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With the federal government shutdown now the longest in history, the men and women who work for a number of federal agencies are about to miss their second paycheck. And two lawmakers want to help. more
Getting problems solved in many of the homes managed by the New York City Housing Authority could happen a little faster now that staff work schedules on property are set to expand to seven days a week. more
The Assembly is wasting no time getting election reform on the table as Speaker Carl Heastie and other members of his chamber — including Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz — are pushing forward a number of bills designed to reform what Heastie has called an “antiquated electoral process.” more
Corey Johnson has vowed it’s high time the city and state tackle an admittedly onerous task — fix public transit. But to get it right, he first wanted to hear from riders about how life as a straphanger could be. more
Barring a speedy resolution to an increasingly harrowing deadlock as Congress and President Donald Trump negotiate over government funding, the already imperiled Metropolitan Transportation Authority could face what the U.S. Senate minority leader described as some very tough choices. more
Chris Cordiano — tall and lean — glided across the North Riverdale Dunkin’ to grab customer orders during the afternoon rush. And he’s doing it probably a little less hungry than he was just a couple weeks before. more
The Women’s March got so much attention in the days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, it was impossible for anyone — including the man living in the White House — to … more
Many voices have been heard both for and against the paving of Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. But some voices lost in the commotion might belong to long-lost souls who have the most to lose from such a project. more
There were times it felt like a campaign rally, but Sunday’s gathering at Lehman College was anything but. more
As expected with the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House, Rep. Eliot Engel has been elected the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He now becomes the top Democratic voice on foreign affairs in Congress. more
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