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New York Budget Talks Continue in State Legislature

by Associated Press
NY Assembly Building in Albany.

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The leader of the Democrat-controlled state Assembly said Tuesday their budget proposal will include a property tax "circuit breaker" instead of the rebate program sought by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Speaker Sheldon Silver made the comment to state Capitol reporters as negotiations between legislative leaders and Cuomo over the state budget due April 1 enter the final weeks. The Assembly and the state Senate each were expected to vote Wednesday on separate budget proposals staking out their positions on the fiscal plan.

President Obama in NYC for Dual Fundraisers

by Associated Press

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President Barack Obama is bolstering his party's campaign coffers, joining an ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic National Committee climb out of a worrisome deficit. It's the latest alignment of the Obama and Clinton orbits, as the former first lady considers a White House bid in 2016.

Bronxwood Park: A Modern Relic

by Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer

When you take a left off of Gun Hill Road and walk onto Holland Avenue, the sound of the cars, buses and throngs of people, so familiar to Bronx locals, gradually fades away. The hulking apartment buildings and commercial strip give way to big, old houses with yards and trees, and by the time Holland Road curves into North Oak Drive, it’s hard to believe you’re still in the Bronx.

S.A.T Exam Changes

by Associated Press

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The perfect score will again be 1,600. What's more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious."

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