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Adams Anti-Gun Blueprint Puts ‘Cure Violence’ Groups Center Stage

Vowing to involve many city agencies in curbing shootings, mayor says he’ll assess precinct commanders on how successfully they team up with grassroots anti-crime organizations.

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MTA Keeps Cops at Fore of Homeless Response as Other Transit Systems Embrace Social Services

Many of the nation’s transportation agencies are increasingly turning attention to social services for people dealing with homelessness, mental health issues or addiction. New York City lags down the track from Philadelphia and other cities.

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NYPD Unable to Back Up Claims of Hundreds of Jobs Civilianized: Comptroller Audit Reveals

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Adams’ Likely Economic Czar Got Hired to Fight Queens Affordable Housing Rescue

Carlo Scissura agreed to help "friend" Tim Ziss in long battle to control an ailing Astoria development, as city housing officials sought to sell to a new owner. Tenants lament "falling apart" homes.

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Eric Adams Faces Second Council Defeat in Fight Over Investigations Post

Mayor Eric Adams’ team wants control over committee with subpoena power over city agencies — but another contender, city government veteran Gale Brewer, has the new speaker’s support, sources say.

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Adams Economic Czar Likely Pick Had Secret Sideline Securing City Real Estate Deals

Carlo Scissura, the mayor’s reported choice as Economic Development Corporation CEO, promised "friend" he’d influence officials on school site sales — without registering as a lobbyist.

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Transit Experts Hail Era Where Gov and Mayor Aren’t Throwing Each Other Under Buses

The so-far amicable partnership between Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams marks a welcome departure from the last eight years when Albany and City Hall were often headed in opposite directions when it came to the MTA.

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Omicron Afflicts Already Ailing NYC Economy, Pushing Projected Jobs Recovery Back to 2025

From Wall Street to Brownstone Brooklyn, business establishments have again grown quiet in response to the pandemic. The Independent Budget Office has added a year to the expected timeline for a full city jobs recovery.

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Eric Adams’ New Jail Commissioner Pushes Out Acclaimed Head of Investigations

Commissioner Louis Molina on Monday asked Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Investigation Sarena Townsend to immediately step down. Townsend was lauded by a federal monitor overseeing the department, but unions wanted her gone.

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COVID Schools Crisis Tests Eric Adams in First Days as Mayor

School attendance plunged to 67% on the first day back to classes, as unvaccinated children fill hospital intensive care units.

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NYC’s 2021 Mayoral Election Year in Photos

Eric Adams was elected mayor in a campaign season filled with plenty to hear — and see.

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How Eric Adams’ Inner Circle Stayed Tight Through Past Arrest and Divorce Mess

In 2013, then-NYPD Chief Philip Banks made an inquiry after cops arrested Sheena Wright for allegedly fighting with her estranged husband. Now Wright is Adams’ pick for deputy mayor, Banks is his criminal justice advisor, Banks’ brother is schools chancellor — and Wright’s domestic partner.

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More COVID Testing Needed for New York’s Youngest Kids, Parents Plead

Elected officials slammed Mayor de Blasio Tuesday for closing 20 city-run sites before the Omicron surge and called on him to quickly increase testing capacity — especially for youngsters under 4. Meanwhile, the mayoral inauguration ceremony was postponed.

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New Council Members Assail Adams’ Plan to Restore Solitary Confinement in NYC Jails

A letter to the mayor-elect signed primarily by incoming Council members marked a preview of the dynamic between a band of rookie, mostly progressive lawmakers and Adams, a former cop whose crime-fighting promises helped get him elected.

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Some NYC Schools Shift to Remote Learning Option as COVID Surges Again

School leaders are taking matters into their own hands to respond to positive cases and staffing shortages. Meanwhile, calls are rising to increase COVID testing within schools as absence rates grow.

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De Blasio Promises ‘More and More’ COVID Testing Centers After Closing 20

With Omicron propelling record infections and long pre-holiday lines outside testing facilities, the mayor and Mayor-elect Eric Adams scrambled to assure New Yorkers that we’ll get through the "fast and temporary phenomenon" of the variant.

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Adams Vows to Bring Solitary Confinement Back to Rikers Island, Scrapping Reforms

"Enjoy the reprieve now!" the incoming mayor declared Thursday as he announced Louis Molina would head the Department of Correction. The family of Layleen Polanco, whose death at Rikers galvanized the anti-solitary movement, slammed Adams.

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Eric Adams’ Top Criminal Justice Advisor Left NYPD Under a Cloud

Philip Banks III, once the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed member, suddenly resigned in 2014 amid an FBI probe. Now he’s working out of police headquarters and has interviewed commissioner candidates, sources say. He’s also on Adams’ short list to become a deputy mayor.

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Time’s Up for Reform-Minded NYC Jails Boss Who Clashed With Unions: Sources

Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi took the job running chaotic Rikers Island and other lockups in May hoping he would last beyond the de Blasio administration to see his policy changes through. But Mayor-elect Adams is replacing him.

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New Yorkers Will Get to Vote on Plans to Advance Racial Equity in the City

Proposals ranging from creating a new watchdog agency to rewriting the top of the City Charter to measuring the "true cost of living" are expected to be approved soon for next year’s ballot. Here’s what you need to know now.