Jon Campbell Albany Bureau Published 1:20 PM EDT Apr 17, 2019 ALBANY – New York will immediately offer full college scholarships to the families of more military members killed in the line of duty despite a controversial Assembly committee vote last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Cuomo, a Democrat, directed the state Higher Education Services Corp. to unilaterally expand New York's existing MERIT scholarship program to include the spouses and dependents of all military members from the state who were killed while performing any official duties. Previously, the scholarship — which provides tuition, room and board equal to the average SUNY school — applied to the families of those killed in combat or combat training only. The move came after the Assembly Higher Education Committee blocked a Republican-sponsored bill that would have made the change, arguing that it should have been considered during the state's recently completed budget … [Read more...] about New York to expand Gold Star family scholarship amid controversy
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Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 3:58 pm PDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., oversees a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., oversees a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6. Photo: Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu. Photo: Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., oversees a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., oversees a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6. Photo: Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu. … [Read more...] about Feud between Trump, congressman rooted in decades-old New York real estate project
HEALTH 12/12/2018 08:00 am ET When the Mt. Sinai West Birthing Center closes, mothers will lose a space that prioritized "natural" birth. By Catherine Pearson Julia was in the thick of active labor when she arrived in triage at Mt. Sinai West hospital on Manhattan’s Upper West Side last May — and right away, she wanted out. The room was cramped. Julia, who asked to use only her first name for privacy reasons, was hooked up to a monitor that allowed nurses to check the baby’s heart rate, but also meant she couldn’t move. She felt claustrophobic. As Julia dealt with contractions, her midwife was locked in her own battle, quietly negotiating with hospital staff to ensure her patient could move to the Birthing Center — a three-room unit that has, since 1996, been a destination for New York City women seeking low-intervention vaginal births. Julia chose Mt. Sinai West specifically for the Birthing Center and met the criteria women must to … [Read more...] about New York City Will Lose One Of Its Only Birth Centers. That’s Bad For Women Everywhere.
"As with numerous biggest challenges we face, there isn't broad agreement on the right approach, and thoughtful people come to very different conclusions on what are acceptable tradeoffs", Zuckerberg wrote."We are getting better at proactively identifying violating content before anyone reports it, specifically for hate speech and violence and graphic content", Facebook said in the new transparency report.George Soros speaks during a forum at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington on September 24, 2011."I learned about this relationship when I read this New York Times piece yesterday", Zuckerberg declared. The story, based on interviews with more than 50 people, makes the case that Zuckerberg and Sandberg "ignored warning signs" that Russians were exploiting the platform, "then sought to hide them from public view".The thin details suggested to some analysts that the concept for the oversight board was part of Facebook's efforts to deflect attention from its continuing … [Read more...] about Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage after shocking New York Times investigation
Over the course of 31 days in the autumn of 2013, the enigmatic British street artist Banksy made New York City his canvas, and the Village Voice was there to document his urban takeover each and every day. “New York calls to graffiti writers like a dirty old lighthouse. We all want to prove ourselves here,” Banksy told the Voice’s Keegan Hamilton, in an exclusive interview. “I chose it for the high foot traffic and the amount of hiding places. Maybe I should be somewhere more relevant, like Beijing or Moscow, but the pizza isn’t as good.” Here, we relive those heady days when New Yorkers didn’t know what masterpiece might await them on their morning walk to work. About two weeks ago, the elusive graffiti artist Banksy got the Internet whirring when he tore down his multipage website and left just a single black-and-white image of a previously unseen stenciled work and an apparent announcement of an upcoming, um, show titled “Better … [Read more...] about The Banksy Diaries: Relive All 31 Days of His New York Takeover