The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has … Full Article

Conservatives urge Cuomo to reject Syrian refugees

The governors of 30 states have declared that they will not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13. The New York State Conservative Party wants Andrew Cuomo to be the 31st. … Full Article

In Public Service: Weinstein one of Assembly’s longstanding members

Assemblymember Helene Weinstein has an interesting collection of pens in her district office on Nostrand Avenue. But they’re not just any pens. Framed and hanging on a wall, the pens signify her longevity and her clout in the state Legislature. … Full Article

Richardson looking for mentors at Big Brothers Big Sisters event

In an effort to attract volunteers to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City program, Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson will host an information forum in partnership with the organization to provide details to residents considering becoming mentors to young people. … Full Article

Pols support cops in fight over pay raise

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) is angry over an arbitrator’s decision to give cops a 1 percent raise in pay. But the PBA isn’t alone in its fight to win higher salaries for the men and women walking the beat. … Full Article

In Public Service: Reynoso brings community organizing skills to council

Councilmember Antonio Reynoso rode his bike from Williamsburg to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge for an interview with the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article

Levin says homelessness tied to income inequality

Stephen Levin was a junior at Brown University when the Sept. 11 attacks took place 14 years ago. The devastating event that killed nearly 3,000 people, including many young people, made him think about his life. … Full Article

Malliotakis named Rubio’s NY campaign chairman

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is heading up the New York state effort to help U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio become president of the U.S., she announced on Tuesday. Rubio, who represents Florida, is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination to run for president. … Full Article

Schumer says NY transit funding threatened in Congress

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the recently House-passed transportation bill cuts funding for a mass transit program critical to New York. … Full Article

Disgraced former Brooklyn lawmaker Vito Lopez dead at 74

The disgraced former New York state assemblyman Vito Lopez has died. … Full Article

Greenfield to hold participatory budget meeting Nov. 10

Councilmember David G. Greenfield is once again having his district take part in the City Council’s participatory budgeting process and will hold a kickoff meeting today, Nov. 10. to introduce constituents to the program. … Full Article


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