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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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Eric Adams Says Accountant’s ‘Incorrect Decision’ Spawned Faulty Tax Filings

Mayoral nominee admits he failed to tell the IRS he lived in the Bed-Stuy townhouse he claims as a residence — a move that may have enabled him to take bigger deductions. His campaign says he’ll refile his returns, again.

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Eric Adams’ Townhouse Trouble: Tax Filing ‘Mistake’ and Blown-Off Buildings Inspector

Campaign says mayoral nominee will amend tax returns for a second time after THE CITY pointed out irregularities concerning filings on his Bed-Stuy residence. Adams also overlooked an illegal-apartment-conversion complaint taped to his door, city records show.

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All Young Students Will Get Literacy Screening This School Year. Then What?

Educators hope sizing up reading skills for nearly 200,000 K-2 students will help catch those who need extra help. Yet many reasons why kids fall behind early persist.

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De Blasio Pledges to Speed Up Discipline Against Accused Cops After Years of Logjams

The mayor said he would hire more NYPD lawyers — more than 2 ½ years after the recommendation of a panel of law enforcement experts who identified a major backlog of cases. "Let’s just do it," de Blasio said after THE CITY pressed him.

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Retired de Blasio Labor Commissioner Wins $500-an-Hour Deal for Himself

Bob Linn gets big money to do part of his former job as the city’s top negotiator with municipal unions — thanks to a waiver of city ethics rules, THE CITY has learned. He also collects a $64,000-a-year city pension.

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New York City’s Population Booms — But Not for Everyone, Everywhere

New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.

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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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Cuomo’s Triumphs and Unfinished Business as He Quits Under a Cloud

The governor arrived in office in 2011 with an agenda aimed at bolstering New York State. Some of his promises — from marriage equality to minimum wage to supportive housing and more — came to fruition, while others remain outstanding.

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Inside Cuomo’s ‘Hotel California’ for Albany Aides: You Can Never Leave

As the governor fought sexual harassment allegations, some former employees who went to the private sector still worked privately for him — reportedly helping craft media strategies and discredit some of his accusers. Here’s why.

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Adams Jabs at Cuomo as de Blasio Swings Hard with Governor Staggered by Harassment Report

The mayor, long a punching bag for political brawler Cuomo, has nothing to lose by turning up the rhetoric. But Adams could face a tricky balancing act if arrives at City Hall to find the governor somehow still in office.