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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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‘Worst Landlord’ Watchlist Highlights Manhattan Investment Firm, With NYCHA Dishonorable Mention

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ annual roster includes property managers with widespread code violations — and demands action by incoming mayor Eric Adams to address deadly "failures" in public housing.

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Amazon, FedEx and UPS Deliver New NYC Warehouses, Bringing a Package of Environmental Challenges

Warehouses and "last-mile" facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of "environmental racism."

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Fossella Thanks ‘President Trump’ in Staten Island Borough President Comeback Win

The Republican ex-rep’s win came in the only highly competitive boroughwide or citywide race as most New Yorkers elected their beeps, comptroller and public advocate with little drama. Meanwhile, Alvin Bragg made history to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.

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Tish James Lays Out Vision For New York — But She’s Not Running for Governor Just Yet

Attorney general who took on Cuomo sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation and Kathy Hochul’s rise pushes back on suggestions she was angling for his job. Sources said James is calling power brokers to test the field.

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Cuomo’s Exit Could Kick Off Game of Political Musical Chairs for Governor’s Seat and More

The governor’s office, up for grabs next year, seems likely to draw a bevy of candidates. Judging from the previous electoral shake-ups, posts across the city and state could be changing hands.

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Pregnant New Yorkers Could Get Helping Hand From Proposed City Council Bills

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams pitches bill of rights for obstetric care, a workplace reentry process and more in a city where Black women are far more likely than white women to die in connection with childbirth.

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Your Guide to the Latest NYC Primary Results — From Mayor to City Council

Overwhelmed by all the information coming out about initial tallies of in-person, ranked choice first-place votes? Here’s the latest, at a glance.

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Public Advocate Blasts Delays on de Blasio’s Mental Health ‘Diversion Centers’

Jumaane Williams, citing THE CITY’s report that one center is empty and another barely used after millions spent, demands answers on the ThriveNYC projects. "It’s beyond frustrating," he said.

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Public Advocate Staffers’ New Union Gains Recognition So They Can Advocate for Themselves

The city’s Office of Labor Relations has granted so-called voluntary recognition to dozens of non-managerial employees in Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ office.

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Hunts Point Produce Market Workers End Strike with a Raise

The nearly week-long walkout over the dollar-an-hour hike sought by the Bronx workers who helped keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic drew the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other pols.

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De Blasio’s Pandemic Budget Deal Short on Details, Big on Risks, Analysts Say

The $88.1 billion spending pact with the City Council depends on unspecified labor savings following calls to defund the NYPD.

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Public Advocate Demands Schools Clear Families Probed for Skipping Online School

Jumaane Williams asked the schools chancellor to purge records and step up outreach to families struggling to get kids signed on for remote learning.

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Officials Urge Cuomo, de Blasio To Act On ‘Uneven’ COVID-19 Death Toll

Pols seek Harlem River Yards medical facility and demographic data on COVID-19 victims after THE CITY’s report on high Bronx virus fatality rate.

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Manhattan DA Vance Stumbles in Campaign Cash Race as He Mulls Re-Run

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s opponents called for his resignation over sex crime cases. He defended his office, but won’t say if he’ll seek reelection in race that will include Dan Quart, Alvin Bragg, Janos Marton and Tahanie Aboushi.

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Another ‘Worst Landlord’ Nod for Troubled Housing Group

Tenants and contractor say Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp. owes them big money as it sells buildings through bankruptcy.

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City Jail Overseer Urged to End Solitary Confinement After Layleen Polanco Death

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, speaking at Board of Correction’s first hearing on proposed limits, says NYC can "serve as a model for the nation."

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No More EDPs: NYPD’s Emergency Plan to Deal with Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Cops will start teaming with mental health workers on 911 calls and will no longer refer to "EDPs" under reforms aimed at stemming bloodshed.

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Public Advocate Leapfrogs Mayor With Mental Illness Emergency Response Proposal

Citing THE CITY’s reporting, Jumaane Williams calls for a new three-digit hotline beyond 911, more services — and first responders who aren’t cops.

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Neverending Story: Brooklyn Library Revamp Drags 14 Years

Patrons at the Rugby branch are relegated to a trailer and frustrations rise over the city’s longest ongoing library renovation project.