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Police Investigating Possible Bias Attack On Columbia Professor

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police are investigating a possible bias attack after a professor at Columbia University was assaulted by a group of young men over the weekend in upper Manhattan. It happened just after 8 p.m. Saturday on 110th Street near Lennox Avenue. Prabhjot Singh, who is Sikh, was approached by a group of…

Pedro Martinez To Serve As Studio Analyst For MLB Playoffs

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NEW YORK (AP/CBS) — Boston Red Sox fans have waited three years for their team to get back into the playoffs, and now they’ll have one of their all-time favorites helping analyze the games. Former Red Sox great Pedro Martinez is set to serve as a studio analyst for TBS during the baseball playoffs, which…

Police Commissioner Ed Davis To Discuss Future Plans

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis who announced he’s stepping down after seven years will hold a news conference to discuss his future plans. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey reports play pause Police Commissioner Ed Davis To Discuss Future Plans Karen Twomey Download Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca says Davis will meet with the…

Road To City Hall: 39 Candidates In Boston’s City Council Race

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Signs for Boston’s City Council race. (Credit: Mary Blake) BOSTON (CBS) — As hard as it’s been for Boston’s mayoral hopefuls to generate widespread interest in the September 24th Preliminary Election, it’s been even more difficult for the 39 Boston City Council Candidates. You visit the different neighborhoods, and whether it’s Dorchester, Back Bay, Brighton…

Police Investigating After Body Found In Prospect Park

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a park in Brooklyn. A homeless man discovered the 55-year-old’s body around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Prospect Park, police said. The identification of the man is pending family notification. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.…

Police: Livery Cab Driver Wanted For Rape In Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is searching for a livery cab driver who police say is wanted for allegedly raping a woman in Brooklyn. Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, a 35-year-old woman hailed a SUV livery cab, police said. One inside, police said she was raped by the driver. She was eventually able…

Keller @ Large: Another Blow To Taxpayer Confidence

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BOSTON (CBS) — The local feel-bad story of the weekend has to be the latest developments in the appalling saga of Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State University, who has allegedly been using that cash-strapped public institution as his personal cash cow, milking it for fancy trips and meals and luxury hotel stays in exotic…

First Snowfall At Mt. Washington Observatory

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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (CBS) — The first sign of winter has been seen at Mount Washington Observatory. The first snowfall of the season was recorded early Monday morning. The observatory made the announcement on their Facebook page. The total was just under one inch. The snowfall also brought a thick coating of ice accumulating at…

Death Penalty Protocol Focus Of Tsarnaev Hearing

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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ask a judge to discuss the timeline and procedure for prosecutors to decide whether to seek the death penalty. A joint status report filed in court says the defense wants the court to address “the death penalty protocol” in federal court on Monday.…

Flyers Land at Mt Pisgah

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25 players from the Philadelphia Flyers Ice Hockey Team of the National Hockey League took over Mt. Pisgah here today for team-building exercises. Elite Leadership Training, LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, which organized and conducted the programs, rented the village-owned facility last month, finding the ski slope, lodge and adjoining ponds very conducive for the…

Lake Placid’s Relay for Life Nets over $40,000

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The American Cancer Society wrapped up their fundraising season with the Relay for Life in Lake Placid on Saturday. The rain held off until late in the event and the event netted more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. Joan Sterling is the Relay For Life Program Director for this region and she’s moving…

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Advisers look at 2016

Albany Whenever David Axelrod is in town, he’s mindful of the political “giants” — from the Roosevelts to Nelson Rockefeller — who made their careers here before heading to Washington. So what about current Gov. Andrew Cuomo? “Certainly he would be considered a serious candidate were he to run, based on what he’s done,” said…

Dolan praises pope’s remarks

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New York Catholics attending Sunday services around the globe said they were heartened by Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives. Worshippers applauded what they heard as a message of inclusion from the man who assumed the papacy just six…