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Vito Lopez

Critics Say Assemblyman Vito Lopez Is On Blatant Power Grab

In the hip neighborhoods of Brooklyn, critics call it a most uncool move. Assemblyman Lopez, under fire for sex harassment, wants to pick his successor as Democratic party boss.


Assembly Speaker and Sheldon Silver (L) and Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Questions Abound After Reported Secret Payout Involving Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Lopez

The New York Times said in June, powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver quietly approved a secret payout to at least one Vito Lopez staffer, who accused him of sex harassment.


Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Teachers Protest Unsafe Conditions At Williamsburg School

Dozens of people gathered on Friday outside MS 577 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, protesting that the school has been plagued by problems for years — including mold inside the classrooms.


Women walk by a panhandler along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on November 1, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

National Unemployment Rate Drops But Many New Yorkers Still Out Of Work

The unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in more than two and a half years, falling to 8.6 percent in November, the Labor Department said Friday.