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

  Fines Raised for False Fire Alarms in Nyack A resolution was passed in Nyack on Thursday, July 19 increasing the fines for false alarms to the local fire department. Anyone who places a false call to the Nyack fire department more than twice a year will be penalized with a $300 fine. And the fines […]

Timelines: May 31, 2012

Facebook Shares Continue to Drop Facebook’s shares dropped nearly 10 percent on Tuesday, May 29 and, according to analysts, there’s nothing stopping it from falling even lower than its current price of $28.84. Predictions for what the stock will do are all over the place, with some investors believing Facebook’s shares will reach as high […]


“Operation: Game Over” catches sex offenders preying on victims through online video games Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently that more than 3,500 accounts of registered sex offenders in New York state will be removed from online video game platforms as part of “Operation: Game Over,” an initiative that huge corporations such as Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard […]

Timeline — 4/5

State Health Commissioners ban sale of synthetic marijuana products New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently issued an order banning the sale of synthetic marijuana products in New York State. These substances contain the plan material coated with chemicals that mimic THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana. They are being sold in […]


Ramapo man faces charges for setting New Square dissident Rottenerg’s car fire Aron Fromowitz, 22, surrendered on Tuesday to face charges that he set a car on fire while he was drunk for a Purim celebration. The car belonged to a New Square resident. Fromowitz pleaded not guilty through his attorney to charges of third-degree […]