Frank G. Runyeon

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill announce a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests.
New York City will replace marijuana possession arrests with summonses, but blacks and Latinos will still bear the brunt.
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NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan
Rust, muck and pigeons cited at facilities that house the city’s most vulnerable.
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Donald Trump, flanked by sons Eric (right) and Donald Jr. (left) during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016.
And if federal officials don’t pursue charges, state and city prosecutors could.
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New York City Councilman Richie Torres at a protest by public housing residents
Some public housing tenants’ advocates applaud, but not the City Council Oversight and Investigations Committee chairman.
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New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres.
Councilman Torres to trigger inquiry, while he and Levine craft legislative response.
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New York City Water Tank
Levine, Torres list fixes for “broken” drinking water oversight.
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The drinking water supply for offices of the New York City Department of Sanitation doesn’t even have a roof – just a tattered tarp.
Cockroaches. Pigeons. Rats. They could be in your water – and NYC wouldn’t know.
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State Sen. Todd Kaminsky
Kaminsky: Critical infrastructure projects need a creative solution.
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State Sen. Simcha Felder.
The Brooklyn Democrat who caucuses with the Republicans has a district that has kept him safe.
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The South Grand Island Bridge over the Niagara RIver in Buffalo
A Q&A with Joseph Robach, chairman of state Senate Transportation Committee.
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Frank G. Runyeon
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