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Garner Inquest to Begin In State Supreme Court (free story)


A long-sought inquest into Eric Garner’s death will start Monday, more than seven years after the Staten Island man’s fateful confrontation with NYPD officers.  Read more


Mayor Extends Vaccine Mandate To All Workers Despite Union Gripes


Clearly exasperated by the large number of employees—particularly in uniformed agencies—that have yet to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, Mayor de Blasio Oct. 20 announced that every municipal employee will have to provide their agency with proof of at least a first inoculation by 5 p.m. Oct. 29, or they will be placed on leave without pay. Read more


City Launches Pay Equity Cabinet To Close Gaps Among Employees (free story)


Mayor de Blasio announced Oct. 21 the establishment of a new pay-equity cabinet that will explore ways to close race- and gender-based wage disparities among city employees starting next month. Read more


First Debate: Adams Plays Rope-a-Dope, Sliwa Fails to Land


Less than two weeks before Election Day, and two days before early voting would begin, Eric Adams entered his first debate with Curtis Sliwa with huge leads in the polls, party registration and campaign cash, meaning if he merely avoided any major gaffes, it would amount to a win. Read more

News of the Week

Illuminating Work: Cartoonist Contributes to Chief-Leader

Barbara Smaller has done stand-up at a Playboy Club, worked nursing shifts at hospitals and clinics, and earned degrees in labor studies an… Read more

EMS Workers Overpaid in Snafu Given 2 Options to Make It Up

Emergency Medical Service employees who were inadvertently overpaid a combined $3.5 million between March and late August will have the opt… Read more

PEF, Parole Officers Press For Changes to 'Less Is More' Law

The Public Employees Federation and Parole Officers say a recently enacted law that restricts the terms by which  parolees would be sent ba… Read more

Report Calls for Parole 'Reforms' In Wake of More Inmate Deaths (free story)

Eddie Lee Mays, convicted in 1962 of capital murder for shooting and killing 31-year-old Maria Marini while he robbed patrons inside Harlem… Read more

Razzle Dazzle

Council Makes Mountains Out of Monuments

When Robert Moses died in 1981, I was stunned reading the New York Times obituary that detailed the parks, highways, bridges and tunnels an… Read more

Letters to the Editor

No Slack for Anti-Vaxxers

To the Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all NYC workers must get the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 29 or be suspended from work wi… Read more

No to Shots? Take Their Guns

To the Editor: While he should have done this months ago, I'm glad to see NYC's mayor is finally starting to push against the vaccine denia… Read more

Professionals' Columns

Taking Final Withdrawal Generally a Good Idea

Q.: I am a NYCERS member and plan to retire on July 1, 2022. At retirement I will be 65. I can't decide if I should take the final withdraw… Read more


New York City Exams

Below is a roundup of New York City exams leading to public service positions.  Read more

MTA Exams

Below is a roundup of MTA exams leading to public service positions.  Read more