So sorry for the late hour and the lack of blog activity today. I’m snowed in in Connecticut at the moment. Here’s a few headlines I missed while in transit…
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of New York and New Jersey from Wednesday afternoon until late tomorrow morning.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 6 p.m. to monitor the storm and any emergency needs.
Mayor Bloomberg has been spotted in Bermuda – again – as another Christmas-week storm headed toward the Northeast.
Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna declined to comment on the mayor’s whereabouts. Bloomberg has had no public events on his schedule since attending midnight mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan on Tuesday. (See above link).
Top Cuomo aide Larry Schwartz wrote this morning to the CEOs of the state’s utilities, asking them to detail their response preparations and areas most vulnerable to power losses in the storm.
The Journal News’ decision has sparked controversy – with some infuriated with the paper and others cheering it – on the web.
Janet Hasson, the president and publisher of the Journal News Media Group, defended the decision to publish the map, saying in a statement:
“Frequently, the work of journalists is not popular. One of our roles is to report publicly available information on timely issues, even when unpopular.”
“We knew publication of the database (as well as the accompanying article providing context) would be controversial, but we felt sharing information about gun permits in our area was important in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings.”
Angry readers/gun owners retaliated by making public what they claim is Gannett CEO Gracia Martore’s home address in Virginia as well as her photograph.
A state Supreme Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the New York Retired Public Employees Association over the state’s decision to impose health care cost increases, negotiated by current public employees unions, onto retired workers.
Former President George H.W. Bush was battling an elevated fever today and was in “guarded condition” in a hospital intensive care unit.
Congressman-elect Dan Maffei, of Syracuse, has hired four staff members as he heads back to Washington.
State legislators will meet for fewer days in 2013 than they did in 2012, according to the official calendar released today.
Cablevision filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court charging that CWA made “patently false and defamatory claims” about the speed and quality of Cablevision’s Internet services in Brooklyn.
President Obama and members of the US Senate are returning to Washington tomorrow with no clear path out of their fiscal morass even as the Treasury Department warned that the government will soon be unable to pay its bills unless Congress acts.
LG Brian Schatz of Hawaii has been appointed to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Starbucks in the D.C. area are entering the political fray with hand-written fiscal cliff-related messages on drink cups.
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will leave Foggy Bottom with the approval of an overwhelming majority of the American public, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.
A goat on the lam was caught in WNY.
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