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Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – October 2017

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 22:10

Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – October 2017

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NEW YORK, NY -- Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged down 0.2 percent in October after advancing 0.5 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli attributed the downturn to lower energy prices. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

TOTS_WideBusinessNew York State

Public Comment Invited About Proposed Remedy to Address Contamination at Brownfield Site on North Ave., New Rochelle

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:48

Public Comment Invited About Proposed Remedy to Address Contamination at Brownfield Site on North Ave., New Rochelle

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NEW YORK, NY -- The following link opens a fact sheet that invites the public to comment on a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Schmuckler’s Dry Cleaners Site #C360088 (New Rochelle, Westchester Co.) within New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/c360088cuprop.pdf

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through February 5, 2018. Please see fact sheet for details.

TOTS_WideEnvironmentNew York State

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is Proud to Announce that A.464B/S.2098B Signed into Law

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 06:11

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that A.464B/S.2098B, legislation she authored, was signed into law on Thursday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The bill, which is known as The Elephant Protection Act, would ensure that no person, group or entertainment company shall use elephants in any type of entertainment act. It safeguards all elephants from the physical and psychological harm inflicted upon them by living conditions, treatment and cruel methods that are necessary to train them to perform in entertainment acts such as circuses.

TOTS_WideLegalNew York State

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is Pleased to Announce that Three Bills she Authored were Signed into Law

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 06:08

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is pleased to announce that three bills she authored were signed into law Monday evening by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Amy Paulin Her Bill Signed into Law

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 06:05

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that A.3198-A/S.02911-A, legislation she authored, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 11.

The bill affords combat veterans who are employed by the state with additional days of leave in order to obtain health services, counseling and access to other services.

TOTS_WideLegalNew York State

Amy Paulin FOIL Bill signed

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 05:33

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

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NEW YORK, NY -- Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is proud to announce that A.2750-A/S.2392-A, legislation she authored, was signed into law on Wednesday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

TOTS_WideLegalNew York State

Mayor Mike Spano Announces Bid for Senate Seat Being Vacated by County Executive-Elect Latimer

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:05

Mayor Mike Spano Announces Bid for Senate Seat Being Vacated by County Executive-Elect Latimer

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NEW YORK, NY -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced his intention to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the 37th State Senate District, which will become vacant January 1st when Senator George Latimer becomes Westchester County Executive.

“We’ve turned Yonkers around during my six years as mayor,” said Spano, adding, “I want to put that record of success and leadership to work for the people of the 37th District.”

Spano released a video to launch his campaign which can be viewed at

TOTS_WidePoliticsNew York State

Nineteen Men Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Narcotics Conspiracy in New Rochelle

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 18:59

United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

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NEW YORK, NY -- Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr., the Westchester County District Attorney, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Patrick J.

TOTS_WideLegalNew York State

Westchester and Putnam County Catholic School Admissions for 2018-19 Year to Open December 1

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:47

Westchester and Putnam County Catholic School Admissions for 2018-19 Year to Open December 1

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NEW YORK, NY -- The Archdiocese of New York announced today that it will open Admissions for the 2018-19 School Year on Friday, December 1, 2017 – and host open house events at 133 schools across the archdiocese—including 32 in Westchester and Putnam—on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

For children moving into Pre-K 3 through Grade 8, families can apply:

1.      Online at www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org;

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Governor Cuomo Signs Otis/Savino Missing Persons Bill

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:56

Governor signs Legislation to Aid in the Identification of Unknown Dead and Missing Persons

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NEW YORK, NY -- Legislation to require that reports of missing children and adults filed in New York be transmitted to the National Missing and Unidentified Remains System (NamUs) was signed into law by the Governor on November 29. The legislation, A8286B/S6739, was sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis (91st AD, Westchester County) and Senator Diane Savino (23rd SD, Staten Island).

The bill will promote more comprehensive sharing of missing persons data to aid law enforcement in the resolution of such cases and help families dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one.

TOTS_WideLegalNew York State

Windows Smashed at New Rochelle High School

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:27
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Eight windows in two classrooms at New Rochelle High School were smashed out causing more than $1,000 in property damage, according to an Incident Report filed by the City School District of New Rochelle. The classrooms are Room 147 and Room 149 which face out towards the driveway leading towards the administrative parking lot near the school planetarium.

The damage was discovered early Monday morning and appears to have occurred over the weekend.

New RochelleBoard of EducationPolice & Fire

12/03 Hudson Valley Honor Flight’s Annual Lunch of Honor 1 PM

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 06:58

U.S. Marine Sgt. Rodney “Rocky” Sickmann, a former Iranian Hostage Crisis prisoner of war, is the keynote speaker at Hudson Valley Honor Flight's Dec. 3 Lunch of Honor at Anthony's Pier 9 in Newburgh.

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NEW YORK, NY -- Hudson Valley Honor Flight will honor World War II and Korean War veterans at its annual Lunch of Honor on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Anthony’ Pier 9 in Newburgh.

The organization will also honor The America the Beautiful Concert Team, featuring Jimmy Starr, for its many contributions to the organization.

Offering the luncheon’s keynote address is U.S. Marine Sgt. Rodney “Rocky” Sickmann, a former Iranian Hostage Crisis prisoner of war.

TOTS_WideEventNew York State

Houlihan Lawrence Q3 Report Shows Commercial Market Making Solid Gains

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:35

Houlihan Lawrence Q3 Report Shows Commercial Market Making Solid Gains

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NEW YORK, NY -- Powered by the robust sectors of technology, health care and communication industries, Westchester’s commercial real estate markets are in good health and enjoying the support of continued economic expansion, according to the Q3 Commercial Market Report from Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Group.

TOTS_WideTechnologyNew York State

State Police Encourage Pistol Permit Holders to Recertify Ahead of Approaching Deadline

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:11

New York State Police

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NEW YORK, NY -- The State Police is reminding pistol permit holders of the upcoming deadline to complete recertification of their permit.

Recent changes to New York State Penal Law require license holders to recertify every five years. Individuals who were issued a Pistol /Revolver License before January 15, 2013, must recertify by January 31, 2018.

The deadline to recertify for those issued a license on or after January 15, 2013, is five years from the date the license was issued.

There is no cost for recertification.

TOTS_WideNew York StatePolice & Fire

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary October 2017 Area Unemployment Rates

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:57

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary October 2017 Area Unemployment Rates

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NEW YORK, NY -- The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for October 2017. Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State’s area unemployment rates rely in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month.

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Looks like Rangers have found a ‘D’ partner for Kevin Shattenkirk

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:25

Kevin Shattenkirk and Brady Skjei (Source: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY -- It’s a little like a yin-and-yin, without the yang — but it’s working.

Since Rangers coach Alain Vigneault put Brady Skjei and Kevin Shattenkirk, two of his best offensive defensemen, together five games ago, they arguably have become his most reliable pair. The two terrific skaters, who both like to get up in the rush and be creative in the opponent’s zone, have found a way not to overdo it.

TOTS_WideSports - ProfessionalNew York State

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