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After nearly three years commanding the New York Police Department’s 50th Precinct — and more than three decades on the force — Capt. Emilio Melendez is retiring. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio recommends everyone spending any time indoors with anyone else wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status, but stopped short Monday of making such a measure a requirement in New York City. more
It’s certainly been a hot summer, but representatives from the city’s emergency management and health departments say no one has to suffer because of it. more
There were numerous competitive Democratic primaries to keep track of in the Bronx last month. But of all the city council races in the mainland borough, the east Bronx win of Amanda Farias was special not just for her, of course, but also an up-and-coming campaign team she entrusted to secure that victory. more
He had just graduated from high school. He was a talented point guard for the James Monroe Campus basketball team, and had dreams of going to St. John’s University. more
He’s never shied away from backing a labor union before, but Councilman Eric Dinowitz is not happy with the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY decision to denounce Israel, backing  every college professor who reportedly resigned from the union in light of the measure. more
This week was a solemn one in the Surfside community just outside of Miami. Estelle Hedaya was the 98th and final victim of a condominium building collapse last month that still has building officials there puzzled on how it happened. more
When the pandemic first hit the city last year, schools, businesses and cultural institutions all shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And the New York Public Library was no exception. more
Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted most state-mandated coronavirus restrictions last June, various aspects of life in New York have slowly returned to normal. Well, a “new normal” anyway. more
Last week, Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams officially received the Democratic nomination for mayor after the city elections board certified results from the June primary. more
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