New Jersey residents will be able to extend canceled health plans for another year under the Affordable Care Act, as long as their insurance companies agree.
Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York was unlikely to implement the “fix” President Obama proposed for his troubled Affordable Care Act legislation. In New Jersey, there hasn't been any official statement yet about what will happen to the thousands of policyholders who've received letters saying their insurance will be canceled in January. But there is an option. It's called early renewal.
Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street activists were arrested for trying to take over a parcel of land in downtown Manhattan. Now, the same lot is home to Talking Transition, two weeks of events designed to give everyday New Yorkers insight and input into the next administration.
Put on Mayor-Elect Billl de Blasio's to do list: negotiating new contracts for almost 300,000 workers, who say they're owed as much as $7 billion in back pay from a roughly $70 billion budget.
The County Executive is Westchester's top job, with responsibilities that range from writing the budget to overseeing some road and bridge repairs. But this year's race sounds more like a battle for Congress or even the White House.
Tom Suozzi was the first Democrat to win Nassau County's top job in decades. Then four years ago, Republican Ed Mangano unseated him in a close election. Now Suozzi is trying to get his old job back.
The race for Brooklyn District Attorney seemed like a done deal when former federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson beat out incumbent Charles "Joe" Hynes in the Democratic primary last month. Then Hynes decided to run on the Republican Party line. Now the race that looked like it was over is heating up.
Sandy caused $300 million in damage to the PATH system, snarling the commutes of tens of thousands of riders. A year later, the Port Authority says PATH is prepared. But is it?
The Port Authority will open a new pedestrian pathway linking Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, and the World Trade Center Path on Thursday.
Adolfo Carrión Jr. was once a rising star in the Democratic Party. But after switching to the Independence Party to run for mayor, he's barely registering in the polls.
The head of the Port Authority says he'll get to the bottom of local lane closures that snarled traffic in Fort Lee.
At the Columbus Day parade, mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota celebrated their Italian heritage and participated in some political pageantry.
In early polls for the New Jersey Senate race, Democrat Cory Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by 35 points. And many experts assumed the road to the Senate would be a cakewalk for Newark’s celebrity mayor. But with Booker’s lead down to 15 and just a week to go, the race is closer than expected -- and heating up.
In the race for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking aim against opponent Steve Lonegan.
When it comes to the mayoral campaign, it's back to the future, or really, back to the 1980s. The decade shaped both Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota — and is having a big impact on the debate this election season.
There's a runoff election next Tuesday for Public Advocate, who's next in line if the mayor can't serve. In a televised debate, the two Democratic candidates were fighting hard — both to get out the vote, and against each other.
Just 20 percent of registered voters cast their ballots in the primary earlier this month, and turnout for the runoff in the public advocate's race Oct. 1 is expected to be even lower. So the candidates are focusing their efforts on getting voters on their side and out the door.
UFT president Michael Mulgrew once said he'd make Bill Thompson mayor. As it turns out, he helped him bow out.
It was a campaign that began with verbal punches and escalated at one point to a slap in the face between supporters. But, in the end, there was an embrace.