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Day: October 30, 2013

Ken Thompson Vows To Decriminalize Pot In Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, the country’s leading city for marijuana charges, Ken Thompson said that if elected Brooklyn’s district attorney, he will order his prosecutors to dispose of nearly all cases involving less than 15 grams of pot. Instead of throwing the…

Bloomberg to Replace NYC Fixtures With LED Lights

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced all 250,000 standard street light fixtures in New York City will be replaced with energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (LED) by 2017, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The Administration’s comprehensive,…

Syria Spillover Violence in Lebanon Raises Alarms

Lebanon’s army is trying to quell deadly clashes between Lebanese supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. One soldier died yesterday (Oct 28) and several were wounded in the northern city of Tripoli as army units deployed in a…