November 13, 2019

US: Manhattan power is back on hours later as governor calls outage unacceptable

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By Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy From CNN New York (CNN)Power was fully restored in New York early Sunday after an outage left parts of the city in darkness for hours, leaving thousands trapped in subway cars and elevators, and people guiding traffic at intersections. The outage started Saturday evening and the lights were back […]

NY governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

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From iNews Guyana NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to several Caribbean nationals, including five Jamaicans, convicted of minor drug and other offenses and saving them from possible deportation under the Donald Trump administration’s tough policy on immigrants. Cuomo said he was granting clemency to 29 immigrants “who […]

Caribbean American legislator opens campaign committee for NYC Public Advocate race

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Caribbean American New York City Council member, Jumaane Williams, says he intends to run for Public Advocate of the City of New York after opening a campaign committee with the Board of Elections in anticipation of the race. Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, who represents the […]

US City of Fear

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This story is a collaboration with The Marshall Project. From New York Mag 20,000 of New York’s immigrants have been identified for deportation since Trump took office. The rest worry they’ll be next. An estimated half a million New Yorkers are undocumented. Whether they’ve lived here for two months or 20 years, they came to this […]

This dog’s heartwarming rescue from a New York subway tunnel will bring you happy tears

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BY BRIAN KOERBER From Mashable One lucky pup found compassiom in a most unlikely place: The New York City subway. Dakota, aka Loppy the dog, was playing with her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn on Friday when the pooch managed to escape. Frightened, the poor pup ran to a place that she knew […]

California’s plan to dodge tax reform is a shell game

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By JAZZ SHAW From Hot Air When the Democrats were railing against the tax cut package which was passed before Christmas, one of their major rallying cries was to say that Trump and the Republicans were “punishing blue states” by capping SALT deductions (the amount of state and local taxes you pay which may then […]

NY Halloween parade

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Halloween parade marches on amid heavy security after attack Associated Press From Las Vegas Sun NEW YORK — New York City’s always-surreal Halloween parade marched on Tuesday evening under the shadow of real fear, hours after a truck attack killed eight people on a busy city bike path in what authorities called an act of […]

Art from Guantánamo

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By Erin Thompson From The Paris Review I’m looking at an image of a beach. Deserted, framed by distant headlands, with unsullied sands and clear waters. It is rendered in delicate strokes of watercolor. I’m thinking, as I have every time I have looked at the painting, about how much I would like to go […]

Trump’s tax plan would crush many New Yorkers: Editorial from Ploughkeepsie Journal

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Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board Much like the health care reform effort that fortunately and repetitively went down in flames, President Donald Trump’s notion of “tax relief” would be devastating to New Yorkers unless substantial changes are made. New York’s congressional delegation must fight hard to see the Empire State doesn’t get the raw end of […]

Christopher Columbus statue in New York City could be considered for removal

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From NBC News As the violence in Charlottesville has reignited a national debate over monuments dedicated to Confederate-era and other controversial figures, New York City is conducting its own review over “symbols of hate” and possibly taking aim at Christopher Columbus. New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a 90-day review by […]