworks Explosion at Pelham Bay Park

**UPDATE** 12/31/13 10:10am From the Captain at the 45th precinct: Good Morning, I would like to advise you of an incident that occurred last night at approximately 11:00 PM, Monday December 30th. There was an explosion of fireworks at Baseball […]

2013, Politicians Behaving Badly

  By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden congratulated the wrong man on being elected mayor of Boston and college football star Manti Te’o publicly mourned the death of a girlfriend who never was. While U.S. […]

by · December 30, 2013 · Local News

Obama faces smattering of protests on Hawaiian vacation

KAILUA, Hawaii Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:25pm EST Protesters hold signs as the motorcade of U.S. President Barack Obama returns to Obama’s vacation home in Kailua, Hawaii December 28, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE (Reuters) – The serenity of President Barack Obama’s […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Domestic News, News

After troubled rollout, Obamacare’s new test starts on New Year’s Day

BY MICHELE GERSHBERG AND TONI CLARKE Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:06am EST Supporters of the Affordable Healthcare Act gather in front of the Supreme Court before the court’s announcement of the legality of the law in Washington on June 28, […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Domestic News, News

Justice Sotomayor to drop ball, not gavel, on 2014 Times Square countdown

NEW YORK Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:40pm EST U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor gestures to the audience after speaking at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California January 28, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Domestic News, News

Suicide bomber kills at least 16 at Russian train station

BY SERGEI KARPOV VOLGOGRAD, Russia Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:20pm EST Interior Ministry members stand guard in front of the train station where a bomber detonated explosives in Volgograd December 29, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/SERGEI KARPOV (Reuters) – A suicide attacker set […]

by · December 29, 2013 · News, World News
Memories of Poe Park

Memories of Poe Park

In the summers of 1989 and 1990, I spent plenty of time hanging out at Poe Park. Located on the Grand Concourse between East 192nd St and East Kingsbridge Rd, the park is named after American author Edgar Allan Poe. […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Features, Local News, News, Special Sections

A lil bit of Christmas on Hunter Island, Orchard Beach

While taking our weekend walk through Hunter Island, we stumbled across something that made me smile. Mind you, this is in the woods, slightly off the beaten path. Hopefully it’ll be there a while so depending on the weather, we […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Local News, Uncategorized

U.S. Tax Court rules against MBA student seeking tuition tax break

BY PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST WASHINGTON Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:45pm EST (Reuters) – The U.S. Tax Court has dealt a setback to young MBA students with little work experience who try to claim their tuition costs as a tax-deductible business expense, lawyers […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Domestic News, News