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NYC Mayor Adams traveling to Rome, will meet with Pope Francis

Mayor Adams is heading to Rome this week to meet with Pope Francis and participate in a conference hosted by the Vatican, City Hall announced Monday. Adams, who’s not Catholic but identifies as Christian and has spoken frequently of the importance of faith, will depart to Italy Thursday and return to New York next Monday, […]

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Mayor Adams’ new budget plan doesn’t fully reverse $58M cut to NYC libraries: sources 

Mayor Adams’ latest budget proposal doesn’t reverse a multi-million dollar funding reduction for the city’s public library systems, sources familiar with the matter told the Daily News on Wednesday, raising the specter of additional service cuts at library branches across the five boroughs. The executive budget bid for the 2025 fiscal year, which Adams is […]

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NYC Mayor Adams looks to tap ex-Giuliani aide Randy Mastro as admin’s top lawyer: sources

Mayor Adams is looking to bring in Randy Mastro, a legal bulldog and veteran of the Giuliani administration, as his top lawyer, two sources told the Daily News on Tuesday. Mastro would replace Sylvia Hinds-Radix as the city government’s corporation counsel. She is expected to step down from her post. The move comes amid a […]

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Brooklyn councilman slams Mayor Adams’ new comms approach as ‘boondoggle’

Mayor Adams’ new gatekeeping protocols controlling how elected officials contact administration personnel are having immediate — negative — results, according to a Brooklyn pol who’s refusing to follow them after alerting Team Adams to possible lead contamination. Councilman Lincoln Restler (D-Brooklyn) told the Daily News on Thursday that after trying to convey concerns about elevated […]

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams blames recent shooting of NYPD officer and fatal East Harlem subway shove on recidivism

CITY HALL — The murder of an NYPD officer in Queens and unprovoked subway shove in East Harlem is once again raising questions about how soon repeat offenders are allowed back on the streets. Between the driver of the car Officer Jonathan Diller stopped in Far Rockaway on Monday and the passenger accused of fatally […]

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NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams shakes up committee chairs in move some members see as retribution | #citycouncil

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams tapped legislative newcomer Yusef Salaam to lead one of the chamber’s most high-profile committees Thursday, but kicked other, left-leaning members off their committee chairs as part of a shakeup some insiders saw as at least partially aimed at exacting political revenge. Salaam, who was as a teen wrongfully imprisoned for […]

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Adams admin now projects even more tax revenue than NYC Council, triggering demand for budget cut reversals: sources | #citycouncil

Mayor Adams is expected to release an updated fiscal forecast Tuesday showing the city’s on track to rake in well over $2 billion more in tax revenue than what his team previously estimated — a revision that’s likely to fuel calls for the mayor to undo some of his unpopular budget cuts to city services, […]

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Mayor Adams reversing some NYPD, FDNY cuts

New York City won’t freeze hiring of police officers or lay off disabled firefighters this fiscal year after all, Mayor Adams announced Wednesday, saying he’s able to call off the planned NYPD and FDNY cuts thanks to “better than anticipated” tax revenues and a reduction in projected migrant crisis spending. Speaking at an afternoon press […]

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What would NYC Council’s ‘How Many Stops Act’ actually do? | #citycouncil

For the second time in less than a year, the City Council is bracing for Mayor Adams to veto a bill it passed with overwhelming support — and this time the legislation at hand relates to police transparency, a top priority for most members of the chamber. The bill, known as the How Many Stops […]

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NYPD detectives union yanks support from NYC Council members who backed ‘How Many Stops’ bill | #citycouncil

The union representing NYPD detectives is rescinding its endorsements of two City Council members who voted for a bill intended to increase transparency within the police department — and won’t back any of their colleagues who also supported the legislation, the Daily News has learned. The two members, Kamillah Hanks of Staten Island and Oswald […]

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