Rep. Michael Grimm
Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: don’t leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.
The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.
According to the committee, the Staten Island Republican may have violated campaign finance laws by soliciting and accepting prohibited contributions. That may have led to false information being included in campaign finance reports, the committee said.
Rep. Michael Grimm has stepped in on behalf of his constituents on Jefferson Avenue, asking the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to investigate.
With the extended flooding due to Sandy’s storm surge, officials said it is best for residents to take their time now rather than deal with bigger problems down the road.
In South Beach, yards are littered with cars, broken windows and fences and clothes and furniture carried by the rushing water.
The report says the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North workers are illegally idling their vehicles while working in the field.
As President Barack Obama prepared Thursday to take the stage to accept his party’s nomination, people were still buzzing about former President Bill Clinton’s opening act.
Ofer Biton was arraigned Friday in Brooklyn. He is charged with lying about his finances when he applied for a visa for foreign investors two years ago. The arrest came as the FBI continues to look into money donated to Grimm’s campaign by followers of an Israeli rabbi, Yoshiyahu Pinto.
Some are blaming President Barack Obama for the sky-high gas prices, claiming he wants to help enforce the “use-less gas lifestyle” he wants Americans to adopt.
Legislation is moving through Congress that would take some control away from the Port Authority and provide oversight by the U.S. DOT to protect drivers against massive toll hikes.
President Obama’s new budget got stuck in the door when it was delivered to the Republican-controlled house Monday, foreshadowing what is likely to happen to his tax-the-rich spending plan in the notoriously tax-allergic lower House
At WCBS Newsradio 880, we continue our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 with one that “occupied” so much our time and one neighborhood park in Lower Manhattan.
President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that without a compromise on the payroll tax extension debate most of us will have lighter wallets come January.
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