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At Street Renaming, Kalief Browder’s Brother Calls For ‘More Thought’ On Jail Reform

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:18
"With us, I think that we as a people should start coming together more often and start realizing that Kalief's name was to understand that all kids—not just Kalief—go through a system and we need more thought put into what we're doing and how we're doing it and the hearts that we're moving."
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Gordon, Langschultz Race Is a Train Clash

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:10
Republican candidate Kelly Langschultz says Sen. Bob Gordon and Gov. Chris Christie have let commuters down.
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NJ Legislature Votes to Block Trump’s Immigration Order at Airports

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:04
A bill to bar enforcement of Trump's travel ban at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports passed the New Jersey Legislature.
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Bills could curb haphazard development on Staten Island

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:26
The Council voted to reform the Board of Standards and Appeals, which has significant power over neighborhood development. Anna Sanders | asanders@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/annasanders/index.html
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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:23
In a 10-3 vote, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the ban likely violates the Constitution. Associated Press http://connect.silive.com/user/siapnews/index.html
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The Fan Guide to Star Wars’ Rarest Collectibles

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:20
Use the force, and you might just stumble upon one yourself.
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NYC Comptroller Projects $850 Million in Federal Funding Cuts for City Under Trump’s Budget

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:08
"We have to anticipate the impact of these significant cuts, and be prepared with a sound and responsible city budget."
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Billion-dollar Messaging App Kik Takes on Google, Facebook With Cryptocurrency

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:00
Finally, a dollar value for your selfies.
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MTA commits $4M for West Shore light rail study

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:57
The 13-mile route would carry commuters over the Bayonne Bridge to connect with NJ Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line. Rachel Shapiro | rshapiro@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/rachelshapiro/index.html
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Staten Islander appointed to Commission on Human Rights

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:53
Todt Hill resident and Sikh leader Gurdev Singh Kang is also a member of Staten Island Community Board 2. Anna Sanders | asanders@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/annasanders/index.html
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'It's become routine to look out the window' -- Car thefts up 30 percent in the 121st Precinct

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:49
Police have seen a 30 percent increase of reported grand larceny auto in the 121st precinct so far this year. Kyle Lawson | Klawson@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/klaws/index.html
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NJ Legislature Votes to Expand Some Gun Rights, For a Change

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:38
Democrats and Republicans voted to let retired NJ Transit police officers, parole officers and park police to carry handguns.
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Delays reported on Staten Island Expressway, West Shore

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:18
Traffic backed up from Verrazano to Goethals. Eddie DAnna | danna@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/eadanna/index.html
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Local lawmakers: From disability awareness to honoring Holocaust survivor

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:09
A recap of what some area lawmakers have been up to recently. Cassy Sommer | csommer@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/csommer/index.html
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SpaceX to Launch Back to Back Missions on Reusable Vehicles

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:01
Success means not having to build a brand new rocket for every mission. It also means tens of millions of dollars in savings.
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Every Leonard Cohen Album, Ranked

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:47
There was so much more to Leonard Cohen than "Hallelujah." Here's our definitive ranking of every Leonard Cohen album, from worst to best.
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Greg Gianforte, Michael Grimm and the Political Consequences of Violence Against Reporters

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:44
"We've seen these types of things, and it's not necessarily fatal."
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2 Staten Island men busted in prescription drug trafficking ring

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:32
Raymond Raimondi, 64, of Elm Park, and Jeffrey Tesoro, 50, of Westerleigh, were indicted in connection with the ring, officials said. Mira Wassef | mwassef@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/mwassef/index.html
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T.J. Miller Will Not Return to ‘Silicon Valley’ for Season 5

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:23
HBO and Miller "mutually agreed" the actor would not return.
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Watch Gillian Anderson Channel David Bowie in New ‘American Gods’ Clip

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:02
Media appears in the guise of the Starman to meet with Technical Boy.
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