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Gov. Chris Christie Calls For End T...

Gov. Chris Christie Calls For End To Common Core In New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting on April 15, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)The likely Republican presidential contender says in remarks for a speech Thursday afternoon at Burlington County College that the national standards have brought confusion and frustration to parents and classrooms.
Police Release Sketch In String Of ...

Police Release Sketch In String Of Brooklyn Home Invasion Robberies

A sketch of a suspect in eight robberies in Brooklyn between Feb. 15 and May 15. (Credit: NYPD)Police released a sketch Thursday of a suspect in eight violent home invasions and robberies in Brooklyn.
From ?Seinfeld? To Stage: Jason Ale...

From ?Seinfeld? To Stage: Jason Alexander To Take Larry David?s Role In ?Fish In The Dark?

Jason Alexander is set to take over Larry David's role in 'Fish in the Dark.' (Credit: CBS2)Comedian Larry David will soon end his run in the Broadway play ?Fish in the Dark,? which he wrote and directed.
As Many As 30 Cars Stranded, 6 Resc...

As Many As 30 Cars Stranded, 6 Rescues Made As Storms Flood Roads In Toms River

Flooding left up to 30 vehicles partially submerged in Toms River, New Jersey on Thursday, May 28. (Credit: Martha Olansen)As many as 30 vehicles were stuck in the water in Toms River Thursday evening, as severe storms brought on major flooding.
Man Struck, Severely Injured By Veh...

Man Struck, Severely Injured By Vehicle In The Bronx

A man was struck and severely injured by a vehicle in the Bronx on Thursday, May 28. (Credit: Matt Kozar/CBS2)A man was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Thursday night on the busy Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
Police: Suspects Talked Way Into Ho...

Police: Suspects Talked Way Into Home Of Elderly Queens Couple, Burglarized Them

Surveillance images of suspects police believe were connected to a burglary targeting a 90-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)Police were searching Thursday for five suspects in a burglary that targeted a 90-year-old man and his 88-year-old wife in Woodside, Queens earlier this month.

NY Times

First Draft: Chris Christie Ready t...

First Draft: Chris Christie Ready to Desert Common Core Standards

The governor said he did not think the Common Core education plan was working in New Jersey, even though he expressed support for it in 2013.
Chimpanzees in Liberia, Used in New...

Chimpanzees in Liberia, Used in New York Blood Center Research, Face Uncertain Future

After years of using a colony of chimpanzees in Liberia for biomedical research, the New York Blood Center has withdrawn funding for them, prompting outrage from animal welfare groups.
Taxi Commission Reassures Uber That...

Taxi Commission Reassures Uber That Proposed Rules Are Not a Threat to Innovation

The Taxi and Limousine Commission said that proposed measures aimed at strengthening regulation of car-hailing apps had been widely mischaracterized.
New Jersey Faces a Transportation F...

New Jersey Faces a Transportation Funding Crisis, With No Clear Solution

As commuters bemoan the mounting delays and disruptions, the state is dealing with aging infrastructure and a lack of money to fix it.
Port Authority Picks Group to Remak...

Port Authority Picks Group to Remake La Guardia Airport

A consortium led by the operator of Vancouver?s airport was selected to construct and operate a new Central Terminal Building at the airport in Queens.
Puerto Rican Mayor Faces Taxi Troub...

Puerto Rican Mayor Faces Taxi Troubles on a Trip to Bronx

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, P.R., hailed a taxi in Greenwich Village on Wednesday night to go back to her hotel in the Bronx. But the driver refused and kicked her out of the cab.

ABC Local

Athletics rally to beat Yankees 5-4

Athletics rally to beat Yankees 5-4

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York
National Spelling Bee ends in tie f...

National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in row

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar shared the Scripps National Spelling Bee title Thursday night, giving the bee co-champions for an unprecedented two years running.
Theater Gunman Admits 'Regrets' Abo...

Theater Gunman Admits 'Regrets' About Shooting to Psychiatrist

James Holmes knew the consequences of what he was doing, doctor says.
Tom Thibodeau out in Chicago as Bul...

Tom Thibodeau out in Chicago as Bulls seek 'change in approach'

The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Tom Thibodeau, who just finished his fifth season and had two years and $9 million left on his contract.
Father: Klay Thompson threw up, had...

Father: Klay Thompson threw up, had other 'concussion-like symptoms'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson threw up and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms" Wednesday night after being kicked in the head by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Thompson's father said.
Hit and run driver critically injur...

Hit and run driver critically injures pedestrian in Bronx

A man in his 40's was struck while crossing the street just after 9 p.m. on Grand Concourse in the Fordham section.

NY Village Voice

A Home for Pregnant Teens Is the Se...

A Home for Pregnant Teens Is the Setting for a Romance in Uncertain Terms

Director Nathan Silver is probably sick of getting confused on Google with the stat-crunching analyst Nate Silver. But both have the numbers going for them: The filmmaking Silver has directed five no-budget features since 2009, all of them promising-to-inspired, none of them the kind of ca...

The True Cost Fumbles Its Attack on...

The True Cost Fumbles Its Attack on the Clothing Industry

Here are the ingredients of most of today's lefty issues docs: doom, doom, Koch brothers, Monsanto, doom, doom, CNN clips, doom, doom, upbeat guitars and the promise that everything can change if we just get involved. Andrew Morgan's The True Cost leaves the Koches out of its rundow...

Gemma Bovery is a Romance Whose Lea...

Gemma Bovery is a Romance Whose Lead Aches for a Tragedy

A romance about wanting to see a romance, a comic tragedy about an onlooker willing something tragic, Anne Fontaine's Flaubert-inspired meta-pleasure Gemma Bovery takes as its subject the act of watching the lives around us — and of wishing those lives were literature. ...

The Fault and Our Stars

The Fault and Our Stars

The San Andreas fault stretches 810 miles up the Pacific coast, roughly the length of a dozen Dwayne “The Rock” Johnsons lying end to end. When it rumbles, we'll need all twelve of him to spring into action — although, as Brad Peyton's San Andreas warns, that still...

Bujalski's Gym-Comedy Results is No...

Bujalski's Gym-Comedy Results is No Breakthrough, but It's Good for You

Writer-director Andrew Bujalski's last film was the psychedelic nerd-convention comedy Computer Chess, a layered existential gambol that vouched for human complexity even as it stared down the ascendance of personal computing. Results, his new film, has a minor feel by compar...

New Country Goes South: Mark Robert...

New Country Goes South: Mark Roberts Steals His Own Show

In New Country, playwright-performer Mark Roberts steals his own show. He plays Uncle Jim, an addled hillbilly with an appetite for intoxicating substances, a rude sense of humor, and a propensity for waxing existential — think Duck Dynasty with a soupçon of Beck...

NY Daily News

Former New York GOP Gov. George Pat...

Former New York GOP Gov. George Pataki announces 2016 run

Republican George Pataki is taking the presidential plunge.
Ted Cruz opposed Sandy aid saying b...

Ted Cruz opposed Sandy aid saying bill was filled with pork

Sen. Ted Cruz wants relief ? not pork.
Tenants, officials attack Cuomo blo...

Tenants, officials attack Cuomo blocking NYCHA roof repairs

A growing chorus of tenants and elected officials attacked Cuomo?s decision to block NYCHA from spending $100M to fix roofs.
Ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Haster...

Ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted federally

Federal prosecutors have indicted former U.S. House Speaker House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
Sheldon Silver reiterates that $4M ...

Sheldon Silver reiterates that $4M earned was fair practice

Sheldon Silver reiterated that the alleged corruption schemes that authorities say earned him $4 million were standard practice.
City backing off cuts to middle-sch...

City backing off cuts to middle-school summer programs

The city backed off on cuts to summer programs for thousands of middle-school students after getting slammed for quietly axing the seats.

Queens Courier

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