Local Politics

August 07, 2019 - 5:52 pm
After a long primary process that included a recount and a court battle, the Democratic Primary for Queens District Attorney ended Tuesday when Tiffany Cabán conceded to Melinda Katz.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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August 05, 2019 - 2:48 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday called President Donald Trump’s statement on two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend “hypocritical.”
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Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas
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July 31, 2019 - 6:48 pm
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — After weeks of uncertainty, a hearing in Westchester County on Wednesday determined Richard Thomas is no longer the mayor of Mount Vernon. When Thomas pleaded guilty to criminal charges three weeks ago , the city council order him the leave office, but he refused...
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Tiffany Caban
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July 31, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Tiffany Cabán’s campaign for Queen's District Attorney is still alive – for now.
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Gun Shop
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July 29, 2019 - 4:22 pm
New York is extending the waiting period for certain gun purchases from three days to 30 days to give authorities more time to run background checks.
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer
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July 23, 2019 - 3:12 pm
Getting an accurate count in the 2020 census may be complicated by a lack of internet access, according to a new report by the City Comptroller.
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Mayor De Blasio And Governor Cuomo
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July 17, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Eric Garner’s family is still waiting for accountability after the Justice Department declined to charge the NYPD officer involved in his 2014 chokehold death.
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Cory Booker
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July 11, 2019 - 7:16 pm
Some northern New Jersey residents got a surprise when they reported for jury duty in Newark.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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July 10, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces two federal lawsuits for blocking people from following her Twitter account.
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Phil Murphy
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July 08, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy signed the 2020 budget last week, but the fight between him and Senate President Stephen Sweeney is far from over.
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