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The main issue is an ineffectual enforcement of ethics rules, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi says. But who's to blame? The Joint Commission on Public Ethics. And Biaggi wants to change it. more
An express bus navigating the tricky turn from Kappock Street to Johnson Avenue claimed the life of Ruth Mullen on the evening of Sept. 7 — a woman who spent years advocating for a traffic signal at that very intersection in front of her home. more
Ruth Mullen's life was tragically cut short Sept. 7 while simply trying to cross the street in front of her Johnson Avenue home. She's remembered by friends as an activist, and by her husband Jim as the love of his life. more
It happens once every decade, and has major implications for how our country is run. That is, of course, the U.S. Census. But just as impactful is something that comes right after: When all 50 states redraw their congressional and state legislative districts. more
With a simple stroke of the pen, Gov. Kathy Hochul extended New York's eviction moratorium on Thursday, extending the protections from the original Tenant Safe Harbor Act until at least Jan. 15. more
Community Board 8 kicks off its fall meeting schedule with a gathering of all its committee chairs on Sept. 1. But anyone looking to observe firsthand what CB8’s executive committee is up to can leave their computer shut down, because seeing this meeting means traveling out to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. more
Just after midnight Tuesday, Kathy Hochul — who started her political career on the town board of a Buffalo suburb nearly 30 years ago — made history as the state's first female governor. She succeeds Andrew Cuomo, whose decade-long leadership ended in scandal. more
State lawmakers are feverishly trying to extend the state’s eviction moratorium as the Aug. 31 expiration date protecting renters financially during the coronavirus pandemic looms. more
After the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt against the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives wasted no time filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for a second time, even though they knew the U.S. Senate wouldn’t start the trial until after the Republican executive returned home to Florida. more
Can the Assembly still impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo even though he’s already announced his resignation? “Probably not.” hose words from Assembly judiciary committee chair Charles Lavine aren’t exactly brimming with confidence. more
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