Posts Tagged ‘ Hoyt Schermerhorn ’

The Blotter: Shots, Sheep, Sno-Cones

The Blotter: Shots, Sheep, Sno-Cones

As a public service, The City Desk periodically offers up selected items culled from recent City police reports. (Note: More violent, standard items do not frequently show up here, as they are covered in the local papers with regularity.) 9:45 pm Corner of Simcoe and Newbury Streets: Officers from the 27th Precinct respond to reports…

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The Blotter: Sloppy Blows, Newsstands Moved, Pets and Children Saved

The Blotter: Sloppy Blows, Newsstands Moved, Pets and Children Saved

As a public service, The City Desk periodically offers up selected items culled from local police reports. (Note: More violent, standard items do not frequently show up here, as they are covered in the local papers with regularity.) 10:30 pm Corner of Merriman and 112th Streets: Two men, both wearing NFL jerseys, are arrested outside…

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The Blotter: Potato Guns Are Surprisingly Illegal

The Blotter: Potato Guns Are Surprisingly Illegal

As a public service, The City Desk periodically offers up selected items culled from local police reports. (Note: More violent, standard items do not frequently show up here, as they are covered in the local papers with regularity.) 7:23 am 3700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue: A group of students are arrested after carrying Davidson High…

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Union Head Angered About Age of Fire Trucks

Union Head Angered About Age of Fire Trucks

In most major cities, fire trucks are replaced after about ten years or so of service. This is not the case in our fair city. Ryan Kowalski, Union of Professional Firefighters Local 47 president and city fireman at Ladder Company 70, revealed in a press conference yesterday that some of our fire engines are over…

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Don’t be Afraid of the Humpback Buses

Don’t be Afraid of the Humpback Buses

You may have noticed the City-Suburban Transit Authority’s fleet of buses are all starting to grow humps on their roofs. It is nothing to be alarmed about, since it is all part of the CSTA’s conversion to compressed natural gas-powered buses, something that sounds like an especially good idea with increased CSTA ridership (due to…

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The Blotter: Monster party, pets in trouble, misc.

The Blotter: Monster party, pets in trouble, misc.

As a public service, The City Desk periodically offers up selected items culled from local police reports. 9:17 pm 200 block of Euclid Avenue: A 7-year-old girl reports to 911 that “monsters are knocking at my door.” Dispatch sends a cruiser to reassure the girl, only to find people dressed as Frankenstein and the Werewolf…

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The Blotter: Mischief, Various

The Blotter: Mischief, Various

As a public service, The City Desk periodically offers up selected items culled from local police reports. 12:08 am Harding Park, Officers disperse a group of people loitering in the park after hours. 1:01 am 3400 block of Spring Street: A woman reports excessive noise in adjoining house. The responding officers could hear nothing. 2:17…

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Suburban Towns Overwhelmingly Vote For County Police Force

Suburban Towns Overwhelmingly Vote For County Police Force

When Governor VanNorden was elected two years ago, she promised reform and creative ways of saving taxpayers money. In a binding ballot referendum special election held throughout the state voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of county police forces to replace those of villages, hamlets, towns, townships and other municipalities. The measure was only rejected in…

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