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Raw Story
NYC mayor isn’t opposed to secret orders to boot hundreds of people from their homesMayor Bill de Blasio commented for the first time Monday on the Daily News/ProP
NYC mayor isn’t opposed to secret orders to boot hundreds of people from their homes
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio commented for the first time Monday on the Daily News/ProPublica’s investigation into the NYPD’s use of the nuisance abatement law to boot hundreds of people from homes, saying while he supports the underlying “concept” of the... Read more
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Salon.com
“Miscarriage of justice”: A story that’s gotten too familiar — 4 years after innocent teen’s shooting by cop, family demands actionPolice followed black teen Ramarley Graham home in the Bronx one afternoon in
“Miscarriage of justice”: A story that’s gotten too familiar — 4 years after innocent teen’s shooting by cop, family demands action
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
Police followed black teen Ramarley Graham home in the Bronx one afternoon in February 2012. They then broke into his house without a warrant and shot the unarmed 18-year-old point-blank in the chest, killing him. The young man’s grandmother and... Read more
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Gawker
De Blasio Dodges Question About NYPD Kicking New Yorkers Out of Their HomesOver the weekend, several New York City public officials made statements about
De Blasio Dodges Question About NYPD Kicking New Yorkers Out of Their Homes
Gawker / Posted 3 days ago
Over the weekend, several New York City public officials made statements about the need for oversight or reform of a law that allows the NYPD to kick people out of their apartments without charging them of crimes. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s voice was... Read more
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NBC News
Clinton Gains Support From 170 African American Women LeadersHillary Clinton, looking ahead to the South Carolina primary, is strategically
Clinton Gains Support From 170 African American Women Leaders
NBC News / Posted 7 days ago
Hillary Clinton, looking ahead to the South Carolina primary, is strategically mobilizing black voters during a critical stretch in the 2016 presidential campaign. The Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that more than 170 prominent African... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
A worthy crusade on behalf of special ed kidsA lot of New Yorkers have been and remain skeptical about the value of having t
A worthy crusade on behalf of special ed kids
Staten Island Advance / Posted 7 days ago
A lot of New Yorkers have been and remain skeptical about the value of having the position of Public Advocate in city government. Critics say the post is unnecessary with five borough presidents, 51 City Council members and an army of local state... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Two signature de Blasio housing plans get thumbs up from key city agencyThe City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved two key de Blasio housing pr
Two signature de Blasio housing plans get thumbs up from key city agency
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
The City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved two key de Blasio housing proposals that would affect the look of new buildings throughout the city and require developers to include affordable housing in certain projects. The pair of complex... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Affordable-housing spat | Wage hike a plus | Proposed millionaire taxMayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are clashing over a state proposal t
Affordable-housing spat | Wage hike a plus | Proposed millionaire tax
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are clashing over a state proposal to boost oversight of the city’s affordable-housing bonds. The city worries this might jeopardize a property-tax exemption developers say is vital to building more... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Special ed advocates back Letitia James lawsuit for more servicesSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Special education parents on Staten Island are cheering
Special ed advocates back Letitia James lawsuit for more services
Staten Island Advance / Posted 9 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Special education parents on Staten Island are cheering a lawsuit brought by Public Advocate Letitia James against the Department of Education. The suit charges the DOE is not properly tracking services for special needs... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Groundhog Day 2016 decision: Staten Island Chuck says ...STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No mayor, no shadow. Staten Island Chuck predicted an e
Groundhog Day 2016 decision: Staten Island Chuck says ...
Staten Island Advance / Posted 9 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No mayor, no shadow. Staten Island Chuck predicted an early spring at the Staten Island Zoo on Tuesday. The groundhog emerged from his spacious glass enclosure as city and state officials looked on along with dozens of Staten... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Zoo finds de Blasio's Groundhog Day replacementCITY HALL -- The Staten Island Zoo found Mayor Bill de Blasio's Groundhog Day r
Zoo finds de Blasio's Groundhog Day replacement
Staten Island Advance / Posted 10 days ago
CITY HALL -- The Staten Island Zoo found Mayor Bill de Blasio's Groundhog Day replacement in the Cuomo administration. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be the officiating dignitary at the Groundhog Day ceremony on Tuesday, the Zoo and an official with... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
BP James Oddo welcomes public into his office Sunday for community chatSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As the snow melted outside, Staten Islanders crammed ins
BP James Oddo welcomes public into his office Sunday for community chat
Staten Island Advance / Posted 11 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As the snow melted outside, Staten Islanders crammed inside Borough Hall on a sunny Sunday to chat with Borough President James Oddo, his staff, representatives from city agencies, and to bring their concerns and ideas to the... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
They're just starting to think about Wheel transportation issues now?There was a meeting on Tuesday night which could ultimately have an impact on e
They're just starting to think about Wheel transportation issues now?
Staten Island Advance / Posted 11 days ago
There was a meeting on Tuesday night which could ultimately have an impact on every person who lives or works on Staten Island. It was only a Community Board 1 Transportation Committee meeting, but it concerns nothing less than the future of this... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
De Blasio's absence won't cast shadow over Groundhog DayCITY HALL -- Mayor Bill de Blasio's absence won't cast a shadow over Staten Isl
De Blasio's absence won't cast shadow over Groundhog Day
Staten Island Advance / Posted 15 days ago
CITY HALL -- Mayor Bill de Blasio's absence won't cast a shadow over Staten Island Chuck's spotlight. Organizers are undeterred by the mayor's decision to skip the Staten Island Zoo's Groundhog Day ceremony next Tuesday to campaign for Hillary... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Gun Stocks Up, But Activists Move To Expand Anti-Investment PushAfter years of trying and failing to push new laws through Congress, gun contro
Gun Stocks Up, But Activists Move To Expand Anti-Investment Push
KPBS San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
After years of trying and failing to push new laws through Congress, gun control advocates are targeting American firearms makers from a different angle. "The only thing they really understand is money," says Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
To keep manufacturers here, city will have to pony upWhen the Kraft Heinz Co. announced it would close three upstate plants and thro
To keep manufacturers here, city will have to pony up
Crain's New York Business / Posted 26 days ago
When the Kraft Heinz Co. announced it would close three upstate plants and throw some 1,000 people out of work because of the need to cut costs in the cutthroat food business, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer jumped into action. They called... Read more
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DNA Info
Sweet'N Low Workers Rally Outside Fort Greene Packing Plant to Save JobsSweet'N Low workers protested Cumberland Packing's decision to cease manufactur
Sweet'N Low Workers Rally Outside Fort Greene Packing Plant to Save Jobs
DNA Info / Posted 29 days ago
Sweet'N Low workers protested Cumberland Packing's decision to cease manufacturing operations in Fort Greene. View Full Caption FORT GREENE — Workers are saying “hell no” to Sweet’N Low manufacturer Cumberland Packing after the company announced... Read more
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The Tyee
Will Weapons Divestment Take off in 2016?Mayors, universities, public advocates and Snoop Dogg have decided guns are an
Will Weapons Divestment Take off in 2016?
The Tyee / Posted a month ago
Mayors, universities, public advocates and Snoop Dogg have decided guns are an unethical investment. Gun show photo via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons licensed. In the early days of 2016, gun rights and regulation have dominated America's... Read more
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DNA Info
Protesters Rally to Save Washington Heights Associated Store From ClosingHUDSON HEIGHTS — More than 100 people rallied outside the Associated Supermarke
Protesters Rally to Save Washington Heights Associated Store From Closing
DNA Info / Posted a month ago
HUDSON HEIGHTS — More than 100 people rallied outside the Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue Sunday to protest the planned closure of the longtime grocery store. The lease for the supermarket, which has served residents of the... Read more
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BBC News
The men who sell Brooklyn’s cool - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
The men who sell Brooklyn’s cool
BBC News / Posted 1 months ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say It was over a glass or two of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Almost a year after Eric Garner's death, sadness and anger, but changeIt was nearly a year ago when Eric Garner, standing outside a convenience store
Almost a year after Eric Garner's death, sadness and anger, but change
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
It was nearly a year ago when Eric Garner, standing outside a convenience store on July 17, had the encounter with New York City police that led to his death. The 43-year-old father of six, accused of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes — sick of... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Tea Party of the LeftAt a recent private dinner in Manhattan, a small group of leftists plotted to t
The Tea Party of the Left
The Atlantic / Posted 1 months ago
At a recent private dinner in Manhattan, a small group of leftists plotted to take over America. The group, a dozen community organizers and activists from all over the country, had convened at a sushi restaurant in the Flatiron District with the... Read more

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