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As Goldfeder Leaves Office, He Wants You to Be With “The Other Her”

09/27/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

As Phil Goldfeder prepares to leave office as Assemblyman of the 23rd District, he throws his support for Stacey Pheffer Amato to succeed, whom he has

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Businesses Hurt By Chelsea Explosion Getting State Funds

09/21/2016 4:04 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement Wednesday to make state funds more accessible to small businesses, homeowners and renters suffering from uninsured losses and physical damage

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Jewish Support for Clinton Drops in New York

09/20/2016 11:31 AM Updated: 8 months ago

A new poll shows Clinton’s favorability has recently dipped among Jewish voters in New York, although she still has an overall lead in the community and

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De Blasio, Cuomo Change Tune, Connect Chelsea Bombing to Terrorism

09/19/2016 8:42 AM Updated: 8 months ago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo both said in interviews Monday that they suspected the Chelsea bombing on Saturday, which resulted

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Manhunt Underway For Suspect Behind The NY & NJ Terror Attacks

09/19/2016 7:59 AM Updated: 8 months ago

The FBI is asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17,

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Just Don’t Call It Shiva: Obama Sits with Bloomberg, Others to Talk TPP

09/17/2016 7:00 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Every successful politician keeps a list of applause lines, topics that are sure to fire up a listless audience or thaw out a hostile one. In

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Amid Rising Deaths, Cyclists Demand Accountability from Mayor

09/16/2016 5:39 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Almost 2,000 cyclists gathered on 5th Ave Thursday evening to demand the city  give more funding to Vision Zero to ensure the Mayor’s proposed plan actually becomes

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IDC-backed Alcantara Wins Primary

09/16/2016 10:43 AM

Marisol Alcantara won her primary Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee to fill Adriano Espaillat’s seat in the State Senate, which covers Washington Heights, Inwood and

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Chasidic Woman Blazes New Path as Civil Judge

09/16/2016 10:11 AM Updated: 8 months ago

Rachel Freier has broken new ground as the first Chasidic woman to take public office. Freier beat her two  opponents, Jill Epstein and Morton Avigdor, to

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Menchaca Stands Alone After Controversial Anti-BDS Vote

09/15/2016 7:43 PM Updated: 8 months ago

New York City Council passed a resolution yesterday to condemn all efforts to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) the State of Israel. The vote was

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Commuters Promised Safer Travel With Rebuilt Griffiss Veterans Memorial Parkway

09/15/2016 3:28 PM

A portion of the Griffiss Veterans Memorial Parkway in Oneida County will be reconstructed as part of an $8.9 million project. Construction is set to begin

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NYC Council Meets to Discuss Anti-BDS Resolution

09/14/2016 5:18 PM Updated: 8 months ago

New York City council members gathered today to discuss an anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) resolution. On Jun. 27, 2016, NYC Council Members devised Res. No. 1058-A

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Hasidic Leader Aron Wieder Wins Primary for State Assembly

09/14/2016 12:26 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Aron Wieder, who is running for State Assembly in the 98th District, hopes to win the race this time around. The 98th district is in the

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Annual U.N. Assembly set to “get the wheels turning” on 17 Global Goals

09/13/2016 7:00 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Last Year President Obama implored us to reject the “cancer of violent extremism” as he laid out the challenges and solutions to resolve global conflict. Priorities

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New Yorkers May Vote for Dead Man in Primary

09/13/2016 7:00 AM Updated: 8 months ago

Bill Nojay, a Republican State Assemblyman, is favored to win his primary today, a fact that one week ago would not have been surprising. After all,

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Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan Announces Creation of Counterterrorism Task Force

09/12/2016 5:24 PM

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan announced Monday the creation of the Senate Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection. Senator Thomas Croci (R, Sayville) was appointed as

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Benefiting 9/11 Rescue Workers

09/12/2016 10:31 AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Sunday allowing an extended period for workers and volunteers in September 11th rescue operations who are seeking lost wage and medical

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Muslims and Jews Push for Halal and Kosher Food in NY Schools

09/07/2016 4:44 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Lawmakers and students gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday to support S1032, a bill allowing NYS public schools the ability to offer kosher and halal

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Winners of Scholarship Program Created in Honor of Late Lawyer Carey Gabay Announced

09/05/2016 5:58 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the five winners of the Carey Gabay Scholarship Program, created to honor the legacy of attorney and aide to Governor Cuomo

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Federal Government Designates 24 Upstate New York Counties A Natural Disaster Area

08/31/2016 3:28 PM Updated: 8 months ago

The federal government has designated as a natural disaster area 24 counties in Upstate New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The designation was made as