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Union leaders back Eric Adams’ bid for the DNC in NYC

In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, labor leaders emphasized the importance of working class support for the Democratic Party.

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NYC’s law to prevent artificial intelligence bias in hiring is in limbo

The implementation of the 2021 law has been delayed until April, while the city continues to consider how to define automated hiring tools and other draft rules.

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Adams rallies the nation’s mayors

The New York City mayor wants his counterparts to join him on addressing gun violence, the fentanyl epidemic and asylum-seekers.

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Pro-LaSalle ads tied to Tusk Strategies and … Delaware?

Citizens for Judicial Fairness, a group founded by employees of a Delaware-based translation company, is lending its website to “NY donors who want to see LaSalle given a fair hearing.”

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Andrew Yang, political outsiders, want to get rid of partisan primaries in NYC

Sal Albanese and others are gathering signatures for the Final Five Voting NYC campaign for a single open primary.

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NYC politicians back nurses on first day of strike

Over 7,000 nurses walked off the job at Mount Sinai and Montefiore Monday

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NYC leaders acknowledge 22% increase in overall crime, while pointing to signs of progress

Year-end data from the NYPD reports that homicides and shootings declined in 2022. Leaders say the last three months of the year pointed to even more promising signs ahead.

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City Council finally gets its sexual harassment audit

Years in the making, the audit was meant to address concerns about a hostile work environment after two members received allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Tenants’ rights advocates and lawmakers tout legislative agenda

Activists, elected officials and tenants rallied outside the governor’s Manhattan office to launch their legislative campaign to protect renters.

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State lawmakers renew push for free school meals

In letters sent to Gov. Kathy Hochul this week, state lawmakers are calling for funding in the state budget for free school meals statewide.

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Office to residential conversions – again – a focus of Adams and Hochul

The governor also previewed a goal of 800,000 new housing units over the next decade, presenting a united front with the mayor

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Proponents for a better Penn Station redevelopment push for unified approach

A panel of transportation, infrastructure and planning experts said an effort to improve on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s much criticized plan for the transportation hub will require coming together at the local, state and federal levels.