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Letitia James, Daniel Squadron

James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public Advocate

The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.

09/11/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

No Vote For Bloomberg In Either Mayoral Primary

The mayoral candidates both Democratic and Republican have been casting their votes Tuesday, but you will not see Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a voting booth.

09/10/2013

NYCHA's Lincoln Houses in East Harlem (file/credit: NYCHA)

Police: Woman Dead In Harlem Shooting, 2 Days After Mayoral Candidate Sleepover

A woman has died after gunfire rang out at the Lincoln Houses public housing development in East Harlem Tuesday – just two days after six Democratic mayoral candidates spent the night in the complex.

07/23/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg . (Photo: CBS 2)

Bloomberg To Candidates: Retroactive Employee Raises Won’t Fly

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a message for mayoral hopefuls who are thinking about giving city workers retroactive raises when they take office: It’s a terrible idea.

05/28/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: Jeff Zelevansky Getty Images News)

Gov. Christie Rallies Base For Next Week’s Election

Christie held a 20-minute conference call with candidates and party activists, urging them to work hard for state, county and local candidates in the final days of the campaign.

11/03/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Yonkers Fire Department Targets Minority Candidates In Recruitment Drive

Applicants must be 29-years-old or younger. They must take a written exam first, followed by a physical. They must have at least a high school diploma.

10/28/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Denies NYC Request To Delay Firefighter Entrance Exams

The exam has been subject to judicial oversight since it was determined past exams had been unfair to minority candidates.

10/27/2011

A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

FDNY Outreach Leads To More Recruiting Among Minorities

Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black — compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.

08/10/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Nathaniel Brooks, Pool)

Report: $246 Million Raised In 2010 NY Races

The New York Public Interest Research Group said individual contributors accounted for $83 million, or about one-third.

01/04/2011

Dan Malloy and Tom Foley - File / Photos: AP

3rd Debate Today In Conn. Governor’s Race

Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley will square off Tuesday afternoon at Fairfield University.

10/19/2010