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Hochul Shows Shades of Green, Offering Hope She’ll Kill Queens Fossil Fuel Plant

The governor threw her support behind the creation of two electricity transmission lines that would bring clean energy into the city. That suggests to environmentalists that she’ll kill plans for a gas-powered "peaker" plant in Astoria. But Hochul’s not saying...

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Cuomo’s Exit Could Kick Off Game of Political Musical Chairs for Governor’s Seat and More

The governor’s office, up for grabs next year, seems likely to draw a bevy of candidates. Judging from the previous electoral shake-ups, posts across the city and state could be changing hands.

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National Battle for Citizenship Path Marches Through New York City

A national alliance of Temporary Protected Status holders sees New York and its politicians as a pressure-point in the fight for citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed to live and work here due to turmoil in their home countries.

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How Garcia, Wiley and Morales Gave Their Male Mayoral Rivals a Run for Their Money

Eric Adams and his fellow male candidates out-fundraised the women by a six-to-one margin, and did even better with super PAC support. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley relied on the public campaign system to come closest to making history.

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Despite Adams Boost, Progressive Wave Signals the Bronx Machine Isn’t Dead — It’s Rebranding

After the AOC revolution rocked the party, Bronx Democratic leaders picked winners across the spectrum, from the moderate mayoral candidate to left-leaning Council hopefuls. "It’s a new day in The Bronx," declared party leader Jamaal Bailey.

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AOC-Backed Council Candidates ‘Too Dangerous’ to Elect, Pro-Business Super PAC Declares

Common Sense NYC has spent over $300,000 to oppose seven progressive Council hopefuls — six of whom gained the nod of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ PAC. The real estate-backed group is worried about crime and defund-the-NYPD push.

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Staten Island’s Answer to AOC Drawing Outside Money in Early Bid to Oust Malliotakis

Newcomer Brittany Ramos DeBarros is targeting the Trump-loving freshman rep in a congressional swing seat that’s again drawing interest — and cash — from beyond New York. But will a left turn — and redistricting — be enough?

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‘Gateway to Poverty’: Calls Rise for a National Relief Fund for COVID-19 Victims’ Families

Thousands of working-age Americans have died from the virus, underscoring the often-crushing financial fallout of losing a loved one to the pandemic. Some are seeking a compensation fund modeled on aid for 9/11 victims’ kin.

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Women Take the Lead in City Council Fundraising Race After Years of Gender Imbalance

Female candidates have collected more cash than male rivals, with boosts from small donors and the city’s expanded public matching fund, THE CITY’s analysis found. Seven of the top ten female fundraisers are women of color.

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How Much Do Endorsements Matter in NYC Elections?

The race for backers is fierce, especially with so many people running for everything from mayor to City Council. Here’s a look at some of the factors that determine whether an endorsement packs the intended punch.

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Who is Ron Kim? Meet Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Nemesis, a Once-Obscure Queens Pol Who’s Grabbed the Spotlight

An Assembly member from the borough’s northeast corner has gone from Democratic insider to progressive outsider. Now his blow-up with the governor has elevated his profile as he seeks to zap Cuomo’s emergency pandemic powers.

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Schumer and AOC Get Feds to Pay for Funerals of COVID-19 Victims in NYC and Beyond

New York State will receive $260 million of $2 billion in FEMA funds earmarked for burials nationwide. The announcement paired the two Democratic, who represent different wings of the party and could become electoral rivals.

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Hunts Point Produce Market Workers End Strike with a Raise

The nearly week-long walkout over the dollar-an-hour hike sought by the Bronx workers who helped keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic drew the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other pols.

NYC Congressional Reps Describe ‘Sheer Insanity’ as Insurrectionists Stormed Capitol

Reps. Ritchie Torres, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez detail being thrust into the frightening chaos on a day when the final stamp on Joe Biden’s election got stampeded by rioters acting in the name of Donald Trump, a son of Queens.

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Staten Island’s Malliotakis Echoes Trump’s Refusal to Admit Biden Won Election

The Assembly member, who is on the verge of becoming New York City’s only GOP House rep, backs national Republicans in their unprecedented denial of the election results as she vies to position herself as Congress’ anti-AOC. 

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Cuomo Plays Waiting Game on Federal Aid as Small Funding Cuts Threaten to Turn Huge

With a $10 billion pandemic-driven deficit looming and help from Washington uncertain, New York City braces for the worst. Meanwhile, AOC calls for a billionaires’ tax.

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A Year After Layleen Polanco’s Rikers Death, 17 Jailers Face Discipline

The de Blasio administration pushed staff punishments Friday but has rejected more systemic changes to solitary confinement in New York City jails.

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What You Need to Know to Vote in New York’s June Primary

Are we going to the polls? How can you get an absentee ballot? What’s up with the presidential race? We answer your questions about the June 23 vote.

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How Can You Help During the Crisis? New Yorkers Get Creative

Some charities badly need volunteers and blood donations are down as coronavirus spreads in NYC. A check — or a check-in with a neighbor works, too.

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Trump HUD Cuts Target Public Housing Fixes and Apartment Vouchers

Local Congressional leaders assail planned budget slashing, which come as NYCHA battles mold and lead, and city grapples with housing crisis.