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Councilman Dromm’s ‘Thug’ Outburst Spurs COBA Call For Him To Resign

A dispute last week between City Councilman Daniel Dromm and the head of the city’s largest correction-officer union about solitary confinement has led to a call for punitive sanctions—in the …

Mayor's Plan to Keep Schools Open In 'Pause' Drawing Fire From UFT

Mayor de Blasio’s announcement Dec. 15 that schools would remain open if the state implements a new "pause" order during the coming weeks was slammed as "irresponsible" by the United Federation of …

Councilman Questions Pace Of NYPD's Bias Investigations

A City Councilman has bluntly questioned the NYPD’s commitment to rooting out discrimination and outright racial animus within its ranks.  Councilman Ritchie Torres said the department’s …

Going Out With a Bang: New Police Class to Enter Academy Dec. 29

Because of the pandemic and then associated budget constraints, two police academy classes—one scheduled to begin in March, the second in July—were canceled earlier this year.  Since then, …

First City COVID Vaccinations At Elmhurst, Once Symbol of Crisis

Two Elmhurst Hospital employees received the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 16, making them the first city public-hospital staffers to be inoculated against the virus that overwhelmed NYC Health + Hospitals …

No Business Like Snow Business

The efforts of Sanitation Workers on salt-spreaders and snow plows like this one on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Dec. 16 as the city got hit with between 5 and 11 inches of snow, depending on the …

Biden Praises Public Servants Who Upheld Vote Despite Threats

Moments after the Electoral College Dec. 14 confirmed his victory over President Trump by a 306-232 margin, President-elect Joe Biden lauded the "absolute courage" of election workers, government …

Council Bill Would Limit Use of 'Solitary' In Jails

The city’s bid to end lengthy spells of solitary confinement on Rikers Island and at other jail facilities is now moving on two fronts, reflecting the urgency some officials feel to eliminate the …

COBA Award Matches Other Union Deferrals And No-Layoff Terms

An arbitrator has ruled that the de Blasio administration must pay half of the overdue back wages it owes to Correction Officers in their Dec. 24 checks, with the remainder to be disbursed no later …

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

Capital assets include a home, household furnishings and stocks and bonds held in a personal account. When a capital asset is sold, the difference between the amount you paid for the asset and the …

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