Tags » Politics & News

Rockland County Exec: Hate Mail Directed At Legislator Is 'Vile,' 'Despicable'

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Rockland County Executive Ed Day on Friday called a piece of hate mail targeting a county legislator “one of the most vile and despicable renderings” he has ever seen. 410 more words

News

Gov. Cuomo Seeks Opinion On Tenure, Caps On Charter Schools

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is stepping up his war of words with the teachers’ union.

As WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported, in a letter from the governor’s office, Cuomo is seeking opinion on tenure, caps on charter schools and teacher evaluations from outgoing Education Commissioner John King, and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch. 191 more words

News

US Supreme Court decision broadens police powers of search and seizure

By Nick Barrickman
18 December 2014

In a blow to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that evidence obtained by police under a false reading of the law is never the less admisable in court on the grounds that the officer made a “reasonable mistake.” 436 more words

Politics

NJ Pols: Renewal Of Rail Commuter Tax Benefit Is 'Baloney'

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey senator and congressman took a partisan swipe Thursday over a recently passed tax break they say is nearly worthless. 247 more words

News

NYC Looks To Encourage Use Of Quieter Jackhammers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a reason New York is the city that doesn’t sleep: noise.

There are trucks, sirens and, of course, jackhammers.

Now the city is working to change its regulations to make jackhammer noise a little more bearable, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported. 226 more words

News

Cuomo Unveils Regulations Providing Medicaid Coverage For Gender Reassignment Surgery

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved Wednesday to provide Medicaid support for hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, among other health care services, for… 537 more words

News

Municipalities Critical Of Connecticut's Environmental Cleanup Plan

DANBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Mayors and first selectmen around Connecticut are balking at the state’s environmental cleanup plan.

The measure calls for towns and cities to foot the bill, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. 254 more words

News