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In a time when racial justice protests have taken hold of the country, Carlton Berkley says it’s already been his life’s work. A former New York Police Department detective and a criminal justice advocate, “Chucky” — as many call him — jumped into a crowded special election race late last year, hoping to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council. more
As the March 23 special election race heats up for the city council seat once held by Andrew Cohen, environmental activist Jessica Haller is an early winner among the five candidates in the race — at least when it comes to fundraising. more
Charging that “landlord speculation and profiteering, and the imposition of oppressive rents threaten the survival of small businesses,” the Johnson Avenue Merchants Association has thrown its support behind a bill to establish commercial rent control in New York City. more
No stranger to running for office, Carlton "Chucky" Berkley has filed to run for city council, joining six others seeking to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen early next year.  more
Sometimes it seems the official landmarks of New York City should not only include the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, but also the infamous sidewalk shed. more
May and June are typically when students don caps and gowns, making the stride to accept their high school diplomas in front of their families and friends during their commencement ceremonies. But with a coronavirus pandemic still very much a part of people’s daily lives, the thought of hosting such ceremonies could spell serious jeopardy for everyone involved, and anyone they might come into contact with after. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a series of bills into law on Monday he and state legislators hope will start the path toward police reform in New York. more
After studying the last four years at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Riverdale’s David Schwartz will now become Rabbi David Schwartz. more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to play out, the nation has heard horror stories from doctors and nurses in hospitals struggling with high numbers of patients, sick staff members, and an inadequate supply of gowns and masks to keep everyone on the front lines safe. more
“The state comptroller’s office is auditing Mount Vernon, where details of the city’s finances have been murky for at least the past two years, and infighting continues …” stated a Journal News story on Feb. 23. The anticipated deliverable of the audit may follow formatted examples similar to those published on the state comptroller’s web site on March 26 under “municipal audits.” more
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