Politics

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Ridgewood

Nolan announces candidacy for Assembly Speaker

Catherine Nolan’s hat is in the ring. The longtime Democratic assemblywoman representing the Ridgewood area announced Wednesday she is in the running to replace banished Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) in an election to be held Feb. 10. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Bayside

IDC launches 15-point ‘Invest New York’ agenda

The Independent Democratic Conference Monday launched its 2015-16 policy agenda, a 15-point plan designed to tackle everything from minimum wage to public housing revitalization in New York. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Politics

New Yorkers think race relations worse now: Polls

A majority of New Yorkers believe police officers were wrong when their turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of the two cops killed coldbloodedly in a Brooklyn street, according to two recently released polls. Comments (2).

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Kew Gardens

Katz calls for new zoning areas for basement apartments

Two days before she was to give her first State of the Borough address Thursday, Melinda Katz said Queens needs more schools, more affordable housing and more quality jobs, among other priorities, while calling on the city to consider creating new zoning districts for basement apartments. Comments (10).

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