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Feb 2, 2015

Northeast braces for second major snowstorm in a week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A huge storm headed on Monday for the northeastern United States, the region’s second wintry blast in less than a week, after dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area.

Forecasts ranged from 3 to 6 inches (8 to 15 cm) of snow in New York City, where millions of commuters faced freezing rain during the morning rush hour, to a foot (30 cm) for Boston.

Jan 29, 2015

NYC public defenders in video advocate killing police, city finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Attorneys at a New York City public defenders office participated in an online video that advocated the killing of police officers, featuring the lyrics “time to start killing these coppers,” a city investigation disclosed on Thursday.

The video “Hands Up,” which shows singers pointing guns at someone portraying a police officer, was released shortly before the deadly ambush on Dec. 20 of two New York City officers by a gunman angry over police killings of unarmed black men.

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecasts

BOSTON/NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A powerful blizzard
struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving
some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of
snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents
who had braced for a significant blast.

Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in
eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in
Boston. At Logan International Airport, 23.3 inches (59.2 cm) of
snow was on the ground early evening, swept higher in parts by
strong winds.

Jan 15, 2015

Workers at New York’s giant produce market could strike over weekend

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – New York restaurants and
grocers scrambled on Thursday to make alternative plans for
supplies of fresh food ahead of a possible weekend strike at the
city’s largest wholesale produce market.

Some 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 could walk off
their jobs on loading platforms and storage facilities at the
Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx on Sunday, a union
spokesman said.

Jan 15, 2015

New York City braces for possible strike at largest produce market

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – New York restaurants and
grocers scrambled on Thursday to make alternative plans for
supplies of fresh food ahead of a possible strike at the city’s
largest wholesale produce market.

Some 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 were poised to
walk off their jobs on loading platforms and storage facilities
at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx when their
contract expires at midnight, a union spokesman said.

Jan 9, 2015

New York prosecutor in chokehold case seeks seat in Congress

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City prosecutor who
presided over a grand jury that declined to indict a white
police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man
said on Friday he will run for the U.S. Congress.

District Attorney Daniel Donovan, 58, a Republican, said he
will seek the seat left open with the resignation of Rep.
Michael Grimm earlier this month.

Jan 9, 2015

New York shifts into ‘Code Blue’ to get homeless off frigid streets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With temperatures in New York expected to plummet again on Thursday night, the city is putting into effect its “Code Blue” emergency measures for the third night in a row to get thousands of homeless people off the streets and into warm shelters.

An estimated 3,300 people live on the streets of the nation’s largest city, according to the official tally, but advocates for the homeless say the actual number is likely much higher, given the difficulties of counting a shifting population.

Jan 6, 2015

Two suspects arrested in shooting of New York policemen

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two men were under arrest on Tuesday in the shooting of two New York plainclothes police officers who were fired upon while responding to an armed robbery, authorities said.

The officers’ injuries were not life-threatening, and they were in stable condition, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.

Jan 6, 2015

FBI arrests man suspected of threatening to kill New York police

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The FBI said on Tuesday it arrested a man suspected of threatening on social media to kill police officers in Mount Vernon, New York.

The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Jeremy Mott of Mount Vernon, the FBI said on Twitter.

Jan 6, 2015

N.Y. police arrest son in murder of hedge fund founder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder of his father, who was discovered shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend, police said.

Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said.