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The City Council Moves Forward On Reform

Apr 30, 2014

Council Speaker Mark-Viverito announces rules reform proposals (William Alatriste) NEW YORK - Reforming member items has been a top priority for the City Council dating back to October, a time before


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, April 27

Apr 27, 2014

New York City Hall (wikimedia) What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: Eyes are on Albany as the week begins and the State Legislature returns to session on


Legislature Closing In On Medical Marijuana Deal

Apr 24, 2014

Will the governor soon be signing a medical marijuana bill into law? (nysenate.gov) The State Legislature appears to be moving closer to a deal on medical marijuana as amendments are set


The Industrial Boom Beyond Brooklyn

Apr 23, 2014

Building 92 at The Brooklyn Navy Yard (bldg92.org) BROOKLYN - In its heyday during World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard was an industrial powerhouse. It employed 77,000 people, and ran


Possible Primary Mess in The Bronx

Apr 22, 2014

State Sens Gustavo Rivera, left, and Jeff Klein, center, both may face primary challengers (nysenate.gov) The Bronx could become a flashpoint in the 2014 battle for control of the New York