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Mar 27, 2014 — A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.
Mar 24, 2014 — Swept away by a hurricane, crushed by baggage handlers, infested by cockroaches — nothing hurts quite like the destruction of a musical instrument.
Mar 17, 2014'Impair Ou Pair?' To combat smog, officials restricted car use Monday. For the most part, only cars with odd-numbered license plates could be on the streets. The rule will end after today.
Mar 5, 2014 — Hurricane Sandy may have uprooted Atkins from her New Jersey home, but opportunity knocked from faraway Sweden. With new goals and a familiar producer, Slow Phaser came into being.
Jan 15, 2014 — The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.
Jan 14, 2014 — Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gives his State of the State speech on Tuesday. His administration faces lingering questions about politically-motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. And now Christie faces another high-profile investigation. This one focuses on how his administration spent millions of dollars of Superstorm Sandy relief funds on a marketing campaign.
Jan 13, 2014 — The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.
Jan 8, 2014 — The New Jersey governor has said neither he nor his staff were involved in the closing of some key lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge into New York. Democrats have said the governor's office may have been trying to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.
Dec 30, 2013 — On Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and globally.
An aerial shot from Gov. Cuomo's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/page2/">Flickr</a>
An aerial shot from Gov. Cuomo's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via Flickr

Cuomo, representatives push for Sandy aid in Washington

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is joining with leaders of New York's congressional delegation to urge Congress to finally act on a federal aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

It's been seven weeks since the destructive storm. The debate is set to begin Monday, and the measure faces complications and political hurdles.  Go to full article
New York City's East River viewed from Roosevelt Island, 2 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklyon/">Mark Lyon,</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change

A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

They also give Gov. Andrew Cuomo good grades for his handling of the storm's aftermath.  Go to full article
U.S. Rep. Bill Owens.

Owens says increased gov revenue critical, flexible on details

President Barack Obama is holding firm to his campaign promise to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the top two percent of earners in America.

North Country Congressman Bill Owens agrees increased revenue is a critical ingredient to any deal. But he says he's flexible on how that should happen.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from Gov. Cuomo's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo eases insurance rules for Sandy victims

Governor Cuomo says he's taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Superstorm Sandy.

Cuomo's emergency regulations scrap the normal 15 day time...  Go to full article
State of the art snow making techniques help ORDA maintain venues even in warmer weather. Photo: ORDA

Profile: Ted Blazer's ORDA anchors NY winter tourism

There's snow on the ground in the Adirondacks. The winter tourism industry in the region is hoping to bounce back this season after last year's disastrously warm weather....  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo meets with New York's congressional delegation and county executives to discuss the financial impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href = "http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo seeks $41 billion from US gov for Sandy rebuilding

Governor Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York's...  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Governor's office via Flickr</a>

Quinnipiac: Leaders, first responders did good job in Sandy

Most New York City voters say Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg did an "excellent" or "good" job responding to Hurricane Sandy. But according to a Quinnipiac...  Go to full article
A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31.     Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonahowie/">Jason A. Howie</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Cuomo orders probe of utilities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes a Moreland Act investigation into the state's utilities will result in a complete overhaul of New York's power distribution system.
...  Go to full article
Just 10 days after Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter dumped several inches of snow over much of the Northeast. But a new study indicates New York could be seeing a lot fewer cold blasts in the future. Photo (Sourland Mountain, NJ): <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/">Vilseskogen</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Climate change may lead to much warmer NY

In the coming century will New York warm up by three degrees Fahrenheit and have a climate like Richmond, Virginia?

Or will it warm by eight degrees and become...  Go to full article
Damage to the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY, as of Nov. 6, 2012. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Gov. Cuomo calls cost of Sandy "staggering"

Governor Cuomo delivered a sobering report on the blow superstorm Sandy has dealt New York state. The loss is "staggering", he said, with tens of billions in property damage...  Go to full article

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