By Michael Greene – New York Daily Weed Report
New York – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will begin his 3rd term with a speech tonight, January 1, 2019 on Ellis Island, in New York Harbor. This Island is shared by the states of New York and New Jersey. It was mostly thought of as belonging to New York until the 1998 United States Supreme Court Decision in the case of New Jersey v. New York, 523 U.S. 767 (1998), which found that approximately ninety percent of the island is in New Jersey. The speech will be given from the New York Side.
The New York State Governor’s official agenda states that Andrew Cuomo will be sworn in for his third term as Governor tonight, and will deliver an Inaugural Address. The speech is set to begin at 7pm eastern time. All ears are on the Governor to see if he will add any more detail to his ambitious plan to legalize regulated adult use marijuana, which he outlined in his December 17, 2018 speech, in which he published his 2019 legislative agenda.
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants used Ellis Island to enter the United States. It is an island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay off the New Jersey coast, close to the Statue of Liberty. It was designated as the first Federal immigration station by President Benjamin Harrison in 1890. The local Indian tribes had called it “Kioshk” or Gull Island. It had rich and plentiful oyster beds. It became known as Oyster Island for many generations. Samuel Ellis became the island’s private owner in the 1770s. Ellis Island developed from a sandy island that barely rose above the high tide mark, into a hanging site for pirates, a harbor fort, ammunition and ordinance depot named Fort Gibson, and finally into an immigration station. It is now a museum.
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Newly arrived people lined up for processing at Ellis Island