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In any political race, there are winners and losers. That’s true even within a group of people who share the same ideology. The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club met Nov. 20 at … more
The city council was expected to pass a measure Tuesday designed to crack down on improper use of city-issued parking permits, more commonly known as “placards.” more
The odds of winning the lottery aren’t good. Yet, thousands of people play state lottery games, even if they don’t really have the money to do so. more
One change leads to another. Fresh on the heels of the statewide debut of early voting last week, voters in the five boroughs adopted city charter changes that could mean a major shift in the city’s primary races — including the already contentious fight over the District 11 city council seat. more
Trace New York City’s iconic food to its most basic ingredients and you’ll find a blossoming plant in a field. You’ll likely also spot a tiny, fuzzy bee booty sticking up among the petals. more
It’s the case of the wandering voting precinct, and the two local Democratic district leaders keeping a close eye on such irregularities, want it to stop. more
A battle that divided a community over what to build in an empty lot located smack dab in the middle of businesses stretched along Riverdale Avenue apparently is catching fire once again. more
New York inches closer and closer to outright legalizing recreational use of marijuana. But if and when that happens, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., believes there should be some ground rules established first. more
Local news is in peril. From rampant job cuts to dwindling budgets, communities across the country are suffering from a dearth of outlets providing crucial coverage creating what’s being called “news deserts.” more
A little more than a decade ago, Dermot Shea was a rising star in the New York Police Department, taking over the top job at the 50th Precinct. Monday, he stood next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, named to a much different top job: that as the NYPD's 44th commissioner. more
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