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Doozy of a poll picks wrong Rochester pol

Albany Pollsters like to remind their clients and the public at large that any single survey is nothing more than a snapshot. But some pictures are a little more blurry than others. The Siena Research Institute had some statistical explaining to do following Tuesday night’s decisive Democratic primary defeat of Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards by…

College loan forgiveness

Albany U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer joined education advocates Wednesday in urging the federal departments of Education and Labor to work harder spreading the word about a vast loan-forgiveness program that will likely apply to thousands of public-sector workers. Teachers, cops, firefighters, state workers and nonprofit employees will be eligible for a break if they are…

Thompson Hits Ground Running With Plan To Reform Brooklyn DA’s Office

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ken Thompson already has big plans to put his mark on the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Thompson, who defeated longtime incumbent Charles “Joe” Hynes in Tuesday’s primary, told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa on Wednesday he wants to create a labor unit that will investigate employers who steal workers’ wages. “We have…

9/11 Memorial Museum Taking Shape Beneath Ground Zero

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NEW YORK CITY (CBS) – Under ground zero, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is taking shape. It’s hard to believe it, but organizers say, when the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in late-April or early May, they want people to feel uplifted when they walk through the doors. “We have a capacity, as human beings, for dealing…

Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel Shoot Movie In Newton

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NEWTON (CBS) – If you drive along Commonwealth Ave. in Newton, the truck, trailers and extra security are giveaways something is going on. “It’s pretty cool to see the trucks lined up and to potentially see Cameron Diaz,” said neighbor Mary Dowdle. “We heard that she has a dog walker and she’s walking her dogs,”…

Push Made To Designate 9/11 A National Holiday

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For more than a decade, people have come to the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11 to reflect and remember. But this year, one voice among many called for something greater, CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider reported. “It’s time we make 9/11 a national holiday,” Douglas Hamatie, who lost his cousin…

Brockton Man Arrested In Beating Death Of 74-Year-Old Pastor

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BROCKTON (CBS) – A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 74-year-old pastor in Brockton. On Wednesday, police arrested Carlos Ramon Velazquez, 35, and charged him in the brutal murder of Lee Harmon last month. On August 20th, Harmon was riding his bicycle back from cleaning his disabled daughter’s…

Hazardous Bacteria Contaminating Long Island Oysters

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OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island residents and tourists are feeling uneasy about eating oysters this summer after a hazardous bacteria has contaminated shellfish in some waters, CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock reported. In late June, nearly 5,000 acres in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring harbors, on the north shore of Long Island, were…

NY Thruway borrows $700 M for Tappan Zee project

ALBANY — New York’s Thruway Authority board is agreeing to borrow $700 million to keep the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project under way as federal officials continue to consider providing a billion-dollar loan. The Thruway Authority will borrow $500 million to repay a loan it took out in February to keep the project moving. That…

New factory slated for Buffalo, bringing 170 jobs

BUFFALO — A Dubai-based company plans to build a new factory in Buffalo that will employ about 170 workers producing steel pipes for the oil and natural gas industry. Local media outlets report that Alita USA Holdings plans to build its $102 million factory in South Buffalo, near the city’s Lake Erie waterfront. Gov. Andrew…

Law license lapses for NY attorney on ethics board

ALBANY — The New York law license registration lapsed for a top attorney who leads New York’s ethics board, which fines lobbyists and public officials for overdue registrations. Robert S. Cohen is special counsel and director of ethics and lobbying at the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics. He paid his overdue law license registration…

A 60 degree temperature swing ahead!

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Hot enough to make things uncomfortable in rooms without AC, but not quite hot enough for record highs. Yes, it can certainly get hot in September in New England. In fact, temperatures in the 90s can (and have) occurred well into October. The daily record for September 11th remains at 99 degrees, and the all-time…

Boston Brothers Plead Not Guilty In Marathon Scam

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BOSTON (AP) — Two brothers have pleaded not guilty to making a false $2 million claim to the Boston Marathon bombing victims’ fund for their long-dead aunt. Twenty-two-year-old Branden Mattier and 27-year-old Domunique Grice of Boston were arraigned Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to commit larceny, attempt to commit larceny and identity fraud. Mattier was…

Felger & Mazz: September 11, 2013

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play pause Hour 1 Felger and Massarotti Download Felger and Massarotti opened the day with two topics to discuss. Clay Buchholz returned to the mound last night for the Boston Red Sox and pitched five scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. If Buchholz pitches as well as he did last…