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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – who has not ruled out a run for president in 2020 – will visit Iowa this weekend, the home of the first presidential caucus, to speak to the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines.
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June Bunch, an 81-year-old community activist, has been named the interim chairwoman of the Queens Democratic Party and will assume the post immediately, following the resignation of former Rep. Joseph Crowley.
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Frederick Douglass Houses Tenant Association President Carmen Quiñones met President Donald Trump briefly in the Oval Office – the climax of a whirlwind week during which she hosted Lynne Patton, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched an investigation after a wooden beam fell from an elevated subway track in Queens, impaling the passenger side of a moving car.
A judge has granted New York City’s motion to block ousted Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters from testifying in a civil case involving the New York City Housing Authority lead paint debacle.
New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza bashed the controversial gifted and talented program at a meeting this month, saying it accepts too many kids, but cited inaccurate numbers when making his point.
A bump in membership at New York State United Teachers and the Civil Service Employees Association suggests the unions were able to largely retain their membership and convince some nonmembers and new hires to join, even after the Janus decision.
A proposal to change the building aid part of the state education funding package, which reimburses schools for construction and renovation projects, could be particularly costly to some wealthy suburban districts.
New York City public advocate candidate Eric Ulrich has been courting the Orthodox Jewish vote, but has struggled to unite the community’s Hasidic and non-Hasidic branches, exposing deep strategic rifts.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he will lobby for federal dollars to help Long Island MacArthur Airport finance a new concourse and other upgrades, which he said could help alleviate crowds at the busy airports serving the New York metropolitan area.
New York City public advocate candidate Nomiki Konst identifies as a democratic socialist and is depicted as a millennial women finding her voice, but for someone campaigning for a job to keep fellow city leaders honest, her own personal history is hard to pin down.
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The best New York City public advocate candidate to hold de Blasio accountable and press for reforms is Jumaane Williams, a veteran city councilman with a record of accomplishment and a steadfast willingness to stand up to powerful interests.
The purpose of the Public Authorities Control Board must be codified in unequivocal legislative language that gives it the right to render judgment on a project’s underlying financials and nothing more to prevent it from being used to serve political ends.
If you have money in a New York City pension fund, you might want to start worrying – because Comptroller Scott Stringer, the guy who’s supposed to be watching them, is so busy playing politics that his office can’t even get its numbers right.
A lot is riding on the 2020 census, which makes it all the more puzzling that New York’s efforts to ensure every resident of the state is counted don’t match the urgency of the situation.
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When President Donald Trump meets North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, next week, his advisers hope to hammer out a road map for ridding the state of its nuclear weapons, but Trump appears more tantalized by declaring an end to the war on the Korean Peninsula.
A federal judge slapped a gag order on longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone just days after he posted a threatening message about the judge on social media, telling him he can no longer talk about the special counsel investigation.