Rebecca C. Lewis

Protestors gather at Barclay's Center on September 23rd after no police officers were charged with the murder of Breonna Taylor.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
News & Politics
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City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at Encore Senior Center in August.
Cory Johnson dropping out of the 2021 mayoral race makes him just the latest speaker to fail to move up in electoral politics.
News & Politics
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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson never took a side on Industry City.
The City Council speaker avoided taking a stance on the controversial plan that could have harmed his mayoral prospects.
News & Politics
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Black Lives Matter protestors at New York City Hall on June 23rd.
While NYC has quieted down, activists are gearing up for their next big fights.
Policy
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Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary on September 8, 2020.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
News & Politics
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Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and former Councilmember Dan Garodnick tour Industry City in 2015.
The fate of the rezoning in Brooklyn may have a lasting impact on New York City’s land use decisions.
News & Politics
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The New York League of Conservation Voters and the Citizens Budget Commission have released a new report.
Environmentalists and budget hawks target tax exemptions and reimbursements to local governments.
Policy
policy
Protesters in Rochester on September 5th.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
News & Politics
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The Rochester Police Department firing gags onto protestors on September 5, 2020.
Before Daniel Prude’s death, Rochester overhauled its police oversight board to give it significantly more power.
Policy
policy
Alejandra Caraballo, a trans Latina and Democratic socialist, could just make history as the first trans person ever elected to the City Council.
A Q&A with the Brooklyn lawyer and community board member on her campaign for Laurie Cumbo’s seat.
Personality
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Rebecca C. Lewis
20200928