City Must Spend Our Money Wisely New York State's Congressional delegation, as powerful as any in the country, is made up almost exclusively of politicians from the city. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in t...
Water Rates Are Gouging New Yorkers The New York City Water Board met last Friday to consider raising rates for on the water supplied to New Yorkers’ homes and buildings. Potentially on tap is a 14 percent increase – the third double...
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By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has already killed nearly 850 Palestinians. Waving Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel for the offensive, many called for an end to U.S. aid to the country. We just want them to live like human beings," said Ramsey Jamal, 37, a Palestinian-American from Montgomery, New York. Israel began its offensive earlier this month, citing a surge in rocket attacks launched from Hamas militants in Gaza.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.