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Today’s Lead: State of The City

Feb 10, 2014

Details on Mayor Bill de Blasio's first State of the City address are sparse but the mayor is expected to focus on the main themes of his campaign--including income inequality and the

Today's Lead: Cuomo To Cut Tolls On Verrazano

Feb 07, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday a plan to cut the one-way toll on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn. Staten Island residents enrolled in E-ZPass will

Today's Lead: City To Drop Stop-And-Frisk Appeal

Jan 31, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that the city would drop its appeal to the court ruling instituting reforms to the practice of stop-and-frisk. A court appointed monitor would oversee

Today's Lead: Fracking Decision Postponed Another Year

Jan 30, 2014

Regulations allowing fracking will be put off for at least another year, according to state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens. He told legislators yesterday that his agency has "absolutely no