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Brooklyn Boss Lopez Censured, Accused of Sexual Harassment

Aug 24, 2012

NEW YORK — Longtime Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez has been stripped of his committee chairmanship and his seniority after an ethics panel determined that he had sexually harassed

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Picturing Public Policy

Aug 01, 2012

Image from "I Got Arrested" courtesy of the artist, Danica Novgorodoff, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. NEW YORK — He struggled to make sense of what the probation officer was

The 2012 Guide to City Pork

Jul 01, 2012

NEW YORK -- Every year, as the City Council goes about its business adopting a budget that it largely had no control over creating, it also repeats a widely observed

City Council overrides mayor on living wage veto

Jun 29, 2012

Quinn speaks to the Council about the budget at last night's stated meeting. Photograph by William Alatriste The City Council overrode the mayor's veto of the living wage bill and adopted

Senate Dems Look to Nat'l Issues for Help

May 15, 2012

Photo from flickr. On January 24, 2012, state Sen. Neil Breslin, the man tasked with reinvigorating the Democratic caucus, attended an open house for the future location of the only library