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The Week Ahead in New York Politics, October 26

Oct 26, 2014

New York City Hall Highlights of what we're watching this week include: The latest on Ebola in New York: what will happen with Dr. Craig Spencer, diagnosed this past week with Ebola,


The Cuomo Record: Environment

Oct 24, 2014

Governor Cuomo (photo: governor's office via flickr)   The following is part of our series, The Cuomo Record, examining incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's first term as he seeks re-election heading to Election


The History of New York City's Special High Schools

Oct 23, 2014

Stuyvesant High School As students prepare to take the entrance exam for the city's elite, 'specialized' high schools, debate swirls about these top schools, their admissions processes, and the diversity -


Candidates for Attorney General Pursue Women Voters

Oct 22, 2014

Eric Schneiderman at a campaign rally (photo: @PPNYCAction) If the New York State Legislature passes the 10-point Women's Equality Agenda next year, among other things, the right to an abortion will


Aiming for an 'Age-Friendly' City

Oct 22, 2014

Speaker Mark-Viverito (photo: William Alatriste) NEW YORK—As New York City's population continues to grow, so does the number of its Baby Boomers. Of the city's 8.4 million residents, 2.6 million (31


How Bright is the Smart Schools Bond Act?

Oct 21, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (photo: Governor's Office) In addition to selecting state representatives in this November's election, registered voters will also get to decide on three ballot propositions, one of which is