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After more than a decade of negotiation spanning three mayors and direct involvement from a future U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the stretch of vacant land running along the Major Deegan Expressway south of Van Cortlandt Park may finally be on the verge of selling. more
Jamaal Bowman stood on the steps of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, calling for his upper chamber colleagues to pass a bill he and Democrats say will protect voting rights — especially among people of color — across the country. more
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin may have surprised the White House with his decision Sunday to no longer back President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan. But one lawmaker who wasn't? U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. more
Help couldn’t come sooner for Derek and Becky Woods. While many business owners found solace in government assistance such as the Paycheck Protection Program, some non-profits like Riverdale Children’s Theatre — which the Woods run — needed additional assistance to keep their organizations afloat. more
Can you imagine, as just one person, living off $2,200 a month? After rent, food, transportation — there wouldn’t be much left. Now imagine that’s your total income, and you’re supporting a family of four. more
Full-time job or not, it’s not easy to make a living, even with New York pushing minimum wage well past the basement lows of the federal standard. The coronavirus only made all of it worse. more
Many of us have been stuck in traffic before, or faced more than a few bus or train delays on commutes to and from work. But what if what stood between you and getting home from work was chest-high floodwater? more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
He’s five months into his first term as a congressman, just starting to tackle his agenda. Yet, Jamaal Bowman already is gearing up to face that biennial reckoning where he — and every other member of the U.S. House — go in front of the voters and hope they’ll approve another term in Washington. more
Making the dean’s list anywhere is no mean feat. But when it happens at one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, it’s all the more cause for celebration. more
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