Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tenants upset about no cooking gas in the Bronx

Many of the tenants at 85 Strong Street in the Bronx are cooking on hot plates because the cooking gas has been cut to their apartments for about a month now. Most of the units have had cooking gas restored after the tenants association met with city officials. But not to 12 units - including the apartments of the tenants union leaders. They're also dealing with water leaks from the roof - and water seepage through the outside walls. the damage from which can be seen.

I'm covering the story for 1010 WINS.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Remembering Malcom X

This is the moment of silence 50 years to the day and time Malcom X was shot in the Audubon Ballroom, now the Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center, on Broadway in Harlem. Covering the commemoration for 1010 WINS.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NY City's 12 days without a homicide streak may have come to an end

New York City’s 12-day stretch without a homicide may be over. A Queens man has been found dead in his Kew Gardens Hills home. Police say the 56-year-old man was found at the bottom of his basement stairs with a bruise on the right side of his forehead. A 21-year-old man found with some of the dead man's belongings is being questioned. On the scene for 1010 WINS.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Baby it's cold outside!

Officials at OEM HQ in NY City warning about dangerously cold temperatures, the likes of which the Big Apple hasn't seen since the early 90s. Most at risk, the elderly, the very young and those with compromised health issues. Extra crews out answer complaints about no heat in buildings. Extra crews out servicing the homeless - trying to get them off the streets as well.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Should felons be allowed to vote? What about carrying guns?

By Jason Brackins via Flickr

It’s difficult to understand whether this is just a clever way for conservatives to block a plan to let felons vote or if they are really interested in getting their agenda pushed. But there are those in the gun rights world who say they will support a liberal plan to let felons vote if those same ex-cons are given the right to bear arms.
It actually was once legal for felons to carry guns. It was the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 that put an end to it
Actually, felons can get their rights to bear arms back. But not everywhere.Some states allow them to own guns. That’s because in the 1980s, Congress passed another law, allowing states to permit felons to carry guns
Actually the right for convicted felons to vote also varies from state-to-state. In some states, convicts are actually allowed to vote while incarcerated. In some after release. And in some, not at all.

European diplomats to Bibi: Chill out

Sleep well, Benjamin  Netanyahu. Don’t worry so much about the pending deal over Iran’s nuclear weapons aspirations. No deal that doesn’t protect Israel will be reached.
This comes at a time when the prime minister is preparing to address the U.S. Congress about those very fears that Iran cannot be trusted. As an aside, it comes at a time when Netanyahu is embroiled in a protocol dispute with the White House over having accepted the invitation to address Congress. A dispute which, we are now learning, may have had nothing to do with anything Netanyahu did.
In case you were wondering if all this pressure aimed at Netanyahu, including this from Haaretz, is causing him to rethink the congressional address; the answer is “no.” Netanyahu remains defiant, saying he still intends to talk to the Joint Session of Congress.