There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.
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
Recent alleged incidents, including the Bronx ticket scandal, have officials like Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries calling for action.
New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
New legislation is being proposed which would require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to a newborn infant that they do not want.
Three New York legislators want the state to register domestic violence offenders just as sex crime offenders are publicly listed.
Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.