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News & Politics

Here are some of the New York candidates hoping to launch a political comeback in 2022

“There’s still a pull.” Multiple familiar faces are hoping to revive their careers as elected officials.

New York City

Dispute over hiring wardens outside of NYC Department of Correction threatens city’s control over Rikers

The federal monitor appointed to oversee management of the city’s troubled jail complex said the city is unwilling to agree to alternatives to recruiting from within.

Transportation

Gov. Kathy Hochul opens application period for Penn Station redesign proposals

As the governor announced the request for proposals on Thursday, preservationists and community organizations reiterated concerns about destruction of the surrounding neighborhood.

News & Politics

GOP gubernatorial candidates use Boudin’s recall to rebuke DA Bragg, Hochul

All four of the candidates highlighted the recall of progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, as New Yorkers’ concerns about crime remain high.

News & Politics

City & State event highlights efforts to help MWBEs

The annual Diversity Summit gathered stakeholders to discuss how to improve the competitive procurement process.

News & Politics

Injury rates surge at Amazon’s New York facilities

Amazon warehouses nationwide saw a spike in injuries in 2021, but the increase is even more stark in New York.

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New York City Department of Correction reveals plan to save Rikers from fed takeover

The federal monitor overseeing the jail system suggested the report may be enough to stave off the federal receivership threatened last month.

News & Politics

Biden visits Buffalo after mass shooting to comfort a grief-stricken city

The president called the attack “domestic terrorism” in a speech and met with the families of the victims.

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Exclusive: Chipotle workers file for HERO Act safety committees

A worker and union leaders allege the first attempt to invoke the law went ignored.

New York State

New York lawmakers mourn Buffalo mass shooting deaths, demand action on white supremacy

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said that any GOP official who perpetuates the racist ideology that apparently fueled the shooter is not fit to serve.

News & Politics

Eric Adams for president?

New York City mayors have a long history of running for – and failing to win – the White House.

News & Politics

New York’s once-booming oil industry and the risky wells it left behind

Western New York towns were built around oil production. Now, they’re grappling with the remnants of a declining industry.

News & Politics

Political insiders unimpressed with both Hochul and Adams: Poll

Respondents to a City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll also think Hochul will win reelection – but it’ll be close.