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Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises, rescue attempts continue

(CNN) -- Rescuers in hard hats and masks descended Wednesday on Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," President Enrique Pena Nieto said, calling

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:45:00

City Council Members call for for greater regulation of private bus companies after fatal crash

City Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Peter Koo called for further collaboration between the City Council, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Police Department to crack down on bad private bus companies and take them out of operation.

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 17:28:00

Q & A: Sawyer Fredericks goes back to his roots

Sawyer Fredericks talks about his career during an interview Thursday in Amsterdam. Photographer: Ethan Travis Musicians are always on the move. And singer/songwriter Sawyer Fredericks is no exception. But this weekend he's back in his hometown and is slated to perform on Saturday at an Amsterdam mu

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Recipe: Brussels sprout cauliflower gratin

This recipe from Bon Appetit makes the perfect side dish for the holiday table or for a weeknight roast chicken dinner. 1 and 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, quartered lengthwise through core 1 and 1/2 to 1 and 3/4 pound head of cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets 2 and 3/4 cups heavy

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 00:23:00

Talking SCHOP! Taste Talks 2017

In 2015, I had my first visit to Taste Talks in Brooklyn. I had a terrific time tasting new products, meeting chefs, tasting wine, listening to informative lectures and, of course, enjoying delicious food. This year I headed back to Brooklyn to see what was on the agenda. This year brought together

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 00:16:00

Hurricane Irma affects a tourism-driven region

Last week, the Western Hemisphere experienced one of the worst hurricanes in recorded history. Hurricane Irma came through 425 miles wide with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour and destroyed everything in its path, including islands that depend heavily on tourism to stabilize their economies. A few

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 00:01:00

Jazz Notes: Dizzy's, Donald Harrison, Freddie Cole, Russell Malone, Kara Walker

Donald Harrison Now through Oct. 1 Jazz at Lincoln Center's Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival is in full effect. The festival will showcase the diverse talents of artists across generations, with 22 distinctive programs over 31 days (that started Sept. 1). "For the last eight years, the Coca-

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 23:54:00

'Prince of Broadway' is theatrical musical perfection

Could you ever imagine a Broadway musical that takes the best moments, the best songs, the showstopper numbers of a production and puts all these moments together into one show? Now, take that element and add to it a storyline that connects these musicals, connects them as the body of works of a bri

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 23:37:00

NYC music critics Greg Tate, Laina Dawes head to Baltimore Book Festival

Renowned New York-based authors and music critics Greg Tate, who has been coined "the grandfather of hip-hop journalism," and Laina Dawes, author of "What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal," are making their way to Baltimore this weekend to sit on a special closi

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 22:29:00

Maysles screens 'Copwatch' doc Sept. 22-23

Scene from 'Copwatch' To protect and to serve is the motto that began, in 1955, with the Los Angeles Police Department and was further adopted by many other police forces. African, African-American and Latino citizens recite that credo with a practiced sneer because our history of continued harass

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 22:21:00

It's not too early to think about the general election in New York City

I am going to try my best not to finger wag my dear readers of the Amsterdam News. For those of you who were eligible to vote, I know many of you voted in the Sept. 12 municipal primaries for mayor, public advocate, city council, judges and even district attorneys (depending on your borough). Howeve

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:53:00

Kerry Hines' great hair industry adventure

"My main goal is to inform and educate the viewers," said Kerry Hines, founder of the HaiRadio Broadcast Network. "We talk about beauty, hair vendors throughout the city, music and hot topics." Hines will be hosting the fifth annual LIVE Hair & Beauty Show at the Black Spectrum Theatre complex in J

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:50:00

A proper send-off and fitting farewell to 'Baba' Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory was a comedian, but he was so much more. He was a civil rights leader, but he was so much more than that. He was a health advocate, and so much more. The many facets of Dick Gregory's amazing 84-year-life were celebrated and praised over three days Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, with a funeral

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:43:00

First ever Comic Con at Mount Vernon public library this Saturday

Mount Vernon Comic Con The Mount Vernon Public Library has been the Central Library of Westchester County for 60 years. The library is hosting its first ever Comic Con, an event it says will have something for comic book fans of all ages. Marvel Comics cover artist Andre LeRoy Davis, known as hip-

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:40:00

New Yorkers join communities nationwide marching for education

Education Activists declared Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, the National Day of Action to Oppose the Trump/DeVos Anti-Education Agenda. Parents, educators and community members gathered Wednesday outside the Trump building on Wall Street for a rally and speak-out in support of public education, before

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:39:00

Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Burks, literary scholar and film authority

When Ishmael Reed announced this week that Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Burks had died, he reminded us that she was among the contributors to "Black Hollywood Unchained-Commentary on the State of Black Hollywood," a collection of essays he edited in response to the film "Django Unchained" and published by Thi

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:37:00

Rally for Zimbabwe President Mugabe at U.N.

Robert Mugabe, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, will address the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, and a Zimbabwe support rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and First Avenue, at 3 p.m. The U.N. General Assembly opened Saturday, as a tremendous march and

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:31:00

Columbia grad workers testify before elected officials

This Wednesday, research and teaching assistants from various departments across Columbia University testified in front of a panel of elected officials at the Broadway Presbyterian Church. Those slated to attend included New York State Assembly Member Deborah Glick, New York City Councilman Mark Lev

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:30:00

32BJ president blasts Cuomo for state troopers/schools plan

Hector Figueroa During an appearance on Long Island last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his solution to the menace of street gang MS-13: state troopers in schools. Calling them "gang prevention officers" from the New York State Police, Cuomo said they'll be placed in almost a doz

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:26:00

Trump 'bombastic' at UN

President Trump should swallow some of the words he delivered in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. He would do well to heed his message about "authoritarian powers" that "seek to collapse the values, the system and alliance." And he would do well to check his own acti

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:14:00