New York Signs $15 Minimum Wage and 12 Weeks Paid Family Leave into Law

Once again, New York leads the way! Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy. The legislation was passed as part of the 2016-17 state budget, and marks a major accomplishment in the Governor’s efforts to restore economic justice and fairness to working families in New York State. The Governor signed these two pieces of legislation immediately prior to attending a 1,000-person victory rally, which included...

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“We Blame Donald Trump” for NY Man’s Murder 

When you preach hate and intolerance, getting blamed for acts of violence due to hate and intolerance is the obvious conclusion. And today, after two Muslim men were shot in Queens New York, Donald Trump is being blamed. A Q​ueens, NY imam and his assistant were both shot by a lone gunman on Saturday as they left prayer services at the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Ozone Park. The New York Daily News reported that both men were shot in the head at around 1:50...

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Republican Congressman – “I’ll Get Some Cyanide” if Ted Cruz Wins Nominee

[caption id="attachment_63060" align="aligncenter" width="640"] U.S. Rep. Peter King. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)[/caption] Republican Senator Ted Cruz wore out his welcome in New York like years ago, yet, the guy is campaigning in New York trying to get people to vote for him. Of course, that's not gonna happen as is evident in a message from a fellow New Yorker when Cruz visited the Bronx yesterday - "Get out of the Bronx!," Cruz heard, and different variations of that message. Cruz...

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NY Man Makes “$200.00 an Hour” Begging for Money

Here's something for Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio. Forget lying about welders making more money than philosophers, that is just a lie and you know it. Instead, tell your people that they could make more money if they quit their jobs and beg. Not only would that fit the Republican platform of austerity, but you could be telling the truth for a change. A panhandler outside Grand Central Terminal says he rakes in up to $200 an hour from kind-hearted New Yorkers. And the 43-year-old...

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Dead Man Found Hanging from Exit Sign in Queens New York

The tweets came in early this morning as commuters on the Cross Island Parkway in Queens New York, made the grizzly discovery. "JUST SAW A DEAD GUY HANGING FROM THE EXIT SIGN OF THE CROSS ISLAND PKWY" Fernando Diaz wrote. Police say the man's body was found hanging from the exit 31 sign in Bayside early Wednesday morning. They are considering suicide as a possible cause of death.

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Twenty Foot Snake Taken from Home in New York – Video

Did I mention that I do not like snakes? Two huge pythons given up by their owner in New York are now at a Massachusetts sanctuary for reptiles. The reticulated pythons, one approximately 20 feet long and weighing about 225 pounds, the other slightly smaller, are native to southeast Asia. Pat Howard, a snake collector in North Clarendon, Vermont, says he received a phone call from a snake enthusiast in New York who could no longer care for the snakes. Howard said he had serious concerns...

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New York Police Cracks Man In The Head for Skipping Train Fare – Video

More police brutality video, and this one comes with a bit of night stick to the head, skull crushing sounds, compliments of a New York police officer, apparently doing his best to protect and to serve. The young man being protected in this video is 20 year old Donovan Lawson, who allegedly jumped a turnstile in Brooklyn, trying to avoid paying the $2.50 fare to ride the train. The footage, obtained by New York telelvision station PIX11, showed a struggle between the cop and the young man,...

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