Special prosecutor Daniel Donovan Wednesday found no basis for criminal charges against Vito Lopez, the veteran Brooklyn assemblyman caught up in a sexual harassment case that's lurid even by Albany's laughable standards. But Donovan's report and one by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, also released Wednesday, should alarm all New Yorkers who want to restore ethics, openness and honesty to... » more
It's college commencement season, and a new crop of graduates is hitting the workforce. But student-loan debt isn't the only thing weighing some of them down. Adding extra pounds continues to be part of the college experience.
As a health nut and late-in-life college student, I found that declining the abundance of free pizza and alcohol during these last four years of academia has made me... » more
St. John's University's choice of commencement speaker has some students protesting.
The Queens university tapped Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) to deliver the keynote address at the event, upsetting some on campus because of some past remarks about the Muslim American community.
In a 2007 interview, King said there are "too many mosques in this country," though he later said... » more
A clean record earned two northern Manhattan neighborhoods respite from alternate side parking.
Street cleaning regulations will be temporarily suspended starting Monday in parts of Washington Heights and Inwood for an undetermined amount of timeas the city starts installing approximately 1,700 new signs that will let car owners swap parking spots just once a week, instead of the typical two.
The... » more
Life returned to normal Wednesday for more than 150,000 city students who take school buses, but it was a different story for roughly 100 returning bus workers.
Although the nearly 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons stopped picketing, some companies fired their workers for taking part in the monthlong work stoppage, according to their union.
Michael Cordiello, the president of Local... » more
While the city laid out nearly $21 million to get kids to class during the school bus strike, the impasse will save the city $80 million in the long run, the schools chancellor said Monday.
During the monthlong strike, which ends Wednesday as 8,000 school bus drivers get back to work, the city doled out big bucks for free student MetroCards and to reimburse parents for mileage.
Despite... » more