NY Assembly Speaker Silver Takes Leave Of Absence From NYC Law FirmNew York City-based Weitz & Luxenberg announced the separation Wednesday. President Perry Weitz says the firm was "shocked'' to learn about the accusations against Silver.
NY Lawmakers Call For Bullet-Proof Police Car Windows After 2 NYPD Officers KilledFour state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York state be retrofitted with bullet-proof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car.
Staten Island Officials Boycott 50th Anniversary Of Verrazano-Narrows BridgeStaten Island's politicians are boycotting the anniversary ceremony Friday because of a proposed toll hike announced earlier this week.
Bureaucratic Red Tape Could Be Blocking A Solution To Staten Island’s Wild Turkey ProblemFlocks of birds are menacing residents on Staten Island and may be causing health and safety issues. Residents want the birds removed, but unharmed.
Astorino: MTA Needs New Plan For Transportation Improvements On Staten IslandAstorino says the MTA's five-year plan is expiring this year, and there still isn't a proposal to replace it.
Lawmakers Looking To Relocate Staten Island TurkeysWild turkeys have been a nuisance for sometime in the Ocean Breeze section of the borough and elected officials are now looking to relocate the turkeys to new homes.
Brooklyn Lawmakers: 'The Tolls Are Too Damn High,' Seek Discounted Verrazano TollState Sen. Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis are leading the effort to reduce the $15 toll for frequent bridge users from Brooklyn. The toll for E-ZPass tagholders is $10.66 per trip.
NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual HarassmentUnder New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
Locals Fear Federal Sandy Aid Battle In CongressCongress was scheduled to vote on a $51 billion federal storm aid package. But objections to so-called pork making its way into the original measure have led House Republicans to draft their own $17 billion package.
The Giants Win And So Do Some Area LawmakersSeveral New York and New Jersey lawmakers are "cashing in" on some big bets that Big Blue would be bringing home the title.
Politicians Oppose Snooki's Upcoming Appearance At Staten Island MallHow do you end political bickering between a New York democratic state senator and republican assemblywoman from Staten Island? One word: Snooki.
Golden, Malliotakis Want Increased Penalties For Child PredatorsIn the wake of the death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky of Brooklyn, lawmakers are calling for a new law that would toughen penalties against child predators.