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  1. Vito Lopez, Ex-Lawmaker Felled By Harassment Charges, Dies

    Vito Lopez, Ex-Lawmaker Felled By Harassment Charges, Dies

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn, once an influential politician who was later brought down by sexual harassment accusations, died Monday night at age 74, according to a report in nystateofpolitics.com. Lopez, who had suffered from cancer, was first elected to the Assembly in 1985 and became chairman of the Housing Committee, nystateofpolitics reported. He ...

  2. Lt. Gov. Hochul Touts Advances In Ethics Reform

    Lt. Gov. Hochul Touts Advances In Ethics Reform

    Despite continuing scandals, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made progress in government ethics reforms, according to a report in nystateofpolitics.com. Among the advances Hochul cited were new rules requiring greater disclosure of outside legal clients and sources of income, nystateofpolitics reported.Hochul noted that many of the reforms were implemented despite ...

  3. Greenburgh Police Alert Residents About Phone Scams

    Greenburgh Police Alert Residents About Phone Scams

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Police Department said it recently experienced an increase in telephone scam incidents, according to Chief Chris McNerney. The department is warning residents of the following scams: Grandchild in Jail: Callers will claim to be a friend or relative who got into trouble or was involved in an accident in another country and needs money to get out of ...

  4. Ceremony Dedicates New North White Plains Train Station Parking Garage

    Ceremony Dedicates New North White Plains Train Station Parking Garage

    NORTH WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Local, state and federal officials, including Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti, helped dedicate a new parking garage at the North White Plains train station on Friday, according to a report in lohud.com.The 500-space facility, which has been in use since Oct. 5, includes permit parking on three floors and metered parking on two floors, lohud ...

  5. Westchester Company Is Fined $700K For Charity Scam

    Westchester Company Is Fined $700K For Charity Scam

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached a settlement with Thrift Land USA of Yonkers Inc., a for-profit company that operates more than 1,100 clothing donation bins placed in shopping center parking lots, gas stations and other locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. The settlement resolves allegations that Thrift Land used a ...

  6. New Yorkers Say Common Core Standards Worsen, Poll Finds

    New Yorkers Say Common Core Standards Worsen, Poll Finds

    New York voters responding to a Siena College poll think Common Core test standards have gotten worse, according to a blog report in lodhud.com.Statewide, 40 percent of voters say the standards have harmed schools, while 21 percent think otherwise, lohud reported.Poll respondents in the New York City suburbs and upstate accounted for the strongest displeasure with Common Core, according ...

  7. Tisch Says She Won't Seek New Term As State Regents Chancellor

    Tisch Says She Won't Seek New Term As State Regents Chancellor

    Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, will not seek a new term when her current one expires in March, according to a report in PoliticoNewYork.com.Tisch, who has served on the board since 1996, has drawn criticism over her role in implementing Common Core standards as well as changes in teacher evaluation, PoliticoNewYork reported.Tisch announced her decision Monday ...

  8. New Yorkers Support Raising Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour, Poll Finds

    New Yorkers Support Raising Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour, Poll Finds

    New York state voters, by a margin of 62-35 percent, support raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next several years, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. There is strong support from every party, gender, age and regional group except Republicans, who oppose the idea 65-32 percent, and upstate voters, who are divided with 50 percent in favor and 47 ...

  9. Inmate Hangs Herself In Westchester Prison

    Inmate Hangs Herself In Westchester Prison

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- A female prisoner at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility hanged herself on Friday, according to reports.Evonne Williams, 49, was serving a sentence for possession of stolen property from a conviction in Onondaga County and was due to be released in December, lohud.com reported. A medical examiner has ruled her death a suicide, according to lohud.To read the full report, ...

  10. White Plains-Based Inspiria Media Earns Inc. 5000 Status Again

    White Plains-Based Inspiria Media Earns Inc. 5000 Status Again

    ​WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- For the second year in a row, White Plains-based Inspiria Media has been named to Inc. magazine’s “Inc. 5000 list” as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Inspiria, an advertising agency specializing in outdoor advertising and inbound marketing, placed No. 962 on the list, which is regarded as a very competitive ranking of the ...

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