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Zero Vision

What do you call someone who makes greater pedestrian safety a top priority, creates a Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program requiring any car owner with an excess of moving violations to take a …

Where Did the Unity Go? Lamenting a Lost Spirit

In the days leading up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, both elected officials and a police-union leader spoke wistfully of the silver lining that emerged from the devastation of the World Trade …

End of an Era

Since 1919, when a city official named Frank Prial purchased this newspaper, every issue—including this one marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11—has been overseen by a member of the Prial …

The Back Pages of 9/11: A Tale of 3 Firefighters

It was a gorgeous second Tuesday in September as I started the day with less urgency than usual about getting into the office because I was going to be spending the evening covering the Democratic …

When the NYPD lodged departmental charges against Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins for abuse of authority, we got a call from State Sen. Diane Savino saying it represented a …

Fuzzy an Isle of Stability In Upside-Down World

"What a dispiriting debacle!" Fausto "Fuzzy" Mamori shouted through the phone line the moment I agreed to reverse the charges on his phone call. He was speaking from a Federal facility that if …

Civil Service Bar Association officials say that the lawyers they represent at the Department of Buildings are being overworked and rushed to complete cases. Just as bad, they said, their members …

When the Daily News reported that inmates at the Otis Bantum Correctional Center were looking after themselves while arranging their own transportation for court dates, it sounded like a cross …

Cuomo Departs in a Guy Way, Not in a Shy Way

A few of our stories and columns are now in front of the paywall. We at The Chief-Leader remain committed to independent reporting on labor and civil service. It's been our mission since 1897. You …

A Time to Face Facts

As of Aug. 23, the day the Food and Drug Administration gave final approval to the Pfizer vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 76 percent of New Yorkers 18 and …

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