Paul Murnane

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Watchdog Group Sees Reported Sheldon Silver Probe As Opportunity For Ethics Reform

New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.

12/31/2014

The Amazing Kreskin attends the Friars Club Roast honoring Boomer Esiason at The Waldorf Astoria on Jan. 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

The Amazing Kreskin, New Jersey Mentalist, Turning 80

The New Jersey mentalist turns 80 next month.

12/31/2014

Police are looking for three suspects who they said tied up a couple inside their Greenwich home and stole thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry on Dec. 29, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police: 3 Masked Men Tie Up Homeowners In Greenwich, Make Off With Cash, Jewelry

Police are looking for three masked men who they said tied up a couple inside their Greenwich home and made off the contents of their safe.

12/30/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio finishes speaking at a NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 29, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Crime Stats Report Shows Drastic Drop In Arrests

In the week since the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the numbers of arrests in some areas have dropped dramatically compared to the same week last year.

12/30/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

Sen. Blumenthal Pushes For Federal Intervention Over CL&P Bill Increase

The push is on for federal intervention over fixed charges on many Connecticut electric bills.

12/30/2014

Rex Ryan (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) and John Idzik (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Jets Fans Offer Mixed Reactions To Firings Of Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

The sidewalk and steps in front of the Jets’ store off Madison Avenue are a rubble-strewn mess, under construction with the promise of a better tomorrow.

12/29/2014

A man waits for a PATH train to depart at the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

PATH Train Riders Oppose Proposal To End Overnight Service

The suggestion to eliminate PATH service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights was part of a report from a special panel formed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reform the Port Authority.

12/29/2014

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks at The Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 Benefit at the Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

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

Gov. Cuomo is stepping up his war of words with the teachers’ union.

12/19/2014

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. (credit: FBI)

NJ Police Seek Return Of Joanne Chesimard, Fugitive Cop Killer In Cuba

She escaped in 1979 and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur.

12/18/2014

FILE -- A gamblers plays a slot machine at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Panel Recommends Casinos For Sullivan, Schenectady And Seneca Counties

Three upstate counties have been selected as sites for casinos in New York, bringing an end to a fierce competition among 16 developers and job-hungry communities.

12/17/2014

MTA logo (credit: Getty Images)

Advocates Push For Affordable Housing At Harrison MTA Development

Alec Roberts with Community Housing Innovations said 20 percent of the apartments should be set aside as affordable homes.

12/17/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Report: 25 Percent Of All Subway Trains Are At Least 5 Minutes Late

If you feel like you are always waiting way too long for the subway, you are not wrong.

12/15/2014

FILE -- The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Charges Against Gov. Christie’s Associates Could Be Possible In Bridgegate Case

People close to the Bridgegate case tell The New York Times that charges in the case might be possible against associates of Gov. Chris Christie under a section of fraud law involving the use of property.

12/12/2014

Lacey Spears is accused of killing her son, Garnett, by feeding him lethal levels of salt. (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Prosecutors: Mom Accused Of Fatally Poisoning Son Lied About Other Kids, Fiancé

Lacey Spears, 27, stood between her lawyers with her hands cuffed behind her back as Judge Richard Molea set January court dates ahead of a trial on murder and manslaughter charges.

12/11/2014

Artist's rendering of future Tappan Zee Bridge replacement (credit: NewNYBridge.com)

Looming Budget Shortfall Might Send Thruway Tolls Soaring

E.J. McMahon with the Empire Center for New York Policy said the Thruway Authority might have to hike tolls 44 percent in four years or look at a nearly $16 toll on the new Tappan Zee

12/11/2014

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