DEC Recommends Lifting Hydrofracking Ban

DEC Recommends Lifting Hydrofracking Ban

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has recommended that the state lift its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, despite local officials’ concerns that the process is…

Rep. Meeks Faces Ethics Investigation

Rep. Meeks Faces Ethics Investigation

A House Ethics Committee investigation of Congressman Gregory Meeks is officially pending. On Friday, the Committee announced an extension of the deadline for action on…

Cuomo Calls Special Election for September 13

Cuomo Calls Special Election for September 13

On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo set September 13—New York’s scheduled primary day—for special elections to fill seven vacant political positions. Locally, the elections include the…

Turtles Invade JFK Runway

Turtles Invade JFK Runway

Last Wednesday, several flights leaving Kennedy International Airport were delayed when a runway was overtaken by hundreds of turtles. The turtles, diamondback terrapins, live in…

New Recruit Class for NYPD

The New York City Police department swore in its biggest recruiting class since 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced Wednesday morning….

Editorial: Now Bring The Cops Here

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the hiring of 1,635 new police recruits on Wednesday afternoon. This is welcome news for a…