STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A dead deer with a wound and missing antlers found in the woods of New Springville is raising concerns with some in the neighborhood about possible hunting.
Local resident Eddie Roman said he found the deer around 2 p.m. Friday in the woods off Ashworth Avenue.
The deer had a wound near its hind legs, and was missing its antlers.
Roman believed the deer had been hunted with a bow or crossbow. Male deer typically shed their antlers in late winter or early spring.
“It’s really close to residential homes,” Roman said, raising concerns about the safety of local…
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An e-bike and e-scooter bill approved earlier this year by the state legislature remains in limbo, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo yet to sign the legislation as the Dec. 31 deadline looms.
In June, state lawmakers passed a bill to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters throughout the state of New York, eliminating state-level restrictions and granting local municipalities the right to ban them if they deem fit.
However, Cuomo has yet to sign the legislation into law, citing safety concerns upon the initial passing of the bill, telling reporters in Albany that numerous advocates had…
New York City Council Member Andy King has been howling about injustice since the Council disciplined him for his abuses of power, but a state judge says he’s got nothing to complain about, dismissing his lawsuit against the city Tuesday.
King was suspended for 30 days — a suspension he did not take particularly seriously — and fined $15,000 — a fine he has not paid — after investigators found he had abused his staff, misused city resources, and retaliated against people who cooperated in a…
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik joined New York representatives of both parties in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo opposing the criminal justice reforms he instituted this year.
Six other elected officials, including Max Rose, D-11, and Anthony Brindisi, D-22, sounded the same alarms Cuomo has heard time and time again this year about the cash bail and discovery reforms to be implemented in New York at the start of the new year: that they would “let dangerous criminals roam free, endanger their victims and hamstring the authorities who want to hold…
NEW YORK – A fundraiser in support of Michael Tannousis for New York State Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, at Omonia Café – Bay Ridge, 7612 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.
Food and beverages will be served at the event.
Please RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contributions are welcome in support of the Tannousis campaign for the 64th Assembly District.
Michael Tannousis shared his background…
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The FDNY made quick work of a kitchen fire in Grasmere on Tuesday morning.
The fire at a home on Glendale Avenue near Fingerboard Road prompted an “all-hands” response of about about 60 firefighters and 25 units, according to a post on the FDNY Twitter feed.
Firefighters were seen searching the inside of the home. A man and dog were spotted going in and out of the first-floor of the home.
A spokesman for the FDNY was not immediately available for comment.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island assisted living community dealing with a series of Legionella outbreaks has been meeting deadlines set by the city to help it address the issue.
Information the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provided to City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island) indicate The Brielle at Seaview is meeting the deadlines DOHMH Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot set in an order made Nov. 4.
“I am obviously very concerned, which is why I sought reassurances from the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that it is doing everything it can to…
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A West Brighton man has been indicted for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend last year and trying to force her to perform a sex act.
Guy Andres, 35, of Elizabeth Street, pleaded not guilty at this arraignment Monday in state Supreme Court, St. George, to the charges stemming from the alleged Aug. 17, 2018 incident.
The episode occurred during the early-morning hours at the victim’s North Shore home, said a criminal complaint.
Andres kicked in the door, entered and hit the woman multiple times, the complaint said.
He put his hands around her throat, placed a pillow…
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Authorities allege that a 49-year-old woman was unlicensed when she struck an eight-year-old girl with her vehicle in Concord Sunday afternoon.
Laura Covell, a Dongan Hills resident, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to police.
A preliminary investigation by police revealed that Covell was driving a 2013 Mazda on Targee Street approaching Venice Street when the eight-year-old girl was struck while attempting to cross the street, according to an NYPD spokesman.
When police arrived, the eight-year-old was lying on the street…
Idaho 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson has joined three of his colleagues in forming a task force to keep minor league baseball in small markets such as Idaho Falls, writes Post Register reporter Nathan Brown. Simpson, Reps. Lori Trahan, D-Mass.; David McKinley, R-W.V.; and Max Rose, D-N.Y., announced the formation of the Save Minor League Baseball Task Force last week. At the group’s first meeting, lawmakers heard from Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner and several Minor League team owners and discussed a strategy to keep working on the…
Community leaders, officers of the NYPD and FDNY and some of the Island’s political leaders gathered in the Eltingville home of Rabbi Romi Cohen, a Holocaust survivor, businessman and philanthropist, to celebrate his new book, “The Ribnitzer Rebbe.”
This was his second publication, inasmuch as 18 years ago, Rabbi Romi published “The Youngest Partisan,” an autobiography that focuses on the Holocaust years when he was a hunted fugitive and a valiant fighter who survived the Nazis after losing his mother, two sisters and two brothers to a concentration camp.
Workers at Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital picketed Oct. 2 to protest what they say is a push by hospital management to decertify recently unionized physician assistants, according to The Chief-Leader.
Service Employees International Union’s Local 1199 contends that hospital management, New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, has been trying to get the physician assistants to decertify and refused to allow the workers to participate in the union’s benefit funds, the newspaper…
THE LEDE: Happy Monday! Following last month’s contentious town hall on Industry City’s rezoning, residents gathered on Thursday for a “Public Speak Out” to candidly express their opinions on the controversial proposal. Though the room was evenly split between those who supported the plan and those who rejected it, there was a common theme: a call for unity.
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Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Max Rose (NY-11) introduced legislation as part of their continued efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Earlier this year, Cisneros and Rose were successful in pushing the VA to fix its website to better serve the veteran community and comply with all federal mandates.
“As a Navy veteran, it’s troubling that veterans face difficulty in accessing public documents at the VA,” said Rep. Cisneros. “We should be working to make it easier for our veterans to access the…