Clifford covers Staten Island for THE CITY. He previously covered politics for the Staten Island Advance. His reporting has appeared in Gothamist, the Amsterdam News, Politico New York and Gotham Gazette.
Federal prosecutors allege the former state senator participated in “bribery” with donor charged with scamming NYC’s public matching funds system.
Sen. Brad Hoylman wants New York to pursue a waiver to allow federal funding for long-term residential treatment, which could include innovative alternatives to incarceration.
Jail admissions keep pace with predecessor Cy Vance while bail amounts go up — prompting demands for the new district attorney to shake up the office.
A group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is dialing voters and patching them through to their local reps.
At a vigil near stabbing victim’s Chinatown building, Asian leaders and groups demand action on mental illness and women’s safety.
One seat possibly in play is the newly drawn State Senate district currently occupied by Democrat Diane Savino.
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine wants to create a “resource center” where deliveristas and other independent contractors can work, recharge and get information on everything from wage theft to health care.
One new district in Brooklyn would be plurality Asian and another in Queens would be mostly Hispanic.
The Democrat controlled Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment released new district lines for the House of Representatives seats in New York late Sunday and they are predictably partisan.