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SAT, ACT Will Be Optional For Applicants To Hofstra University

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Standardized college admission tests will now be optional for students applying to Hofstra University on Long Island. Beginning in 2015, students will be able to decide for themselves whether the tests will be part of their applications, CBS 2 reported. Instead of SAT and ACT tests, the institution will focus on students’ high school performance in its admissions decisions, Newsday reported. The new policy will apply to all undergraduate students ente ...

Jun 27 2014, 9:11am CDT

Full article at: CBS New York YouTube Videos

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Massive Mural By Alex Katz To Be Mounted Near New Whitney Museum

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A monumental mural by artist Alex Katz will soon be mounted directly across from the new location of the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District. The work by the locally-based artist is titled “Katherine and Elizabeth.” The 17-foot-by-29-foot digital print depicting close-ups of two friends will flank the TF Cornerstone building. It will be visible from the nearby High Line. It is expected to be instal ...
Full article at: CBS New York 5 hours ago
 


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Metropolitan Opera Wants Federal Mediator To Settle Contract Dispute

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Metropolitan Opera wants to bring in a federal mediator to settle a contract dispute that’s threatening to lockout workers. Opera and union officials say management proposed a mediator during negotiating sessions Wednesday. The opera says it rejected one union’s proposal for interest-based bargaining, saying it would be ineffective and time consuming. The musicians union says it’s considering mediation but says the opera should extend the current contra ...
Full article at: CBS New York 6 hours ago
 

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Police: Armed Thief Fires Shot Inside Roosevelt Home

Source: CBS New York

ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police on Long Island are investigating a brazen break-in involving an armed suspect. Police said a thief kicked in the door to a rear bedroom of a home in Roosevelt where a couple was sleeping and fired one shot from a handgun. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The 36-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were not hit by the gunfire. Police said when th ...
Full article at: CBS New York 6 hours ago
 

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Con Edison Launches Program To Combat Copper Theft

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Con Edison has launched a program aimed at deterring copper wire thefts and protecting its equipment. The utility is spraying identifying markings on copper and equipment that’s invisible to the naked eye but visible with a UV light. The program allows police to identify who stole a piece of metal and from where. Copper is used in Con Edison’s electrical delivery system. Thieves often sell the copper to scrapyards for cash. In March, three Long Island Rail Road wor ...
Full article at: CBS New York 6 hours ago
 

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Man Charged In Slaying Of Woman, 85, In Mount Vernon

Source: CBS New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Westchester County man has been charged with beating an 85-year-old woman to death while stealing copper pipes and brass objects from her home in Mount Vernon this past winter. Lloyd “Blue” Lewis, 32, was arraigned Wednesday on a 17-count indictment charging him with murder, burglary, petty larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the offic ...
Full article at: CBS New York 7 hours ago
 

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Settlements Reached In 4 Taconic Parkway Wrong-Way Crash Lawsuits

Source: CBS New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Five years after eight people were killed when an intoxicated mother collided head-on with an SUV on the Taconic Parkway, four lawsuits stemming from the crash have been settled, a lawyer said. The terms of the settlements are confidential, said attorney Kevin Grennan, who represented one of the victims and the only survivor. The lawsuits were brought against the estate of Diane Schuler and against her brother, who owned the minivan she was driving. Schule ...
Full article at: CBS New York 7 hours ago
 

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NJ Teen Pleads Guilty In 1 World Trade Center Climb

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building. Justin Casquejo admitted Wednesday he broke a New York City misdemeanor law against scaling tall buildings without permission. He’s expecting a sentence of 23 days of community service. His lawyer has declined to comment. Casquejo said he was sorry for the incident in a Mar ...
Full article at: CBS New York 9 hours ago, 6:10pm CDT
 

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Gov. Christie: State’s Bail System ‘Unfair,’ Doesn’t Make Sense

Source: CBS New York

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state’s bail system. During a statement he gave in his office in Trenton on Wednesday, Christie talked about a Hamilton man who was free on bail this month when he was accused of taking part in a Trenton home invasion and pointing a gun at an 8-month-old baby. ...
Full article at: CBS New York 9 hours ago, 6:09pm CDT
 

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New York Man Charged In Connection With Overdose Death At NYC Music Festival

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An upstate New York man was arrested Wednesday morning on narcotics charges in connection to the overdose death of another man at the New York City music festival, Electric Zoo, authorities said. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Patrick Morgan, 23, of Buffalo, New York, was charged with one count of conspiring to distribute narcotics and another count of distributing narcotics. The c ...
Full article at: CBS New York 9 hours ago, 5:28pm CDT
 



 

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