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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to quickly figure out how long-planned life events like weddings could work in a time of forced social distancing. Many simply postponed these events indefinitely, but not everything can be pushed back. more
Stealing a car is one thing. But taking someone’s scooter and car seat? Well, that’s going too far. more
Shaking hands and kissing babies were once the way to winning elected office, but not when election season is in full swing in the middle of a pandemic.  more
It may have come in a week late, but the $212 billion state budget is packed to the gills. And some state lawmakers say the extra deliberation was worth it. more
After nearly three years of running, former teacher Eric Dinowitz will succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council. At least until the end of this year. more
Absentee voters at risk of having their ballots rejected have just a couple more days to cure those ballots before the final count gets under way for last month’s city council special election. more
If there’s one thing the candidates in the March 23 special election may agree on, it’s that not enough people came out to vote.  Barely 9,000 of the district’s 90,000 registered voters cast early, live or absentee ballots in the race. For Mino Lora — who currently sits in second place in the race to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen behind early frontrunner Eric Dinowitz — this low turnout is by design. more
State lawmakers accomplished something this budget season many deemed impossible: They finally legalized marijuana in New York. Effective immediately, anyone older than 21 in New York can legally carry up to three ounces of marijuana and even smoke it in public, although many restrictions on where that’s permitted already are in place. For instance, smoking it in schools or while driving a car remains illegal. more
We all get a little frustrated sometimes riding the bus. But shooting off a handgun isn’t a good way to blow off some steam. more
Voters — at least the fewer than 10 percent who came out — have made their voices heard, but the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council is far from over. And non-profit executive director Mino Lora remains optimistic about her chances of upsetting former schoolteacher Eric Dinowitz, who has a 17-point lead from early and live votes. more
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