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Maplewood police chief and captain among those on leave after controversial video released

Six Maplewood, N.J., police officers along with Chief Robert Cimino and Captain Joshua Cummis have been disciplined after a video was released of the officers making racist comments and controversial arrests, according to reports.

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One-on-one with Mayor de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio held his 31st town hall meeting in Harlem last week.

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Sen. Cory Booker introduces bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker recently introduced the Marijuana Justice Act that would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.

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African-American Day Parade set for Sept. 17

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 48th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.

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More than 200 warrants cleared at Another Chance event in the Bronx

More than 300 people attended last Saturday’s Another Chance event in the Bronx, and 226 summons warrants were erased.

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Families of Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray hold memorial basketball tournament

Seeking to turn tragedy into a force for positive change, the families of police shooting victims Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray came together last weekend for the Hoops for Justice memorial basketball tournament.

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City Council member Bill Perkins and Mayor Bill de Blasio endorse each other

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Council Member Bill Perkins announced this week their endorsement of one another for mayor and the City Council. Both are up for re-election in the upcoming primary.

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City Council holds MTA oversight hearing

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and the City Council hold the Council’s Committee on Transportation's oversight hearing to examine the state of the subway system.

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Phil Murphy picks Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver in governor’s race

Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy announced his selection of State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver as his running mate in the race to serve as his lieutenant governor.

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Another Chance event being held in the Bronx

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark is hosting the second annual summons warrant forgiveness program in the Bronx, inviting residents from all five boroughs to clear their records and move on with their lives.

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