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But we also can't forget about the people working long, grueling hours for shockingly low pay that grow our food. These workers are mistreated and exploited, and are often afraid to speak out because of their immigration status. Women in these jobs
The Daily News notes that Rosa, the first woman of Dominican descent elected to serve in the New York state Assembly, was officially sworn in at Public School 48 in Washington Heights on Sunday. This is a huge honor and a huge responsibility, said
Elected officials and religious leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday to call for a citywide gun recovery initiative...They're also bringing back the "Toys for Guns" program, in which a parent can turn in a weapon in exchange for a toy
Three state lawmakers with legal troubles entered Democratic primaries Thursday, and only one survived. Queens Sen. Shirley Huntley, who is under indictment for a scheme to help cronies steal taxpayer money through a bogus nonprofit, was defeated
Today is primary day in the city where a number of state lawmakers are facing tough battles. Several incumbents facing legal trouble are also on the ballot. Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland, who was arrested on federal bribery charges
Later this afternoon, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall to specifically condemn a controversial campaign advertisement sent out in the Republican primary for a Queens State Senate seat.
In advance of Thursday's primary, the New York City Board of Elections has demonstrated for the public its upgraded process for reporting unofficial election night returns. The demonstration Monday came just months after the board drew heavy
Francisco Alberto Gautreaux Calcano, 43, was arrested by Frederick police at his apartment in the 100 block of Willowdale Drive on Feb. 24, 2011, and subsequently transferred to New York. The Frederick department was helping New York police in the
A Maryland man has admitted he posed as a diplomat from the Dominican Republic in a fundraising scam in New York. Prosecutors say Francisco Alberto Gautreaux Calcano (GOW'-troh cal-CAH'-noh) pleaded guilty Monday to scheming to
Dominicans will celebrate their culture in Midtown later today at the annual New York Dominican Day Parade. Organizers expect more than 500,000 people to line Sixth Avenue for the parade, which starts at noon and runs from 36th Street to 52nd Street.