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Gov. Christie’s legal team costs state more than $7M

The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $ 780,000 for work this summer. New York News – NY Daily News

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Entire grades failed state tests at 75 city schools: report

Entire grades failed state tests at 75 city schools: report The only thing these schools are proficient in is failure. At 75 city schools, all the students in at least one grade failed the state math or reading tests this year, according to a new analysis by the advocacy group StudentsFirstNY. The district-run … Read […]

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5 Killed In Fiery Wreck On Southern State Parkway

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two adults and three children were killed in a fiery crash on Long Island Saturday night after their car veered off the roadway, struck a tree and burst into flames, authorities said. A 1998 Honda Accord driven by 37-year-old Myriam Lebrun, of Brooklyn, was traveling westbound on the Southern State Parkway when […]

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Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause. WNYW – Local News

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City, state officials have no plans to ask China for pandas

Throwing a wrench into her cherished plans to bring two pandas to the Big Apple, city and state officials said they have no current plans to send a letter to China formally requesting the transfer of the adorable creatures. New York News – NY Daily News

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A crash on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County on Aug. 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Apparent Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 On New York State Thruway In Suffern

SUFFERN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two people are dead after an apparent wrong-way crash on the New York State Thruway. It happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday between exits 14B and 15 in Suffern. Few details are known, but it appears a driver was headed south on the northbound side and collided with at least one other […]

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Dog thrown from car on Garden State Parkway: cops

New Jersey State Police are looking for those responsible for allegedly throwing “Tara” from a vehicle on the busy road near Exit 116 where she got hit by yet another car. New York News – NY Daily News

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New State Re-Entry Council Takes Aim at Recidivism

(photo: Seth Wenig/AP) A new council of 31 criminal justice and social service experts created by the Cuomo administration is set to examine how the state can make it easier for prisoners to successfully re-enter society, establishing themselves and contributing as citizens instead of winding their way back through the courts and prison system. Improving […]

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State will toughen penalty for assaults on public workers

Assaulting a school crossing guard or a city Housing Authority worker is about to become a more serious crime in New York, the Daily News has learned. New York News – NY Daily News

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Former Queens Library Trustees File Suit Against Borough President, State AG

Six trustees removed from the Queens Library Board last week file a lawsuit against two elected officials, saying they were improperly fired. NEWS – NY1

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Two women dead in Garden State Parkway car wreck

A deadly car crash on the Garden State Parkway killed two women and injured six others Saturday afternoon. New York News – NY Daily News

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State Comptroller’s Report Projects Budget Woes for MTA

A report by the state comptroller suggests that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may be on track to face a number of budget problems over the next two decades. NEWS – NY1

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State Rules on Use of Campaign Cash Remain Unclear, Unenforced

Gov. Cuomo used campaign funds to buy Super Bowl tickets (photo: Julio Cortez/AP) The results of New York State’s lax campaign finance restrictions and dreary enforcement by the state Board of Elections (BOE) were on full display last week thanks to campaign filings that show lawmakers continuing to use their collected campaign funds to pay […]

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Cuomo’s Office Hobbled State Ethics Inquiries

An investigation has found that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s aides deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting to any inquiries about groups tied to Mr. Cuomo. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Cuomo’s Office Hobbled State Ethics Inquiries

An investigation has found that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s aides deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting to any inquiries about groups tied to Mr. Cuomo. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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