The simple act of mailing a check to his nephew wound up costing Raymond Aalbue of Bay Ridge $9,000. He became the victim of what is known as mailbox “fishing,” where thieves steal checks, money, and credit cards from mailboxes.
Like many new restaurant owners, Sebastian Bongiovanni proudly displays $20 bills signed by customers wishing him good luck with his eatery, Verde’s Pizza and Pasta on Victory Boulevard. But Bongiovanni has something else on his wall — something you don’t usually see.
New congressional district maps drawn by a court-appointed special master and approved by a state judge on May 20 are causing a shakeup in New York politics the likes of which haven’t been seen in decades.
Voters who go to the polls next Election Day may find unfamiliar names in major places on the ballot — even if they’re lived in the same neighborhood for years and have been represented by the same elected officials.
The question of whether citizenship should be a requirement to vote is headed for state court, now that a group of Republican lawmakers has sued to stop New York City from implementing a law permitting noncitizens to cast ballots in municipal elections.
Lawmakers in Congress and in state government reacted to the resignation announcement by Andrew Cuomo, the three-term New York governor who is enmeshed in a sex abuse scandal.
Jemma Parsons, entering her junior year at Xaverian High School, is the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Contest in Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis’s district (NY-11).
In a move that caused heads to spin, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) eliminated Columbus Day from its list of official school holidays, replaced it with Indigenous People’s Day, and then abruptly changed course again when faced with a backlash.
The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is “completely outrageous” and getting worse by the day, according to Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, who recently traveled to Texas to get a firsthand look.