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Andrew Yang: ‘Defund the Police Is Wrong for New York City’

“Defund the police is wrong for New York City,” Andrew Yang, who is running for mayor of New York City, said on Sunday hours after a shooting in Times Square. Yang held a press conference in Times Square : Nothing works in our city without public safety and for public safety, we need the police.…

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Communications Director Resigns

Peter Ajemian, the communications director for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), resigned Friday, adding to the list of growing departures from the governor’s office. Ajemian’s last day of work was Friday. The former communications director will be replaced by Rich Azzopardi, who’s been a longtime chief adviser for the governor, according to an announcement. Azzopardi will be…

Despite Nursing Home Controversy, Cuomo Warns Unvaccinated Could Kill Grandmas

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) warned residents in the Empire State on Monday that if they are unvaccinated against COVID-19, they run the risk of “killing your grandmother.” Cuomo’s remarks were made at a press conference, where he urged “youthful” and “doubtful” New Yorkers to get the coronavirus vaccine. According to Cuomo, several youth in…

Cuomo’s COVID-19 Czar Abruptly Resigns Following Change To State Ethics Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s longtime COVID-19 czar and former adviser Larry Schwartz tendered his resignation on Thursday following a change to a state ethics law. Schwartz’s resignation follows the New York legislature’s repeal of an ethics law that previously granted a “volunteer” status to individuals aiding the state’s COVID-19 response, according to the New York Times.…

NYC Council Candidate: Woman Accused of Shooting Ex Is Victim of ‘Intergenerational Trauma’

A woman who reportedly admitted to shooting her ex-girlfriend execution-style is a “victim” of “intergenerational trauma,” according to a candidate for New York’s City Council. Brandon West, a candidate for District 39 (Park Slope-Gowanus) who enjoys the support of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)-backed Democratic Socialists of America, addressed Wednesday’s shooting that left fifty-one-year-old Nichelle Thomas dead, the…

EXCLUSIVE: Radical Muslim Progressive Running to be Manhattan District Attorney

Tahanie Aboushi, a Sharia compliant Muslim woman has announced her candidacy for District Attorney of Manhattan, New York for the June 21 Primary election. Manhattan has had 4 DAs in the last century, all of whom contributed to the mass incarceration & criminalization of people of color. It's time for change. I am running to…

NYC EMS Union Boss: Anarchists Targeting Crews in ‘Day to Day Assault’

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) EMTs and paramedics are being attacked and need help but no one is listening, their union chief claims. Since the beginning of the year, the windows of at least four ambulances have been smashed and vehicles parked outside an EMS [Emergency Medical Services] base in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, have been vandalized,…

VIDEO: Eight-Year-Old Raises over $1,300 for Children’s Hospital and Animal Rescue

Facebook/The Home Stretch Dog Haven, Inc. A girl who was stuck inside her Locke, New York, home, when her dad tested positive for the coronavirus in January, used the time wisely. Eight-year-old Kendall Manuel kept herself busy thanks to a teacher who dropped off the items she needed to keep making potholders from cotton loops,…

New York Slashes Tax Breaks for Opportunity Zones Program that Provided Housing for 31M...

New York will no longer offer state tax breaks to real estate developers who invest in low-income neighborhoods — or opportunity zones — to improve the housing infrastructure across the United States. Democrat New York State Senator Michael Gianaris is behind the measure that decouples New York state’s capital gains tax code from the federal…

New York’s Female Lieutenant Governor Dodges Questions About Cuomo Scandals

Democratic New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul refused to answer questions from reporters regarding the mounting sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a public event in New York City Friday. Hochul was asked by one reporter what she had to say to people who want her to speak out about the allegations of…

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