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Workers Install 192 Crystals on Times Square New Year's Ball
Cities
Workers Install 192 Crystals on Times Square New Year's Ball

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers installed 192 glittering Waterford crystal triangles on Times Square’s New Year’s Eve ball Sunday in preparation for a pandemic-limited celebration that will lack the usual tightly packed crowds of revelers. The ball is a 12-foot... Read More

Brindisi, Tenney Race May Not Be Decided Before Start of 117th Congress
State News
Brindisi, Tenney Race May Not Be Decided Before Start of 117th Congress
2020-12-22 17:07:57
by Dan McCue

Continued delays in the review of ballots cast two months ago in one New York county could mean the state's 22nd Congressional District will go without representation at the start of 117th Congress in January. During a State Supreme Court... Read More

New York Supreme Court Judge Orders Recount in Brindisi-Tenney House Race
2020 Elections
New York Supreme Court Judge Orders Recount in Brindisi-Tenney House Race
2020-12-08 19:34:26
by Dan McCue

A New York State Supreme Court judge ordered election officials Tuesday to recount some of the approximately 60,000 absentee ballots cast in the still undecided House race between incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi and his Republican challenger, Claudia Tenney. The ruling... Read More

Outcome of Brindisi/Tenney Race in Upstate N.Y. Still Far From Certain
2020 Elections
Outcome of Brindisi/Tenney Race in Upstate N.Y. Still Far From Certain
2020-12-03 20:51:57
by Daniel Londono

To those who felt their lives were just a little bit emptier after a canvassing board in Iowa certified the results in that state's 2nd Congressional District, declaring a winner in a race in which the candidates were separated by... Read More

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship
Supreme Court
High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 with new... Read More

NYC Schools to Close Temporarily Because of Rising COVID-19 rates
Education
NYC Schools to Close Temporarily Because of Rising COVID-19 rates

NEW YORK — New York City public schools will shut down temporarily starting Thursday because of surging coronavirus cases, top city officials said Wednesday. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said the closure would be "temporary" in an email to staffers Wednesday afternoon, but did not signal... Read More

Cuomo Threatens Trump With Legal Action Over Vaccine Distribution Plan
State News
Cuomo Threatens Trump With Legal Action Over Vaccine Distribution Plan

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeated his threat to sue the Trump administration as he invoked Martin Luther King, Jr. during Sunday remarks about the COVID outbreak at historic Riverside Church in Manhattan. "The Rev. Dr. King, who spoke in this magnificent church, said of all... Read More

NY-01: Nancy Goroff (D)
House Watch
NY-01: Nancy Goroff (D)
2020-11-03 09:28:44
by TWN Staff

About Goroff: Nancy Goroff graduated from Harvard University with a degree in chemistry in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. Goroff says, “We are facing a global pandemic, and... Read More

NY-01: Lee Zeldin (R)
House Watch
NY-01: Lee Zeldin (R)
2020-11-03 09:21:59
by TWN Staff

About Zeldin: Lee Zeldin was born and raised on Long Island. He grew up in Suffolk County and graduated from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at... Read More

NY-17: Mondaire Jones (D)
House Watch
NY-17: Mondaire Jones (D)
2020-11-02 21:35:09
by TWN Staff

About Jones: Mondaire Jones was born to a young, single mother at Nyack Hospital and raised in the working-class village of Spring Valley, which is in Rockland County.  Like many single moms, his mother leaned heavily on her parents for... Read More

NY-27: Christopher Jacobs (R)
House Watch
NY-27: Christopher Jacobs (R)
2020-11-02 05:16:31
by TWN Staff

About Jacobs: Chris Jacobs is a conservative, small businessman and New York State Senator representing Erie County in Western New York. First elected to the Senate in 2016 and re-elected in November of 2018, Jacobs has been a strong voice... Read More

NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
House Watch
NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
2020-11-02 05:03:11
by TWN Staff

About Tenney: Claudia Tenney is an attorney and businesswoman. She was elected to Congress in November 2016 to represent New York’s 22nd District which encompasses eight counties in Upstate New York. Prior to her election to Congress, Claudia represented portions... Read More

NY-22: Anthony Brindisi (D)
House Watch
NY-22: Anthony Brindisi (D)
2020-11-02 04:55:59
by TWN Staff

About Brindisi: Elected in 2018, Anthony Brindisi has been an outspoken advocate for his district. As an independent voice and a tireless supporter of Upstate New York’s working families, Brindisi has developed a record of working with anyone, at any... Read More

NY-16: Jamaal Bowman (D)
House Watch
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman (D)
2020-11-02 04:31:14
by TWN Staff

About Bowman: Jamaal Bowman was born and raised in New York City.  He spent his early years in public housing and later in rent-controlled apartments. He didn’t have much growing up, but his mother provided him all that he needed:... Read More

NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
House Watch
NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
2020-11-02 04:22:03
by TWN Staff

About Torres: Richie Torres is a product of the Bronx, born and bred. He was raised by a single mother who kept the family afloat on a $4.25 minimum wage. He grew up in a housing project that was full... Read More

NY-24: John Katko (R)
House Watch
NY-24: John Katko (R)
2020-10-31 00:04:28
by TWN Staff

About Katko: First elected to Congress in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018, John Katko is a former federal prosecutor and Central New York native.  Katko spent over 20 years in his role as an assistant U.S. attorney. In... Read More

NY-24: Dana Balter (D)
House Watch
NY-24: Dana Balter (D)
2020-10-31 00:03:19
by TWN Staff

About Balter: Dana Balter is the third of four children and the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees.  Balter worked her way through college as a waitress and bartender and is still working to pay off her student loans.  Balter sought a... Read More

NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
House Watch
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
2020-10-31 00:02:22
by TWN Staff

About Malliotakis: Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. She currently serves as minority whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. This January,... Read More

NY-11: Max Rose (D)
House Watch
NY-11: Max Rose (D)
2020-10-30 23:59:23
by TWN Staff

About Rose: Max Rose is the Representative for New York’s 11th Congressional District, representing Staten Island and South Brooklyn. He is the first post-9/11 combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to seek and hold office in New... Read More

NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
House Watch
NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
2020-10-30 23:58:12
by TWN Staff

About Gordon: Jackie Gordon is a combat veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader. Jackie was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. While in college and teaching in local schools, she enlisted... Read More

NY-02: Andrew Garbarino (R)
House Watch
NY-02: Andrew Garbarino (R)
2020-10-30 23:57:04
by TWN Staff

About Garbarino: Andrew Garbarino was raised on Long Island and went to Sayville High School, where he participated in student government and worked at the local hardware store. After graduating from high school, he attended college at The George Washington... Read More

New York State Comptroller Calls for Federal Support of NYC’s Restaurant Industry
State News
New York State Comptroller Calls for Federal Support of NYC’s Restaurant Industry
2020-10-09 19:33:38
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office has released a report indicating employment in New York City’s restaurant industry fell from 317,800 jobs to only 91,000 jobs after pandemic-related restrictions were imposed on businesses. While the industry... Read More

Tenney Falsely Accuses Brindisi of Lying on Impeachment, Support for Police
Fact Check
Tenney Falsely Accuses Brindisi of Lying on Impeachment, Support for Police
2020-10-06 21:18:30
by Dan McCue

This is the first installment of an ongoing series of political advertising fact checks during the 2020 campaign. If you would like to submit an advertisement for consideration, please email a link to [email protected] In a television and Internet ad... Read More

Govs. Whitmer, Cuomo Call for Investigation of Trump’s ‘Politicization’ of Coronavirus Pandemic
Political News
Govs. Whitmer, Cuomo Call for Investigation of Trump’s ‘Politicization’ of Coronavirus Pandemic
2020-09-28 13:46:22
by Reece Nations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer jointly released a statement urging Congress to open an oversight investigation concerning “the Trump administration’s politicization of government functions,” that undermined the nation’s pandemic response. In their statement, the governors... Read More

New York Legislators Seek to Install Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Statewide
State News
New York Legislators Seek to Install Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Statewide
2020-09-02 13:45:32
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. – Elected officials rallied with voting rights advocates this week in support of New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman’s proposed bill that would authorize election boards to establish absentee ballot drop off locations statewide. The Democratic legislator staged... Read More

DOJ Seeking Data on COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths From Four States
Political News
DOJ Seeking Data on COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths From Four States
2020-08-27 21:01:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Wednesday it is seeking data from the governors of four states that issued orders "which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents." Officials said Wednesday afternoon that the... Read More

New York AG Sues to Dissolve National Rifle Association
State News
New York AG Sues to Dissolve National Rifle Association
2020-08-06 20:02:40
by Gracie Kreth

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association Thursday. The lawsuit calls to dissolve the country’s largest pro-gun organization alleging years of corruption and leadership’s personal use of millions of dollars... Read More

Legendary Journalist and Writer Pete Hamill Dead at 85
Media
Legendary Journalist and Writer Pete Hamill Dead at 85

NEW YORK — Pete Hamill, the Brooklyn-born bard of the five boroughs and eloquent voice of his beloved hometown as both newspaper columnist and best-selling author, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill fell on Saturday, fracturing his right hip,... Read More

NY Board of Elections Appeals Ruling It Must Count Absentee Ballots Without Postmarks
Voting
NY Board of Elections Appeals Ruling It Must Count Absentee Ballots Without Postmarks

NEW YORK — At least one hotly contested New York primary election is still up in the air thanks to a federal court ruling this week that readmitted thousands of mail-in ballots thrown out because of missing postmarks. The Monday... Read More

Cuomo, N.Y. Task Force Head to Georgia to Help in COVID-19 Fight
State News
Cuomo, N.Y. Task Force Head to Georgia to Help in COVID-19 Fight
2020-07-20 19:49:27
by Dan McCue

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and members of the state's COVID-19 task force traveled to Savannah, Ga., Monday to help officials there cope with a surge in coronavirus cases. While in Savannah, Cuomo will host a roundtable meeting with the New... Read More

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