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Yoav is the City Hall reporter for THE CITY. Previously, he covered City Hall and education for the New York Post, after stints at the Staten Island Advance, NY Daily News and the Brooklyn Papers. Learned the ropes from Professor Blood.

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Pre-K for All? NYC’s Universal Preschool Push Leaves Students With Disabilities Behind

The city’s preschool programming has poorly served many students with disabilities, according to an analysis of 2019-2020 city data released Thursday by Advocates for Children.

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Eric Adams Faces Second Council Defeat in Fight Over Investigations Post

Mayor Eric Adams’ team wants control over committee with subpoena power over city agencies — but another contender, city government veteran Gale Brewer, has the new speaker’s support, sources say.

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End to Eviction Moratorium Will Stress-Test Tenants’ Right to a Lawyer

Bill de Blasio guaranteed Housing Court attorneys to all in need. That may not be enough when the eviction freeze expires as soon as Jan. 15.

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Special Education Tuition Hearings Shift to NYC Trials Agency in Push to Tackle Case Backlog

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Ex-Cop Released By NYPD Chief After Gun Arrest Says He’s the Victim — Not ‘Terrified’ Boys

Supporters rallied Thursday in support of Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, who reportedly voided the arrest of Kruythoff Forrester after the retired officer allegedly chased three children while holding a pistol. Forrester told NBC New York he never pulled his gun.

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De Blasio Violated Fundraising Ethics Rules Even After Warning — Yet Mayor Faced No Penalty

Letters released after a protracted battle to shield them from public view show ethics board cited the mayor in 2014 and again in 2018 for asking real estate industry players with pending city business to give to his Campaign for One New York nonprofit.

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NYPD Internal Affairs Investigating Release of Ex-Cop Accused of Pulling Gun on Kids, Family Says

News of the probe comes after THE CITY revealed that NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey voided the arrest of retired officer Kruythoff Forrester in the pre-Thanksgiving incident that sent the Brooklyn youths, ages 12 to 14, fleeing "terrified."

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NYPD Brass Springs Ex-Cop After Arrest for Allegedly Chasing Brooklyn Kids With a Gun

Community Affairs Chief Jeffrey Maddrey intervened to void the case of a retired officer accused of pursuing three boys with a pistol after their basketball hit a security camera, sources say. "They were terrified," says an aunt of two of the children.

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Cuomo Made Staffers Work on His $5M Pandemic Book for his ‘Personal Gain,’ Investigators Charge

The now-former governor’s senior team had underlings help with his literary payday as thousands died of COVID last year, a long-awaited report from the state Assembly finds. While probers give him a virtual pass on the nursing home death undercount, they confirm two cases of sexual harassment.

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De Blasio and Council Move to Widen Net for NYPD Misconduct Probes

The Civilian Complaint Review Board would gain power to initiate its own investigations under a measure the mayor first proposed while running for public advocate over a decade ago.