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Deer with wound, missing antlers found in New Springville; raises hunting concern – SILive.com

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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…

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Statewide e-bike, e-scooter legislation in limbo as deadline looms – SILive.com

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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…

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Andy King’s lawsuit tossed — Council mandates bird-friendly buildings — Exxon wins climate change case – Politico

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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…

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New York House representatives urge Cuomo to rethink criminal justice reforms – NNY360

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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…

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Fundraiser for Michael Tannousis for NYS Assembly in Bay Ridge, Dec. 10 – The National Herald

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December 10, 2019


Michael Tannousis is running for New York State Assembly. Photo: TNH/ Kostas Bej




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: tannousisforassembly@gmail.com.

All contributions are welcome in support of the Tannousis campaign for the 64th Assembly District.

Michael Tannousis shared his background…

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Kitchen fire prompts FDNY response in Grasmere – silive.com

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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.

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Bloomberg trying to win the White House from a distance (opinion) – SILive.com
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Bloomberg trying to win the White House from a distance (opinion) – SILive.com

Mike Bloomberg got tripped by some Democratic Party identity politics over the weekend. It’s something that Bloomberg’s billions won’t be able to shield him from as he runs for president. Bloomberg in an interview was asked about criticism from Sen. Cory Booker that there are now “more billionaires than black people” in the 2020 presidential race. This after California Sen. Kamala Harris folded her White House tent.
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Following October Legionella case, Brielle meeting deadlines set by city – SILive.com

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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…

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Man accused of trying to sexually assault former girlfriend – SILive.com

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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…

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NYPD: 49-year-old woman charged after Concord crash injured girl, 8 – SILive.com

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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…

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Idaho Rep. Simpson co-founds ‘Save Minor League Baseball Task Force’ – Idaho Press-Tribune

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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…

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Democratic Rep. Max Rose blasts New York’s new criminal justice reforms – New York Post
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Democratic Rep. Max Rose blasts New York’s new criminal justice reforms – New York Post

New York’s most vulnerable Democrat — freshman Congressman Max Rose — joined the legions of Republicans criticizing the state’s criminal justice reforms Monday, blasting the measures as going “too far, too fast.” “We can and we must ensure our justice system is fair and maintains our public safety — but the fact is with the bail and discovery reforms Albany went too far, too fast,” Rose said in a statement.
Congressman Rose Wants To Ban Pressure Cookers on Airplanes – Shorefront News
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Congressman Rose Wants To Ban Pressure Cookers on Airplanes – Shorefront News

Staten Island, parts of Southern Brooklyn), as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism, along with other Congresspersons, held a press conference at Newark Liberty International Airport to demand that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ban pressure cookers. Pressure cookers have in some cases in the past been used as bombs by terrorists. “To be quite honest, I couldn’t believe that pressure cookers weren’t already prohibited from being a carry-on.
GOP Targeting Vulnerable Pro-Impeachment Democrats in Trump-Won Districts with $7 Million Ad Blitz – Breitbart
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GOP Targeting Vulnerable Pro-Impeachment Democrats in Trump-Won Districts with $7 Million Ad Blitz – Breitbart

The GOP is aiming to expose the Democrat impeachment inquiry as a partisan bust, launching a coordinated, multimillion-dollar ad blitz targeting pro-impeachment lawmakers serving in districts that President Trump won in 2016. The GOP is, figuratively, dropping bombs on House Democrats, launching a $7 million coordinated anti-impeachment campaign spanning across 37 vulnerable districts. The massive campaign, which brands impeachment as a “politically motivated charade,” is coordinated by the American Action Network. The group works with other “like-minded groups” and describes its mission as putting “center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into active participation in our democracy.”
Congresswoman clutches Hebrew Bible in video backing impeachment inquiry – The Times of Israel
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Congresswoman clutches Hebrew Bible in video backing impeachment inquiry – The Times of Israel

Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., released a video explaining why she supports the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. It’s a big deal because Luria is part of a group of moderate, centrist Democrats with national security backgrounds who have changed their minds about the impeachment scandal over time. For Jews, the video is a big deal for another reason: in it, Luria is seen multiple times clearly holding a Hebrew Bible as she recites the oath of office. The book is white and has her name inscribed on it.
US Congress Initiative May Launch a Political Crisis in Ukraine – SF Bay Area Indymedia
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US Congress Initiative May Launch a Political Crisis in Ukraine – SF Bay Area Indymedia

Ukraine's permanent cooperation with the international community makes it impossible to imagine that changes in the Ukrainian policy wouldn't affect the US and the EU foreign agenda. The political situation in Kyiv, in its turn, is directly dependent on the climate in both the White House and the European Parliament. Thus, the financial and political support in its struggle against Russian aggressive policy forces Kyiv to constantly meet the world's democracy standards. This also applies to the fight against corruption, and the observance of human rights and freedoms, and the implementation of modern reforms.
‘Dangerous rhetoric’ and ‘anarchy’: Officials react to anti-police messages at Brooklyn protest – SILive.com
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‘Dangerous rhetoric’ and ‘anarchy’: Officials react to anti-police messages at Brooklyn protest – SILive.com

Two elected officials expressed concern Saturday morning in response to anti-police slogans -- some encouraging violent challenges to cops -- that were among the messages carried by hundreds of protestors who marched in Brooklyn on Friday. The protest came days after two controversial encounters between police and youth in Brooklyn subway stations, and the NYPD’s decision to tackle fare evasion in the subway system.
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Politicos, community leaders, FDNY and NYPD gather for Holocaust survivor’s new book – SILive.com

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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.

 

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New York hospital workers picket over physician assistant decertification efforts – Becker’s Hospital Review

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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…

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Brooklyn Today: ‘We need to talk more, not yell.’ – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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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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Continuing push for VA transparency, Cisneros & Rose introduce bill to make public VA reports – Orange County Breeze

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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…

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