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State Lawmaker Wants Vets To Get Preferences From Public Housing Authorities

Sen. Tony Avella, of Queens, is calling on the legislature in Albany to pass a bill requiring public housing authorities across the state to grant a preference to men and women who served or are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

11/10/2011

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Poll Shows Households With Veterans In NYC Worried About Affording Food

The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll found that nearly one in three veterans in New York City were concerned they would have to turn to food stamps or government assistance.

11/10/2011

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Nassau County Opens New Court For Veterans

Nassau County officials are marking Veterans Day a day early. They opened a court Thursday dedicated to cases involving former service members involved in non-violent crimes.

11/10/2011

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Bronx Iraq Veteran Talks About Her Service Ahead Of Veterans Day

Zana Edmonds was leaving the shower in Iraq in 2004 when a mortar landed nearby. She was knocked unconscious and lost her hearing for two weeks. She still suffers from PTSD and a brain injury.

11/10/2011

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Sen. Schumer Backs Jobs Bill For Returning Vets

The Democrat says there are thousands of unemployed veterans in counties across New York state.

11/10/2011

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DMV Offers New License Plate For Veterans In New York

“We are very proud to offer this redesigned license plate to New York’s veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice,” said DMV Commissioner Barbara J. Fiala.

11/09/2011

American soldiers serving in Afghanistan (file / credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jobs Fair For Veterans Held At Intrepid Museum

A special event was held today for those who put their lives on the line for our country and are now returning to civilian life.

11/07/2011

U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment patrol a new ditch they have dug to protect the base from attack on July 19, 2011 in Iskandariya, Babil Province Iraq (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

All U.S. Troops Will Leave Iraq By End Of The Year; Tri-State Area Reacts

The withdrawal would end eight years of U.S. involvement in Iraq. More than 4,400 American military members have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in 2003.

10/21/2011

An American soldier is seen in Afghanistan (file / credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Jim Himes Praises Program To Ease Soldiers’ Transition Back To Homefront

With a high unemployment rate nationwide, returning veterans face a huge challenge joining the workforce.

10/13/2011

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Stories From Main Street: America’s Vet Dogs Are More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.

09/12/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Peer Counseling Bill For NJ Vets Heads To Gov. Christie

Vet-2-Vet, a toll-free confidential help line, was created years ago by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

08/07/2011

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Stories From Main Street: Waldwick Military Wife Gets Some Help From Project EverGreen

While her husband Richard is away, Courtney is holding down the fort back home with three young children, taking over his domestic duties. But now, with a little help from a local landscaper, she won’t have to worry about the weeds, mulch, shrubs and fertilizer anymore.

08/01/2011

Wounded Warriors Ride - Babylon, NY - Jul 22, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Heat Won’t Hold Back Wounded Warriors On Long Island

They’re all very uncomfortable in the heat. But that did not stop hundreds of people from getting on their bicycles at Babylon town hall.

07/22/2011

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Stories From Main Street: Rockland Boy Restoring Historic Monsey Cemetery As Part Of Eagle Scout Project

Brian Negrin’s Eagle Scout project shows respect for those who came long before he did.

07/11/2011

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NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes To Help Unemployed Veterans

Thousands of military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are now living in New York City with no jobs.

07/10/2011

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