Tag: New York State

Brooklyn Diocese to Pay $27.5 Million to Settle 4 Sex Abuse Cases

Four men who were repeatedly sexually abused as children by a religion teacher at a Catholic church in Brooklyn received a $27.5 million settlement from the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday, in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The […]

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Change Comes to Albany, if Not the Governor’s Mansion

Advertisement Reformers win real victories in New York’s Democratic primary. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Sept. 14, 2018 ImageCreditCreditSam Alden New York voters have spoken, and Gov. […]

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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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For Cynthia Nixon, What Went Wrong? (Clue: Governor Cuomo)

For Cynthia Nixon, the number was both a remarkable achievement and a visceral reminder of just how far she still needed to go. She drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in Thursday’s primary against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the […]

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Who Stretched the Truth? A Cuomo-Nixon Fact Check

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The lone debate in the Democratic primary pitting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo against his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, featured its fair share of brickbats and bons mots. Here’s a quick look at some of the candidates’ statements, and when they may have stretched the truth. The Cuomo-Trump relationship […]

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New York Investigators Subpoena Michael Cohen for Documents Linked to Trump Foundation

On its own, the Tax Department’s inquiry may provide political ammunition for Mr. Cuomo more than it presents a legal peril to Mr. Trump. Even if the department found evidence of criminal behavior, it would need to refer the matter to a law enforcement agency, such as the attorney general’s […]

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Zephyr Teachout Is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats

Ms. Teachout has written the book on political corruption — literally — and is recognized as a national expert on this scourge. We believe Ms. Teachout would also be able to recruit some of the best lawyers in the country to the state attorney general’s office, which competes for talent […]

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Cuomo Moves to Scrap N.R.A. Lawsuit Accusing Him of ‘Blacklisting’

The long-running battle between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and the National Rifle Association, which says it has lost millions of dollars because of state officials’ political agenda, entered another round of legal wrangling and public posturing this week. Mr. Cuomo announced on Friday that the state was moving to dismiss a lawsuit […]

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Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.

Even then, no one was quite sure what to make of Cynthia Nixon. It was 2009, nearly a decade before her campaign for governor of New York, and Ms. Nixon was in Albany lobbying lawmakers on a marriage equality bill. One Republican senator began their meeting clutching a printout that suggested Ms. Nixon had been […]

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New York kicks Charter out of the state after failure to honor conditions of Time-Warner merger

Broadband providers! They love to make noise about how dedicated they are to improving your service, rolling out new features, and generally adhering to both the law and their own code of ethics. So how can it be that Charter has so badly failed the terms imposed on its purchase of Time-Warner Cable in 2016 […]

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New York Kicks Spectrum Out Over Broken Customer Promises

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The United States has generally allowed ISPs to run roughshod over customers. From the ISP-sponsored legislation that made building municipal broadband networks illegal in many states to Ajit Pai and the GOP’s decision to dismantle net neutrality, companies like Spectrum, […]

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In House Race, 2 Female Candidates Clash on Economy and Guns

“I loved being a legislator,” Ms. Cobb said. “I liked going to the grocery store and hearing people’s stories. To me, that’s why you want a congressperson who lives in your district and shares your values and understands the struggle you are having economically.” In a telephone interview, Ms. Stefanik countered Ms. Cobb’s narrative, saying […]

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the State Assembly who rose to become one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for his conviction on federal corruption charges. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had served as speaker for more than two decades, and […]

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Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses Cuomo Over Nixon

On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Nixon’s campaign sent an email blast to supporters, mocking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s application for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s endorsement, accusing him of lying in a desperate bid to shore up support. Hours later, the club, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization, endorsed Mr. Cuomo. In the […]

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Prosecutors Seek to Question Trump Organization’s Finance Chief

Federal investigators in Manhattan have asked to interview Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, as part of their investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer Michael D. Cohen, according to two people familiar with the matter. It was not clear whether Mr. Weisselberg was issued a subpoena or was asked to answer […]

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Bill de Blasio Is a Progressive. But Is He Progressive Enough?

In his first inaugural address in 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio invoked the names of legendary reformers, from Fiorello La Guardia to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and said that in their honor and spirit, he would “commit to a new progressive direction in New York.” The anticipation for many of Mr. de Blasio’s supporters was […]

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Seagram’s Liquor Heiress Charged in Nxivm Sex-Trafficking Case

Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn after her arrest on conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with her role at Nxivm, a self-help group that prosecutors call a pyramid scheme and former members say is a cult. Ms. Bronfman was released on […]

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As Gillibrand Pushes Left, Her Economic Agenda Tilts to Populism

WASHINGTON — Standing before a crowd of a thousand union members and progressive activists last month at a conference here that served as a 2020 audition for aspiring Democrats, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was asked if she supported imposing a new tax on financial transactions in the stock market. It once would have been unthinkable for […]

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Newspapers in New York, Like Their Readers, Are Vanishing

But they are fewer and fewer. Domingo Taveras, 55, who works at the Vinmel and Jose Barber Shop on West 110th Street in Manhattan, said he missed the days when customers would read the paper while waiting for a haircut. “Inside this barber shop, nobody reads The Daily News, or any paper at all, to […]

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Why Joe Crowley’s Loss Could Be Good News for Hakeem Jeffries

The bill would make incremental changes to the way federal prisoners are treated by providing $50 million per year for education, drug treatment and mental health care while directing potential savings toward prisoner re-entry programs. The measure, which still faces significant Senate opposition despite being promoted by Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the White […]

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