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Time’s up! The eviction moratorium has expired. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal eviction moratorium, it’s now up to states like New York to help keep tenants financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes. more
With a simple stroke of the pen, Gov. Kathy Hochul extended New York's eviction moratorium on Thursday, extending the protections from the original Tenant Safe Harbor Act until at least Jan. 15. more
Laura Spalter has yet to physically preside over a meeting as chair of Community Board 8. But she's not only OK with that — she wanted it to continue. And thanks to Kathy Hochul, she got her wish. more
Like many others throughout the country Jennifer Medina has struggled to make ends meet since the spread of the coronavirus worldwide shut down large portions of the economy, costing many — like her — their jobs. more
State lawmakers are feverishly trying to extend the state’s eviction moratorium as the Aug. 31 expiration date protecting renters financially during the coronavirus pandemic looms. more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
Even many hardcore politicos don’t know much about the list of contenders who usually appear at the bottom of the ballot: The candidates for judge. There are two open civil court judicial positions open on the municipal court bench, serving an area covering the entire western side of the Bronx. more
It’s by far the most powerful body in the land, balanced only by the executive and legislative branches. Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court barely gets a mention in the U.S. Constitution. 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
Even though most, if not all, the races have been called, not all the election results in New York are in yet.  State and city election officials didn’t start counting absentee ballots until Nov. 10, meaning more than 700,000 ballots remained outstanding from initial counts — including nearly 13,000 in the 81st Assembly District, currently represented by Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
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