By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 8:19 am | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 9:43 am By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Electric utility Con Edison was working Friday to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City. The event Thursday caused power outages, briefly grounded flights at LaGuardia airport and filled social media feeds with eerie photos, questions and jokes, to the point that even the New York Police Department tweeted there was “no evidence of extraterrestrial activity.” While Con Ed initially described a “brief electrical fire” at a power substation in the Astoria section of Queens, spokesman Bob McGee said Friday that what happened was an electrical flash after a malfunction involving 20-foot-high equipment with cables carrying 138,000 volts. By comparison, a standard U.S. household gets … [Read more...] about Watch: Weird blue pulsing in sky transfixes New York City
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Jocelyn Noveck, Ap National Writer Updated 8:31 am PDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 FILE - This Jan. 8, 1969 file photo shows dancer-choreographer Paul Taylor in New York. Taylor, a giant of modern dance, has died Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 88. FILE - This Jan. 8, 1969 file photo shows dancer-choreographer Paul Taylor in New York. Taylor, a giant of modern dance, has died Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 88. Photo: John Lent, AP Photo: John Lent, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This Jan. 8, 1969 file photo shows dancer-choreographer Paul Taylor in New York. Taylor, a giant of modern dance, has died Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 88. FILE - This Jan. 8, 1969 file … [Read more...] about Paul Taylor, giant of modern dance, dead at 88 in New York
NEWPORT NEWSIn the wake of a report that showed Hampton Roads had some of the highest eviction rates in the nation, officials are talking about how to lower the numbers – even as others dispute the extent of the problem.In April, Princeton researchers released a report on eviction rates in large cities that included five Virginia cities among the top 10.At a forum Monday, U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott said he was embarrassed by the rankings.Richmond and four Hampton Roads cities – Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake – make up half of the nation’s top 10 large cities by eviction rate. Three other Virginia cities, including Portsmouth, were in the top five among mid-size cities.Scott brought together housing advocates, elected officials, real estate brokers and housing authority leaders Monday morning to talk about what's driving the eviction numbers – and how to deal with what he called “a solvable problem.”The battle lines were … [Read more...] about Congressman, others talk about how to tackle Virginia’s sky-high eviction rates
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: Alabama, badhealth, badpollution, Biosludge, Biosolids, crops, fertilizer, human excrement, human waste, landfill, New York City, Parrish, sewage, south, toxic sludge, toxic waste, Train (Natural News) The 982 residents who live in the tiny town of Parrish, Alabama, have been stuck with a stinky, poop-filled freight train that’s been sitting on its tracks for several months now, and nobody seems to know where or when it might be removed. The train had reportedly been sent from New York City carrying tons of human excrement from the Big Apple, which was destined to be dumped into landfills in the rural south. But an injunction apparently stopped this from taking place, leaving the waste train with nowhere to go. While the dumping of human waste into southern landfills is nothing new, this particular load seems to contain something that the residents of West Jefferson, its destination, don’t want in their backyard. … [Read more...] about Thousands of tons of New York’s human sewage is stuck on a train in Alabama… say what?
A Liverpool couple who decided to wed at New York’s City Hall panicked when they realized they needed a witness. But the Internet came to their rescue. Dan and Gill McCauley, who met two years ago at a pub, decided to tie the knot in New York City. Both had been married before, each have children, and they wanted to do something “just for us,” they said. They booked a date at the New York City Marriage Bureau, but just weeks before they were due to exchange vows, they realized they were missing one crucial thing: a witness. To be legally wed in New York, a couple needs to have a witness, and the British couple didn’t know who to turn to. Dan had an idea, but it was a long shot. Without expecting much of a response, he posted on a community page for New York City residents on the online platform Reddit. Royal Family Photos: Kate, William Welcome 3rd Child, a Boy Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images “Hi peeps I need a witness for clerks office … [Read more...] about British Couple Finds Last-Minute Witness for New York City Hall Marriage on Reddit