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Like de Blasio, new Council Speaker cheers for Red Sox

New City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has vowed to take on Mayor de Blasio when necessary — but on one controversial topic, they’re in perfect agreement. With Johnson’s ascension to the speaker’s post, the city’s two top elected officials are ...

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Corey Johnson appears to have support to win Council speaker seat

City Councilman Corey Johnson appears to have secured enough support to win the race for City Council speaker, sources said Wednesday. Democratic county leaders were finalizing a deal to back Johnson, a Manhattan Democrat, for the post — and their ...

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City Council reverses course, will no longer ban City Hall press

The City Council reversed course on Tuesday and said the press would no longer be barred from its side of City Hall. Council security had abruptly blocked reporters Monday from a swath of the public building’s east wing that has ...

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Men in blackface invade council, school for racist Black Pete

Men in support of a racist blackface caricature have hijacked debate around the offensive “Black Pete” by disrupting schoolchildren and government meetings. It is early December, which means that discussion of Black Pete has once again taken hold of the ...

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City Council speaker candidate wants to extend term limits

A candidate for City Council speaker has drafted a bill to extend term limits for the Council to three terms. Councilman Jumaane Williams plans to introduce the legislation by the end of the year to allow Council members to serve ...

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De Blasio to meet with City Council speaker candidates this week

Mayor de Blasio is holding sit-downs with several candidates vying to be the next City Council speaker this week, the Daily News has learned. Four sources told The News the mayor is meeting with several of the candidates who are ...

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Guitarist from hardcore punk band wins close City Council race

Talk about rockin’ the vote. Democrat Justin Brannan, who once played guitar in hardcore bands Indecision and Most Precious Blood, won a New York City Council seat Tuesday. Brannan, who was endorsed by The News, defeated Republican John Quaglione by ...

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Council members take knee to support NFL players rebuked by Trump

City Council members took a knee outside City Hall in a show of support for football players who have been attacked by President Trump for their protest during the national anthem. At least 16 Council members took part in the ...

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City Council hopeful sets record by pumping $716G into his bid

A Bronx Assemblyman looking to join the City Council has shelled out more cash on the bid than any Council candidate in the history of the city’s campaign finance system, records show. Mark Gjonaj spent at least $ 716,469 on ...

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City Council will give up outside income for 71% raise

BY Jennifer Fermino, Erin Durkin, Greg B. Smith NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:34 PM The City Council is angling for a whopping 71% raise by giving up something most of them don’t have — outside income. ...

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