Councilman Charles Barron

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Newcomers, Veteran Pols Declare Victory In New York Primaries

Primary night featured a number of intriguing races in New York and ended with some new faces entering the political fold and other veterans declaring they still have what it takes to do the job.


Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (L); Councilman Charles Barron (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Jewish Voters Could Very Well Decide House Battle Between Barron, Jeffries

In the heated contest to replace retiring Congressman Ed Towns, it is the positions on Israel and the Middle East that may decide the election between Charles Barron and Hakeem Jeffries


City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

City Council Formally Passes $66 Billion Budget With No Teacher Layoffs

After a contentious budget session, lawmakers said they would not give the city’s teachers their first pink slips since the economic crisis of the 1970s.


'Streets in Poem Form'

Racy Poetry Book To Be Cleaned Up For Student Use

A controversial urban poetry book will be sanitized before it is taught again in New York City public schools.