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Politics have always been a part of Anthony Cruz’s life. In high school at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, he interned for U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel and then mayor Michael Bloomberg — all while he led the Model United Nations team and was editor-in-chief of RKA’s school newspaper. more
As the newest member of the Regional Plan Association’s board of directors, José Luis Cruz already has big plans of his own. more
Jeffrey Dinowitz has picked up the endorsement of one of the state’s largest unions, the Civil Services Employees Association. more
After lead poisoned her daughter, Tiesha Jones set upon a mission to ensure it didn’t happen to anyone else’s child. She’s teamed up with state Sen. Gustavo Rivera to fashion a bill to expand the number of children considered at risk for lead poisoning in both public and private housing. more
In a borough with painfully low voter turnout, many residents would probably agree — anything hindering access to the polls is bad news. more
It could be what some residents see as a chilling political landscape that has them clinging to vestiges of hope — that groundbreaking change still is possible. That their movement, riding on an ethos of resistance and resurrection, can triumph. more
Some critics have viewed President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy on illegal border crossings a disaster, and his administration has been anything but transparent. more
When school starts at P.S. 81 in dozens of other schools on Sept. 5, drivers need to beware: Despite the state senate failing to renew the speed camera program, a new deal between the governor's office and New York City officials have ensured the cameras stay on, for now. more
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