Today's Take

A short take on today’s news

BY JOE GENCO –There’s a whole bunch of tit-for-tat going on between the US and Russia. We probably won’t know what it means until Putin’s chosen President takes office for the US. http://www.cnn.com/…/russia-us-obama-putin-trump…/index.html –Alan Bedenko gives what seems like a

Today's Take

A short take on today’s news

BY JOE GENCO —John Best wisdom. Hey, is that redundant? “Random thoughts…I’ve heard a few times how people who have been married 50-60 years pass away within a few days or weeks of each other but never a mother-daughter. Upon

Education

Nevergold to Paladino: “You’re fired”

Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold, the school board president, is being floated as a candidate for State Senate following a special meeting convened to discuss controversial remarks made by Carl Paladino in Artvoice last week. The developer has since apologized for the remarks. A motion

Canada

Marvin Rotrand chosen as interim leader of Coalition Montréal

Veteran city councillor Marvin Rotrand has been elected as interim leader of the opposition Coalition Montréal following the resignation on Monday of party chief Benoit Dorais. Dorais, mayor of the Sud-Ouest borough, said he would begin the New Year as an

Opinion

McMurray: An island without fear

BY NATE MCMURRAY Freedom from the fear of others Diversity is not just an empty motto. It’s an ideal we strive for because diversity brings strength. Even on a basic level, genetic diversity helps us survive and adapt. And cultural

Today's Take

A short take on today’s stories

BY JOE GENCO –Interesting read from Erin Koprevich. Suck it up, buttercup. If your world sucks and your life sucks and everyone you meet sucks the real problem is you. It’s sort of like if everyone you meet is an

Zeitgeist

New York Mayor slammed for “shameless new videos”

The New York Post’s Editorial Board is taking New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to task for videos that the Board calls “shameless” and “pushes the ethical line.” “You might think a guy facing as many official investigations as

New York City

Diva of distressed debt finds two agreeable appellate judges

The investment banker Lynn Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, found two Denver federal appeals court judges who agree with the argument that it is unconstitutional for the Securities and Exchange Commission to try cases before administrative law judges. Known as the

Economy

Trump applauds SoftBank announcements

President-elect Donald Trump, from the steps of his Mar-o-lago resort in Palm Strings, FL applauded the return of 8,000 jobs to the United States. Trump touted plans announced earlier this month Masayoshi Son, a Japanese tech mogul, that his firm Softbank Capital

City

Mayor Brown is rumored to be considering exit strategies

A non-governmental source close to Mayor Byron W. Brown says that he is quietly considering exit strategies ahead of the expiration of his current term on January 1, 2018.  At least one aide, who asked not to be named, says that Brown expects

Today's Take

A short take on today’s stories

BY JOE GENCO –The true story of the Carl Paladino incident. It was a phone call, not an e-mail. They suggested self deprecating humor. He heard defecating and crapped himself. Then he thought about it again and realized maybe it

Opinion

Schroeder: Be thankful for the electoral college

BY BUDD SCHROEDER It is time to look forward to the New Year with all its promises and surprises.  There will be a new administration that will be predictably controversial.  The prediction is based on the effect the election has

Pardons

Robert Seth Hayes pens ‘freedom letter’

Editor’s Note: Robert Seth Hayes is currently incarcerated at the Sullivan Correctional Facility.  The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground, black nationalist militant organization that operated in the United States from 1970 to 1981. Composed largely of former Black Panthers (BPP), the organization’s program was one of “armed