Stocks on Wall Street fell more than 1 percent this afternoon after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the country was unlikely to break the fiscal impasse in Washington before the end-of-year deadline.
Jackson is not running for governor of New Jersey.
The EPA announced a proposed cleanup plan for Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal that includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas.
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff is unlikely before the Jan. 1 deadline, and he blamed the GOP. House Republicans have been told to return to Washington Sunday.
The NYC Independent Budget Office released a cloudy assessment of the city’s fiscal outlook, noting “significant challenges” caused by the cost of rebuilding after Sandy and the lack of current contracts with nearly every public union.
AG Eric Schneiderman announced the distribution of restitution funds and payment of monitoring costs totaling $2.25 million in two separate labor cases.
Criminal charges are reportedly imminent against one, or perhaps two, women who helped the Webster shooter, William Spengler Jr., procure the guns he used in the attack.
A Bronx woman who the police say posed as a relative of a boy killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in order to solicit donations was arrested and charged with lying to federal agents.
For the fourth consecutive year, Americans consider “whatever” to be the most annoying word or phrase, a national Marist College poll found.
Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky says the Buffalo Bills “blackmailed” New York taxpayers into covering 84 percent of its stadium restoration costs.
Dr. Ruth says members of Congress who can’t compromise “probably aren’t good lovers,” because “sex requires give and take.”
Rep. Michael Grimm sent a letter to Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging them to quickly pass the Sandy disaster aid bill so the House may have time to act before the year’s end.
How Sen. Chuck Schumer helped negotiate the biggest lease of 2012 at 1 World Trade Center. (It’s a comic!)
After 20 years and roughly 2,700 trips to the rostrum, retiring Assemblyman Jack McEneny will bang the chamber’s gavel for the last time at noon on Monday, closing the 2012 session and walking out to the keen of bagpipes.
NYC paid out $550.35 million in personal-injury and property-damage tort settlements and judgments – up 5 percent from the $522 million paid out in 2010, according to a report released by Comptroller John Liu.
By the end of 2012, the FDNY expects to have responded to an estimated 495,000 calls — up from 488,000 in 2011 — making it the second busiest year on record, according to the United Firefighters Association.
Assemblyman William Colton is urging the Cuomo administration to waive extra DMV registration fees for New Yorkers who lost vehicles in Sandy.
NYC is trying to sell trees downed by Sandy.
The state Committee on Open Government says “open data” can be “an engine to drive public participation, spur economic growth, fight corruption and crime.”
Many celebrities have joined Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to pressure Washington to pass gun control legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
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