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It Could Get a Lot Harder for Social Security to Close Field Officers
A bill awaiting Congress when it returns from its August recess would attempt to slow field office closures at the Social Security Administration, an agency that has shuttered more than 60 facilities in recent years.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Rochester Business Journal
Crosman approved as foreign trade subzone, may add jobs
Bloomfield-based Crosman Corp. has received federal approval for a foreign trade subzone; a move that could result in additional jobs.
10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look
17. . This image released by Fox shows Griffin Gluck, left, and Octavia Spencer from the "Red Band Society," premiering Sept.
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Jerusalem police search for missing US student
New York assemblyman Dov Hikind addresses a gathering as he stands near a photograph of Aaron Sofer, 23, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Lakewood, N.J. .
NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4
A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.
Stars and Stripes
Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero
The secretary of defense has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I. Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday that Chuck Hagel has sent Congress a letter saying Sgt.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
$56 million in federal funds coming to Midland, New Dorp beaches to ease flooding
Some 24 acres of Bluebelt in Midland Beach will benefit from $33 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to the city Department of Environmental Protection, Sen. Charles Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
Voters Beware: Schumer vs. Democracy
Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Fitbit: We don't sell personal data
Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Washington Square News
NYU Langone awarded grant for Sandy damages
NYU Langone Medical Center will receive $1.13 billion as a form of financial support for the damages caused to several buildings, study spaces and laboratories at the institution by Superstorm Sandy.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Sandy-Hit Region Is on the Mend but Still in Need
By many accounts, the perception is that federal, state and local relief funds in the wake of Superstorm Sandy have been much too slow to trickle down to the people and projects that need them.
Zephyr Teachout Runs for Governor
Though I did not have anywhere near the infrastructure to get ballot signatures as Zephyr Teachout did for a Statewide race, I commend her for challenging the status quo in the upcoming Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Here's the latest New York news from The Associated Press
A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer. It's the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker 'Fitbit' Denies Selling Personal Data
The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Fitbit to stop selling data without consent Fitbit, a company that...
Areal Flood Warning issued August 22 at 11:45AM EDT expiring August 23 at 11:45AM EDT in effect for: Blackford, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Wabash, Wells Flood Warning issued August 22 at 2:06PM EDT expiring August 24 at 7:58AM EDT in effect for: Delaware, Madison Flood Warning issued August 22 at 1:23PM EDT expiring August 23 at 2:08AM EDT in effect ... (more)
Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic... Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy vitamin ... (more)
Fitbit to stop selling data without consent
Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Cortlandt Daily Voice
Peekskill Rally Calls For Justice In Ferguson Shooting
Darrell Davis, a community activist, led more than 50 people in chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!" at a rally in Peekskill calling for justice in the shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was unarmed when he was shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Finger Lakes businesses get federal grant
Two farms and two small businesses in the Finger Lakes region will benefit from a $643,800 federal funding grant, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand announced Thursday.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Due to Recent Incidents of Imposters and Scammers National Grid...
August 20, 2014 - Imposters and scammers are posing as utility employees and robbing customers on Long Island and in Queens at their doors and over the phone.