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Push to Repeal Gravity Knife Ban Gains Momentum

City prosecutors’ changing stances and a recent court ruling appear to be shifting the balance toward lifting the state ban on so-called gravity knives. This year marks Albany lawmakers’ third attempt to repeal the folding knives prohibition, which opponents argue punishes thousands annually for holding blades commonly sold in stores, carried for work and believed […]

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GOP Is MIA: Staten Island’s Democratic DA Will Run Unchallenged

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon is on the path to an easy re-election this fall: The Democratic incumbent will not face a Republican challenger, THE CITY has learned. With petitions due to the city Board of Elections Thursday, the Staten Island Republican County Committee hasn’t endorsed or collected signatures for any potential candidates in […]