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Two Hundred Thefts Per Day At J F K July 2016

Checking your bags at John F. Kennedy International Airport may be a risky proposition, a new report says. Valuables have been disappearing, and some are pointing their fingers at airport employees. The thefts have been occurring at an average rate of about ten an hour, or 200 per day, according to a recent CBS News Read More »

By Dave Gordon

City Bans Mention Of Dinosaurs, Dancing, Birthdays On Students’ Tests July 2016

Some New York educators in a bizarre case of political correctness have banned references to dinosaurs, birthdays, dancing and dozens of other topics on city-issued tests. They say that the mention of dinosaurs might upset those who do not believe the universe dates back billions of years, and mentioning birthdays could be offensive to members Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Tax Cuts Go Into Effect July 2016

Two recently-approved tax cuts went into effect on April 1. All clothing and footwear sold for less than $110 per item (or per pair of footwear) is now exempt from the combined 8.875 percent State and City sales tax. Previously, clothing sold for more than $55 was subject to the 4% sales tax. The exemption Read More »

By Dave Gordon

School Bus Service Extends Hours And Ages July 2016

New legislation has been passed allowing the City of New York to restore the yellow school bus service to 7th and 8th grade school children. The New York City Department of Education typically provides school bus service only to students through the sixth grade, and New York State has taken on the responsibility for providing Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Will New Yorkers Gamble On Casinos? July 2016

This November, New York voters will decide whether to authorize as many as seven full-service casinos throughout the State, at locations yet to be determined. Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, which has jurisdiction over compulsive gambling issues, warned that increased casino gambling opportunities in New York State will Read More »

By Dave Gordon
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