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New York State Sen. Tony Avella (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Avella Defeats Former Comptroller Liu In State Senate Primary

New York State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) defeated former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu in the Democratic primary for the state’s 11th Senate District Tuesday night.

09/10/2014

Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NYS Lawmakers Roll Out Measure To Tax, Legalize Marijuana

State Sen. Liz Krueger said her bill would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state.

12/11/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Liu To Sue City For Denying Public Matching Funds During Mayoral Race

The comptroller said he will sue for damages for loss of civil rights, mental and emotional harm, loss of professional reputation and loss of dignity.

11/08/2013

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota debate on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.

10/22/2013

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Former Rep. Major Owens Of Brooklyn Dies At 77

Chris Owens says his father died Monday at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure.

10/22/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Former Liu Associates Sentenced For Campaign Fundraising Scheme

Jia “Jenny” Hou was sentenced to 10 months in prison and Xing “Oliver” Wu Pan was sentenced to four months in prison and three years of probation.

10/10/2013

Democratic candidate for Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates at his primary night party on September 11, 2013  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio In Command, But Thompson Has No Intention Of Conceding

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.

09/11/2013

New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (file /credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

De Blasio Eyes 40% Needed To Avoid Runoff; Lhota Wins Republican Nod

The Democratic front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is hoping to eclipse the 40 percent mark that would avoid a runoff.

09/11/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Kelly Blasts Candidates, Says Terrorism Must Be ‘Top Priority’ For Next Mayor

Kelly said none of the candidates have requested a terrorism briefing from the police department. He said the public should be asking whether or not candidates understand the threat to New York City.

09/09/2013

Mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion Jr. bats during stickball game, August 27, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Adolfo Carrion)

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Take A Swing At Stickball

Among mayoral hopefuls, long-shot Democratic contender the Rev. Erick Salgado led with a 180-foot hit. He topped several Democratic, Republican and independent rivals.

08/27/2013

NYPD Car  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Overrides Veto Of New NYPD Oversight Measures

Mayor Bloomberg blasts override: “Today’s vote is an example of election year politics at its very worst and political pandering at its most deadly.”

08/22/2013

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls (L-R): Christine Quinn (credit: council.nyc.gov); Bill Thompson (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images); John Liu (credit: comptroller.nyc.gov); Bill de Blasio (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NY1)

De Blasio Slammed By Several Fellow Candidates At Mayoral Debate

Bill de Blasio in particular was the target of several barbs Wednesday evening, as seven Democratic mayoral candidates went head-to-head in their third debate.

08/21/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

City Comptroller Liu Calls For Legalizing Pot In NYC

The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.

08/14/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Square Off, Bash Bloomberg In Debate

Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a debate Tuesday, particularly on the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.

08/13/2013

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Activists & Others React To Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.

08/12/2013

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