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Pre-Pilot Program, a Test Run for One NYPD Body Camera

Sep 12, 2014

Public Advocate James at a body-worn camera press conference (photo: Rob Abruzzese) NEW YORK—Last week, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton unveiled the two body cameras that would be used in a pilot program


Night After Primary, Teachout Teaches

Sep 10, 2014

Zephyr Teachout teaching her Property class (photo: Ben Max) "The bad news is I'm not going to be the next governor," Zephyr Teachout said on Wednesday evening to a room full


'Slow' Protest to Show Need for Net Neutrality

Sep 10, 2014

Council Member Ben Kallos (photo: William Alatriste) If you happen to visit New York City Council Member Ben Kallos' website on Wednesday you may notice a loading icon at the top


Primary Election Results 2014

Sep 10, 2014

Gov. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul were victorious Tuesday night  Primary night in New York's 2014 elections for state-level positions saw incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo fend off upstart challenger


Jackson Present to Challenge Espaillat Re-Election Bid

Sep 08, 2014

Adriano Espaillat, left, and Robert Jackson, right, debate on NY1 (photo: @InsideCityHall) Just a few months after his second congressional loss, state Senator Adriano Espaillat is running for re-election to his


Koppell Promises IDC Death Sentence If Elected

Sep 07, 2014

  Koppell, left, and Klein on BronxTalk (photo by Osjua Newton) The contest between state Sen. Jeff Klein and former New York City Council Member Oliver Koppell could determine the future of


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, September 7

Sep 07, 2014

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: This week includes a high-profile New York City Council NYPD oversight hearing on Monday, Tuesday's primary elections, Thursday's