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Stated Meeting: Fines for Unlicensed Plumbing

May 26, 2010

Photo (cc) Atli HarĂ°arson Installing pipes at any project without a license is about to cost a whole lot more. Cracking down on unlicensed plumbers and fire prevention workers, the City Council

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:36 AM)


New Yorker Accused of Helping al-Qaida About to Go on Trial

Apr 16, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 New Yorker Syed "Fahad" Hashmi, an American citizen who has been held in solitary confinement for nearly two and half years at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan,

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:23 AM)


Artists Offer a Visual Dialogue on a Changing Brooklyn

Apr 02, 2010

Crown Heights Gold by Monique Schubert currently is on display at MoCADA as part of the exhibition, "The Gentrification of Brooklyn." For other images from the show, go to Brooklyn's

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GOP Faces Election with Big Hopes but Few Candidates

Apr 01, 2010

CC BY-NC 2.0 Some Republicans hope Democrat Steve Levy, currently Suffolk Countuy executive, can win the race for governor for the GOP and bring the party in the state back from

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:15 AM)


Making Sure Process Servers Really Deliver

Mar 26, 2010

CC BY-NC 2.0 Every year, tens of thousands of New Yorkers do not show up in court to contest suits against them -- simply because they never received the papers alerting

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Endorsements Trump Issues in Brooklyn Council Race

Mar 22, 2010

Kenneth Rice, David Greenfield and Joe Lazar are running in Tuesday's special City Council election. Unlike many candidates for public office Joe Lazar does not seem very interested in getting his

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Now Out of Race, Can Paterson Hold On and Govern?

Mar 01, 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/azipaybarah/ At first it sounded like a stump speech. Gov. David Paterson, with his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson by his side, stood before the press gathered at his Manhattan office on

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Quinn Promises to Create Jobs

Feb 19, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 William Alatriste Adding some gas to a sputtering economic engine, Council Speaker Christine Quinn pledged Thursday to rev up technology startups, lobby for a tax break in Albany

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Council Targets Gang Initiations

Feb 12, 2010

Photo (cc) 2008 Marcos Vasconcelos Photography   In an attempt to rid New York City streets of gangs and reduce their ability to recruit new members, the City Council approved legislation on

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:52 PM)


After Heated Closed-Door Debate, Senate Expels Monserrate

Feb 10, 2010

commons.wikimedia Hiram Monserrate and State Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm Smith On Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. Sen. Hiram Monserrate was expelled from the New York State Senate. All it took was

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:53 AM)