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Cuomo signs tougher texting-while-driving law
Cuomo signs tougher texting-while-driving law
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/02/2013 at 12:17PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation into law strengthening texting-while-driving penalties for young and new drivers. “Statistic after statistic shows that texting-while-driving is a chronic problem in our society, particularly among teenagers, and it will only get worse if we do not take action to prevent this deadly behavior,” said Cuomo. “That is what this [...]

Governor Cuomo announces stricter penalties for driving while texting
Governor Cuomo announces stricter penalties for driving while texting
News Angy Altamirano 6/02/2013 at 11:15AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new actions to strengthen penalties for texting-while-driving in order to keep all New Yorkers safe on the road. Effective June 1, Cuomo directed the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish tougher penalties for texting-while-driving for all drivers and new penalties for young and new drivers. “As the father of [...]

Text message turns 20
Text message turns 20
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2012 at 3:03PM

Though it might seem like a more recent invention, today marks the 20th anniversary of the text message. On December 3, 1992, 22-year-old Neil Papworth, a British engineer working for Sema Group Telecoms, sent the first short message service (SMS) to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. It was sent from a computer to a cell phone and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/09/2012 at 7:23AM

NYPD cop recovering after being shot in both legs A person of interest is being questioned after an NYPD police sergeant was shot in both legs Wednesday night in Queens. Sgt. Craig Bier and his partner, both members of an anti-gang unit, were on patrol when they tried to stop a suspect around 10:30 p.m. [...]