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WPIX 11 New York
NYC debates 5-cent fee for new grocery bagswant to consider bringing your own bag on your next visit to the grocery store.
NYC debates 5-cent fee for new grocery bags
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 5 hours ago
want to consider bringing your own bag on your next visit to the grocery store. On Wednesday afternoon, A committee of New York City Council Members will consider a 5-cent fee on new plastic and paper grocery bags used to carry groceries. It's... Read more
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New York Post
City Council’s ‘bag tax’ slams the poor for trivial gainsThis week, the New York City Council will vote on a bill that aims to charge Ne
City Council’s ‘bag tax’ slams the poor for trivial gains
New York Post / Posted 7 hours ago
This week, the New York City Council will vote on a bill that aims to charge New Yorkers a nickel every time they are provided with a plastic or paper bag from their favorite bodega or grocery store, essentially implementing a “bag tax” for all New... Read more
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NBC News
Opinion: Here's How We Can Get Some Attention on Puerto Ricoare Puerto Ricans (yes, they are American citizens) supposed to do? Last week
Opinion: Here's How We Can Get Some Attention on Puerto Rico
NBC News / Posted 3 days ago
are Puerto Ricans (yes, they are American citizens) supposed to do? Last week at Hunter College's summit on Puerto Rico, New York City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito said it may be time to up the ante to bring more attention to a crisis... Read more
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iol.co.za
Airbnb PR push a smokescreen, say critics42 percent are full-unit rentals, despite New York State law that prohibits the
Airbnb PR push a smokescreen, say critics
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
42 percent are full-unit rentals, despite New York State law that prohibits these types of rentals for fewer than 30 days. New York City Council member Robert Cornegy, whose district includes Bedford-Stuyvesant, attributed a boost to the brick and... Read more
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The New Yorker
Saving America from Plastic Bagsin 2012. No. 1 among Romer’s goals today is the passage of a bill called Intro
Saving America from Plastic Bags
The New Yorker / Posted 7 days ago
in 2012. No. 1 among Romer’s goals today is the passage of a bill called Intro 209A, which has been awaiting a vote by the New York City Council since 2014. The bill, in its current version, would put a five-cent fee on the most common plastic and... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Plan to boost affordable housing in Seattle falls short of mayor’s rhetoricaffordable units in every building, period.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasi
Plan to boost affordable housing in Seattle falls short of mayor’s rhetoric
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
affordable units in every building, period.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s similar plan, approved last month by the New York City Council, offers an in-lieu option only to buildings with 25 or fewer units. De Blasio’s plan also requires... Read more
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NBC News
Island, Mainland Puerto Ricans Gather to Draft Plan of Actionwith the Diaspora. We have the level of influence with the elected officials,"
Island, Mainland Puerto Ricans Gather to Draft Plan of Action
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
with the Diaspora. We have the level of influence with the elected officials," said Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, herself born and raised in Puerto Rico. Because of its current territorial status, Puerto Ricans on... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Local lawmakers: From overdose prevention to IRS legislationmobile phones being routed incorrectly to 911 dispatchers in New Jersey. DoITT
Local lawmakers: From overdose prevention to IRS legislation
Staten Island Advance / Posted 11 days ago
mobile phones being routed incorrectly to 911 dispatchers in New Jersey. DoITT would be required to submit a report to the New York City Council detailing the findings of their study and potential action to be taken to correct this issue. Borelli... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NYC mayor signs bill cracking down on Elmos, Batmen in Times SquareSince January, at least 16 of the workers have been charged with crimes, includ
NYC mayor signs bill cracking down on Elmos, Batmen in Times Square
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
Since January, at least 16 of the workers have been charged with crimes, including aggressive soliciting. On April 7, the New York City Council passed the legislation with overwhelming support. A Spider-Man character was among those watching from... Read more
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The Atlantic
Hispanic Millennials Are Growing—But Will They Vote?the electorate at rallies ahead of the primary. In New York, Clinton also recei
Hispanic Millennials Are Growing—But Will They Vote?
The Atlantic / Posted 12 days ago
the electorate at rallies ahead of the primary. In New York, Clinton also received support from Latino leaders, like New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as well as Representatives José Serrano and Nydia Velázquez, as she did... Read more
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Irish Central
Bill Clinton can’t get enough of the New York Irishorganizations and a number of politicians including Congressman Joe Crowley and
Bill Clinton can’t get enough of the New York Irish
Irish Central / Posted 13 days ago
organizations and a number of politicians including Congressman Joe Crowley and the four members of the Irish caucus in the New York City Council: Elizabeth Crowley, Daniel Dromm, Corey Johnson and Jimmy Van Bramer. Mae O’Driscoll, a founder of the... Read more
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The Forward
After Bribery Arrest, New Questions About Powerful Orthodox Patrolaccording to the group’s tax filings, with New York City giving the organizatio
After Bribery Arrest, New Questions About Powerful Orthodox Patrol
The Forward / Posted 13 days ago
according to the group’s tax filings, with New York City giving the organization over $300,000 since 2011. New York City Council member David Greenfield alone has directed more than $100,000 to the group during that period. New York... Read more
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NBC News
NY Latina Voters Strongly Backed Hillary Clinton in Primarywas getting fierce competition from Sanders, her campaign made Latinas a target
NY Latina Voters Strongly Backed Hillary Clinton in Primary
NBC News / Posted 13 days ago
was getting fierce competition from Sanders, her campaign made Latinas a target for votes. Clinton campaign surrogate and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is Puerto Rican, launched a national "Mujeres in Politics"... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York winFlorida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "T
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York win
Stamford Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
Florida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "The mass media is now paying attention." New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn found positives in Sanders' performance on Tuesday. MORE BUSINESS... Read more
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Connecticut Post
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York winFlorida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "T
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York win
Connecticut Post / Posted 14 days ago
Florida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "The mass media is now paying attention." New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn found positives in Sanders' performance on Tuesday. MORE BUSINESS... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York winFlorida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "T
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York win
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Florida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "The mass media is now paying attention." New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn found positives in Sanders' performance on Tuesday. More from... Read more
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Business Insider
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York winFlorida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "T
'It's not over': Sanders supporters 'disappointed' but determined after Clinton's huge New York win
Business Insider / Posted 14 days ago
Florida to canvas for the candidate. "The momentum is here," she continued. "The mass media is now paying attention." New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn found positives in Sanders' performance on Tuesday. "I think we did... Read more
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NBC New York
Kaminsky Declares NY Senate Victory; McGrath Won't Concedein the Assembly until she won a state Senate seat in last November's elections.
Kaminsky Declares NY Senate Victory; McGrath Won't Concede
NBC New York / Posted 14 days ago
in the Assembly until she won a state Senate seat in last November's elections. In an uncontested Assembly race on Staten Island, Republican Ronald Castorina Jr. won the seat vacated by Joseph Borelli when he was elected to the New York City Counc... Read more
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News 10 NBC Rochester
NY voters send 3 to Assembly, decide pivotal Senate racerace on Staten Island, Republican Ronald Castorina Jr. won the seat vacated by
NY voters send 3 to Assembly, decide pivotal Senate race
News 10 NBC Rochester / Posted 14 days ago
race on Staten Island, Republican Ronald Castorina Jr. won the seat vacated by Joseph Borelli when he was elected to the New York City Council. But it is the Long Island Senate race that attracted the most attention and, for Democratic candidate... Read more
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The Hill
Sanders aide: Clinton needs double-digit win to avoid 'embarrassment'Weaver said. ADVERTISEMENT Weaver’s attempt to manage expectations drew swift
Sanders aide: Clinton needs double-digit win to avoid 'embarrassment'
The Hill / Posted 14 days ago
Weaver said. ADVERTISEMENT Weaver’s attempt to manage expectations drew swift pushback from Christine Quinn, a former New York City Council speaker who has endorsed Clinton. She accused the Sanders campaign of moving the goalposts. "You can't... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Airbnb Is In Negotiations With A Major Labor Unionbacklash from labor unions, city governments, and housing activists. Members of
Airbnb Is In Negotiations With A Major Labor Union
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 14 days ago
backlash from labor unions, city governments, and housing activists. Members of the New York state senate assembly and New York City council, according to the Guardian, went so far as to send the SEIU president a letter that called the... Read more
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NBC News
Clinton or Sanders? Democratic Latinos Vote In New York Primaryweek, some of her political surrogates spoke out against Sanders' record on imm
Clinton or Sanders? Democratic Latinos Vote In New York Primary
NBC News / Posted 14 days ago
week, some of her political surrogates spoke out against Sanders' record on immigration on the steps of City Hall. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta were joined by Dan-El Padilla... Read more
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The Washington Times
Long Island Senate election could tip balance of NY SenateJr. is running unopposed for an Assembly seat on Staten Island vacated by Josep
Long Island Senate election could tip balance of NY Senate
The Washington Times / Posted 15 days ago
Jr. is running unopposed for an Assembly seat on Staten Island vacated by Joseph Borelli when he was elected to the New York City Council. The other is a Brooklyn Assembly seat where Democrat Jaime Williams faces Republican Jeffrey Ferretti... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Airbnb negotiations with powerful US labor union facing backlashOn Friday, Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer, 18 members of the New York
Airbnb negotiations with powerful US labor union facing backlash
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 15 days ago
On Friday, Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer, 18 members of the New York state senate and assembly, three New York City council members and 20 local housing organizations sent a letter to the SEIU president expressing concern with... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Verizon workers rally for jobs, better wages in Manhattanworkers.” Elected officials including New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
Verizon workers rally for jobs, better wages in Manhattan
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 15 days ago
workers.” Elected officials including New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Members Julissa Ferreras, Brad Lander, Donovan Richards,... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Bernie Sanders Campaign Suspends Head Of Jewish Outreach For Israel Criticismappointment, had “given airtime” to the BDS allegations. Zimmerman on Wednesda
Bernie Sanders Campaign Suspends Head Of Jewish Outreach For Israel Criticism
The Jewish Week / Posted 15 days ago
appointment, had “given airtime” to the BDS allegations. Zimmerman on Wednesday refuted a tweet by David Greenfield, a New York City Council member, accusing her of being “pro-BDS.” In an op-ed for JTA in 2013, Zimmerman wrote that she had... Read more
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The Verge
Uber joins forces with former New York City Council foe to promote carpoolingstruggling drivers. The company unveiled the new numbers in conjunction with a
Uber joins forces with former New York City Council foe to promote carpooling
The Verge / Posted 15 days ago
struggling drivers. The company unveiled the new numbers in conjunction with an announcement about a partnership with the New York City Council in support of the first #CarFreeNYC sustainable transportation initiative. #CarFreeNYC, which is... Read more
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The Jewish Press
The Photo On The Wallthe van for the ride to who knew where next. We began to be invited to events
The Photo On The Wall
The Jewish Press / Posted 16 days ago
the van for the ride to who knew where next. We began to be invited to events in the metropolitan New York area, too. The New York City Council presented us with a Proclamation lauding the donation of Alisa’s organs. And we found ourselves in... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculturedemand for local food, will make fish-fed farms viable on a large scale, even i
A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculture
Crain's New York Business / Posted 17 days ago
demand for local food, will make fish-fed farms viable on a large scale, even in inner cities. A 2010 report from the New York City Council cited $600 million in unmet demand for regionally grown produce. “Consumers are very interested in... Read more
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BBC News
US lawmaker Anthony Weiner resigns after sex scandalAndrew Cuomo is expected to call a special election to fill the representative'
US lawmaker Anthony Weiner resigns after sex scandal
BBC News / Posted 18 days ago
Andrew Cuomo is expected to call a special election to fill the representative's empty seat. Mr Weiner served on the New York City Council from 1992 until his election to the House of Representatives in 1998. He also ran for New York mayor... Read more
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JTA
Abe Foxman: Bernie Sanders’ head of Jewish outreach should be fired for Israel criticismJewish outreach director. pic.twitter.com/oTnodJOr2H Zimmerman on Wednesday re
Abe Foxman: Bernie Sanders’ head of Jewish outreach should be fired for Israel criticism
JTA / Posted 19 days ago
Jewish outreach director. pic.twitter.com/oTnodJOr2H Zimmerman on Wednesday refuted a tweet by David Greenfield, a New York City Council member, accusing her of being “pro-BDS.” In an op-ed for JTA in 2013, Zimmerman wrote that she had... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
East New York rezoning clears major hurdleMayor Bill de Blasio's bid to rezone East New York was approved by two New York
East New York rezoning clears major hurdle
Crain's New York Business / Posted 19 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio's bid to rezone East New York was approved by two New York City Council committees Thursday, paving the way for the entire council to green-light the plan next week. Council members spent weeks modifying the mayor's proposal to... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
East New York rezoning clears major City Council hurdleMayor Bill de Blasio's bid to rezone East New York was approved by two New York
East New York rezoning clears major City Council hurdle
Crain's New York Business / Posted 19 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio's bid to rezone East New York was approved by two New York City Council committees Thursday, paving the way for the entire council to green-light the plan next week. Council members spent weeks modifying the mayor's proposal to... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculturedemand for local food, will make fish-fed farms viable on a large scale, even i
A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculture
Crain's New York Business / Posted 24 days ago
demand for local food, will make fish-fed farms viable on a large scale, even in inner cities. A 2010 report from the New York City Council cited $600 million in unmet demand for regionally grown produce. “Consumers are very interested in... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
NYC Cracks Down On Times Square PerformersCostumed performers and Times Square just kind of go together. But the New York
NYC Cracks Down On Times Square Performers
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 26 days ago
Costumed performers and Times Square just kind of go together. But the New York City Council wants to put some distance between performers and pedestrians. The council has authorized dividing up Times Square into commercial and pedestrian zones. The... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
NYC Cracks Down On Times Square PerformersCostumed performers and Times Square just kind of go together. But the New York
NYC Cracks Down On Times Square Performers
KGTV San Diego / Posted 26 days ago
Costumed performers and Times Square just kind of go together. But the New York City Council wants to put some distance between performers and pedestrians. The council has authorized dividing up Times Square into commercial and pedestrian zones. The... Read more
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KIVI Boise
NYC Cracks Down On Times Square PerformersCostumed performers and Times Square just kind of go together. But the New York
NYC Cracks Down On Times Square Performers
KIVI Boise / Posted 26 days ago
Costumed performers and Times Square just kind of go together. But the New York City Council wants to put some distance between performers and pedestrians. The council has authorized dividing up Times Square into commercial and pedestrian zones. The... Read more
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JTA
Debra Messing, matzah baking, bashert making — what to expect ahead of the New York primarywould be a principle surrogate, said Bard, the Jewish outreach director. Mark L
Debra Messing, matzah baking, bashert making — what to expect ahead of the New York primary
JTA / Posted 26 days ago
would be a principle surrogate, said Bard, the Jewish outreach director. Mark Levine, chairman of the Jewish caucus on the New York City Council, was pledged to get out the vote. An emphasis would be on Jewish women, where Bard suggested Clinton’s... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
To save lives, more AEDs are needed citywide, easily accessible AED. More specifically – that school had an AED on site bec
To save lives, more AEDs are needed citywide
Staten Island Advance / Posted 26 days ago
, easily accessible AED. More specifically – that school had an AED on site because a 2012 N.J. state law required it. The New York City Council passed a similar bill, authored by then-Minority Leader James Oddo, in 2005, requiring AEDs in many... Read more
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RTE News
Dublin 'the centre of gay theatre', says festival boss"Did they actually set up a Republic where they would be free?" Merriman said
Dublin 'the centre of gay theatre', says festival boss
RTE News / Posted 27 days ago
"Did they actually set up a Republic where they would be free?" Merriman said the festival recently received a letter from New York City Council, which commended the festival "not only for our work here in Dublin, but for providing this space... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
City council to vote on creating zoned areas for Times Square charactersan industry that at this juncture has no regulation. Councilman Ydanis Rodrigu
City council to vote on creating zoned areas for Times Square characters
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 28 days ago
an industry that at this juncture has no regulation. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who also happens to be the Chair of the New York City Council's Transportation Committee went to Times Square to speak directly with these men and women and... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Proposed mansion tax is revivedThe New York City council has revived a mansion tax that would help pay for you
Proposed mansion tax is revived
Crain's New York Business / Posted 28 days ago
The New York City council has revived a mansion tax that would help pay for youth, immigrants and women programs. The proposal brings back one proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The plan would tax residential properties valued at more than $1.75... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Bronx resident Sarah Pauline Turner celebrates 100th birthdayat the Eastwood Manor Saturday. Sarah Pauline Turner, also known as “Mama Sara
Bronx resident Sarah Pauline Turner celebrates 100th birthday
WPIX 11 New York / Posted a month ago
at the Eastwood Manor Saturday. Sarah Pauline Turner, also known as “Mama Sarah,” was presented with a citation and a New York City Council Proclamation at her birthday party. Turner was born in 1916 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the... Read more
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Irish Central
Faces of the Titanic: The longest-living survivor Ellen Shine's gripping storyfor a better life in the United States, according to her granddaughter, Christi
Faces of the Titanic: The longest-living survivor Ellen Shine's gripping story
Irish Central / Posted 1 months ago
for a better life in the United States, according to her granddaughter, Christine Quinn [in 2011, the Speaker of the New York City Council]. ‘She was from a big family and her parents were deceased and her sister was head of the family and... Read more
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Salon.com
5 reasons why Hillary Clinton’s first New York ad missed the markClinton’s lauded New York endorsements don’t receive the slightest mention. Hi
5 reasons why Hillary Clinton’s first New York ad missed the mark
Salon.com / Posted 1 months ago
Clinton’s lauded New York endorsements don’t receive the slightest mention. Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, who believes... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Costumed performers fight proposed rulesCostumed superheroes and villains found common ground at a New York City counci
Costumed performers fight proposed rules
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 1 months ago
Costumed superheroes and villains found common ground at a New York City council hearing on Wednesday, with the likes of Spider-Man, Penguin and the Joker all testifying against proposed rules designed to limit run-ins with tourists in pedestrian... Read more
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The Forward
CUNY Under the Anti-Semitism MicroscopeAmong other things, the New York State Senate has threatened to cut CUNY’s fund
CUNY Under the Anti-Semitism Microscope
The Forward / Posted 1 months ago
Among other things, the New York State Senate has threatened to cut CUNY’s funding by a third, citing its charges; the New York City Council is considering legislation to address the letter’s allegations; civil libertarians have voiced concern... Read more
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