The Weekend That Was
President Obama is in Aurora, Colo. to meet with the families of victims and survivors of the movie theater shooting.
Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan says some of the victims still need to undergo major surgery and might not make it.
Many questions remain about the alleged shooter, James Holmes, who is due in court tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
The NYT deemed calls for “vigilante justice,” like the one Texas Rep.Louie Gohmert suggested might have stopped the Aurora shooting, potentially “the single most dangerous idea in the debate over gun ownership.”
NYPD presence at movie theaters allayed the fears of moviegoers at NYC showings of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
After the shooting, Mayor Bloomberg criticized both President Obama and Mitt Romney for failing to focus more on gun control.
The incident is moving New York’s conversation over guns away from the microstamping debate to one about the availability of weapons and background checks.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat, said Bloomberg is “putting his finger on the wrong spot” because gun control is a congressional issue.
Its the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage becoming legal in New York.
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Noach Dear lost his position after a ruling that barred police from ticketing public drinkers unless cops lab-tested their booze.
AG Eric Schneiderman is making his mark.
Hydrofracking supporters in Chenango County are worried they’re going to be dropped off the list of areas where the first drilling permits are issued. Deputy Senate Majority Leader Tom Libous insists that’s not true.
In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too.
Are NYC charter schools better at educating kids than regular public schools? Bloomberg thinks so.
Experts say Kerry Kennedy’s seizure defense is possible, but highly unlikely.
A small but generous circle of Buffalo trial lawyers and restaurant owners, real estate developers and health care executives – most with some financial or policy interest before the state government – has emerged over the past six months to help fill the governor’s 2014 re-election bank account.
Sen. George D. Maziarz has raised more than $500,000 for his political campaign in the past year and more than $250,000 in the last six months.
Normalcy appeared to return to the track Saturday, a day after the New York Racing Association stumbled out of the gate with water and technology problems.
The proposed 45 percent Thruway toll hike for truckers will have a negative trickle down effect.
Bob McCarthy writes: “It’s deja vu all over again as (Erie County Democratic Chairman Len) Lenihan re-retires and the succession parade revives.”
The signature Bloomberg administration reform of shutting down failing schools and replacing them with new schools has — itself — failed thousands of city students, according to a DN analysis.
The City of Niagara Falls and Nik Wallenda are fighting over $25,000 worth of unpaid overtime bills for police officers and firefighters during the daredevils falls walk.
The Journal News did a huge takeout piece on “what’s at stake” in the proposal to replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.
The paper still has a lot of unanswered questions about the project.
Staten Island GOP chairman Bob Scamardella was pleased with US Senate candidate Wendy Long’s June 26th performance in the borough. (She eked out a victory over Rep. Bob Turner).
John Messer took the stage at the Flushing Mall this afternoon to formally announce his campaign against Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in this year’s Democratic primary. He focused on the ASian vote. NYC Councilman Dan Halloran, a GOP congressional hopeful, was at the event.
An Occupy Rochester protest ended with 18 arrests.
Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and Sen. David Carlucci announced legislation requiring boating safety courses and offering insurance discounts for boaters who complete them.
Attorney Gloria Allred wants Schneiderman to investigate Syracuse University’s handling of sex abuse allegations against former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
The NY Post picks up Cuomo ally Assemblyman Joe Morelle’s call on CapTon for legislative pay raises.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is proposing fee increases for a variety of services, including transporting accident victims by police helicopter to medical facilities, and is expected to call for additional staff reductions as part of a $45 million deficit-closing plan.
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