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Daniel Donovan, Eric Garner Prosecutor, Wins Staten Island House Seat

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:21
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan declared victory tonight in a special election for Congress.

Bratton Open to Diverting Some Offenders From Criminal Process

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:22
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he is open to proposals that could "divert more quality-of-life offenders from the criminal process."

Youtube ‘Stars’ Urge People to Vote Against Donovan Over Eric Garner Case

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:58
People behind Youtube videos about everything from makeup to anime are lending their talents to another medium—the political ad.

Assembly Candidate Champions Endorsement From Top Democrat She Never Received

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:45
A Brooklyn Assembly candidate is claiming Scott Stringer endorsed her--even though he backed a rival.

1199 SEIU Slams ‘Fraudulent Email’ Attacking WFP and Union-Backed Candidate

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:12
1199 SEIU will push for a criminal investigation an email sent under the guise of Kevin Finnegan attacking WFP and Diana Richardson.

Report Recommends NYCHA Cut Deficit by Slashing Community Centers

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:39
The Citizens Budget Commission suggested NYCHA could save $19 million by cutting its centers for youth and the elderly.

Gov. Cuomo Unveils Blueprint to End AIDS Epidemic By 2020

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:31
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a blueprint to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020.

De Blasio Says He Stands in ‘Solidarity’ With Baltimore Mayor

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:00
Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke with Baltimore's mayor this weekend, ahead of violent riots there.

Dressing Down for Denim Day, Bratton Asks for Help Fighting Sexual Assault

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:27
Bill Bratton, speaking at a Denim Day event, said the NYPD needs the help of citizens to fight sexual assault.

Top New York Democrats: Urinating in Public Should Still Be a Crime

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:37
The comptroller and public advocate think public urination should remain a crime.

Hillary Clinton Calls for Facing ‘Hard Truths About Race and Justice in America’

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:40
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today called for sweeping criminal justice reforms in the wake of the deaths of unarmed black men in police custody—most recently in Baltimore, plunging the city into days of unrest.

‘Party’ to showcase 1000 Hangings in Iran Held at NYU by Human Rights Group

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:49
The scene outside New York University (NYU) this morning is of a celebratory and sarcastic nature. A “massive party” is taking place to bring awareness to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s recent milestone of 1,000 hangings in the just the past 18 months.

Dante de Blasio Is Going to Yale

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:54
Dante de Blasio will attend Yale University in the fall, according to his mother.

City on the Edge: The Problems, Policies, Politics and People of NYCHA

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 21:30
Some 404,000 New Yorkers depend on the troubled New York City Housing Authority's developments for shelter—can Bill de Blasio and Shola Olatoye help them?

De Blasio Disagrees With Mark-Viverito’s Push to Decriminalize Some Offenses

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 19:32
Mayor Bill de Blasio said tonight he does not support Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's call to decriminalize offenses like fare-beating.

Michael Bloomberg Keeps It Apolitical at Genesis Prize Event

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:12
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to stay out of politics—and he kept his word today after a Bloomberg Philanthropies event.

Advocates Continue Push for More Public Housing Units for the Homeless

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:06
Activists and pols again pressed the mayor and NYCHA to make 2,500 apartments a year available to the 60,000 families in the shelter system.

Sheldon Silver Trial Date Set for November 2

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:38
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver once again pleaded not guilty to an expanded federal indictment and his trial will begin November 2.

New York State Senator Wants to Ban Indoor Tanning for Minors

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:42
State Senator Brad Hoylman wants to ban indoor tanning for all minors in New York State.

Housing Issues Dominate Brooklyn Assembly Forum

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 06:00
Diana Richardson and Shirley Patterson faced questions about the 421-a exemption and campaign contributions from real estate developers.