October 9, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Stretch-Drive For Racino Bidders

Sources say that Governor David Paterson is meeting with advisors and decision makers before making a final decision on which high-roller will get the go-ahead to build a video Racino at Aqueduct. More...

Smith Promotes Disability Awareness

Number Of Working Americans With Disabilities Falls

State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, noting that October is National Disability Awareness Month, says that it is time to recognize the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. More...

Argument Grows Over Closing Adult Homes

Mental health advocates say that the ruling will "give the mentally ill a chance to live with dignity." Local community activists, however, say that the ruling will destabilize communities already rocked with falling home prices and foreclosures. More...

Politicians Fight For COLA

District Leader Frank Gulluscio, Congressman Anthony Weiner, State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer blasted the plan to deny Social Security recipients cost of living adjustments (COLA) in 2010 and 2011. More...

Obese, Homeless, Extricated From Car

An unidentified homeless man who had been living in his car, which was parked at Beach 48 Street near Beach Channel Drive, had to be extricated by firefighters on Wednesday morning when his damaged foot got caught under the brake pedal. More...

Gun Show Undercover Investigation Unveils Ease Of Purchasing Weapons

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the results of a wide-ranging undercover investigation by the City of New York into illegal gun sales. More...

City Council Amends Graffiti Law

New York City Councilmembers recently passed legislation to make it faster and easier for the City to remove graffiti from commercial and residential locations. On September 30, the City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of Intro. More...

Mutilation Slay Jury Wants Woman Freed

The jury that last week convicted a woman of manslaughter, who had killed and mutilated her stepfather, has made a plea for her to be released with "time served" when she is sentenced on October 29. More...

Local Dems Come Out To Support Gulluscio

Local Democratic elected officials came out this week at Riis Landing to put their support behind City Council candidate Frank Gulluscio in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Shoplifter Busted Inside Duane Reade

A shoplifter was arrested inside Duane Reade after a failed attempt to steal various beauty supplies, according to police. Aretha Rushing, 47, was spotted by the manager inside the store on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street at around 9 p.m. More...

Cops Seek Double Shooting Suspect

Police have named a suspect in the double shooting outside 1310 Augustina Avenue on September 14 that has claimed the life of one of the victims and hospitalized another, according to police. More...

DOH: Use Antibiotics Wisely

If you have a cold, or the flu, antibiotics won't work for you!" This is one of the main messages the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) want people to take away from its second annual "Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work Week," fro More...

NYC DOT To Pilot Car-Share Program

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced plans to pilot a car-share program to reduce the agency's fleet size while also reducing the department's carbon and parking footprint in Lower Manhattan. More...

Paterson: H1N1 Vaccines Arriving This Week

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that the first shipments of the new H1N1 influenza vaccine have started to arrive in New York State. More...


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