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Health departments face challenges in polio vaccination drives

Despite relatively high polio vaccination rates in New York, some stubborn gaps in immunization remain.

New York City

Eric Adams’ public schedules tell a lot – but not nearly as much as they should

The mayor’s office dumped hundreds of days of schedules that show a workhorse willing to meet with all sorts.

Politics

With new leadership, pro-development Open New York heads to Albany

The housing advocacy group currently lobbies for new construction in New York City, including in wealthy neighborhoods.

New York City

NYC leaders are behind permanent outdoor dining. So what’s the hold up?

Pending litigation and ironing out the finer details of the program may be slowing down the creation of a legislative framework.

Politics

Hochul leads Zeldin 52% to 39%, according to Data for Progress poll

Most recent polling has shown the governor with a comfortable lead over her challenger, in a state where 70% of likely voters say abortion should be legal under most circumstances.

New York State

A toss-up looms in the changing 19th Congressional District

The swing district broke against Republican Marc Molinaro in the special election, but new lines and a lower-profile opponent could change the outcome.

Politics

New York’s special elections give national Democrats renewed hope

Republican Joe Sempolinski pulled off a relatively narrow win in the Southern Tier, while Democrat Pat Ryan beat the odds in the 19th District.

Politics

Robert Jackson gets to gloat now

The state Senate incumbent decisively defeated a moderate challenger backed by Rep. Adriano Espaillat and charter school PAC money.

Campaigns & Elections

Tracking the contested state Senate primary races in New York

At least seven Democratic incumbents are facing primary challenges, and competitive races are underway for open seats in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

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Politics

Elected officials past ‘child-bearing age’ bristle at Alessandra Biaggi tweet

A recent tweet from the state senator suggested older officials won’t fight as hard for reproductive rights. It reignited a longtime debate over what ageism looks like for people who hold political office.

2022 congressional primaries

Sean Patrick Maloney has $2.4 million on hand as super PAC funding starts flowing into 17th Congressional District race

Alessandra Biaggi, who is challenging Maloney’s reelection, has been the target and beneficiary of independent spending in the race.

Politics

No IDC NY to back Gustavo Rivera in state Senate District 33

The coalition said it would not support Miguelina Camilo because of her donations to ex-IDC member Marisol Alcantara.

New York State

Rep. Grace Meng endorses Robert Zimmerman in 3rd Congressional District

The state’s House delegation is split, since Rep. Tom Suozzi has endorsed Josh Lafazan as his successor.