Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

Hudson Valley congressman enters New York City primary

A New York City congressional race that already includes former Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting more crowded with Hudson Valley Rep. Mondaire Jones announcing Saturday that he’s also running for the seat. Shortly after the final congressional district maps were released to the public early Saturday morning, Jones surprised many by tweeting: “I have … Read more

Teen arrested in connection with girl’s shooting death: NYPD

Teen arrested in connection with girl’s shooting death: NYPD

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly fired a shot that killed an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx earlier this week has been arrested — and police are still searching for his alleged accomplice, officials said Friday. Police officers arrested the teen in connection with the shooting death of Kyhara Tay around 1:30 am on Friday at … Read more

How the draft redistricting maps shake up New York politics

How the draft redistricting maps shake up New York politics

It was not long after the release of the draft maps by court special appointed master Jonathan Cervas on Monday that Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced his bid for a newly drawn House district in the Hudson Valley. The only problem? It’s likely the same district fellow Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones will run this … Read more

hundreds of officers out sick

hundreds of officers out sick

Rikers Island is potentially poised for a federal takeover pending a hearing this week on a court-ordered new plan from the city detailing how officials plan to reform the notorious jail complex. At the center of the debate is a massive staffing crisis on the island, where hundreds of correction officers are calling out sick … Read more

Parents should engage kids on extremism: experts

Parents should engage kids on extremism: experts

The mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY, supermarket on Saturday is highlighting long standing concerns among experts and authorities about the violent power of racist extremism in the US to destroy the sense of peace and safety in nonwhite communities, and inflict fear across a fragile American society. The shooting, carried out in a predominantly … Read more

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v. Wade

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v.  Wade

When news broke earlier this month of the leaked United States Supreme Court draft majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, many New Yorkers braced themselves for the worst. Though abortion rights advocates had been preparing for this potential reality for years, the news that the country’s landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion throughout the … Read more

Texans can donate land to Great Springs Project

Texans can donate land to Great Springs Project

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texans are building a 100-mile trail between Austin and San Antonio. The so-called Great Springs Project is expected to be complete by 2036. “Over 80% of the population of Texas will live within a three-hour drive of some portion of this trail,” said Garry Merritt, CEO of the project. Merritt grew … Read more

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Last summer, the city’s parks were flush with maintenance crews as New Yorkers streamed into green spaces after a long pandemic winter. The parks department was able to hire about 3,500 workers, their salaries paid with a one-time injection of federal COVID-19 relief funds, to pick up litter and protect greenery amid another spring awakening … Read more

Officers broke woman’s elbow in arrest at precinct: suit

Officers broke woman’s elbow in arrest at precinct: suit

A group of NYPD officers violently arrested a woman after she came to their Brooklyn precinct to pick up a police report, a lawsuit charges — and footage provided by her attorney shows the alleged incident unfolded. Patricia Rodney went to the 62nd Precinct in Bath Beach on Nov. 30, 2020 after her insurance company … Read more