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New York City Council overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s vetoes, passes bills to rein in aggressive policing

By Erin Durkin The City Council’s election-year confrontation with Mayor Bloomberg over the NYPD reached a climax Thursday with two votes to rein in overly aggressive policing. The Council voted 34-15 for a bill that would give people more options … Continue reading

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Court ruling could doom living-wage law

By Andrew J. Hawkins A judge’s decision to strike down the city’s prevailing-wage law provides the Bloomberg administration an opening to get rid of another City Council statute it doesn’t like: the 2012 living-wage law. The administration’s lawyers believe that … Continue reading

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New York City Cigarette Proposal Would Raise Age For Purchases To 21

By Jennifer Peltz No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in the city under a proposal unveiled Monday to make it the most populous place in America to set the minimum age that high. Extending a decade … Continue reading

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Outrage

Ten years ago this September we witnessed a tragedy of immeasurable magnitude. A few days ago a proposal made by Joe Daniels the President and CEO of the National September 11 Museum and Memorial to charge $20-$25 entry fee reopened the collective … Continue reading

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