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Paul Newell Launches Campaign For State Assembly Seat

Just last month, voters elected Alice Cancel to serve the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s two-year term in the New York State Assembly. But a …

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Gigi Li Kicks Off Campaign For State Assembly Seat

The lull in the campaign for the 65th Assembly District is over. After Alice Cancel won a special election last month to serve the …

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Rivington House Neighbor Quizzes Mayor on WNYC

Can the city’s decision to lift deed restrictions on the former Rivington House nursing facility be reversed? That was the question asked of Mayor de Blasio this morning during an interview on Brian Lehrer’s WNYC program. …

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Rivington House Fallout: Mayor Will Personally Sign Off on Future Deed Changes

His administration faces at least three investigations — after city officials lifted deed restrictions at Rivington House, allowing the former nursing home to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers. …

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3 after sentencing.

Silver Sentence Delayed Two Months in Anticipation of Supreme Court Ruling

Silver is waiting on a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which could have bearing on his appeal. …

DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo. Photo via Council member Ben Kallos' Twitter feed.

City Official Declines to Address Rivington House Matter During Council Hearing

City Council members tried in vain Friday, during budget hearings, to learn more about the Rivington House fiasco. …

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Sen. Daniel Squadron Holds Community Convention in Chinatown Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, State Sen. Daniel Squadron is hosting his annual “community convention.” It’s an opportunity for constituents in the 26th Senate District, which includes the Lower East Side, to weigh in on the issues important to them. …

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Report: Top De Blasio Aid Knew About Rivington House Deed Issue in December 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports that a senior official in the de Blasio administration met with an executive of the Allure Group in December of 2014 about lifting deed restrictions at Rivington House. …

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CB3 Tries Yet Again To Send the Mayor a Message on Rivington House

For the moment, the uproar in the mainstream media over the Rivington House debacle has died down. …

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3 after sentencing.

Sheldon Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Former Lower East Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was sentenced this afternoon to 12 years in prison for federal corruption crimes. …

Jenifer Rajkumar listens to introductory remarks by supporter Louise Velez.

Jenifer Rajkumar Officially Joins Race For Lower Manhattan Assembly Seat

Rajkumar is one of six candidates competing in the Democratic Primary in September. …

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Alice Cancel Sworn In as Lower Manhattan Assembly Member

As of this afternoon, the Lower East Side and other downtown neighborhoods once again have representation in the New York State Assembly. Alice Cancel was sworn in today by Democratic Majority Leader Joseph Morelle. …

Elected officials and other community leaders held a news conference at Rivington House April 7.

Community Board 3: Too Early to Talk Compensation; Return Rivington House Now

Community Board 3 tomorrow night is likely to take a stronger position than that of local elected officials in calling for the return of Rivington House to the Lower East Side as a health care facility. …

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Photos: Chin & Squadron Compete For Chinatown “Top Chef” Honors

Politics in Chinatown is often hotly contested. But on Friday at a senior center across from Columbus Park, only the giant woks were too …

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Post: Mayor “Caught in a Lie” on Rivington House

According to a report over the weekend in the New York Post, high-ranking officials in the de Blasio administration were “frantically” trying to reinstate the Rivington House deed restriction in late February. …