Keyword: Alessandra Biaggi
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One of Alessandra Biaggi’s main issues she championed on the campaign trail to win the state senate seat she now holds was passage of what could become the country’s first single-payer health care system, the New York Health Act. more
It was a chilly evening last week for some 200 protesters in front of a Mount Eden community center on a somewhat somber strip of Jerome Avenue reiterating a collective cry: Rent is “too damn high,” and “it ain’t right.” more
Right after taking her oath of office to become our community’s next state senator, Alessandra Biaggi tapped the brakes ever so slightly on what could be one of the most important pieces of legislation in our generation: the New York Health Act. more
There is a very real risk to women’s right to control their reproductive choices, given the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. more
With Democrats controlling all levels of state government, the legislature finally passed a bill that has been sitting on the Albany shelf for well over a decade. more
Corey Johnson has vowed it’s high time the city and state tackle an admittedly onerous task — fix public transit. But to get it right, he first wanted to hear from riders about how life as a straphanger could be. more
There were times it felt like a campaign rally, but Sunday’s gathering at Lehman College was anything but. more
As expected with the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House, Rep. Eliot Engel has been elected the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He now becomes the top Democratic voice on foreign affairs in Congress. more
There is so much excitement surrounding the first term of new state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi that if her inauguration last weekend had been opened to the general public, organizers might have had to abandon Lehman College and instead find out if Yankee Stadium was available. more
A small crew from City Council Speaker Corey Johnson's office stood in the cramped quarters of the downtown 1 train’s elevated station at West 238th Street and Broadway on  Friday. They weren't waiting for a train, just  inviting riders to share how they felt about life as straphangers. more
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