It’s been a year since Sandy swept the coast and left devastation in her wake, and a year since people flocked from all over the country to help those affected. Not all of those volunteers have left, and at least one has no intention of packing it in anytime soon.
Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23. This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day! The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia).
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received $361,500 and the Legislature has raked in more than $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 casino referendum which is being challenged in court, according to a new report.
The 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro begins today on Mulberry Street in Manhattan. The festival of Italian culture, food, and more runs daily through Sunday, September 22. More info at the website.
Business groups as well as progressive social service groups told New York officials they must put an end to decades of targeted, often politically fueled tax breaks and, instead, fairly cut taxes to turn around one of the country's worst business climates.