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MTA Returns R179 Subway Cars to Service

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that 298 R179 subway cars that had been removed from service have been returned to operation when the cars were deemed fit for…

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‘2 Wheels, 1 Rule’: Felder Bill Mandates Helmets

  ALBANY, N.Y. – State Senator Simcha Felder proposed legislation on Tuesday in response to the Governor’s sanction of e-bikes and e-scooters in the 2020 NYS budget. The bill (S7368)…

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New York City Council Votes to Ban Cashless Businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards are discriminating against New Yorkers…

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NYC Subway Chief Andy Byford Resigns After 2 Years

The president of New York City’s subways announced his resignation on Thursday, two years after being brought in to help turn around the beleaguered system. No reason was given for…

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New Jersey Bans Sale of Flavored Vaping Products

The sale of flavored vaping products is banned in New Jersey under legislation Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday. Murphy signed the measure that moved to his desk amid a…

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New Sentencing Ordered for Sheldon Silver

A federal appeals court upheld former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction Tuesday but ordered a resentencing after reversing the conviction on some charges. The ruling by a…

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Councilman Chaim Deutsch Announces Congressional Run

New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is running for Congress in New York’s 9th District, become the latest Democrat to issue a primary challenge to incumbent Rep. Yvette Clark. Deutsch…

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New York Gov. Faces Deadline to Release Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a Tuesday deadline to release a budget proposal expected to address a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by soaring Medicaid costs. Advocacy groups from…

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