NY State Politics

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CUNY Staffers Agree to New Labor Union Contract

08/05/2016 12:13 PM

City University of New York staff voted to approve a new union contract Thursday, with 94% of voting members ratifying the agreement, which was unofficially agreed

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Violent Crime Decreases for Seventh Straight Month in July, NYPD Report Says

08/05/2016 11:48 AM

Violent crime decreased in New York City for the first seven months of 2016, with nine fewer murders and 131 fewer shootings year-to-date in July, compared

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Paul Massey Announces That He Will Be Challenging De Blasio in Mayoral Race

08/05/2016 9:43 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not the only real-estate developer running for public office. Real-estate developer Paul Massey will join the New York City mayoral

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‘International Day of Friendship,’ Celebration to Take Place in Brooklyn Borough Hall

08/05/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 8 months ago

An “International Day of Friendship” celebration will take place in Brooklyn on Sunday, which will include a march that encompasses the flags of 195 nations, with

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‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill in NYS Assembly Makes Assaulting Police Officer a Hate Crime

08/04/2016 5:27 PM

New York State Assemblyman Ron Castorina Jr. initiated a “Blue Lives Matter” bill in the assembly that would make assaulting a police officer in New York

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NYS Senator Squadron Calls for Officials to Do More for Public Housing Needs

08/04/2016 4:11 PM

New York State Senator Daniel Squadron testified before the New York City Housing Authority on Wednesday night at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), arguing

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NYC Sticks With Strategy to Make Affordable Housing Safer: Lighting

08/04/2016 3:21 PM

There will be a $3.1 million safety-lighting installation project at the Stapleton Houses in Staten Island, which will go tward replacing the development’s outdated exterior lighting

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Empire State Development President Justifies Start-Up NY’s Paltry Performance

08/04/2016 12:31 PM

New York State Assembly members called on Empire State Development President Howard Zemsky to explain in a hearing Wednesday why the Start-Up NY program has only

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NYS Working With Communications Companies to Provide Statewide Broadband Access

08/04/2016 9:51 AM

Charter Communications outlined a four-year plan to provide broadband internet service for 145,000 currently underserved households in upstate New York – including in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse,

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‘Five Times a Charm’: Bronx Receives New Recreational YMCA

08/03/2016 6:21 PM Updated: 8 months ago

After tireless efforts and discussions which some said began in 1996, the first YMCA center will be coming to Edenwald neighborhood of the Bronx, a project

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Brooklyn Hospitals Sign Letter of Intent to Merge, With $700 Million in Potential State Funding to Follow

08/03/2016 11:45 AM

Four Brooklyn hospitals in poor financial health have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to merge into a single non-profit company that may make them eligible for $700 million

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Most New Yorkers Favor Mayor Sharing Control of Schools, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

08/02/2016 5:46 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Twenty-three percent of New York City voters say the mayor should completely control public schools, while 65% feel other public officials should have control of the schools as

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NYS’s Plan to Fight the Zika Virus: Disturbance of Standing Water

08/02/2016 5:14 PM

While Congress bickers over the cost of fighting the Zika virus, on the local level, New York officials are taking decisive action. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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New York Republican Congressman Crosses Party Line With Vote for Clinton

08/02/2016 10:40 AM

Republican Congressman Richard Hanna of New York is the first federal politician from the Empire State to cross party lines and go against Republican presidential nominee

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How Much Does It Cost to Afford a Home in Each State? This Study Finds Out

08/02/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 8 months ago

You would have to work 61 hours to own a home in New York State, home listing price analysis from GOBankingRates.com found, which detailed the amount

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Sree Sreenivasan to Serve as Chief Digital Officer of New York City

08/01/2016 1:11 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday the appointment of Sree Sreenivasan as New York City’s new chief digital officer. Sreenivasan served as the Metropolitan Museum of

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Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Presents Maimonides With Check to Offset Cancer Treatment Equipment

07/29/2016 1:28 PM

A $3 million check was presented to Maimonides Medical Center by New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz to offset the cost of a new linear accelerator.

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NYS Sets Guidance to Prevent Insurance Discrimination Against New Yorkers with Mental Illness

07/27/2016 2:18 PM

New York State announced Wednesday the issuing of guidance by the Department of Financial Services to prevent unfair discrimination by insurers against individuals with mental health

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Two NYC Mayors Past and Present to Speak at DNC, but Only One During Primetime

07/27/2016 11:27 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and former mayor Michael Bloomberg will both speak for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday at the Democratic National

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NYC Builds Over 23,000 Affordable Homes in Latest Year

07/26/2016 2:31 PM

New York City produced the most number of homes in the latest year since the Koch administration. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that his