Posts Tagged ‘Cuomo’

Representative Rangel Wins Primary Despite Redistricting

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, representing the congressional district primarily covering Harlem, won yesterday’s primary despite district redraws (occurring once a decade). The 82-year-old Rangel defeated Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates in the congressional primary, with the New York Times calling it “the toughest re-election fight of his career.” Rangel’s victory gives him the shot [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Reduced Penalty for Public Possession of Marijuana

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Cuomo seeks to loosen marijuana policies, while some lawmakers call proposal too lenient By Paul Bisceglio Get caught with a joint hidden in your pocket in New York and you get a fine. Get caught with a joint tucked behind your ear or lit in your hand and you get arrested. Concealed possession of 25 [&hellip
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Raising the State Minimum Wage: How Much Can $1.25 Change Someone’s Life?

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

City & State’s in-depth look at raising the New York State minimum wage   Five days a week Michelle Dawkins wakes up at 2:30 a.m. and drives from her Bronx apartment to begin her shift at JFK Airport, ferrying wheelchair-bound passengers among the airport’s eight terminals. From 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dawkins—whom her co-workers [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Pols and Residents Rally for LMCCC

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Lower Manhattan residents and politicians like City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin and Community Board 1 Vice-Chair Catherine McVay-Hughes, rallied Monday, April 9, to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide the Lower Manhattan Construction Command (LMCCC) with the staff and resources to fulfill their mission. According [&hellip
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Cuomo Tackles the Albany Beast

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Would-be gov’s success depends on ability to navigate Legislature By Alan S. Chartock Andrew Cuomo is positioning himself to be president of the United States. His chances of getting there will be infinitely increased if he is able to turn Albany into a calmer, less venal, more reflective and genuinely representative place. Cuomo must win [&hellip
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