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City, State Tax Credits Boosted Health in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Wikimedia Commons During his administration, Mayor Bloomberg won accolades not so much for his vow to reduce poverty but rather for the way he tried to accomplish that goal: through a battery of mostly small, pilot projects designed to find innovative ways to attack that stubborn problem. But new evidence suggests that an old idea […]

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Working Families Party Elects First State Legislator On Own Party Line

WASHINGTON — Working Families Party candidate Ed Gomes won a Connecticut state Senate special election Tuesday night, making him the first state legislative candidate to win solely on the party’s line. Gomes’ victory represents a vindication of strategy for the progressive party, which typically cross-endorses Democrats. As a former Democratic state senator, Gomes was known […]

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NY State Senator: ‘White people don’t eat the way we do’

“Supermarkets are an important part of the community. It’s an important amenity, especially for black and brown communities,” State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Clinton Hill) told the Brooklyn Paper. New York News – NY Daily News

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New house state of mind: Billy Joel buys $22M Florida home

Long Island’s favorite son, Billy Joel, is also spending time these days in Florida, where he has just purchased a $ 22 million oceanfront home in Manalapan, south of Palm Beach…. | Real Estate | New York Post

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New York State Lawsuit Claims UPS Shipped Untaxed Cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York authorities have accused United Parcel Service in a federal lawsuit of shipping 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the state between 2010 and 2014 despite an earlier agreement to stop. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter are seeking $ 180 million from Atlanta-based […]

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City, state file $180M lawsuit against UPS over cigarettes

City, state file 0M lawsuit against UPS over cigarettes New York City and State have filed a joint lawsuit alleging that UPS shipped more than LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS New York City and State have filed a joint lawsuit alleging that UPS shipped more than 78,500 cartons of untaxed cigarettes between 2010 … Read more on New York […]

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From El Barrio, Mark-Viverito Delivers Multilingual State of the City Aimed at Equity

Speaker Mark-Viverito delivers her State of the City speech (photo: @RobertCornegyJr) NEW YORK – In her home district, in El Barrio, or East Harlem, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave her first State of the City address on Wednesday. In lieu of a local college or the City Council Chambers, Mark-Viverito opted to hold the address […]

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In State of the City, Mark-Viverito Pushes Progressive Agenda Further

Speaker Mark-Viverito snaps a phot of the crowd (photo: John Kenny via Twitter) In her first State of the City address, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito aggressively doubled down on the progressive agenda she set in her first year in the role. Speaking from an East Harlem NYCHA development in her council district, Mark-Viverito called […]

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Five Takeaways from De Blasio’s State of the City

Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office 1) Housing is what the de Blasio mayoralty is going to be about. The mayor’s singular focus on housing in the speech doesn’t mean that’s the only policy he’s going to make this year, but it does elevate that issue above all others. That makes practical sense: Housing is the most […]

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Gambling sales down 2% in New York state

EXCLUSIVE: New York’s gambling sales in 2014 dropped for the first time in years, signaling a saturated market ahead of new upstate casinos. New York News – NY Daily News

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Why New York State Lawmakers Must Pass Gov. Cuomo’s Dream Act

The leadership change underway in the New York Legislature is a defining event in the state’s history and obviously has the lawmakers’ full attention. Let’s hope, however, it does not distract them from the historic legislation Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing: A Dream Act to let high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants apply for […]

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Text of Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address

Text of Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address And we began a major new effort – now led by our inspiring first lady — to address the gaps in mental health coverage in New York City. This issue is personal to Chirlane and me, and to so many families who've watched loved ones […]

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In State of the City, De Blasio Pledges to End Veteran Homelessness in NYC

Mayor de Blasio delivering his State of the City (Mayor’s Office via Twitter) NEW YORK—In 2010, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness issued the nation’s first comprehensive plan to address homelessness among the nation’s military veterans. The plan called for ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. During his first year in office […]

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Experts Preview De Blasio’s 2015 State of the City Address

Mayor de Blasio at a housing press conference (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Unsurprisingly, Bill de Blasio began the meat of his first State of the City speech, given Feb. 10, 2014, by saying, “the truth is, the state of our city, as we find it today, is a Tale of Two Cities – with an inequality gap […]

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State of City speech to focus on housing plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s annual State of the City address is going to focus on his administration’s affordable housing plan. De Blasio’s staff says his speech Tuesday will detail his effort to preserve or create 200,000 units of affordable housing over 10 years. He has said the housing plan will be the year’s top priority much like […]

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