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As Country Goes Red, New York Stays Blue

Nov 03, 2010

Photo by David King Andrew Cuomo in Albany on Monday For more election returns, see our voting results page. Andrew Cuomo, who spent years in Albany working for his father and then tried


Albany Watches, Waits and Worries

Nov 03, 2010

Photo by B. Campbell It was quiet at the Citizen Action headquarters on Central Avenue in Albany Tuesday night. "We just have a few people out there closing up some polling


Stated Meeting: Council Unveils Domestic Violence Stats

Oct 28, 2010

Photo (cc) European Parliament After a string of hate crimes targeting gay men, the City Council unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to require hate crime statistics be posted online. The bill would also


Queens Race Features Two Familiar Names

Oct 28, 2010

Photo by Bonnie Natko Much of State Senate District 15 -- stretching across south Queens from Howard Beach through Middle Village to Maspeth -- is a serene landscape with three- and


Cuomo Puts Labor in a Headlock

Oct 27, 2010

Photo B Campbell Workers rallied again proposed state budget cuts in Albany in 2009. Public employee unions have resisted many efforts to reduce spending, but Andrew Cuomo vows he will push


The Race to Replace White

Oct 25, 2010

Photo (cc) Joe Shlabotnik The race to replace the late Councilmember Thomas White in Queens is as crowded as it is rife with skeleton-laden closets. Former Councilmember Allan Jennings, whose last stint


College Student Seeks to Unseat Albany Insider

Oct 22, 2010

Photo by Photo by Anthony Catalano An Italian street fair in the Bensonhurst. Both Assembly candidates have deep ties to the Italian community in the district, but the area is changing