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State senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will keep her job in Albany, leading the Democratic conference for yet another session after getting unanimous approval from her caucus. more
As Donald Trump was on the verge of being elected President of the United States on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Christian Amato had a realization. “I was watching what was happening with the presidential election, and I just said to myself, ‘Wow, Democrats suck at narrative,’” Amato said. “Democrats can’t tell a story. There’s no sense of stagecraft to anything that the Democrats are doing.” more
It didn’t take Michael Heller long to come up with plans not only to ensure the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club could vote on new leadership in January, but endorse someone for Andrew Cohen’s soon-to-be-open city council seat as well. more
New York City is going backward when it comes to its battle with the coronavirus. And that means come Monday, indoor dining at restaurants inside the city's limits will once again be outlawed. more
Usually when New York City talks about hurricanes, it’s usually preceded by “remnants of” or “formerly a.” But not Hurricane Sandy. It arrived in late October 2012 as a Category 1 hurricane — just a step above what is typically a less destructive tropical storm. more
Controversy surrounded last January’s officer election at the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club as hand-picked candidates were openly challenged for the first time in years. One of the region’s largest political clubs — deeply entwined with the Bronx Democratic Party — faced questions about fair elections and respecting healthy oppositions, as more people turned out to vote than have ever attended a club event. more
A building at 200 W. 231st St., that includes the headquarters for the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club and a handful of other businesses — including the Golden Gate Express restaurant — has a new owner in charge. more
The new year means a new way to vote in city elections with ranked-choice voting taking over. Instead of choosing just one candidate, voters can rank their choices from their most-preferred to least. Yet, that might all go away if Eric Adams has his way. more
It’s over. The massive Henry Hudson Bridge renovation that started nearly four years ago has now officially wrapped up. And it’s doing it two months early. more
It took the United States nearly 100 days to produce its first 1 million confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections, hitting that mark on April 28. Today, the country is adding that same number of cases every six days. more
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