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Some of the elected officials and political groups backing Mino Lora for city council are lashing out at claims the Spuyten Duyvil non-profit director once supported the Independent Democratic Conference, saying that if that were true, they wouldn't be backing her run to topple Eric Dinowitz. more
The hits just kept on coming for city comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer after a woman accused him of sexual harassment and abuse while she interned for him 20 years ago. more
What would you say to your elected representative if you could call them up right now? Until recently, this question was a moot point because most constituents didn’t have direct access to their representatives beyond maybe text-based social media. They would have to jump through a series of hoops before ever being able to get on the phone with their Assemblyman, council member, or even a mayoral frontrunner. more
The council chambers at City Hall were mostly empty when Eric Dinowitz and his immediate family were ushered inside on April 14. Standing with him were his wife Tamar, and his parents — Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Sylvia Gottlieb — as the former school teacher was sworn in to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council, promising to not only uphold the laws of the land, but to “faithfully discharge” the duties to which he had been elected. more
Eric Dinowitz is well on his way to becoming this region's newest city councilman after absentee and military ballots increased his lead over Mino Lora. Still, it wasn't enough to push Dinowitz past the 50 percent threshold, meaning elections officials will institute ranked-choice balloting on Monday. more
The coronavirus pandemic has left states across the country in economic ruin. And New York is no exception, with a budget deficit hole topping $15 billion. more
New York is not exactly known for transparency when it comes to public records. But Assemblywoman Amy Paulin hopes to take the first steps to change that. more
With just two weeks to go before voters will decide a special election city council race for the seat formerly held by Andrew Cohen, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now backing a candidate.  In fact, two. And as she made clear on Twitter late Tuesday night, neither of them are Eric Dinowitz. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is ramping up attacks against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as lawmakers and the state's executive office clash over how coronavirus deaths in nursing homes were reported last year. more
There have been more than 120,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bronx, leading to 5,500 deaths. Those who live through COVID-19 could face months, if not years, of lingering effects, burdening already strained budgets. more
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