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COVID-Concerned Community Boards Ready to Break State Law to Keep Online Meetings

As cases of the Delta variant rise, community board leaders are urging city and state officials to re-suspend rules requiring in-person sessions. Under state open meeting law, any member Zooming in must allow the public to join them — in person.

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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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The Bronx Has the Lowest Vaccine Rates In the City. Will New Mandates Help?

Groups trying to coax reluctant residents to get their first shot find they’re competing with the $100 reward offered by de Blasio. But a requirement to be vaccinated before entering a restaurant, movie, club or gym could change that.

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Lincoln Hospital Doctor Trainees Say Harsh Culture Took Toll Before Three Died

Some residents training at the Bronx public hospital are in revolt over their allegedly "toxic" workplace following the deaths of three colleagues — two reportedly by suicide. City hospital leaders pledged to boost mental health help.

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New York Judges Lock the Accused Out of Their Homes, Skirting Review Required by Landmark Ruling, Critics Charge

An appellate court ordered hearings for defendants facing orders of protection that could separate them from their homes and families. But some judges — following a memo from state court officials — aren’t adhering to the ruling, defense lawyers say.

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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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‘A Default Sewer System’: Subway Flooding Is Bigger Than Just the MTA

The super soaking of stations in Manhattan and The Bronx this week underscored the exposure of the nearly 117-year-old subway system to climate change — and highlighted the resiliency challenges still facing the MTA and the city at large.

Richards Holds Tiny Lead in Queens BP Race While Trump Helps Fossella Win in S.I. Upset

The borough president race in Queens between incumbent Donovan Richards and former Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley is so close it may hit the threshold for an automatic hand recount. Meanwhile, races apparently wrapped in the other boroughs — including an upset in the Staten Island GOP contest.

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Most Borough Presidents Races Still Too Close to Call, Latest Preliminary Count Shows

Mark Murphy appears to be far ahead in the Staten Island Democratic primary. But all the rest of the contests across the city likely will hinge on yet-to-be tabulated absentee ballots, ranked-choice figures the Board of Elections released late Friday indicate.

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Keeping the Faith: South Bronx Church Moves Into New Home After Developer Fight

Pastor Felix Gross last year thought he had been swindled out of his congregation’s property by developers just looking to make a buck. But they shook hands, buried the hatchet — and opened the new worship space for the flock.

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Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

The mayoral race helped spur the largest turnout for a citywide primary in years. Growing progressive pockets recorded high participation while voters in areas staggered by the pandemic struggled to get to the polls, THE CITY’s analysis found.

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Women Make Forceful Showing in First Round of City Council Votes

Out of 35 open seats, female candidates had the edge in in-person, first-choice votes in 29 races, including progressive women of color seeking to change the face of the historically male-dominated body. Check out our map to see who’s ahead so far.

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Borough President Races Yield No Clear Wins as Ranked Choice Counts, Absentee Ballots Await

Almost all of the borough president races across the city were still neck and neck as of early Wednesday. It likely will be weeks before winners emerge. On Staten Island, a last-minute endorsement by ex-President Trump spurred a potential upset.

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These Council Members Want To Be NYC’s Next Borough Presidents. How Do Their Records Stack Up?

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Democratic Mayoral Candidates Spend Big to Lure Latino New Yorkers

The last time the mayoralty was up for grabs, Latino New Yorkers made up roughly a fifth of the Democratic primary turnout. Who will get their votes in what could be "the year of the Latino"?

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Bronx Cops in Kawaski Trawick Killing Guilty of Misconduct, CCRB Finds

The Civilian Complaint Review Board says Officer Brendan Thompson, who fired the fatal shot, improperly used his Taser and gun, and failed to quickly seek medical help. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has final say on discipline.

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Bronx Tenant Takes on Ex-Housing Agency Bigwig With Relentless Court Cases Demanding Repairs

Jason Torres tells a judge former HPD Deputy Commissioner John Warren is responsible for ongoing "harassment," after years of filing suits to force fixes. The landlord says the tenant won’t let workers into his apartment.

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Bronx Council Candidate Eyed for Diverting Community Board Fundraising Bounty

Complaint to city conflicts board cited William Rivera for redirecting donated funds to his personal nonprofit. Meanwhile, rivals to replace Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. accuse Rivera of using his $120k-a-year district manager job for self-promotion.

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See You at Voterfest: Our Civic Newsroom is Headed Outdoors

With public life rebounding and the June 22 citywide primary quickly approaching, we’re headed to Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens for COVID-safe gatherings.

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These East Bronx City Council Candidates Want Your Commute to Be Fast — or Even Free

News of new Metro-North service to Penn Station boosts campaigns championing more bike lanes, ferry service and other travel options for transit-starved neighborhoods.