A few thousand people gathered in Liberty State Park in Jersey City Saturday to push for reforms in immigration policy.
Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.
A bill to require sick days for employees in New York City has been getting a new look after this winter’s flu outbreak.
Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.
Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.
“There were over 50,000 arrests last year for low-level marijuana possession, which is a waste of scarce city resources,” said advocate Doug Greene.
On Saturday, outraged PBA members and residents came together to fight a proposal to revamp four precincts, turning them into community policing centers.
“Any invasion of Iran would be a repeat of what happened in Iraq,” said protester Corrine Willinger.
Cruz basked in the glow of a packed pep rally Saturday, humbled by the thousands-strong turnout.
“My brother was out with his friends and the guy just came up to him and just shot him. Just picked a fight with him and shot him,” protester Cardida Wilkerson said.
With protesters chanting “NYPD, keep your hands off me,” the elected officials and community members called on the mayor and commissioner to sign a resolution acknowledging there’s a problem.
Parts of Sussex, Warren, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be approved bear hunting grounds. Last year nearly 600 were killed during the hunt.
Christie held a 20-minute conference call with candidates and party activists, urging them to work hard for state, county and local candidates in the final days of the campaign.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 170.89 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 11,149.82. It had been up 85 points shortly after the opening bell.