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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Westchester’s Astorino Believes He Has What It Takes To Unseat Cuomo

“I’m in! Let’s put New York in the winning column again,” Astorino tweeted Wednesday morning.

03/05/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on raising the minimum wage March 5, 2014, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain,  Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Goes To Work In Connecticut In Bid To Boost Minimum Wage

Standing at the center of a packed gymnasium at at Central Connecticut State University, Obama said raising hourly wages to $10.10 would pull millions of Americans out of poverty.

03/05/2014

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

Thousand Brave Cold In Albany To Take Sides In Charter School Vs. Pre-K Debate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools that he’s committed to making sure they have money and a physical space to thrive.

03/04/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Rob Astorino Says Announcement On Gubernatorial Bid Coming Wednesday

Astorino, 46, who was re-elected as county executive last year, has been working to line up donors.

03/04/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court before a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 26, 2014. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Makes Home Debut At Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

With the crowd chanting his name, Collins finally entered the game in the waning moments. He played just three minutes, had no points, one rebound and one steal.

03/03/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Sign Collins To Another 10-Day Contract

They like what he’s done so far. The Brooklyn Nets are apparently so pleased with Jason Collins’ play they reportedly will sign the 35-year-old center to another 10-day contract once his current one runs out Tuesday.

03/03/2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Rep. Jose Serrano, Police Commissioner William Bratton and others introduce a bill mandating kill switches in smartphones (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bronx Congressman Proposes Law Mandating ‘Kill Switches’ In Smartphones

Bronx Rep. Jose Serrano is proposing a federal law that would “essentially mandate what we’re seeking the manufacturers to do voluntarily,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday.

03/03/2014

Police Shooting, Crown Heights

Police Officer Shot 3 Times In Crown Heights, Brooklyn

An NYPD officer was shot in both legs Wednesday afternoon in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

02/26/2014

Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged disability fraud scheme on January 7, 2014.  (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-NYPD Officers, Firefighters Part Of New Arrests In Disability Fraud Investigation

Former police officers and firefighters were among the nearly 30 defendants arrested Tuesday, accused of claiming Social Security disability payments when they were still able to work.

02/25/2014

Crews battle a fire at the Goldens Bridge Fire Department on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Firehouse Destroyed In Blaze In Westchester County

Video from the scene shows extensive fire damage to part of the building.

02/24/2014

Superstorm Sandy victims and other community leaders hold a rally on the steps of City Hall on Feb. 24, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Superstorm Sandy Victims: NYC Build It Back Program Needs Rebuilding

One speaker claimed that of the more than 25,000 residents who applied for aid through the Build It Back program, none have received a payout.

02/24/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Rob Astorino Expects To Make Decision On Gubernatorial Run By Friday

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino insisted Monday he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

02/24/2014

An SUV is parked on a mound of snow and ice along a road on Feb. 18, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Alternate Side Parking Rules Back In Effect

Several snowstorms forced city officials to suspend the rules for much of February, but now enough snow has been removed or melted.

02/24/2014

Crowds waits for NJ TRANSIT trains during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Hearing On NJ TRANSIT Super Bowl Flap Postponed

Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski announced Friday that the hearing would not be held on Monday.

02/21/2014

Phillipsburg High School wrestling team posing with a black dummy in noose. Credit: (LehighValleyLive.com)

Attorney: Phillipsburg High Wrestlers’ ‘Lynching’ Photo Was ‘Spontaneous,’ Meant ‘Innocently’

The picture showed seven boys in Phillipsburg wrestling attire surrounding a black wrestling dummy wearing a rival Paulsboro High School T-shirt and hanging from a noose. Two of the boys have the hoods on their sweatshirts fixed into points.

02/20/2014

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