New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.
HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WEB Local officials rally for ‘better, smarter, fairer’ instant runoff voting New York City lawmakers and advocacy groups rallied on the City Hall steps Wednesday to again push for an instant runoff system. Read more: CBS New York Obamacare sites look to improve after bumpy 1st day For millions of Americans trying [...]
Updated Thursday, September 19 Bill de Blasio received endorsements from two more high-profile Democrats Wednesday. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced they are backing the Democratic candidate in the race for mayor. “Bill de Blasio has been a friend to both President Clinton and Secretary Clinton for many years. [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 25 with a windchill as low as 1F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Wednesday night: Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 5. Winds from the [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]
Victims in Connecticut massacre ID’d as police find ‘very good evidence’ that could help illuminate shooter’s motives The unhinged gunman who slaughtered 26 children and adults yesterday in a elementary school arrived with guns blazing — blasting his way into the building, according to Connecticut State police. Read more: New York Post Tragedy touches NYPD [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT of the DAY: Copy Cat [...]
A cease-fire agreement was reached in Gaza bringing the week-long battle to an end, Egypt’s foreign minister announced. The truce will take effect at 2 p.m. Mohammed Kamel Amr made the announcement at a press conference with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo. Clinton had traveled to the Middle East yesterday to with all [...]