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

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

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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

Fauci Scolds Rand Paul for Misconstruing NY’s Coronavirus Battle
Political News
Fauci Scolds Rand Paul for Misconstruing NY’s Coronavirus Battle

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the typically reserved infectious disease expert, put Sen. Rand Paul on blast during a testy congressional hearing Wednesday after the Kentucky Republican trash-talked New York’s coronavirus response. Paul, who remains skeptical of face masks and social distancing... Read More

Macy's Announces Dramatically Different Thanksgiving Day Parade
Cities
Macy's Announces Dramatically Different Thanksgiving Day Parade
2020-09-15 15:36:29
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Macy's and the City of New York on Monday announced that the annual Thanksgiving Day parade will be dramatically different this year as a result of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of holding a... Read More

US Remembers 9/11 as Pandemic Changes Tribute Traditions
In The News
US Remembers 9/11 as Pandemic Changes Tribute Traditions

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured and divided anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. In New York, victims' relatives gathered Friday... 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

City of Albany Sponsors Socially Distant Street Fairs All Summer
Cities
City of Albany Sponsors Socially Distant Street Fairs All Summer
2020-08-07 19:32:19
by Sara Wilkerson

ALBANY, N.Y. – The city of Albany has initiated a traveling street fair for residents to socialize at a distance and to learn about local resources. The street fair, called Playstreets, was started last month and its next fair will... 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

New York City Moves to Protect ‘Vulnerable Populations’ Against Savage Summer Temps
Cities
New York City Moves to Protect ‘Vulnerable Populations’ Against Savage Summer Temps
2020-07-10 19:27:47
by Jacob Pederson

After waging a pitched, months-long battle against the coronavirus, New York City is now stepping up its efforts to protect its residents from a more familiar adversary -- the onset of summer heat wave season. Even without a global pandemic,... Read More

Gov. Cuomo Says Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in NYC
State News
Gov. Cuomo Says Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in NYC

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the Yankees and Mets will hold spring training in the city as it stays on track to enter phase 2 of the coronavirus pandemic reopening process. The governor said both baseball... Read More

Appeals Court Rules New York Must Hold Democratic Presidential Primary
2020 Elections
Appeals Court Rules New York Must Hold Democratic Presidential Primary

NEW YORK — The coronavirus pandemic cannot stop New York’s Democratic presidential primary, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday — and state election officials said they plan to go ahead with the election June 23. The Manhattan-based 2nd Circuit Court... Read More

Many Field Hospitals Went Largely Unused, Will Be Shut Down
Health
Many Field Hospitals Went Largely Unused, Will Be Shut Down

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleaming new tent hospitals sit empty on two suburban New York college campuses, never having treated a single coronavirus patient. Convention centers that were turned into temporary hospitals in other cities went mostly unused. And a... Read More

New York Board of Elections Cancels Democratic Presidential Primary
State News
New York Board of Elections Cancels Democratic Presidential Primary
2020-04-28 12:47:02
by Dan McCue

New York election officials on Monday canceled the state's Democratic presidential primary due to concerns over spreading the coronavirus, infuriating Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and his supporters. The decision by the New York Board of Elections was unanimous, and the... Read More

New York AG Orders Four Companies to Stop Selling COVID-19 Tests, Cures
Health
New York AG Orders Four Companies to Stop Selling COVID-19 Tests, Cures
2020-04-17 19:29:34
by Dan McCue

New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered four companies to immediately stop selling unauthorized coronavirus home test kits and purported cures. "This isn’t a game," James said in a post on Twitter. "Giving people a false sense of security is... Read More

Governors Brace for 'New Normal' as They Take Steps to Kick-Start Economies
State News
Governors Brace for 'New Normal' as They Take Steps to Kick-Start Economies
2020-04-16 14:54:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Ahead of an expected White House announcement on the easing of restrictions meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, governors across the nation are preparing for a "new normal" that will be quite different from the... Read More

Cuomo Extends New York ‘On Pause’ Order Through April 29
State News
Cuomo Extends New York ‘On Pause’ Order Through April 29

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered non-essential businesses and schools across New York to remain closed through the end of the month, as the coronavirus claimed another 599 lives in the Empire State overnight. In his daily... Read More

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