Tag Archives: New York state

NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz Announces Retirement

Via press release from NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz: After serious analysis, of which I spent in prayer with God, family, ministers and after a political analysis, I have made the decision to follow the example of my two sons. My biological son Ruben Diaz Jr., and my political son Marcos Crespo. I have been blessed to have served with honor …

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Cuomo Calls Out Gay Partiers On Fire Island [VIDEO]

New York City’s Pix11 reports: Photos and video of a large crowd gathering on Fire Island over the holiday weekend are drawing the ire of some on social media. Suffolk County police were called to the beach in Fire Island Pines, a hamlet on the barrier island, twice on Saturday for reports of large groups of people not social distancing …

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Cuomo: Malls, Movies, Gyms To Stay Closed In Phase 4, Visitors From Hot Spot States Must Quarantine 14 Days

Newsday reports: Gyms, malls and movie theaters across New York state will remain closed beyond phase four reopening. The news will hit small retailers, big chains and consumers alike. New Yorkers have been longing to hit the gym since the coronavirus forced those closures, and some expected that fitness facilities may reopen this summer as part of phase four. Businesses …

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NEW YORK: Progressive Jamaal Bowman Set To Oust Powerful Longtime US House Rep. Eliot Engel [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Jamaal Bowman, a liberal Black middle-school principal, was ahead in early Democratic primary election results Tuesday in his bid to oust long-time U.S. Representative Eliot Engel from a congressional seat representing part of New York. Bowman, 44, was leading Engel, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, by 59.48% to 35.31%, the New York state elections board …

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Cuomo Mulls Quarantine For Visitors From Hot Spots

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is actively talking to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont about mapping out mandatory quarantine “guidelines” for individuals traveling into the tristate area from Florida and other states seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. Cuomo said the trio is “seriously considering” implementing a 14-day isolation for Floridians and that …

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NEW YORK: Gov. Cuomo To End Daily COVID Briefings

NPR reports: Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he will hold his last daily coronavirus briefing on Friday. He’s held them, mostly in Albany but also at locations across the state, for more than 115 consecutive days since the coronavirus pandemic began. Cuomo made the announcement at his daily briefing Wednesday in Albany. He said he would hold more on …

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Lawyer: Buffalo Police Brutality Victim Unable To Walk

CNN reports: Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester who was pushed to the ground by two Buffalo, New York police officers earlier this month, has a fractured skull and is not able to walk, his lawyer said in a statement provided to CNN. In her press statement, Gugino’s attorney Kelly Zarcone passed along a message from the senior protester: “I think …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Signs Police Reform Bills Into Law, Making Fake Race-Based 911 Calls Also Now A Crime

CBS News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed police reform legislation into law on Friday, more than two weeks after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide movement. The governor signed into law a bundle of police reform bills passed by the legislature this week. Among them are a repeal of law 50-A, a statewide ban on chokeholds, …

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NY To Set Up 15 COVID Testing Sites For Protesters

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo says 15 coronavirus testing sites are being set up in NYC for people who have participated in the mass protests over the police killing of George Floyd as the city moves to start reopening businesses Monday. The governor praised the protesters for showing idealism and putting their lives on the line to …

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Entire Buffalo Emergency Response Team Of 57 Officers Resigns From Unit Over Suspensions Of Cops [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NBC News affiliate reports: News 4 has learned the entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team has resigned from the team. That’s a total of 57 officers. We’re told this is a show of support for the officers who are suspended without pay after shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino. They are still employed, but no longer on ERT. Mayor Byron …

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Two Buffalo Cops Suspended After Shoving An Elderly Man, Police Had Claimed He “Tripped And Fell” [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NPR affiliate reports: Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started Thursday evening, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, 75-year-old man was shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, …

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NYC Sees First Day Without COVID Deaths In Months

Newsday reports: For the first day in months, New York City witnessed zero confirmed deaths due to coronavirus, current records show. The first confirmed COVID-19 death in the Big Apple occurred on March 11 with the death toll reaching its horrible peak at 590 on April 7, according to records put out by the city. Those same records show that …

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New York AG Threatens To Sue If Troops Are Deployed: Trump “Does Not And Will Not Dominate New York”

AM New York reports: New York Attorney General James did not mince words when threatening legal action against President Trump, whose address to the nation Monday included warnings of military deployment to quell the protests that have risen from the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police. “The President of the United States is not a dictator, and President Trump …

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NY Bill Would Make Some False Reports A Hate Crime

CBS News reports: Proposed state legislation in New York would make falsely reporting certain criminal incidents a hate crime. The bill is gaining support in the wake of a viral video that showed a white woman calling police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. In the video, the woman, Amy Cooper, is …

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Cuomo To Sign “No Mask, No Entry” Executive Order

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he is signing an executive order authorizing businesses to deny entry to people who do not wear a mask or face covering. “That store owner has a right to protect himself,” the governor said at his daily coronavirus briefing. “That store owner has a right to protect the other …

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New York Will Pay Death Benefits For Essential Workers

The Washington Post reports: New York’s state and local governments will provide death benefits to the families of essential workers who died while fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday. “We want to make sure that we remember them, and we thank our heroes of today, and they’re all around us,” Mr. Cuomo said at his …

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NY Sees Lowest Daily COVID Death Tally Since March

The New York Post reports: New York on Saturday reported its lowest daily death total from the coronavirus in nearly two months — a significant sign the state is “making real progress” in its battle to defeat killer bug, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Eighty-four people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from 109 the previous day — …

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Cuomo: Long Island, Westchester Near Open Status

CBS News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday two regions bordering New York City are expected to reopen soon. Long Island and the Mid-Hudson region could reopen next week if deaths continue to decline and their contact tracing programs are in full-swing. As of Friday, the Mid-Hudson region had met five out of seven metrics the state requires …

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NYC On Track For Partial Reopening By Mid-June

NBC New York reports: New York City and Long Island have each met four of the seven reopening metrics. Both regions have yet to identify and train their complete contact tracing armies; they’re required to have at least 30 tracers for every 100,000 residents. Long Island continues to struggle on the hospital death rate metric, while New York City has …

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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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