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Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison for Sexting With Teenager

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:09:28 GMT

Anthony D. Weiner, a former congressman and mayoral candidate, arriving at federal court in Manhattan on Monday for sentencing.The sentencing may finally signal an end to the long and tortuous downfall of the former New York congressman.

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In Dire Straits, Connecticut Nears 90 Days Without Budget

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:08:14 GMT

Brent Peterkin talking with high school students at the Connecticut Against Violence Back to School Summit last week. Mr. Peterkin, the coordinator for a state-funded program designed to reduce gun violence, has been working without pay for months.Months of wrangling in the State Legislature over cuts has not led to a resolution. Many have grown frustrated. Some are working without pay.

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How Much Time Was Spent on Subway? M.T.A. Can Now Tell You

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:19:54 GMT

New York City transit officials unveiled on Monday a dashboard that will give riders more information when there are problems on the subway.A digital dashboard will provide subway riders with detailed information about commutes, from time spent waiting on the platform to the ride itself.

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Report Finds Gaps in Access to Opioid Addiction Help on Staten Island

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:04:21 GMT

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor, said the opioid epidemic “is just different from everything else we’ve dealt with, so the approaches have to be different.”Prosecutors and public health experts team up to help find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in the New York City borough.

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Budget Bus Lines Flout the Rules With Little Consequence

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:09:13 GMT

A charter bus in Manhattan run by Yep, a company that has racked up over 200 safety violations in two years. Despite pleas from officials to shut down the company, the city says it has little power to regulate private bus carriers.Even after deadly crashes like the one in Queens last week, discount bus companies are often able to stay in business and evade serious penalties.

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Billionaires, Bruised Egos and the Death of a Grand Project

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:32:49 GMT

A barge with a construction crew was waiting to start work on Pier 55 in Hudson River Park even as Barry Diller pulled the plug on the project.Barry Diller was about to win the battle for his $250 million arts pier, but then came the “petty questions” from his opponents and he decided to pull the plug.

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New York Expands Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:13:27 GMT

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, left, and the actress Jennifer Lopez at an event in Manhattan on Sunday. The governor pledged more aid for Puerto Rico, which suffered billions of dollars of damages in recent hurricanes.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a statewide partnership to provide aid to the island territory days after viewing the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria.

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Grace Notes: Imagining Murder at a Cold War Command Post With Harlan Coben

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:34:27 GMT

The author Harlan Coben has used a decommissioned Nike antiaircraft command base in New Jersey as the setting for a pivotal scene in his latest novel.The novelist Harlan Coben visits a 1950s nuclear-missile command-and-control center in Livingston, N.J., that figures in his latest thriller.

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Leading the Legal War Against Fox

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:22:11 GMT

Douglas Wigdor in his Manhattan law office. “Am I at war with Fox? he said, repeating a question he was asked. “Yeah, I guess I am.”So far this year, the lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a conservative Republican, has filed 11 suits against Fox News for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

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Menendez Co-Defendant Pressured Government for Help, Official Testifies

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:47:42 GMT

Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is on trial alongside Senator Robert Menendez, leaving a courthouse in April.A Commerce Department official recalled receiving threats of political retribution during a meeting with a lawyer for Dr. Salomon Melgen, a friend and donor to Senator Robert Menendez.

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Metropolitan Diary: Nothing Is Free

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT

An overheard snippet of conversation between a woman and her mother.

Front Burner: A New York Cheddar Aged to Perfection

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:19:58 GMT

Murray’s Clothbound Cheddar is made with ingredients from New York State.Murray’s Clothbound Cheddar is made from ingredients from New York State and aged for a year.

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It’s Canned Tomato Season. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:15:21 GMT

At Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, Francis Rosselli, top, inspects the fresh pizzas made with the three final tomato sauce options during the pizzeria chain’s annual tomato tasting.For everyday cooking, canned often outperform fresh. Julia Moskin tastes and investigates 10 top brands.

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New York Today: New York Today: Why Do We Yawn?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:40:07 GMT

Yawning is not a sign of boredom. So why do we do it?Monday: Doctors explain the phenomenon, where to donate to hurricane relief efforts, and the Library HotSpot Program.

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