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The city council passed a package of laws earlier this month aimed at creating new regulatory guidelines for the New York Police Department. The package included a legal ban on the use of chokeholds — a bill first introduced after Eric Garner of Staten Island was killed in 2014 where such a maneuver was reportedly used. more
Eight Bronx state lawmakers — including state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz — have pledged to block any state budget cuts without first raising the tax burden on the wealthy. more
This part of the Bronx is practically bursting with political groups — the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, Northwest Bronx Indivisible, NYCD-16 Indivisible, and Bend the Arc Riverdale are just some of the places people can find a political home and become engaged both locally and beyond. more
Summer is here, and Fourth of July is around the corner. And speaking of the holiday, if you’re supposed to put trash and recycling out that Saturday, you’ll have to make other plans. more
May and June are typically when students don caps and gowns, making the stride to accept their high school diplomas in front of their families and friends during their commencement ceremonies. But with a coronavirus pandemic still very much a part of people’s daily lives, the thought of hosting such ceremonies could spell serious jeopardy for everyone involved, and anyone they might come into contact with after. more
No matter how the primary race for the 16th Congressional District is decided once absentee ballots are counted, one thing is for sure — the people want change. And they want it now. more
It was only a matter of time before President Donald Trump weighed in on the primary election that may have forced longtime U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel into political retirement. more
If you’ve tried to get a good night’s sleep anywhere in New York for the past week, chances are you’ve heard one of the countless fireworks displays that have lit the skies — and thundered through neighborhoods — almost every night. more
Less than 17 percent of potential votes in his district have been counted — with a large number of absentee ballots yet to be tallied — but Jamaal Bowman is ready to put a fork in a long campaign that he says finishes with him overthrowing House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel in the 16th Congressional District. more
Eliot Engel hopes all of his votes are hidden in absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. Because if live-voting from Tuesday and early balloting is any indicator, his retirement may be coming sooner than he thought. more
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