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Albany Pols Firing Up Medical Marijuana Overhaul

A long-awaited push to expand New York’s highly restrictive medical marijuana program is coming as hopes for legal, recreational weed are going up in smoke. The same architects of the state’s 2014 law that created the medical marijuana program in New York are introducing legislation aimed at loosening restrictions on who can access the drug […]

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‘Affordable’ Apartments – at $3,000 a Month – Loom for Staten Island

“Affordable housing” – for upwards of $3,000 a month – could be coming to Staten Island’s Bay Street under a rezoning proposal up for a City Planning Commission vote Monday. If the plan ultimately makes it through the City Council, the high-end apartments would count toward Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of creating 300,000 new […]

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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 […]