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Keeping the country’s largest public school system running during a pandemic is no mean feat. But it might be easier now that one variable that could single-handedly shut those schools down has gone out the window. 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
The field for the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council narrowed Tuesday as Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra both dropped out of the race. But it doesn’t mean they don’t still have hopes of becoming a member of the city council. Both said they’re going to wait to run in the June primary for the seat, and leave the March 23 special election to fill Cohen’s last year of his term to someone else. more
Collecting hundreds of signatures is probably one of the last things anyone wants to do during a global pandemic. Yet that’s exactly what the five remaining candidates seeking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council must do now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has set March 23 for their special election. more
Now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has made the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the council official, two Bronx-based media outlets are creating a forum allowing the five candidates a chance to debate. more
The five remaining city council candidates hoping to succeed new Bronx Supreme Court judge Andrew Cohen through a March 23 special election, are off to the races to collect the 450 signatures needed to get on the ballot. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio interrupted his own press briefing over a new surge of coronavirus cases Monday to announce the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council is set for March 23. more
Dan Padernacht — joined by others seeking to succeed Councilman Andrew Cohen — called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to suspend the need to collect petition signatures in order to get on the ballot. None of them feel the middle of a pandemic is the best time to fulfill that requirement. more
The community's most influential political club decided recently that endorsing a city council candidate was far more important than giving club members a say in who should lead them. Now most of the candidates who originally sought that endorsement have their own message: Thanks, but no thanks. more
On May 22, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the city’s community media industry, directing all city agencies to spend at least 50 percent of their annual print and digital advertising budgets on community media publications. more
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