Timeline: September 6, 2012

Reverend Arrested for Child Rape The former head of the New Rochelle-based Salesian Brothers’ eastern division and former director of Marian Shrine, a Roman Catholic Retreat Center in Stony Point, pleaded not guilty to five charges of raping a boy 30 years ago. Reverend Richard McCormick, 71, was arrested on Thursday, August 30 in New […]

Timelines: August 23, 2012

Aney Paul Resigns From New City Library Aney Paul resigned from the New City Library Board of Trustees Thursday, August 16, after more than five years. Paul decided to resign because she felt it was time; she had missed the last two meetings. She told the board that she really enjoyed being on it for […]

Timeline: August 16, 2012

Slowing Climate Change System Causes Other Problems The United Nations created a system of rewarding manufacturers for reducing their emissions of dangerous gases that are emitted into the atmosphere, but this has created other problems. The U.N. did not anticipate that some businesses, specifically air-conditioning and refrigeration ones, would use this reform to their benefit. But […]

Timeline: August 9, 2012

New Plant in Haverstraw up for Debate GenOn, a Haverstraw energy plant that has been involved in ongoing negotiations with the Town of Haverstraw concerning taxes, recently proposed building a new natural-gas power plant at the Bowline Generating Station under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Energy Highway” initiative. GenOn, formerly known as Mirant, owns the Bowline facility, which […]

Timelines: August 2, 2012

MTA Updates Plan for Financial Future The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its 2013 Preliminary Budget and July Financial Plan for 2013-16. In 2010, the MTA demonstrated the most aggressive cost cutting in its history. The plan released now builds on those same cost cutting initiatives. These efforts have generated $686 million in annual recurring […]

Timelines: July 26, 2012

Teacher Claims he was Fired After Refusing Sexual Advances Former teacher Shawn Dowiak of New Jersey is suing the Rockland County Board of Cooperative Educational Services in federal court for discrimination, claiming he was repeatedly sexually harassed. Dowiak said he got a teaching job at Rockland BOCES after he had sex with William Boydston, the board’s […]

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