Politics & Policy

After Nearly Three Decades in Office, the Queens DA Dies

After Nearly Three Decades in Office, the Queens DA Dies

Eight candidates already vying to replace Judge Richard Brown, who had planned to retire in June

New York Fights to Protect Immigrants by Keeping ICE from Patrolling Courts

New York Fights to Protect Immigrants by Keeping ICE from Patrolling Courts

Last July, Miriam Martinez’s husband, Plutarco Ramirez was whisked away by immigration officials at a courthouse in New York. He was arrested after being falsely charged with a

Not Playing Around: The Comptroller Says City Playgrounds Need Work

Not Playing Around: The Comptroller Says City Playgrounds Need Work

Playground construction, Stringer reports, is lagging behind changing demographics, and many of those that do exist need repair

Sweetgreen to Accept Greenbacks Again, as the City Considers Cashless Ban

Sweetgreen to Accept Greenbacks Again, as the City Considers Cashless Ban

As the city council polishes up a piece of legislation that would ban “cashless” retail, an early adopter of card- and app-only transactions has indicated it will be

City Council Votes to Notify Incarcerated Individuals When Bail is Less than $10

City Council Votes to Notify Incarcerated Individuals When Bail is Less than $10

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio On Tuesday, the New York City Council voted to pass a bill which requires the Department of Correction to inform incarcerated people–

Living in Legal Limbo

Living in Legal Limbo

  All of them live in legal limbo. And all of them live under the same roof. The matriarch, Mirna Portillo, 49, a Salvadoran who entered the country illegally 19 years ago, is losing her hair because of stress. After an earthquake hit El Salvador in 2001, the United States granted temporary protected status, known […]

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