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N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King Jr. To Step Down, Head To Washington

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — John King Jr. will step down at the end of the year as the New York state education commissioner, for a post in the Obama administration. The state Department of Education said Wednesday that King will leave his state position to be senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. King […]

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State board urged to raise minimum wage for tipped workers

Busboys and other service employees urged a state board Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers. New York News – NY Daily News

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Penn State heading to New York City

Penn State heading to New York City The Pinstripe Bowl will be played in Yankee Stadium in New York City Dec. 27. It will be televised by ESPN. The game has tie-ins with the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference. “How cool is this for an 18, 19, 20 year-old,'' Franklin asked. “In the … […]

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An Essential Use of the State Budget Surplus

FDNY Foundation is one Human Services Council member organization (photo: FDNY Foundation) Thousands of New York State residents depend on the state’s non-profit human services organizations during times of disaster and unforeseen crisis. But unless we reinvest in this struggling industry, New Yorkers could find themselves left without resources in their greatest time of need. […]

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Empire State Building: Still Top of the Heat

In September 2001, just a few days after the World Trade Center was destroyed, I found myself outside a Broadway theater, looking up at what was, once again, the tallest building in New York. But it was a foggy night, and for a split second, part of the Empire State Building disappeared from view. Reflexively, […]

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New York City and State to Pay $6.7 Million to Settle Murder Conviction Lawsuit

New York City and State to Pay .7 Million to Settle Murder Conviction Lawsuit New York City and New York State have agreed to pay a total of $ 6.7 million to settle lawsuits on behalf of a Bronx man who served more than 12 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned in […]

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State accepts Southbridge’s vote to privatize, residents say

Photo courtesy of Google MapsSouthbridge Towers BY JOSH ROGERS | Southbridge Towers’ vote two months ago to privatize has been accepted by the state attorney general and the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal, according to a leading opponent and supporter of the move. “My opposition of 25 years is over,” Victor Papa, a […]

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East Ramapo School Board Is Criticized by New York State Monitor

East Ramapo School Board Is Criticized by New York State Monitor The school district is among a small number in New York and New Jersey where Orthodox Jews control the school board even though they overwhelmingly send their children to private schools, mostly yeshivas. …. It was New York State, not New York City. Read […]

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Mayor de Blasio and State Sen. Jeff Klein huddle in Puerto Rico over future of IDC

De Blasio and State Sen. Jeff Klein, both in Puerto Rico for a conference, met earlier Saturday for a private pow wow to discuss whether the Bronx pol and his breakaway Dems would caucus with their party. New York News – NY Daily News

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Isola: Knicks vs. Nets shows NY hoops’ state of mess

The YES Network’s promo for Friday’s Knicks-Nets game tells us that the “rivalry rages on,” which may be the most extreme case of hyperbole ever recorded in New York sports history. Knicks Rss Article only

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Will the State Wage Board Listen to Harvey Keitel?

A push to address the very low minimum wage of tipped workers recalls the exchange between Mr. White and Mr. Pink. City Limits – News

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Wash. state school shooting leaves two dead, including gunman: cops

The student shooter, identified by witnesses as freshman Jaylen Fryberg (above left and right), opened fire Friday morning just before 11 a.m. local time inside the cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School, some 35 miles north of Seattle. Two of the victims, both boys, were reported to be Jaylen’s cousins. New York News – NY […]

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City and State New York – Canada Summit

City and State New York – Canada Summit No other international relationship is as integral to New York's economy and society as Canada's. Without Toronto and Quebec, large parts of New York State and New York City would be crippled, and vice versa. These regions have slowly developed an … Read more on Buffalo Rising

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Seeking Identity, 'Hong Kong People' Look to City, Not State

Seeking Identity, 'Hong Kong People' Look to City, Not State Mr. Yeung and his peers saw the move as China's mounting another assault on Hong Kong, a city of 7.2 million. They took to the streets in a prelude to the movement known as the Umbrella Revolution, the biggest challenge to the party's authority in […]

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LOVETT: GOP official denied FOI request — by state tax official who ran backround check on him

A state tax official conducted background research on a Republican party official — then denied his request for public information, the Daily News has learned. New York News – NY Daily News

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