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Protesters across the state rally against prison package restrictions

A new DOCCS policy limits what incarcerated people can receive in New York prisons

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CUNY’s chancellor wants the system to play a pivotal role in New York City’s economic recovery

Announcing a new internship program, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez said graduates of the country’s largest urban public university make up half of the city’s new nurses and a third of new teachers

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Brooklyn Dems meeting cut short amid disorganization and delays

The county organization will have to meet again – postponing Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn’s likely reelection as leader.

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Ari Kagan may be getting screwed by New York City Council redistricting

The commission will be publishing its second draft of new maps Thursday, undoing some of the more controversial changes.

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New York City’s municipal staffing problems are real

Mayor’s report shows staff declines at several major agencies, pointing to challenges in managing city jails and developing affordable housing.

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21 in ‘21 rebrands as The New Majority NYC, with 31 women on the City Council

The new name comes with a summary report looking at the confluence of factors that led to so many women being elected last year.

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Jim Owles tells Hochul not to pick gay conservative judge to replace DiFiore

The political club urged against picking Anthony Cannataro to replace the retired chief judge because of his track record on court decisions impacting LGBTQ New Yorkers.

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NYC council looks for answers on unfilled city jobs

Some members discussed low pay and in-office requirements, while others members were singularly focused on vaccine mandates

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New polling gives Dems the edge in NY-19

An internal poll from the Josh Riley campaign places him ahead of Republican Marc Molinaro in the Upstate district

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First full public school year for Eric Adams’ administration kicks off

The New York City mayor joined Schools Chancellor David Banks and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell in welcoming back children to class.

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Zeldin closes in on Hochul in poll that also includes … a candidate not on the ballot?

A much-discussed Trafalgar Group poll asked likely voters about Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe.

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John Zaccaro Jr. likely heading to the Assembly after county committee nod

The chief of staff to New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca is expected to succeed Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez in the Bronx.

Policy

Hochul lifts mask mandate on transit

The governor announced that masks are still encouraged, but no longer required on MTA trains and buses.

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National Democrats look to Robert Zimmerman’s House race against an “insurrectionist”

The 3rd Congressional District contest versus George Santos was moved into the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” program

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Amid pandemics, New York City considers a dedicated pandemic preparedness office

“We do not want to be caught flat-footed,” Council Member Gale Brewer said at Wednesday’s oversight hearing

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Eric Adams takes a glass half full look at August losses by his endorsed candidates

The mayor also took pride in Dan Goldman’s congressional primary win over more progressive candidates.