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Clinton Blasts Bad Air

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Hillary Clinton took time out of her hectic fundraising, Sopranos-spoofing schedule yesterday to lead a senate hearing investigating the federal response to post-9/11 air quality. The Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing was intended to try to find out why an EPA report released days after the attack assured that contaminated air did not [&hellip
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Curmudgeon Sues Local Kids

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

A Long Island couple is being threatened with jail time because neighbors say the noise of their two daughters at play in their backyard pool is just too much to take. William and Rachel Poczatek, of Bayville, New York, received a noise violation that accused 11-year-old Ashley and 5-year old-Chloe of  “screaming and shouting” and [&hellip
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Spit, Don’t Swallow

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

You may have heard about the recall issued today for about 1.5 million Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains sold in the United States and Canada. Well, it gets worse. Colgate-Palmolive has issued an immediate recall on 5-ounce tubes of toothpaste sold under its name in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and, yep, New York discount [&hellip
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It’s A Jungle Out There

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

Animal rescue workers sure had a busy day yesterday, rescuing a series of cute baby critters roaming loose (and laying unconscious) on city streets. First, at 10 a.m., a former parks commissioner reported spotting a hawk who had fallen from his sky-scraper perch and crash-landed near the Ziegfeld Theatre (where, coincidentally, Angelina Jolie and Brad [&hellip
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Rather Sexist?

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Don Imus, Opie and Anthony, and…Dan Rather? The former CBS News heavyweight has landed himself in the eye of his own media storm. Rather’s former boss slammed the anchor Tuesday, calling his remarks that the network tried to “tart up” its image by hiring former "Today Show" host Katie Couric as his replacement “sexist.” The [&hellip
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Ex-B’klyn Judge Still Screwed

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

In November 2004, we introduced you to John L. Phillips, a once well-respected and wealthy Brooklyn judge who lost control of his life and his millions in 2000 when he was declared “mentally incapacitated” due to early Alzheimer’s. He was subsequently put under the control of court-appointed guardians, effectively rendering him penniless and leaving him [&hellip
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