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Relations between New York City's police department and communities of color, long at a simmer, boiled over last summer when an unarmed Eric Garner was captured on video … Full Article

NYC Council begins hearings on police-community relations

Relations between New York City's police department and communities of color, long at a simmer, boiled over last summer when an unarmed Eric Garner was captured on video screaming "I can't breathe!" as he was placed in a fatal chokehold by an NYPD officer. … Full Article

Working Families Party endorses Gentile for congress

Democrat Vincent Gentile, a councilmember seeking to become a Congress member, has picked up the endorsement of the Working Families Party in his race against Republican Daniel Donovan. … Full Article

NYC Council to hold hearing on police-community relations

Relations between New York City's police department and communities of color, long at a simmer, boiled over last summer when Eric Garner was captured on video screaming "I can't breathe!" as he was placed in a fatal chokehold by a NYPD officer. … Full Article

Congress race all set: It’s Gentile and Donovan for Grimm seat

The race to succeed Michael Grimm in congress is now set. On Thursday, Bay Ridge Councilmember Vincent Gentile formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination and will run against Republican Daniel Donovan in the May 5 special election. … Full Article

De Blasio asks lawmakers for more funds, control of schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, faced with a shifting leadership in the Legislature and an uncertain alliance with the governor, implored lawmakers in Albany on Wednesday to give New York City its fair share in funding and him more control over its schools and housing laws. … Full Article

Colton drops out of congress race

Assemblymember Bill Colton, who announced with great fanfare last month that he was giving strong consideration to running for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, quietly withdrew from the race over the weekend. … Full Article

De Blasio to head to Albany to push NYC's agenda

Rent control. A higher minimum wage. The Dream Act. Greater investments in public education. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will head to Albany this week with a sprawling agenda and no shortage of political challenges. … Full Article

Council passes Treyger bill on Sandy church task force

The City Council has approved legislation proposed by Councilmember Mark Treyger that would provide more assistance to houses of worship and charitable organizations that help victims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy types of natural disasters. … Full Article

Cuomo sets May 5 as date for special election to replace Grimm

With his back against the wall, Governor Andrew Cuomo has relented to pressure from a federal judge and has named May 5 as the date for a special election in the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article

De Blasio laughs off "Fifty Shades of Grey" attack ad

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey." … Full Article
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