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Money still shouts in Albany

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:20
Progressive reformers and good-government groups are celebrating a huge victory in Albany after Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature finally replaced their anything-goes fund-raising bacchanal with a clean, tightly regulated system of public campaign finance.
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Cuomo’s class act

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:10
The dividends of Gov. Cuomo’s insistence on restraining state spending have paid off for New York City’s children with the money Mayor de Blasio needs to introduce universal pre-kindergarten to New York City.
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Astorino’s cry for attention

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:05
Shame on Rob Astorino, who aspires to lead the State of New York, for fanning flames of fearmongering on Common Core education standards.
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Singing the blues

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:00
After three months atop the NYPD, Commissioner Bill Bratton says that he took over “a very dispirited organization” with “awful” morale after “several years of being beaten up by the political establishment, by the press” in the stop-question-frisk controversy.
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April 1: Fracking, charter schools and parade politics

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:00
Brooklyn: A few days before Gov. Cuomo unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to expand and protect New York’s mass transit system from superstorms like Sandy, more than 150 concerned citizens rallied outside a fund-raiser the governor was scheduled to attend at the Midtown Dream hotel in Manhattan to call on the governor to permanently ban fracking in New York State.
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EXCLUSIVE: Father-son work as cops at NYPD's 109th Precinct

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:30
Officer Leo Charbrut has spent most of his 31 years on the force at the Flushing command at the 109th precinct, and now his rookie son, Justin, also works there.
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Coney Island group hopes to ‘interrupt’ violence

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
MONTHS after back-to-back killings rocked Coney Island, a crew of fed-up residents have secured $15,000 in grant money for a Guardian Angels-like street patrol group. Tentatively named “Coney Island Step Up,” the group will don matching uniforms like the Curtis Sliwa-founded Angels and, armed with only cell phones, walk the streets while responding whenever a beef builds in the neighborhood.
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Wanna buy an Emmy? Brooklyn man to auction trashed trophy

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
THIS Emmy is going to...the highest bidder. The Brooklyn construction worker who found the gleaming statuette in the trash has given up his search for the rightful owner and decided to put it up for auction.
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Family of teen slashed at Bronx high school enlists high-profile lawyer

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
The family of a Bronx High School student who was brutally attacked with a knife at Herbert H. Lehman High School — and then charged with disorderly conduct — has secured a high-profile attorney to obtain an admission of negligence and plenty of damages from the city.
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Special ed controversy rages at a Queens high school

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
No SPECIAL admissions for special education students! That’s what livid Townsend Harris High School parents are saying about an Education Dept. decision to admit 11 students this fall outside of a standard selection process.
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'Raising Hope': Television review

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
THE OTHER long-time sitcom that finishes its run this week, Fox’s “Raising Hope,” gets so sentimental it’s almost gooey.
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Vision Zero debuts in Queens

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
In the city’s first major traffic safety upgrade under Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan, a Woodside intersection will see dramatic changes, the Daily News has learned.
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Amy Schumer's not fooling around on guest stars

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
Amy Schumer tells Confidenti@l her clever, if not crass, comedy show will be more star-studded than ever.
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Pressing Bronx bodega owners to sell healthier food

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
The Crotona-Tremont section of the Bronx is a veritable fresh food desert — with 10 bodegas for every supermarket in the nabe.
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Elliott's move to NBC could challenge Costa, Lauer

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
Josh Elliott’s decision to leave 'Good Morning America' was not motivated by money but by 'a bigger job down the road' at NBC — which should have both Matt Lauer and Bob Costas worried, sources tell Confidenti@l.
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‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ TV review

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
Season two of “Inside Amy Schumer” is still finding fresh ways to showcase her self-centered, amusingly oblivious comic persona.
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The hero of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' emerged from the Lower East Side of the 1940s

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
Captain America may look like a corn-fed Midwesterner, but the Ubermensch’s humble origins trace back to the Lower East Side.
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The Women in the World Summit kicks off

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
The three-day Women in the World Summit kicking off Thursday honors heroines from the war zones of Syria, Congo and Ukraine, many who are risking their lives every day.Let’s see the Kardashians keep up with that.
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Times Square gets its first marijuana ad

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
First-ever marijuana advertisement lighting up Times Square is for Weedmaps, which is essentially a Yelp for pot.
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Knicks Insider: No Amar'e no problem vs. Jazz

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:51
Amar’e Stoudemire was held out of Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz, a decision Stoudemire claims was made before the West Coast trip that concluded with two games over 24 hours. Mike Woodson, though, said the veteran power forward was experiencing knee soreness.
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