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Bronx BP Ruben Diaz challenges New Yorkers to get civically engaged

According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, New York State ranks 49th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., for civic engagement and volunteering. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hopes to change that.

Cuomo budget aims to fight against Trump tax plan

From $770 million more for school aid, $200 million for NYCHA improvements to nearly $120 million for the Excelsior Scholarship, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s FY 2019 executive budget has some winners and losers.

Reports: Mueller subpoenas Bannon

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

South Africa to formally protest Trump’s ‘s—hole countries’ remarks

South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump’s “s—hole countries” comments, according to its foreign ministry.

Trump denies controversial comment, defends immigration stance in tweet

President Donald Trump says “this was not the language used” after reports that he referred to “s***hole” African nations in a meeting.

Manhattan and Brooklyn DA offices end requests for bail in most misdemeanor cases

Beginning this week, the Manhattan district attorney’s office is no longer requesting that bail be set in most misdemeanor and violation cases.

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Brooklyn assemblywoman accused of pocketing Sandy money, other schemes

An assemblywoman in Brooklyn is accused of stealing tens of thousands in public funds, including money meant to help victims of Hurricane Sandy rebuild, then allegedly told witnesses to lie to the FBI about it, according to an 11-count indictment ...

Trump says he won’t sign DACA bill unless Congress overhauls immigration system

President Donald Trump says he won’t sign legislation protecting hundreds of thousands of young people brought to the country illegally as children unless Congress agrees to overhaul the legal immigration system.

Fire and fury threat renewed between Trump and Kim Jong-un

Rather than a cooling of antagonism between the U.S and North Korea, the new year has brought a fresh round of provocation and bluster.

The first step: de Blasio announces Rikers Island jail closure

A “major step” toward shuttering Rikers Island will come this summer as the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC), which houses about 600 men, will become the complex’s first jail to close.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers the State of the State Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address in Albany.

Councilmember Inez Barron announces her candidacy for City Council speaker

“I am running as a candidate for speaker of New York City Council,” City Councilmember Inez Barron announced at a first day of Kwanzaa—Umoja—unity rally Tuesday night.

Schneiderman: We’ll sue the FCC over net neutrality repeal

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he’s suing the Federal Communications Commission over its decision to repeal net neutrality rules last week.

Mayor de Blasio signs legislation creating online voter registration

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed legislation allowing for the creation of an online system to make voter registration easier for New York City residents.

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