15 YEARS AGO, WE WERE POWERLESS
Aug14

15 YEARS AGO, WE WERE POWERLESS

Alternate power, grid independence key to preventing 2003 blackout repeat F ifteen years after the 2003 Northeast blackout, the likelihood of a catastrophic outage happening again depends on whether New York can adapt to smarter alternatives than its current electrical infrastructure, experts say. In the past two years, the state has focused on distributing the task of generating electricity between utility companies such as...

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Ask your L train shutdown Q’s this week in Canarsie
Aug14

Ask your L train shutdown Q’s this week in Canarsie

“We want to use this town hall to answer any questions or concerns people have and make sure everybody’s ready for 2019.” The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation will host a town hall meeting Wednesday in Canarsie to update straphangers on next year’s L train shutdown. The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation will host a town hall meeting  Wednesday in Canarsie to update straphangers on next year’s L train...

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Graffiti, arsenal bust in Qns.
Aug09

Graffiti, arsenal bust in Qns.

Police arrested a 28-year-old man for alleged vandalism of city trains and discovered an arsenal of weapons in his Queens apartment last week. Police found that the graffiti suspect, Keylan Levine, had 1,542 cans of spray paint, an assault rifle modified with a bump stock, a .25 caliber pistol and ammunition, and other weapons in his Ridgewood apartment when they searched it last Thursday He was charged with criminal possession of a...

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The sports gambling boom is here
Aug09

The sports gambling boom is here

Online betting sites were introduced this week The sports-gambling boom is happening much faster than many believed it would since the Supreme Court ruled in May that legalization would be up to individual states instead of being restricted on a federal level. Things are already up and running in New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi, and New Jersey was the first to roll out online sports betting. DraftKings, through a partnership with...

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Tech giants banInfowars, Jones
Aug07

Tech giants banInfowars, Jones

Apple, YouTube, Facebook and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards. The sweeping moves are the broadest actions yet by internet companies that have suspended or removed some of the conspiracy-driven content. Since founding Infowars in 1999, Jones has built a vast audience. Among the theories he has promoted is that the 9/11...

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