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A lot of local political attention has been focused on the race to succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council as he prepares to take the bench in the Bronx supreme court. But even though he’s leaving earlier than many of his colleagues, Cohen isn’t the only one facing term limits in the next year. 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
Candidates for New York city council are being asked by Democratic Socialists of America to pledge not to visit Israel. The council’s 13-member Jewish Caucus has strongly denounced the move as anti-Semitic. 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
It worked great as an outdoor shelter for The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market, but could the “arcade” at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy be enough to help get more students back into the classroom this fall? more
With the beginning of the academic year just weeks away, the questions du jour for New York City families are about safety and security when it comes to in-person classrooms, especially with the coronavirus still raging on throughout the country. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel wants to ensure there’s more help for those who are considered a high risk for suicide, recently attending a House committee hearing on a bill he authored addressing that very issue. more
Councilman Fernando Cabrera believes it’s time the Metropolitan Transportation Authority doles out hazard pay for its workers who continued to clock in during the coronavirus pandemic. more
If the New York Police Department wants to help ease tension with protesters upset over last week’s cop-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, then all they need to do is take a knee. more
Hearing the phrase “essential worker” conjures to the mind some immediate occupations: Doctors, nurses, bus drivers, maybe even grocery store workers. Commonly overlooked in that list are the city’s nearly 50,000 delivery workers, armed not with N95 masks and face shields, but with tonight’s dinner — and likely an electronic bike. more
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