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Cuomo Announces NYS to Receive Competitive AmeriCorps Funding

08/24/2016 9:52 AM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the state has received over $6 million in AmeriCorps funding to support 18 non-profit organizations that promote

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New $91 Million Improvement Project Coming to Downtown Far Rockaway

08/23/2016 3:46 PM

A $91 million inter-agency project to bring economic growth and opportunity to downtown Far Rockaway was announced at a press conference on Tuesday by New York

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NYPD Makes Terrorism Prime Responsibility, Inspector General Report Finds

08/23/2016 1:36 PM

A report released on Tuesday from the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG) found that protecting New York City from terrorism was the

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Cuomo Addresses to AFL-CIO Why Working Class is Angry

08/23/2016 11:30 AM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that much of the anger around the nation is due to workers getting duped “over the past 30 years,” in

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Greenfield Welcomes Newly-Appointed Israeli Consul General in New York

08/22/2016 1:57 PM

New York City Councilman David Greenfield welcomed new Israeli Consul General in New York Dani Dayan, saying that the decision to appoint Dayan signals Israel’s diverse

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NYS Comptroller Said to Question Construction of $685 Million Chip Fab Facility

08/22/2016 1:35 PM

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli disputes the construction of a semiconductor fabrication facility that is estimated to cost $685 million, of which taxpayers will have

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Cuomo Announces Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission

08/22/2016 12:36 PM

New York State announced the beginning of the NYS’s Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission, which will be responsible for statewide programs that celebrate women’s suffrage

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De Blasio Says Anti-Semitism ‘Alive and Well,’ in Synagogue Address

08/22/2016 11:15 AM Updated: 8 months ago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that anti-Semitism was “alive and well,” and that those who stand up for the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions”

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NYS Changes Law on Homicide Victims Receiving Reimbursement

08/19/2016 2:33 PM

New York State is making it easier for families of homicide victims to receive help from the state government after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation

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U.S. Attorney Bharara Pens Letter on Sheldon Silver’s Appeal

08/19/2016 12:19 PM

Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara wrote a letter to a federal judge filed on Wednesday, saying that convicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon

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$14.3 Million Invested in Bronx Parks, Borough President Announces

08/19/2016 11:15 AM

Over $14.3 million in fiscal year 2017 capital funds has been invested in improving parks throughout The Bronx, which includes $10 million to restore Orchard Beach

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Holocaust Survivors Initiative To Be Renamed In Honor of Elie Wiesel

08/19/2016 9:45 AM

The New York City Council’s Holocaust Survivors Initiative will be renamed in honor of the late Nobel Laureate, humans rights activist, professor, author, and Holocaust survivor Elie

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More Than Half of IDNYC Cardholders Use Card As Primary Identification

08/18/2016 4:04 PM

The first comprehensive evaluation of the IDNYC, New York City’s municipal identification program, shows that the program benefits every city resident, especially those who live in

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$150 Million to Go Toward 5 NYC Parks for Renovations

08/18/2016 3:21 PM

New York City will fund major improvements at five large parks around the city to the tune of $150 million, with the investment to go toward

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Clinton Holding Private Meeting With NYC Law Enforcement Officials

08/18/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is having a private meeting with law enforcement officials in New York on Thursday, including current NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and

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NY Governor Directs State Police to Crack Down On Labor Day Impaired Driving

08/18/2016 12:39 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo directed State Police Thursday to boost enforcement efforts to stop impaired driving through Labor Day weekend. Cuomo’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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NYC Sanitation Department Report Recommends Commercial Waste Collection Zones

08/18/2016 9:39 AM

A report by the New York City Department of Sanitation and Business Integrity Commission released on Wednesday found that establishing commercial waste collection zones would decrease

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Nearly $100 Million Made Available for NYS Transportation Programs

08/17/2016 4:27 PM

Nearly $100 million were made available on Wednesday to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation-related programs that reduce congestion and help meet the requirements of

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Many New Yorkers Don’t Believe Trump Helps Republicans Maintain Majority in NYS Senate, Poll Finds

08/17/2016 3:14 PM

Only 31% of New York voters believe having Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will help Republicans maintain control of the New York State Senate, while 62%

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Brooklyn Councilman, Borough President Work Together on College Savings Legislation

08/17/2016 1:57 PM

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York City Councilman Mark Treyger – whose district includes Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Brighton Beach – advanced bipartisan legislation