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Sunday, September 23, 2012
More than two million New York City voters are expected to head to the polls in just over six weeks to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election. In a year when the Board of Elections’ performance has come under scrutiny for its handling of primary and special elections, information about the Board is conspicuously absent from the city's annual report card, known as the Mayor's Management Report.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For the first time in several months, the Occupy Wall Street movement grabbed headlines with protests marking its first anniversary. The movement that introduced the chant "We are the 99-percent" to the lexicon, has also been marked by tensions with the police, as well tensions within the grassroots organization. But how much has changed inside and outside Occupy Wall Street in the past year?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district and marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Police say more than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan's financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.
Friday, September 14, 2012
City election workers deployed a new protocol for closing polls and reporting unofficial election results Thursday night following the primaries for state legislative and local offices.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
At the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center site, several hundred people gathered Tuesday to commemorate loved ones lost in the terrorist attacks in a tribute that was scaled back compared to years past.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The city’s Board of Elections sounded optimistic about the improved accuracy of its new election night closing procedures ahead of Thursday’s legislative election – but cautioned against hopes of speedier returns.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Four people are dead and four others were wounded in a series of shooting incidents scattered across the city this weekend.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
A Manhattan grand jury will begin hearing the details of the NYPD’s shooting death of Jeffrey Johnson near the Empire State Building. While they’ll be weighing in on whether the shooting was justified, others are questioning whether the cops' actions that day were a threat to public safety.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be offering a benediction at the Republican National Convention next week on the same night Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination for President.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A protest against the controversial natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing disrupted a conference attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Manhattan on Wednesday. The state is set to issue a decision next month on whether it will allow the practice.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The city’s plan to appeal a ruling blocking its five-borough taxi plan may be the most direct route to extending taxi service to the outer boroughs – and keeping the city’s budget balanced.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
The New York City Board of Elections defended its performance in the June 26 federal primary election on Wednesday at a five-hour hearing of the City Council Governmental Operations committee.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
With a little more than a month before the September 13 primary, the City Council is holding an oversight hearing Wednesday to assess problems that arose with the vote count during the most recent primary in June.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Some New Yorkers are being told that if you have not voted since the 2008 presidential election, you are no longer registered to vote. This type of incorrect voter information has spread — thanks to technology — in a year when access to the polls is a national issue.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
A bipartisan coalition of 700 mayors continues to press both presidential candidates on their plan to reduce gun violence – the same day another mass shooting is shaking a community in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisc.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Both presidential campaigns are touting the importance of Tuesday’s July fundraising deadline as the race enters the last 100 days. While Mitt Romney was in Europe, President Barack Obama came to New York City Monday night for a big ticket fundraiser at a boutique hotel in the Flatiron District. The well-heeled attendees arrived expressing enthusiasm, as well as urgency.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The band of thunderstorms that barreled from Bucks County, Pa., across New Jersey and up into the Hudson Valley packed wind speeds that ranged from 60 to 80 mph, downing power lines, tearing up trees and leaving a path of destruction that some meteorologists say is becoming all too common in the summer season.
Monday, July 23, 2012
When police arrested suspected gunman James Holmes, they recovered four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition at the scene of the mass shooting in Colorado that left 12 dead. The amount of ammunition, while large, may not be that uncommon according to some area gun owners and gun rights advocates.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
While drought conditions exist in large swaths of the country, here in the tri-state region, climate experts say it’s only “abnormally dry.” That may be good news for beach bums, but the heat may “burn” the quantity and the quality of local crops.