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Staten Island Advance
Student-government leaders discuss heroin, state tests, homeworkSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The heroin and prescription pain killer epidemic on Stat
Student-government leaders discuss heroin, state tests, homework
Staten Island Advance / Posted 9 hours ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The heroin and prescription pain killer epidemic on Staten Island was one of the topics discussed by student-government leaders during City Councilman Joseph C. Borelli's annual Student Government Summit at the Third County... Read more
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Lake Placid News
NYC council speaker calls for criminal justice reformsNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling
NYC council speaker calls for criminal justice reforms
Lake Placid News / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling for criminal justice reforms that could include the eventual closure of the massive Rikers Island jail. The comments are part of her annual State of the City address on... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Council speaker's proposed criminal justice reforms could lead to Rikers closurePrison located on island in the East River has been in the spotlight over issue
Council speaker's proposed criminal justice reforms could lead to Rikers closure
Crain's New York Business / Posted yesterday
Prison located on island in the East River has been in the spotlight over issues of violence and solitary confinement New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling for criminal justice reforms that could include the eventual closure... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
New York City Council speaker seeks criminal justice reformsNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling
New York City Council speaker seeks criminal justice reforms
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling for criminal justice reforms that could include the eventual closure of the massive Rikers Island jail. The comments are part of her annual State of the City address on... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
New York City Council speaker seeks criminal justice reformsNEW YORK (AP) - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling
New York City Council speaker seeks criminal justice reforms
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling for criminal justice reforms that could include the eventual closure of the massive Rikers Island jail. The comments are part of her annual State of the City address on... Read more
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Irish Central
Exclusive: De Blasio to march with LGBT group in NYC Patrick's Day ParadeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will, for the first time ever, march in this
Exclusive: De Blasio to march with LGBT group in NYC Patrick's Day Parade
Irish Central / Posted 2 days ago
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will, for the first time ever, march in this year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Voice has learned. The mayor, who refused to take part in the parade in prior years due to the exclusion of gay... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Traditional supermarkets seem to be vanishing. Let's do something about itIt's tough finding an affordable supermarket in the city today. A Key Food in
Traditional supermarkets seem to be vanishing. Let's do something about it
Crain's New York Business / Posted 3 days ago
It's tough finding an affordable supermarket in the city today. A Key Food in Clinton Hill. Pathmarks in Gowanus, East Harlem and Inwood. The Associated Supermarket in Washington Heights that served its community for more than three decades. These... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Traditional supermarkets seem to be vanishing. Let's do something about itA Key Food in Clinton Hill. Pathmarks in Gowanus, East Harlem and Inwood. The A
Traditional supermarkets seem to be vanishing. Let's do something about it
Crain's New York Business / Posted 4 days ago
A Key Food in Clinton Hill. Pathmarks in Gowanus, East Harlem and Inwood. The Associated Supermarket in Washington Heights that served its community for more than three decades. These are just a few of the New York City supermarkets that have closed... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
More left-wing lunacy: Paying people not to commit violent crimesSince you may not have heard this yet, please make sure you're comfortably seat
More left-wing lunacy: Paying people not to commit violent crimes
Staten Island Advance / Posted 4 days ago
Since you may not have heard this yet, please make sure you're comfortably seated before reading any further. It might also be worthwhile to remove any sharp objects in the vicinity of the chair, coach or bench in case you fall off the thing. Ready?... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC council speaker campaigns for Clinton in New HampshireNEW YORK (AP) - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is travelin
NYC council speaker campaigns for Clinton in New Hampshire
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 6 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is traveling to New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton. Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, will attend campaign rallies and knock on doors for the Democratic presidential hopeful... Read more
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FOX News
NYC Council members vote to give themselves $36,000 raiseThe New York City Council raised its pay Friday by 32 percent, an increase memb
NYC Council members vote to give themselves $36,000 raise
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
The New York City Council raised its pay Friday by 32 percent, an increase members justified because it was tied to new rules that limit their outside income. The council voted 40-7 to approve the pay-raise legislation. Members of the 51-member... Read more
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NBC New York
NYC Council Votes to Give Itself 32 Percent RaiseThe New York City Council has voted itself a 32 percent pay raise. Legislation
NYC Council Votes to Give Itself 32 Percent Raise
NBC New York / Posted 7 days ago
The New York City Council has voted itself a 32 percent pay raise. Legislation passed Friday hikes council members' salaries from $112,500 to $148,500. An independent body known as the Quadrennial Commission had recommended raising many city... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC Council votes to give itself 32 percent raiseNEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Council has voted itself a 32 percent pay rai
NYC Council votes to give itself 32 percent raise
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 7 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Council has voted itself a 32 percent pay raise. Legislation passed Friday hikes council members' salaries from $112,500 to $148,500. An independent body known as the Quadrennial Commission had recommended raising... Read more
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The Advocate
26 Dead (Or Dying) Gay Bars in NYC, L.A., S.F.Cities around the country, and globe, have seen many of their most beloved gay
26 Dead (Or Dying) Gay Bars in NYC, L.A., S.F.
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Cities around the country, and globe, have seen many of their most beloved gay and lesbian watering holes close down — often after the area's queer population diffuses or the owner simply gets priced out. While many of these bars and clubs were a bit... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Partnership gives city students free Microsoft softwareSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A partnership between the city, the Department of Educat
Partnership gives city students free Microsoft software
Staten Island Advance / Posted 8 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A partnership between the city, the Department of Education and the Microsoft Corp. will allow students and families in city schools to have free access to Microsoft software at home. Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and City... Read more
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Irish Central
Victory for NYC horse and carriage drivers as de Blasio’s latest deal falls apartCarriage driver Colm McKeever in Central Park. In a considerable victory for N
Victory for NYC horse and carriage drivers as de Blasio’s latest deal falls apart
Irish Central / Posted 8 days ago
Carriage driver Colm McKeever in Central Park. In a considerable victory for NYC’s horse and carriage drivers, the New York City Council today refused to vote on a controversial bill that would have decreased the number of horses by more than half... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
The case for the City Council pay raiseLook, we get it. Rather than give us a pay raise, many New Yorkers would prefer
The case for the City Council pay raise
Crain's New York Business / Posted 11 days ago
Look, we get it. Rather than give us a pay raise, many New Yorkers would prefer to shrink the City Council by half, house us in stables in Central Park, and sell City Hall off for a condo tower to ease the housing crisis. But if you want a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Deal reduces NYC tourism helicopter traffic by 50% | TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods NEW YORK — Helicopter operators carrying tour
Deal reduces NYC tourism helicopter traffic by 50%
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
| TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods NEW YORK — Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in... Read more
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The Columbian
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK — Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
The Columbian / Posted 11 days ago
NEW YORK — Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said... Read more
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Calcutta News
New York's deal will cut out nearly 30,000 flights annually NEW YORK, U.S. - As part of a major deal struck by New York City, it is plann
New York's deal will cut out nearly 30,000 flights annually
Calcutta News / Posted 11 days ago
NEW YORK, U.S. - As part of a major deal struck by New York City, it is planning to reduce the number of tourism flights by 50 percent. The New York City Economic Development Corp. is said... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landm
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landm
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landm
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 12 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landm
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) � Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said... Read more
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NBC New York
New Yorkers to be Buzzed by Fewer Tourist Choppers Next YearHelicopter tours of the Big Apple will become less of a noisy nuisance to city
New Yorkers to be Buzzed by Fewer Tourist Choppers Next Year
NBC New York / Posted 12 days ago
Helicopter tours of the Big Apple will become less of a noisy nuisance to city dwellers in 2017 under measures that will reduce such flights by 30,000 next year. The move to slash helicopter sightseeing flights by 50 percent is part of agreement... Read more
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ABC News
NYC: Deal Reduces Tourism Helicopter Traffic by 50 PercentHelicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed
NYC: Deal Reduces Tourism Helicopter Traffic by 50 Percent
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said Sunday. The plan... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it has struck a deal with helicopter operato
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 12 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it has struck a deal with helicopter operators to reduce the number of tourism flights by 50 percent, meaning thousands fewer such trips starting next year. The plan announced Sunday calls for the number of flights... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percentNEW YORK (AP) - New York City says it has struck a deal with helicopter operato
NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 12 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City says it has struck a deal with helicopter operators to reduce the number of tourism flights by 50 percent. The plan announced Sunday calls for the number of flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to be reduced by... Read more
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Irish Central
NYC Council meeting leaves horse and carriage reps asking questionsNo acceptable explanations given over slashing of New York Central Park's horse
NYC Council meeting leaves horse and carriage reps asking questions
Irish Central / Posted 12 days ago
No acceptable explanations given over slashing of New York Central Park's horse and carriage industry given by Mayor's office. Photo by: iStock New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer spoke for many of his colleagues at a council hearing on... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City Council set to vote on 32% pay raiseMembers of the New York City Council are expected to vote next week to raise th
City Council set to vote on 32% pay raise
Crain's New York Business / Posted 14 days ago
Members of the New York City Council are expected to vote next week to raise their pay to $148,500 a year. The Wall Street Journalsays that's a 32% increase over the lawmakers' current pay of $112,500. The proposal also would limit council members'... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC Council members to vote on big pay raise for themselvesNEW YORK (AP) - Members of the New York City Council are expected to vote next
NYC Council members to vote on big pay raise for themselves
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 14 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Members of the New York City Council are expected to vote next week to raise their pay to $148,500 a year. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1QKYIob ) says that's a 32 percent increase over the lawmakers' current pay of... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Freelancers Need A Nonpayment LawFull-time employees don’t usually have to track down their managers to remind t
Why Freelancers Need A Nonpayment Law
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 15 days ago
Full-time employees don’t usually have to track down their managers to remind them it’s payday. Paychecks typically come in a regular, timely fashion, every week or two. There are laws governing this kind of thing. But for the 54 million independent... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
City perspective on property taxes differs from Staten IslandSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When Mayor Bill de Blasio testified before a joint budge
City perspective on property taxes differs from Staten Island
Staten Island Advance / Posted 15 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When Mayor Bill de Blasio testified before a joint budget hearing of the state Legislature Tuesday, to the surprise of some, including this reporter, much of the conversation centered on the statewide 2 percent cap on property... Read more
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The Jewish Week
90 LGBT Activists Call Anti-Israel Behavior At Conference ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Deeply Disturbing’Days after 200 anti-Israel demonstrators forcibly shut down a reception at the
90 LGBT Activists Call Anti-Israel Behavior At Conference ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Deeply Disturbing’
The Jewish Week / Posted 15 days ago
Days after 200 anti-Israel demonstrators forcibly shut down a reception at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference, a group of American LGBT activists, both Jewish and non-Jewish, condemned the protesters’ behavior as “unacceptable... Read more
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The Forward
90 LGBT Activists Condemn Anti-Israel Protests at National EventDays after 200 anti-Israel demonstrators forcibly shut down a reception at the
90 LGBT Activists Condemn Anti-Israel Protests at National Event
The Forward / Posted 15 days ago
Days after 200 anti-Israel demonstrators forcibly shut down a reception at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference, a group of American LGBT activists, both Jewish and non-Jewish, condemned the protesters’ behavior as “unacceptable... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Deportation raids split many cities, statesWASHINGTON — Carmen was sleeping when they came for her and her two children. I
Deportation raids split many cities, states
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 20 days ago
WASHINGTON — Carmen was sleeping when they came for her and her two children. It was early Saturday morning, Jan. 2, and about a dozen federal immigration officials banged on her parents' door in Atlanta. The 27-year-old single mother from El... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Deportation raids split many cities, statesWASHINGTON — Carmen was sleeping when they came for her and her two children. I
Deportation raids split many cities, states
The Record Searchlight / Posted 20 days ago
WASHINGTON — Carmen was sleeping when they came for her and her two children. It was early Saturday morning, Jan. 2, and about a dozen federal immigration officials banged on her parents’ door in Atlanta. The 27-year-old single mother from El... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Baseball notes: Don't count Yanks out on CespedesAs long as Yoenis Cespedes is up for grabs, the Bronx can’t be completely ruled
Baseball notes: Don't count Yanks out on Cespedes
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 22 days ago
As long as Yoenis Cespedes is up for grabs, the Bronx can’t be completely ruled out as a possible destination. "I’m comfortable where payroll is right now," Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner told reporters Wednesday, when asked about... Read more
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Lake Placid News
NYC Council to introduce bills to change low-level offensesNEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is slated to introduce legislation th
NYC Council to introduce bills to change low-level offenses
Lake Placid News / Posted 23 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is slated to introduce legislation that could change how the city handles low-level offenses. Council officials said Thursday that the package of bills is aimed at handing out fairer punishments while... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC Council to introduce bills to change low-level offensesNEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Council is slated to introduce legislation th
NYC Council to introduce bills to change low-level offenses
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 23 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Council is slated to introduce legislation that could change how the city handles low-level offenses. Council officials said Wednesday that the package of bills is aimed at handing out fairer punishments while... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Helping out-of-school young adults on Staten IslandSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- B.U.I.L.D. Staten Island, an affiliate of YouthBuild USA
Helping out-of-school young adults on Staten Island
Staten Island Advance / Posted 24 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- B.U.I.L.D. Staten Island, an affiliate of YouthBuild USA, is introducing a new program to bring education, job training, leadership and service to the the borough's young adults. The program, geared toward those ages 18 to 21,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tom Steyer, billionaire environmentalist, to help advance Latino candidatesWith the appointment, Steyer joins another possible California gubernatorial ca
Tom Steyer, billionaire environmentalist, to help advance Latino candidates
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 28 days ago
With the appointment, Steyer joins another possible California gubernatorial candidate, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as a co-chairman of the group, alongside Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, the speaker of... Read more
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Quartz
Uber wins another huge political victory in New York City - Quartz riding high Josh Mohrer, Uber's general manager for New York, leads
Uber wins another huge political victory in New York City
Quartz / Posted 28 days ago
- Quartz riding high Josh Mohrer, Uber's general manager for New York, leads a rally on the steps of City Hall in July. (Reuters /... Read more
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The Jewish Week
When Every Need Is Pressing: Meeting With An NYC CouncilmemberThrough the good offices of my local New York City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz
When Every Need Is Pressing: Meeting With An NYC Councilmember
The Jewish Week / Posted 30 days ago
Through the good offices of my local New York City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, I had the opportunity some months ago, along with the local Jewish leadership of Central Queens, to meet Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, the Councilwoman from neighboring... Read more
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Women's eNews
After Gang Rape, NY Councilwoman Presses Police, Governor for ActionNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being urged to confront sexual assault in his add
After Gang Rape, NY Councilwoman Presses Police, Governor for Action
Women's eNews / Posted 30 days ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being urged to confront sexual assault in his address today. NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Following the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman in Brooklyn last week, a New York City Council member is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to... Read more
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Roll Call
Kay Hagan, Martha Coakley Head to Harvard Institute of PoliticsKay Hagan Heads to Harvard Hagan served one term as a North Carolina Democrat.
Kay Hagan, Martha Coakley Head to Harvard Institute of Politics
Roll Call / Posted a month ago
Kay Hagan Heads to Harvard Hagan served one term as a North Carolina Democrat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The North Carolina Democrat, who lost to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis by less than two points last year, will be serving as a... Read more
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Yahoo News
NYC police boss urges 'buddy system' for women in cabs New York City Council member Laurie Cumbo, center, standing on the steps of C
NYC police boss urges 'buddy system' for women in cabs
Yahoo News / Posted a month ago
New York City Council member Laurie Cumbo, center, standing on the steps of City Hall with women's rights activists, criticizes Police Commissioner William Bratton's response to women who have... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
NYC police boss urges 'buddy system' for women in cabsNew York City Council member Laurie Cumbo, center, standing on the steps of Cit
NYC police boss urges 'buddy system' for women in cabs
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 1 months ago
New York City Council member Laurie Cumbo, center, standing on the steps of City Hall with women's rights activists, criticizes Police Commissioner William Bratton's response to women who have been sexually assaulted in taxi cabs, Monday, Jan. 11,... Read more
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