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News that a beloved pizza parlor in Brooklyn had been seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes surprised many aficionados of the Midwood eatery, including Mayor de Blasio. Read More.
Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who restrained Eric Garner in Staten Island five years ago, was fired Monday by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. Read More.
Governor Cuomo has made a deal to purchase billions of dollars of wind-generated electricity from offshore turbine farms in order to meet his aggressive renewable-energy targets. Read More.
As the first day of school approaches for New York City’s 1.1 million schoolchildren, the city Department of Education faces some serious challenges. Read More.
Another cyclist was killed by a car last weekend, making 19 such fatalities this year. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio and others tout the $15 minimum wage in New York City as an example for the nation. Read More.
Though their impact isn’t being felt yet, New York’s new laws expanding rent regulation won’t make it any easier for young people or families to find housing. Read More.
Advocates claim that the New York Health Act (NYHA) would eliminate bloated bureaucracy and bring costs down. Read More.
Last year’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case established the right of public employees not to join a union or be required to pay “agency fees.” Read More.
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