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EXCLUSIVE: Mayor de Blasio Ditches NASA’s Contract for Overhaul of 911 System after Costs Skyrocketed

NY Daily News – September 05, 2014 by Juan Gonzalez Mayor de Blasio is grounding NASA Consultants from the space agency were hired two years ago by de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, to solve mounting technical problems with the city’s $2 billion overhaul of its 911 system. But now our new mayor is scrubbing NASA’s […]

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FDNY Adds 13 Names to 9/11 Memorial Wall

by MARIA ALVAREZ William “Bill” Quick is finally at rest at FDNY headquarters, where he and dozens more firefighters who survived rescue and recovery work at Ground Zero but not the deadly diseases that followed are remembered. The FDNY Memorial Wall dedication Thursday at the department’s Brooklyn headquarters honors members who died as result of […]

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Sen. Charles Schumer Announces Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act will be Considered on Sept. 11

by Annie Karni Standing with a group of 9/11 families in front of the Southern reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial, Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday announced that the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) will be considered on the upcoming anniversary of the attacks and that he expects the legislation to be passed […]

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Fire Rages On Garbage Barge in Hutchinson River

CBS 2 – August 28, 2014 MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A garbage barge full of crushed cars caught fire Wednesday afternoon on the Hutchinson River between the Bronx and Mount Vernon. As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, the barge carrying crushed cars and scrap metal caught fire on the river around 5:45 p.m. […]

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Fighter Jet Crashes, Burns in Virginia Forest

An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia, an Air Force spokesperson said. The jet is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, Maj. Candice Ismirle said. Authorities searching the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest […]

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