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Mayor Ras Baraka Announces Transition Team

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is fighting back agains a plethora of challenges stemming from increasing crises in education, income and economic inequality with progressive policies that place people above profits.

Gov Christie must cut funds to balance budget

Gov. Chris Christie tussled with Democrats for months during his first term to get a landmark public employee pension overhaul passed in 2011. In January, the governor conceded in his State of the State address that it might not have ...

Poll shows Rangel in lead against Espaillat and Walrond

With the recent wave of endorsements flowing toward both New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat and Rep. Charlie Rangel, one would think that the race for New York’s 13th congressional seat is neck and neck.

Obama administration allots $6.7 million for conservation jobs for youth

As thousands of college students return home for the summer, and compete with the thousands of teenagers already scrambling for jobs in an ever-shrinking job market, the Obama administration has announced they will be allotting $6.7 million for the creation ...

Former NY state Sen Abate dead at 66

The political world in New York continues to mourn the death of former New York state Sen. Catherine Abate.

Rangel and Espaillat campaigns heat up as they trade barbs

Rep. Charlie Rangel and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat have continued to trade barbs and insults as the race for 13th congressional seat heats up.

David Paterson named chair of NY State Democratic Party

Former New York State Gov. David Paterson was tapped to become the new chair of New York State's Democratic Party.

Senator proposes bill to drastically lower student debt 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed a bill that would quell the fears many Americans have when it comes to taking out student loans.

De Blasio’s budget: Increased spending, not many cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new budget wants to have its cake and eat it too.

The people's mayor: Ras Baraka wins Newark mayoral election

Ras Baraka is now mayor-elect of Newark, N.J.

Only days left in Newark municipal election for mayor

Councilman Ras Baraka and Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries have less than one week before an election that will decide the next mayor of Newark, N.J.

Mayor’s housing plan earns tacit praise

On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an 10-year affordable housing plan

Councilman Ruben Wills arrested on

A Queens-based New York City councilman was arrested on Wednesday in connection to a corruption investigation.

Municipal IDs coming closer to reality

The city is getting closer to making the concept of a municipal ID a reality as the first hearings for the plan get underway.

Congressional Endorsement Interviews

Endorsement interviews for congressional candidates who have been duly qualified by the New York City Board of Elections to participate in the June 24 primary election and seek the endorsement of the New York Amsterdam News should call 212-932-7465 by ...