Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Erica Garner funeral draws hundreds, marred by fight

A tense situation erupted outside the funeral of the late activist.

NY Salvadorans angry after Trump announces end of TPS

The city’s community and elected officials called the move cruel and are worried about the 15,000 children who would be affected.

Council speaker releases proposals to bolster retail sector

A report by the City Council aims to curb the loss of mom and pops throughout the city. Retail owners, however, have mixed feelings.

Broadway Triangle development lawsuit settled

The development will now be 100% affordable and the city will take steps to ensure it is more inclusive.

Net neutrality vote must wait until end of comment investigation: AG

The state’s top prosecutor and a FCC commissioner say the federal government needs to get to the bottom of the alleged identity theft.

Net neutrality repeal would jeopardize city tech industry: experts

As the battle over net neutrality looms, entrepreneurs, officials, and tech experts warn that its loss could devastate the city’s growing economic engine.

AG site helps NYers see if they were used in Net Neutrality scam

Eric Schneiderman wants New Yorkers to help his investigation into phony FCC comments.

NYC mayor write-ins included Aaron Judge, Obama, Beyoncé

A who’s who of celebrities, fictional characters, and past leaders made the list.

ACA open enrollment is in full swing, NY groups work to increase signups

As the health insurance open enrollment begins, public, private and non-profit groups are coming together to inform New Yorkers about their options.

‘I Voted’ stickers to honor suffragettes

The centennial of New York’s suffragette movement will be on display when people hit the polls in November.

J.Lo, Cuomo form relief initiative to help Puerto Rico

New York has a massive state wide effort to bring much needed supplies and personnel to the hurricane ravaged island.

Electric car charging stations to be installed in each borough

The city aims to make the roadways greener with the charging hubs.

Cornell Tech makes long-awaited Roosevelt Island opening

The city’s newest tech center is now online.

NYC DACA recipients, allies, protest Trump repeal

New Yorkers from all walks of life hit the streets, along with leaders, to denounce the latest decision.

Advocates push ICE to release Guatemalan immigrant

Elected officials, union members and immigrant advocates demanded the government reverse its stance on Ever Garcia Vasquez’s detainment.

FDNY, NYPD send help to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The city’s best first responders will be lending a hand for the rescue and relief efforts in Texas.

City to create nightlife committee

The steps to update the city’s cabaret laws took a step forward.

De Blasio gives more detail into monument review

The debate around controversial memorials is heating up in New York City.

NYC Confederate memorials taken down amid Charlottesville

City leaders and organizations are moving quickly to remove the symbols of the racist figures off New York’s streets.

Arthur Kill gets OK for movie studio transformation

Staten Island’s growing presence in the city’s film industry has led to the new studio’s creation.