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October 29, 2018 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City airport worker with a high-risk pregnancy says she had to fight to get her job back after asking to be transferred to a job away from jet exhaust. Symone Ellis tells Monday's Daily News that Global Elite Group answered the request by suspending her in July from her...
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October 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state audit has turned up lax food inspections at homeless shelters in New York City. The report issued Monday from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli sampled 15 shelters in the city and found that from 2015 through last year food inspections were done only slightly more than...
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October 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- Six years after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the New Jersey shore, about 1,200 families still have not finished rebuilding. On Monday, the sixth anniversary of the storm, the state announced it is making $50 million available to help Superstorm Sandy victims who...
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October 29, 2018 - 5:10 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $1.5 million to the campaign against a ballot measure in Oregon that would ban any future taxes on grocery revenue and items sold in supermarkets. The Oregonian/OregonLive said Monday that Bloomberg has not commented...
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October 29, 2018 - 5:09 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island man who tortured his landlord's toy poodle has been sentenced to two months in jail. A judge said Monday that Peter Granath must also pay more than $3,600 in restitution and serve five years of probation. The 26-year-old Mineola man pleaded guilty in August to...
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October 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will invest another $20 million in efforts to crack down on MS-13 and gang recruitment on Long Island. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Brentwood on Monday to announce the funds. The community has been the epicenter of the fight against MS-13 violence...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:59 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey health officials said Monday they are sending infection-control teams to four long-term pediatric centers and a hospital to assist with training amid viral and bacterial outbreaks that have left a combined 10 people dead. The teams will assess infection prevention...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:56 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling for a new round of gun-related legislation. The freshman Democrat said at a news conference he was pushing for ``gun safety package 2.0'' Monday in light of the attack over the weekend at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:54 pm
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island town is changing its name to ``Hauntington'' for Halloween at the urging of a 7-year-old resident. Newsday reports second grader Angelica Dee Cunningham was all smiles when she learned Huntington was making the one-day switch Wednesday. The town council...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A new law requiring New Jersey employers to offer paid sick leave has gone into effect. The measure requiring employers to provide one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked took effect Monday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the measure into law in May. Under the law...
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