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New York City agencies to involuntarily admit more severely mentally ill persons for evaluations

Mayor Eric Adams clarified Tuesday that people do not have to be a danger to themselves or others to receive help.

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Opinion: New York takes crucial step in preparing for the next Superstorm Sandy

Voters on Election Day approved $4.2 billion in funding for statewide environmental projects under the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act.

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How NYC’s Code Blue emergency notice aims to protect homeless people

When temperatures drop, the city tries to eliminate barriers to sheltering people – but advocates worry about police involvement.


New York City will cut some of its 21,000 vacant government positions

As the city eliminates more unfilled jobs, its ability to hire for crucial remaining positions and retain existing employees is key.

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Phil Boyle set his own term limits

The Long Island Republican resigned last month to lead the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corp.

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Pending power struggle over BOE appointment in Manhattan

Manhattan Democratic Chair Keith Wright nominated Barry Weinberg. Rep. Adriano Espaillat may not like that.

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A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

A federal judge ruled New York City will continue to control Rikers Island – for now.


Bill looks to improve housing assignments for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people in New York City jails

The legislation sponsored by City Council Member Keith Powers is aimed at giving some of the most vulnerable people in custody more say in securing housing that aligns with their gender identity.

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No Gucci, yes homeless housing, in pending Innovation QNS deal

The Astoria development seems likely to happen with City Council Member Julie Won’s support.


Republican Brooklyn Assembly member-elect voted in Manhattan last year

Lester Chang has to have established residency in Brooklyn within six days after last year’s election to be eligible for the Assembly seat he just won.


Opinion: ULURP shouldn’t be taken for granted

New York City Council Members should have the goal of saying “yes” to developers going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and affordable housing is at stake.

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Zellnor Myrie and Diana Richardson are engaged

The state Senator and former Assembly member from Brooklyn made it official at the Somos Puerto Rico conference, sources say.


New York City’s budget just grew to $104 billion. Here’s what you need to know.

Mayor Eric Adams told agencies to find 3% savings across the board and (nearly) all of them did.


New York City is down about 21,000 government workers

A new report from the state comptroller’s office found that New York City municipal attrition continues to outpace hiring.


How three new moms are changing the New York City Council

Three of the City Council’s new members have become first-time mothers over the past year. They’re ready to do more for mothers and other caregivers in New York City.


How NYC is supporting thousands of asylum-seeking children

Teachers, nonprofit workers and volunteers are mobilizing to help children adjust to a completely new environment.