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  • Investigation Of Bus Driver Reveals Criminal Record, Sparks Hiring Policy Discussion

    Investigation Of Bus Driver Reveals Criminal Record, Sparks Hiring Policy Discussion
    Ophadell Williams from Brooklyn was the driver of a doomed bus full of passengers returning from Mohegan Sun Casino when it flipped, slid, hit a pole, and was split open killing 15 people. Williams, who survived, had reportedly worked for the company for...
  • Residents, Politicians Concerned About Noise, Sanitation At Occupy Wall Street Protest

    Residents, Politicians Concerned About Noise, Sanitation At Occupy Wall Street Protest
    Residents living around Zuccotti Park and the Occupy Wall Street protests are adding some muscle to their complaints. A group of politcians representing the area including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Daniel...
  • Siena NY poll: Bad question = meaningless answer?

     
    A new Siena poll, out today, shows that both Clinton and Obama -- in contrast to the last poll -- have started to distance themselves from McCain in New York. Clinton and Obama both lead by 11 up from......
  • Paterson diagnosis: Glaucoma

     
    Gov. Paterson was diagnosed Tuesday with acute glaucoma in his left eye and was to undergo a "routine procedure" to relieve the pressure, his office says. Paterson, who turned 54 Tuesday, checked into Mount Sinai Medical Center earlier in......
  • NY comedown: Now it's Mike, Hill veep talk

     
    What a comedown! Once, it was going to be Clinton vs. Giuliani vs. Bloomberg for the presidency. Now, it's speculation about whether Clinton and Bloomberg will get the consolation prize. A source "close to" Bloomberg, speaking to NYMag, maintains......
  • Albany reporters' spoof: Life imitates satire and L.I.

     
    State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli was joined once again on a stage by Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, his former Nassau rival, this time for a response sketch to the 108th annual Legislative Correspondents Association show. For those who remember......
  • Can NY Dems mesh Obamites with Clintonistas?

     
    People who run political parties are famously wary of newcomers who show up to take part but not to take orders. So at least some of Barack Obama???s earliest New York supporters on Friday will carry pride laced with......
  • Cuomo: Insatiable ambition vs. Paterson = Mayor?

     
    What happens when a politician with an insatiable ambition to be important (A. Cuomo) faces an immovable obstacle to becoming governor because he primaried a black Democrat (McCall) once and he doesn't dare do it again (Paterson)? Answer: He......
  • Working Families endorses Hooper's rival

     
    As partners in the Democrats??? drive to take the state Senate, the state Working Families Party has endorsed on Long Island Democrats Brian Foley, Kristen McElroy and Sen. Craig Johnson. In the Assembly, the party included five Republicans among its........
  • Siena: Yes on property tax cap

     
    New Yorkers overwhelmingly reject the arguments offered by teachers' unions and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver against a property tax cap, according to today's Siena poll. Support for the cap is 74-15 percent statewide, including at least 71 percent in...
  • Property taxes: The Bruno charade

     
    We've taken a couple of shots at Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for pretty much serving as a hired hand of the teachers' unions in his opposition to a cap on property tax increases. But in today's Daily News, Bill......
  • Albany: Foreclosure bill

     
    Paterson and the legislature have agreed on a bill to address the sub-prime crisis. Key provisions: 90-day notice before foreclosure proceedings are instituted, and a mandatory settlement conference requiring face-to-face meeting with homeowner and...