Cuomo vetoes bill to change city jails’ prosecutor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last week that would have allowed the Queens district attorney’s office to have jurisdiction and prosecute crimes that occur on Rikers Island and in other New York City jails.

Mario Cuomo, three-term governor, laid to rest

Men in uniform and kilted bagpipers were in the streets of New York again Tuesday for the funeral services of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died New Year’s Day. He was 82.

No criminal charges against Sanford Rubenstein

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein, as he has done in so many cases, won another decision from the district attorney’s office, but this time he was the accused, and the prosecutor found no basis to proceed on the charges of rape.

Who's in charge?

Since the murders and subsequent funerals of two members of the New York City Police Department, tensions have risen between the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the mayor’s office and the police commissioner.


The Harlem Youth Court is now accepting applications for their next cohort. Youth aged 14 to 18 who reside in New York City can apply to become Youth Court members.

Crawford’s girlfriend interrogated by cops after his shooting death

Beavercreek Detective Rodney Curd accused John Crawford III’s girlfriend of helping bring a gun into Walmart in order to shoot his ex-girlfriend.

Cuomo gets cheers and jeers over fracking ban

Last Wednesday, members of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced that he would ban hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state, citing potential health risks. The praise, as well as the condemnation was quick to appear.

Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo laid to rest

Former New York State governor and Democratic Party champion Mario Cuomo is laid to rest in Manhattan.

PBA fights de Blasio

NYPD officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, booing him at a graduation ceremony and charging that he is complicit in the shooting deaths of two city cops make Gotham look bad. But the animosity has much to ...

Cops again accused of planting evidence, lying about informants

In 2011, while caught up in a corruption scandal, former NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson testified in court that fabricating drug charges on innocent victims to meet quotas was common practice.

An officer and a gentleman laid to rest

Even if you were not among the more than 20,000 police officers and spectators in Queens last Saturday for the funeral of police officer Rafael Ramos, you could tell it was a special moment in the city’s history.

Tamu’s quest for the homeless

Tamu Arnoux dedicates her life to helping a population in the city that is often overlooked.

Year in Review 2014: Part II

A look at the top stories of 2014.

The Fight for $15

2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and ...

Malcolm X: From Harlem to Harvard

Fifty years ago, Black Nationalist advocate El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X had departed from the Nation of Islam in March of 1964 and was challenging the white supremacists elite at their institutions of higher learning.