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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.

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Meet Your Mayor: Borough Edition

See which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most on borough issues.

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Borough Presidents’ Offices Are Up for Grabs. Here’s Why NYC’s Mini-Mayors Matter

Here’s what you need to know about borough presidents and how they can help you. They’re more than just cheerleaders — ask former Brooklyn ‘Beep’ Marty Markowitz

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PODCAST: Struggling to Breathe in The Bronx in Age of COVID  

Residents living in the shadow of the Cross Bronx Expressway are among the New Yorkers who face added environmental hazards in the borough hit hardest by the pandemic.

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‘Every Day I Wake Up Fighting For Her:’ A Year After the Childbirth Death of Amber Rose Isaac, What’s Changed?

Isaac’s son, Elias, turned 1 on Tuesday. The Bronx child’s father has dedicated his life to ending the maternal mortality crisis — working on laws and grassroots efforts to increase access to prenatal care in Black communities, all in Amber’s memory.