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City's Scaffold Law has cracks that need repairing

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:52
Two recent accidents on construction sites in Midtown Manhattan where workers fell to their deaths demonstrate exactly why Local Law 240 — commonly known as the Scaffold Law — does not work in its current form and needs to be reformed.
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Jail guard freed, 3 Ohio inmates detained after standoff

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:50
A negotiator talked down three Ohio inmates following an hours-long standoff Wednesday after the violent felons took a correctional officer hostage at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren, the sheriff said. David Martin, Richard Ware and Kevin Johns, inmates in a "high risk" section of the jail, ambushed guard Joe Lynn around 3:15 p.m. when he walked through their pod.
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Piano teacher said he touched girls because he’s Italian: report

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:43
'Sorry, we Italians are very hands on people,' 68-year-old Bruce Connery of Monroe, Conn. allegedly told a frightened 15-year-old student after inappropriately touching her during her lessons, WFSB reported.
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Top cop Bratton, Mayor de Blasio shoots down proposal to hire 1,000 officers

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:35
Top cop Bill Bratton shot down the City Council’s proposal Wednesday to hire 1,000 officers, saying any new spending at the NYPD should be used to give cops raises instead.
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PA board delays vote on 3WTC loan guarantees

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:18
THE LONG-STALLED development of the 3 World Trade Center tower is going to be delayed at least a little while longer. The Port Authority board Wednesday postponed a vote on a proposal to extend $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to help developer Larry Silverstein build the planned skyscraper, now stalled at eight floors.
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Affordable housing will define de Blasio's tenure

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:09
Mayor de Blasio is set to unveil his plan to add 200,000 units of new affordable housing over 10 years. More than universal prekindergarten, stop-and-frisk and carriage horses, this issue will define the de Blasio years.
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Kathie Lee & Hoda: We love Lupita Nyong'o

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:01
Cheers to People magazine for crowning the stunning Lupita Nyong’o as the world’s most beautiful woman on the cover of its 25th annual Most Beautiful issue. The Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” star is smart, gorgeous and one heck of an actress.
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Explosion at natural gas plant evacuates Wyoming town

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:01
Opal, a small town of 98 people, has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at the nearby Williams Gas Plant around 2 p.m. MDT Wednesday, said a plant spokesperson.
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Joan Rivers blasts Cleveland ‘house of horrors’ vics: ‘They got to live rent free for a decade’

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:00
Joan Rivers has no sympathy for the women locked in Ariel Castro’s Cleveland “house of horrors.” One day after comparing her daughter’s cushy Malibu guestroom to the three women’s decade-long plight - “those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space,” Rivers said Tuesday on the “Today” show - she doubled-down on the inappropriate joke and called the victims freeloaders.
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SEE IT: Naked man stops Los Angeles traffic, climbs on car roof

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:54
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The unidentified nudist filmed along the Pacific Coast Highway danced, wiggled and according to one witness ran and broke glass while entirely in the buff before crawling cars and several extremely patient firefighters.
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Espaillat criticizes Clinton for not endorsing him

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:50
A challenger to Rep. Charles Rangel criticized Bill Clinton on Wednesday for endorsing the incumbent.
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SWAT teams surround Calif. medical office in Daly City

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:36
A rattled doctor allegedly told police he saw a gunman on the second floor of the Daly City building around 1:30 p.m. and heard one gunshot before he fled the scene, the San Francisco Gate reported.
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Polish immigrants of St. Stanislaus church honor Pope John Paul II

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:12
For more than a year, congregants at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church have been gathering on Tuesdays to kiss a relic containing the former’s pontiff’s blood.
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Falling tree branch whacks pregnant woman on head

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:08
The 42-year-old woman, who is 31/2 months pregnant, was walking on E. 13th St. near Seventh Ave. in Greenwich Village at about 2:45 p.m. when the limb fell.
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Playboy Hillel Nahmad blames dad for his gambling arrest

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:54
The playboy son of a mega-rich Madison Ave. art dealer says he got involved in an illegal, high-stakes poker and sports betting ring that catered to multi-millionaire and billionaire celebrities because his father exposed him to gambling at an early age.
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Mighty Quinn: April 24

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:47
So Mighty leaves MQHQ in Rosedale with his Diamondbacks trailing the home team Cubs, 5-2. Not looking good, but as Mighty often says, “It’s the Cubs, so anything is possible.” So, who won? Here’s how the Associated Press reported the game:
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Check with Citizenship NOW! call-in about child citizenship

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:41
If you have a U.S. citizen parent, you may already be a citizen. A child who “derives” citizenship through a parent gets U.S. citizenship automatically and need not file an application to preserve his or her citizen status.
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Preschool seats expand at Long Island City school

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:36
ASTORIA is taking the rest of the city to preschool. The neighborhood’s Public School 70 is leading the way for the mayor’s universal pre-kindergarten initiative, doubling the number of preschool seats next year to 144. It’s the city’s biggest addition of full-time seats.
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Rangel walks E. 116th St. for support

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:28
Harlem’s longtime political lion took his re-election bid to the streets Wednesday, shaking hands and chatting up residents and merchants along East Harlem’s busiest strip.
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Bronx murder rates spike after flurry of homicides

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:28
A glut of six homicides in March and another last week in West Farms drove the bloodshed to 18 murders so far in 2014 — up from 14 during the same period last year, data shows.
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