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The authority to grant reporters access to crime scenes, public meetings and elected officials could soon move from the New York Police Department to the mayor’s media and entertainment office. But that decision has not been universally supported — especially by Councilman Fernando Cabrera. more
It’s time we all learn a lesson from the Hunts Point strike. Workers at the Bronx’s own Hunts Point Produce Market have kept the city fed through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. After 10 workers at the market died from complications of COVID-19, management added insult to injury by offering a mere 32-cent raise when it came time to negotiate a new contract. more
With the March 23 city council special election race just around the corner, it seems just about everybody is looking to get their voice in on which candidate they’re supporting. So it should be no surprise that there have been a flood of endorsements in recent weeks. more
Protecting survivors of sexual and domestic abuse isn’t just important to state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, it’s personal. She was very vocal about sexual harassment allegations against her predecessor Jeff Klein during the 2018 primary after he was accused of forcibly kissing a female staffer — a charge Klein denied. more
What happens when a city council district doesn’t have a city council member? That’s the question some were asking even before Andrew Cohen stepped down from his city council seat Dec. 31 to become a Bronx Supreme Court judge. His departure leaves the greater Riverdale and Kingsbridge area, as well as Norwood and Wakefield without representation until after a March 23 special election. more
Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today. more
It was a historic vote — not in the sense of being over a landmark issue, but instead simply because it was making history. For the first time since at least the mid-1980s, the city council voted to expel one of its own. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel hopes to hold on to a little bit of remaining cell phone spectrum and dedicate it to first responders. more
A vast majority of the seats in the city council are up for grabs in next year’s election, and with just over a year to go before voters head to the polls, candidates are launching campaigns, raising tens of thousands of dollars in donations, and trying to get their names out into the public while maintaining six feet of social distance from their would-be constituents. more
The buses traveling along the Bx3 line are not big enough and aren’t frequent enough, and Councilman Fernando Cabrera believes it’s time the Metropolitan Transportation Authority does something about it. more
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