There is little doubt that anyone, even Cynthia Nixon, was greatly surprised by the incumbent Andrew Cuomo’s landslide victory in Thursday’s Democratic Primary. … Full Article

One week left to get the school speed zone cameras turned back on

In a last-hour effort, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done an end-run around the state Senate to get the school speed zone camera system working again. … Full Article

OPINION: Feds and state must use every weapon in fighting opioid addiction

A new measure signed into law last week will expand funding for fighting the state’s deadly opioid epidemic by focusing on opioid users caught up in the criminal justice system.     … Full Article

OPINION: Tell Secretary DeVos, no guns in N.Y. classrooms; not now, not ever

If they haven’t already, many public-school teachers will be spending next weekend at Staples, Target or Walmart stocking up on classroom supplies that their schools can no longer afford to provide.  … Full Article

OPINION: Take that, Six Flags, Coney Island is coming back

If you haven’t been to Coney Island in years, you don’t know what you’re missing. … Full Article

OPINION: Should city provide free divorce lawyers for victims of domestic violence?

At first glance, it looks like a good idea. Brooklyn Councilmember Mark Treyger’s bill, which would mandate free legal representation for victims of domestic violence seeking a divorce, has earned praise from victims’ advocates in Queens and across the city. … Full Article

OPINION: Commuters brace for one L of a mess

The good news is that the mayor has promised a “war room” dynamic during the 15-month shutdown of the L-Train’s East River tunnel that will begin in April. … Full Article

OPINION: Hamilton right to be angry, but new law not necessary

No one can blame state Sen. Jesse Hamilton for being angry. … Full Article

OPINION: An unanswered question in planning for new Brooklyn jail

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced preliminary plans for opening “community-based” jails that would take the place of the facilities on Rikers Island, if and when Rikers is closed. … Full Article

OPINION: Stop the deportation madness, this time with Edisson Barros

Time is running out for a judge to block the deportation, set for Friday, of Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant and father of two who has lived in Maspeth, Queens, for 25 years. … Full Article

OPINION: Climate change reflected in rip currents at Queens, Brooklyn beaches

If you take the trouble to read international news, you’ll see alarming reports of record-breaking temperatures all over the world. In early July, temperatures of 124 were reported in Algeria. Denver tied its record of 105 degrees in June. … Full Article


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