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Council Member Chin Asks Mayor For Meeting on Specialized High School Plan

The other day, we posted statements from local elected officials regarding Mayor de Blasio’s proposed changes in the admissions procedure for the city’s specialized high schools. …

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Maloney, Patel Debate on NY1 Tonight Ahead of Democratic Primary

There’s a televised debate tonight between U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel, her challenger in the upcoming Democratic Primary. …

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Federal Jury is Deliberating Sheldon Silver’s Fate (Updated)

It’s the first full day of deliberations for the jury in the retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. …

Sheldon Silver attended a rally in 2012 to protest the closure of the Cherry Street Pathmark store.

Prosecution in Sheldon Silver Trial Expected to Rest Today (Updated)

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are expected to rest their case today against Sheldon Silver. The former Lower East Side assemblyman is undergoing a second trial after the first guilty verdict on corruption charges was nullified by an appeals court. …

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Sheldon Silver Trial Day 3: Cancer Researcher Urged to Stop Sending Referrals

Here’s the latest from the federal corruption trial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. …

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Grand Street Democrats Spring Meeting Takes Place Tonight

The local political club, Grand Street Democrats, will be holding its spring meeting tonight (Thursday) in the Seward Park Co-op community room, 387 Grand St. …

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3, 2016 after sentencing hearing.

Opening Statements Expected Today in Sheldon Silver Retrial

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3, 2016 after sentencing hearing.

The retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges …

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Sen. Kavanagh Holds Community Convention May 6

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh will be hosting a Community Convention in Lower Manhattan Sunday, May 6. …

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Harvey Epstein Wins Special Election in 74th Assembly District

Harvey Epstein coasted to an easy victory in the 74th Assembly District last night. …

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Council Member Rivera Holds Community Resource Fair April 28

Coming up on Saturday, April 28, City Council Member Carlina Rivera is hosting a community resource fair with Grand Street Settlement. There will be …

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Road to Albany: Harvey Epstein is Ready For Tuesday’s Special Election

If you’re not aware, there’s a special election next week to select a new representative in the 74th Assembly District. …

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Jury Seated in Sheldon Silver Retrial

The jury has been selected for Sheldon Silver’s retrial on federal corruption charges. …

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Silver Trial Delayed as Star Witness Deals With Medical Issue

There have been complications in the retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. …

Sheldon Silver at the federal courthouse in 2015.

Juror in First Silver Trial Says He Was Pressured to Convict

The retrial of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges is set to begin next week. …

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New Downtown Dems, Upstart Political Club, Launches April 11

A new political club has been created in Lower Manhattan called New Downtown Dems, and its organizers have scheduled a launch event for next week. …