Tag Archives: Staten Island

GOP House Rep To File Bill Requiring All US Post Offices To Display Side-By-Side Photos Of Trump And Pence

Syracuse.com reports: A Republican congressman from Staten Island plans to introduce a bill that would require post offices to display photos of the president and vice president.  A draft of his new legislation says it would require official portraits of the two to be displayed side-by-side. The proposal comes after a Staten Island resident told Donovan that a local post …

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Lesbian Confronts Carson: You’re Full Of Shit [VIDEO]

Last night in Staten Island. ABC News reports: As Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson shook hands after a New York town hall meeting Monday night, one attendee among a small crowd asked, “Do you think I chose to be gay?” and cursed at the neurosurgeon after his response. “I have a quick question,” said the attendee, who was wearing a …

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Pussy Riot – I Can’t Breathe

From their clip description: Pussy Riot’s first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror – killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all …

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Jon Stewart On Eric Garner

Via Gothamist: Sharing the same outrage that many felt after an NYPD officer was not indicted for choking Eric Garner to death, a disgusted Jon Stewart appeared on The Daily Show last night. He said, “I honestly don’t know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less …

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Sen. Rand Paul Blames Cigarette Taxes For The Death Of Eric Garner

(Via Igor Volsky at Think Progress)

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will …

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Obama Reacts To Garner Decision

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De Blasio Urges Calm As Protests Over Garner Decision Are Planned Citywide

From his press release: “Today’s outcome is one that many in our city did not want. Yet New York City owns a proud and powerful tradition of expressing ourselves through non-violent protest. We trust that those unhappy with today’s grand jury decision will make their views known in the same peaceful, constructive way. We all agree that demonstrations and free …

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STATEN ISLAND: No Charges For NYPD Officer Who Choked Black Man To Death

Eric Garner’s crime was selling loosies. Using chokeholds to bring down a suspect is against NYPD policy.

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GOP Rep. Michael Grimm (NY) Threatens Reporter: I Could Break You In Half

Earlier today Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY made positive news when he became the sixth Republican member of the House to co-sponsor ENDA. Grimm’s move won him accolades from openly gay Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), the bill’s author. But tonight Grimm dominated the post-SOTU Twitterverse for threatening to assault a NY1 reporter who dared to ask him about his burgeoning campaign …

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Tweet Of The Day – Bill Donohue

Donohue is responding to a study issued yesterday by the NYC Department of Health, which observes that the highest rates of STDs are mostly found, unsurprisingly, in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.  But don’t expect Bill Donohue to acknowledge that Staten Island is quite prosperous compared to the South Bronx. Among the most severe examples is ZIP code 10474 in Hunts …

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Staten Island’s PS 122 Elementary Chorus Invited To Obama’s Inauguration

Sen. Chuck Schumer has invited Staten Island’s famed PS 122 elementary school chorus to perform at President Obama’s second inauguration. If you’ve noted seen their videos, do yourself a favor.

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Lady Gaga Gives $1M To Hurricane Relief

“Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural …

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NYC To Get World’s Biggest Ferris Wheel

Well, that’s one way to get people to visit Staten Island. It will be 200 feet taller than the London Eye, which was the world’s biggest until taller ones were built in China and Singapore.

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Staten Island Borough President Calls Lady Gaga A Drug-Using Slut

Staten Island borough president James Molinaro yesterday declared that Lady Gaga is a drug-using slut because she was photographed smoking a joint in Amsterdam. Molinaro made his remarks in Borough Hall on Monday at a launch event for Staten Island’s Tackling Youth Substance Abuse program. He stood alongside a poster board with the legend “Stop glorifying drug use in the …

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Staten Island Chuck Says Early Spring

Contrary to today’s word from Punxsutawney Phil, Staten Island Chuck says we’ll see an early spring. The Staten Island Zoo claims that Chuck is right 80% of the time. New Yorkers may fondly recall Chuck’s 2009 bitey displeasure at Mayor Bloomberg’s manhandling.

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NEW YORK CITY: Confessed Killer Claims Gay Panic In Staten Island Slaying

Ronald Jones, 55, beat and strangled his friend Robert Jenkins to death on Saturday as the pair drank in Jenkins’ Staten Island home. Yesterday Jones (left) told investigators that he killed Jenkins in a “rage” after an unwanted sexual advance. Some of the victim’s enraged relatives were so overcome by emotion after spotting the suspect in court, they had to …

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Quote Of The Day – James Molinaro

“Believe what our new governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been saying: that we have too many governments around the state and that we need to consolidate them and their services. No way is he going to create another county government in New York state. He is never, never, never, never, never going to sign a Staten Island secession bill into law.” …

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Kylie Minogue & The PS22 Chorus

Disco pixie Kylie Minogue dropped in on Staten Island’s famed PS22 fifth grade chorus for a couple of numbers during her visit to NYC for the Macy’s Parade.

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