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Aug 13, 2014

U.S. officials released thousands of immigrants facing deportation but didn’t alert White House: report

Government officials decided to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 strictly for budget reasons and didn’t tell the Homeland Security secretary about the plan, according to an oversight report...

Aug 19, 2014

SeaWorld to expand killer whale environments

After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean he... #Florida #Southwest Airlines #Orlando Florida

Aug 18, 2014

Donald Rodgers, Suffolk IT commissioner, resigns after official misconduct arrest

Donald Rodgers, the Bellone administration's information technology commissioner, resigned Monday, three months after he was arrested on charges of official misconduct and failing to disclose a company he owned on his county financial disclosure form... #Douglas Miller #Microsoft Corporation

Aug 20, 2014

Cost to maintain vacant, foreclosed homes upsets Babylon officials

Babylon Village is spending tens of thousands of dollars a year and devoting scarce manpower to maintain about 10 vacant houses, a lingering effect of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, said Mayor Ralph Scordino. The banks and mortgage servicing compan... #Suffolk County, NY #Babylon, NY #Brookhaven, NY #Huntington, NY #Islip, NY #Montauk, NY

Aug 15, 2014

SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

(AP) -- After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ... #Florida #Southwest Airlines #Orlando Florida

Aug 19, 2014

Detained children need secure facilities, not police stations

Budget cuts mean more children are being kept overnight in inappropriate locations, with tragic consequences Although still only 17, Kesia Leatherbarrow had a long history of self-harming and mental health problems when she was arrested by police in ... #Florida #Southwest Airlines #Orlando Florida

Aug 13, 2014

Moody's boosts East Hampton Town's bond rating

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded East Hampton Town's bond rating to Aa2 from Aa3, following the town's recovery from near-bankruptcy five years ago. The upgrade "reflects the town's stable financial position, which has improved over the past se... #Florida #Southwest Airlines #Orlando Florida

Aug 08, 2014

Retiring Assemb. Harvey Weisenberg to receive tribute

ALBANY Assemb. Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) will be honored Tuesday for his decades of service to the disabled. Weisenberg is retiring from the Assembly at the end of the year after serving since 1989. The event in Melville will include the Cereb... #Andrew Cuomo #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 10, 2014

Would a citizens income be better than our benefits system?

Phasing out tax relief and allowances may reduce the budget deficit while also adapting to the growing informal economy, writes Larry Elliott The Bank of England has been scratching its head for months about the state of the economy. Unemployment is ... #Andrew Cuomo #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 10, 2014

Would a citizens income be better than our benefits system?

Phasing out tax relief and allowances may reduce the budget deficit while also adapting to the growing informal economy, writes Larry Elliott The Bank of England has been scratching its head for months about the state of the economy. Unemployment is ... #Andrew Cuomo #U.S. Republican Party