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For several weeks earlier this year, Maria Reyes, a recent arrival from Ecuador, installed, repaired and finished drywall at a 23-story residential project under construction on West 96th Street on …

Regulations proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would strap volunteer departments with exorbitant costs and make it difficult for them to continue operating, an advocate …

A former fraud investigator with the city’s Department of Homeless Services has pleaded guilty to federal charges of impersonating homeless people to fraudulently obtain Covid unemployment …

There was one cop missing from Monday’s NYPD police academy graduation ceremony. But Police Officer Edgar Ordonez was there in spirit, and he will likely remain in the hearts and minds of the 626 …

CUNY managers say stagnant pay has weakened morale

Computer systems managers who have worked for the City University of New York for more than a decade say morale has taken a hit over the lack of raises and pay inequities they say they have faced for …

Benny Boscio wins second term as COBA head

Benny Boscio Jr., the resolute head of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, will continue as union president, having defeated two upstart challengers for the post.  In a referendum …

FDNY's Kavanagh lacked support from start of tenure

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh, whose tenure at the helm of the nation’s largest fire department has been beset by discord with chiefs under her command, announced on Saturday that she will …

Nearly 11 months after negotiations began, resident physicians at Montefiore Medical Center are demanding that the hospital’s management settle a fair contract. Members of SEIU’s Committee of …

A last-minute infusion of $6.245 million into the city’s budget for community composting programs has not been enough to save programs run by several of the nonprofits providing the service and …

Ex-postal workers stole $4 million in Treasury checks

Two former postal workers at the JFK International Service Center in Queens accused of stealing U.S. Treasury checks worth more $4 million and pawning them off for payments have been indicted on …

Delivery workers are making more, working less: report

Since securing a first-in-the-nation minimum wage late last year, app-based restaurant delivery workers in New York City are making more money and spending less time idling between orders. That’s …

Bronx public defenders set strike date

Workers at The Bronx Defenders say they’ll be walking out on strike the morning of July 22 if they’re unable to reach a deal with management within the next two weeks. The attorneys, paralegals, …

DOE watchdog finds that 16 submitted fake vax cards

Sixteen current and former city educators deliberately submitted fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, according to an investigation by the independent watchdog for the city's Department of …

Scott Munro, the new head of the Detective Endowment Association, is unbowed before the challenges facing his union.  Top of the to-do pile for the 32-year NYPD cop, who ascended to the …

A coalition of more than two dozen state and local government agencies, among them the State Attorney General’s Office and the City Comptroller’s Office, are urging the U.S. Department of …

City's crime rate dipped in first 6 months

Major crimes declined citywide through the first half of the year, with killings and shootings in particular showing marked drops, according to recent NYPD statistics.  Through June, homicides …

Workers in the construction trade commit suicide at a higher rate than those in any other major industry group , except mining, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Faced with that sobering …

A Manhattan postal worker and her partner have been indicted on charges of stealing credit cards and checks from mail bound for addresses in Midtown, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin …

DiGiacomo, DEA head and 41-year cop, leaves NYPD

Paul DiGiacomo’s NYPD career spanned high-crime epochs, the crack scourge, the 9/11 terror attacks, Covid and also numerous successes, challenges and tragedies that a decades-long tenure on the job …

The state Department of Labor has recovered more than $63 million in stolen wages in the two years since the agency heightened efforts to combat wage theft, the governor’s office announced Monday. …

LIC charter school teachers seek first contract

Teachers at a Long Island City charter school are alleging that school’s officials are stalling negotiations but are holding out hope to settle a first contract before the start of the school …

FDNY firefighters who took the 2022 lieutenant’s exam remain puzzled and frustrated as to why a curve was applied to test results even as the department has started promoting from the resulting …

City petitions state’s high court to back Medicare switch

The Adams administration has petitioned the Court of Appeals to sanction its effort to shift 250,000 retired municipal workers to a privately administered Medicare Advantage plan.  In an appeals …

NJ Transit engineers inch closer to strike

New Jersey Transit engineers are one step closer to walking out on strike after the National Mediation Board concluded more than four years of bargaining between the engineers’ union and the …

Five current and former employees at a Brooklyn juvenile detention center are facing federal bribery charges for allegedly smuggling marijuana, razor blades and other contraband into the facility, …

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