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Cuomo Announces Con Ed Workers Will Return to Work in Advance of Storm

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Via City & State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this afternoon that workers will immediately return to work at Con Edison, which has locked out thousands of workers since the beginning of this month, to handle stormy weather that is heading towards New York City. The utility company locked out more than 8,000 workers on July 1, and has come [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Mindy Meyer Courts Kim Kardashian’s Vote

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kim kardashian Queens Jimmy Meng, who was indicted yesterday, reportedly helped Grace Meng raise campaign cash. Opponent Dan Halloran called the Board of Health a “kangaroo court.” GOP Senate candidate Juan Reyes has a spotty voting record. Brooklyn “Diva” Senate candidate Mindy Meyer is courting the endorsement of Kim Kardashian, but knows little about Andrew Cuomo. Meyer [&hellip
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Queens Assemblywoman’s Father Arrested for Alleged Fruit Basket Bribery

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Via China Daily Former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, father of Assemblywoman Grace Meng, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting $80,000 in cash from a court defendant and promising to use the money to bribe Manhattan prosecutors between December 2011 and July 2012, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch’s office announced this afternoon. Federal investigators found the ex-legislator did not contact [&hellip
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At Marty Golden Protest, Opponent Fans Embers of “Feminine Presence” Seminar

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Gounardes. Via City & State. Three weeks ago, when news of Brooklyn Republican State Sen. Marty Golden’s now-infamous “feminine presence” seminar first broke, a group almost immediately formed to “bum rush” the July 24 event at Bay Ridge Manor – and promised to bring along, “go-go Dancers” and “burlesque acts” to mock the senator. Apparently, the passage of time (and [&hellip
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How Likely is an Anthony Weiner Comeback? City & State Does the Math

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Via City & State. One of the elements fueling rumors of a comeback by Congressman Anthony Weiner is the notion that he’ll essentially be forfeiting millions of dollars by taking a pass in 2013. The scenario is laid out in this recent AP report: Weiner — who had long been vocal about his mayoral aspirations and ran for the [&hellip
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Bloomberg on Circumcision Laws: “We Have an Obligation to Keep People Alive”

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Via City & State Wilder Fleming filed the following report: Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded this morning to city rabbis’ threats of legal action if the city goes through with a proposal to restrict a controversial Orthodox Jewish circumcision practice. “We have an obligation to keep people alive and safe and the courts have held that up repeatedly,” Bloomberg said [&hellip
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State Democrats Release Report on Benefits of Raising Minimum Wage

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Espaillat. Via Jon Lentz. Senate Democrats released a 20-page report today on a proposed minimum wage hike, calling on Republican Senators to vote on the increase from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 in a special session. In a release accompanying the report, bill sponsor State Sen. Adriano Espaillat writes, “This report underscores just how critical it is to raise [&hellip
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22-year-old Running for State Senate as the “Diva of the District”

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Meyer recreating the Hunger Games. Via City & State. Via @azipaybarah, we have learned of the campaign websitefor 22-year-old Mindy Meyer, an Orthodox Jewish law student running against State Sen. Kevin Parker on the Republican and Conservative Party lines. There is only one word for this website and that word is “rad.” “It was 100 percent my idea,” Meyer said of the site, which [&hellip
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