Rich Calder

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Queens pol pushing $1,000 reward to help nab hit-and-run drivers

A Queens legislator wants to pay New Yorkers up to $1,000 to report hit-and-run drivers who flee deadly crashes. Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers...

What a federal court takeover would mean for Rikers Island

A push to put the city’s embattled jail system under a federal court’s control is a judicial tool of last resort — one that would give...

NYC school cafeterias could get Health Department letter grades

A Bronx pol is renewing efforts to issue letter grades to school cafeterias just like the city does with restaurants. Councilman Rafael...

Coney Island’s Luna Park celebrates 2022 opening day

It’s only April but it already feels like summer in Coney Island. The fabled amusement district kicked off its 2022 season Saturday as intrepid...

Lawsuit: NYC immigrant voting law favors Hispanics, Asians over Blacks

A controversial new city law that will allow non-citizens to vote in local elections would unconstitutionally bolster the political clout of Hispanic...

Pundits: NYC crime wave could doom progressives

The horrific ambush shooting of two cops amid the Big Apple’s crime surge shows the mess Mayor Adams inherited from progressive predecessor...

Brooklyn Councilman Kalman Yeger introduces legislation to end ‘COVID summonses’

A Brooklyn lawmaker wants to dismiss summonses given to New Yorkers who violated COVID-19 vaccine mandates — and refund those who’ve already...

Four ex-councilmen now top officials for Mayor Eric Adams

Mayor Adams is beefing up his administration with former City Council members who are allies from both sides of the aisle. The...

DA to slap hate charges on man who called cops N-word

Prosecutors plan to slap criminal hate-crime changes against an aspiring model who allegedly screamed the N-word at black city Parks officers –...

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