List by Category: New York News

WW2 Vet From Syracuse Celebrates 91st Birthday At Battlesite

01.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

World War II veteran Don Fida, of Syracuse, arrived on the island of Kwajalein to salutes and song Thursday morning on the 71st anniversary of the battle he fought there. Fida arrived on his 91st birthday. He had just turned 20 years old when the ...

NYC College Bans Using "Mr. And Mrs." To Avoid Naming Genders

01.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Mr. and Mrs. Politically Correct have laid down the law at City University of New York, where gender-specific salutations are now a no-no. School officials sent out a memo barring professors and other staffers within the graduate program from ...

NY's Assembly Takes A Closer Look At Rulebook After Sheldon Silver's Arrest

01.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Assembly is considering re-writing the rules after Sheldon Silver's arrest. Reformers in the Assembly want to limit background dealings and disperse power, after helping force one of the state's most influential politicians to ...

NY Lawmakers Pass Series of Bills Stiffening Penalties For Sex Offenders

01.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers in Albany have passed a series of bills stiffening penalties for sex offenders. Senator Ken Lavalle says the seven bills would help safeguard kids, college students and others from sexual predators. The package calls for more stringent ...

Sheldon Silver Plans To Leave His Post As NY Assembly Speaker Monday

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Democrats announced Tuesday night that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate his position by Monday. Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle will serve as speaker until Feb. 10, when an election will be held to fill the post ...

Erie County Comptroller Proposes Gas Tax Cap

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

With Buffalo drivers paying the highest gas prices in New York, and the second highest prices of any metropolitan area in the continental United States, relief could be on the way. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and County Legislator Ted ...

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Seat Is Under Siege

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Democrats said late Monday that Speaker Sheldon Silver should resign or face being voted out of the post he's held for 20 years. After a five-hour session behind closed doors, Assembly Democrats emerged and said a consensus of them want ...

Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Check Out Hunger Drive Begins

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier's annual Check Out Hunger drive has begun. Through March 1, coupons can be found at participating stores for shoppers to make a donation. Donation coupons are available in $2, $3, or $5 increments. The campaign is ...

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Reportedly to Step Down

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has reportedly agreed to step down from his position, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Silver is facing federal corruption charges. The Daily News report also cites sources as saying local ...

Pizza Shop Workers Lift Car Off Customer After Crash In Upstate NY

01.26.15 |

Pizza D's was back open for business Sunday after a vehicle crashed into the storefront and pinned a customer underneath. Surveillance video inside the pizza shop showed the vehicle crashing into the store just after 7 p.m. Saturday. Monroe County ...

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