Most talked about Newsday stories

Construction contracts up 110 percent in NY metro area in August

newsday.com — The value of contracts for future construction in the metropolitan area rose 110 percent in August compared with a year ago as commercial activity picked up. McGraw Hill Construction, an industry information service, reported Tuesday that nearly $5 billion in contracts for future building were awarded in August for the 23-county region that includes Long Island.

Week 4 NFL power rankings 2014 by Newsday's Bob Glauber

newsday.com — primary .contributor {padding:0 0 10px 0;}#main #primary table td, #main #primary table th {float: left;padding:
Sep 30, 2014

RT @BobGlauber: Go team! "@NewsdaySports: Those #NYG Giants are soaring fast in this week's #NFL power rankings from @BobGlauber. newsday.com/powerrankings

Sep 30, 2014

Go team! "@NewsdaySports: Those #NYG Giants are soaring fast in this week's #NFL power rankings from @BobGlauber. newsday.com/powerrankings

Grisanti, IDC meeting clouds Senate picture

newsday.com — ALBANY -- The outlook into who will control the state Senate has become even murkier after a secret meeting between a Buffalo Republican who lost his GOP primary and the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference. Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) met privately with Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx), the head of the Independent Democratic Conference, an official familiar with Monday's meeting told Newsday.
Sep 30, 2014

GOP Sen Skelos 1st says he's not sure GOP's Gristanti met with IDC's Klein, then says those talks are not a concern nwsdy.li/1pE3cKY

Laborers' union seeking apprentices

newsday.com — The Cement & Concrete Workers of New York City will begin taking applications Wednesday for 12 skilled construction-craft laborer apprenticeships. The group hands out applications at its training center, 29-18 35th Ave., Long Island City, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, except Columbus Day. Applications will be available until Oct.

Rich Tomko named publisher of amNewYork

newsday.com — Rich Tomko has been named publisher of amNewYork. He will oversee day-to-day operations for the paper and its digital products. "We will continue to create compelling content and engaging products in print and on mobile platforms," he said. Tomko, who has more than 18 years of digital publishing experience, joins amNewYork from Boost Digital, where he was a consultant to media companies.

Divorce law out of synch with same-sex marriage

newsday.com — NEW YORK - (AP) -- Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.

Husain Abdullah, Kansas City Chiefs safety, penalized after celebrating touchdown with a prayer

newsday.com — Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown, slid to his knees in the end zone to pray and was controversially flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during Monday night's 41-14 rout of the Patriots. The penalty has drawn criticism from some observers, because similar celebrations have been allowed in the past.
Sep 30, 2014

NFL says muslim player should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown nwsdy.li/1mLlHCz #HusainAbdullah

Jets cut rookie receiver/punt returner Jalen Saunders

newsday.com — FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Jets made a flurry of transactions yesterday in an attempt to add speed to their receiving corps and counterbalance David Nelson's ankle injury. In a surprising move, they waived fourth-round draft pick Jalen Saunders and signed free-agent wide receivers T.J. Graham and Chris Owusu.
Sep 30, 2014

#Jets cut rookie pick Saunders; sign WRs Graham, Owusu...Bohanon breaks collarbone, plus more injury updates ~> nwsdy.li/1nEZerB

Nassau police union angry supplies for recruits are late

newsday.com — Nassau County's newest police recruits hit the streets last week for the first time without some required equipment like raincoats and traffic vests, which union officials said could potentially put the rookie officers in danger and hurt morale.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @Newsday: LI police recruits hit the streets without some required equipment, which officials said could put them in danger nwsdy.li/YE6yI6

Sep 29, 2014

RT @paullarocco: "It's not like going into Macy's and buying a coat." Nassau top cop on equipment delay for rookies newsday.com/long-island/na… via@nicolefuller

Sep 29, 2014

"It's not like going into Macy's and buying a coat." Nassau top cop on equipment delay for rookies newsday.com/long-island/na… via@nicolefuller

Sep 29, 2014

The Nassau PBA called new recruits’ lack of turtlenecks and rain jackets “disgraceful” nwsdy.li/YEkotR

Show 2 more tweets from Nicole Fuller, Nicole Fuller

Rex Ryan's decision at quarterback a complicated one

newsday.com — Not a word that came out of Michael Vick's mouth Monday could be construed as lobbying for the Jets' starting job at quarterback. With Geno Smith struggling to the point where more than a few Jets fans chanted "We want Vick!"

Democratic chief: Denenberg will stay on State Senate ballot

newsday.com — The Nassau County Democratic leader said Monday that embattled Nassau Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) will stay on the ballot in the race for State Senate against fellow Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa). Chairman Jay Jacobs said he decided not to switch Denenberg to a State Supreme Court judicial race because of the difficulty a substitute Senate candidate would have in mounting a strong campaign five weeks before the election.
Sep 30, 2014

Democratic chief: Denenberg will stay on State Senate ballot - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/1qPkDsu

Sep 30, 2014

No judgeship nomination for Denenberg.Democratic chief: Denenberg will stay on State Senate ballot - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/1qPkDsu

Sep 30, 2014

Dem leader: Embattled pol to stay on ballot for NYS Senate seat on LI #newsday nwsdy.li/1uY0LqW