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Nisa Rodriguez, an NYPD officer, won her pro boxing debut earlier this year

Growing up in the South Bronx, Nisa Rodriguez could easily have fallen victim to the perilous streets on which she was raised. She was constantly getting into fights, dropped out of school in the …
City retirees secured yet another court victory in their bid to keep their traditional Medicare and no-cost supplemental coverage.  In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday, a State Supreme Court …
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Build it and they will come … work.  In a bid to attract municipal employees, the city comptroller and a former director of policy for Governor Kathy Hochul have proposed launching a program …
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The FDNY’s annual weeklong celebration of its 4,400 EMS members began May 16 with the unveiling of the official EMS Week poster, a yearly tradition to highlight the work of the department’s EMTs, …
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The FDNY formally launched its firefighter recruitment campaign last week, announcing the slogan “all heroes welcome” in anticipation of the first open competitive exam for firefighters …
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The city’s public hospital system has hired more than 1,000 nurses over the last eight months as part of its goal to reduce its reliance on temporary nurses.  The number of full- and part-time …
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Staff at one of the state's largest and most powerful unions say that local leadership has been attempting to stifle their push to unionize by distributing anti-union mailers urging staff to vote no …
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Two public defenders at the Legal Aid Society are suing the organization, a lawyers union and New York City, claiming that paying private union dues breaches their First Amendment rights.  The …
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‘Strongest’ commended, but Council, Nespoli call for restoration of programs
Some have called the Department of Sanitation the most important uniformed workforce in the city. Regardless, it’s easy to make the case that DSNY’s performance, whether good or bad, is evaluated …
City database would track worker deaths
City employers would be mandated to report workplace deaths, according to recently introduced City Council legislation.  Council Member Carmen De La Rosa’s bill,  introduced Thursday, …
CO accused of smuggling contraband
The pull of a small payday proved too strong for one city correction officer, prosecutors said.  Andre Brown, a CO assigned to the Department of Correction’s holding facility at the Bronx Hall …
A passion for justice FREE
Democratic politician, civil rights champion and social agitator Paul O’Dwyer — with his white pompadour, thick eyebrows, and soft Irish brogue — became a well-known New York civil rights …
'Revived' 9/11 Worker Protection panel remains dormant
As evidence mounted that an increasing number of workers who labored on the World Trade Center site following the September 11 terror attacks had been afflicted by toxic dust and were growing …
Retail workers to get $2.5 million for labor violations
Starbucks, Cava, a Burger King location and several other employers must pay $2.5 million in restitution to 3,000 workers for violating city labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday. The …
City transit workers still awaiting 9/11 disability benefits FREE
For six years, with every new version of a state bill that would grant them three-quarter disability pension benefits, a few dozen now retired New York City Transit workers who worked on the World …
NewsGuild settles slew of contracts
Employees at several publications have recently settled contract agreements, including staffers at The New York Times’s Wirecutter, The NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America announced. The …
Sesame Workshop writers approve new contract
Sunny day: Sesame Workshop writers have ratified a five-year contract that includes “monumental” protections that grant the writers jurisdiction over new media programs, protections against …
City workforce grows, state comptroller finds
The city workforce is expected to increase for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to a report by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office. Between last July, the start of the …
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Letters to the Editor
To the editor: The FDNY's disparity in sick leave policy between its two bureaus, fire and Emergency Medical Services, appears to be like their tens of thousands of dollars difference in pay scale - …
To the editor: It’s widely known that New York State, and New York City especially, are among the most expensive places to live for retirees. Prices, on average, are about 20 percent higher than …
To the editor: The Stateline story on employment of people with developmental disabilities missed the boat (“Disabled persons can be paid …
To the editor: The headline for the May 17th Chief article, " Man who tried to kill NYPD officers gets 27 years ," says it all about the insanity of our alleged justice system. You can try to stab to …
To the editor, A recent letter claims another recent letter writer used unsubstantiated facts in a letter about Donald Trump. Claim: "Under Joe Biden, employment is up 15.37 million jobs. Fact …
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Watch the closing doors, and the broken windows FREE

Largely unnoticed in the recently enacted state budget is a short passage that in essence bars the MTA from using facial recognition software to catch fare evaders. “There has long been a concern …
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Whistlestops FREE

If you want to be taken seriously as a whistleblower in most workplaces these days, your best bet may be as a football referee.  But even though your revelations may be dismissed, the sound of …

Solidarity strikes can end the genocide in Gaza FREE

My father thought God had abandoned us Jews during World War II. He survived the Holocaust as a teenager in a forced labor camp in Romania.    Today, the Palestinians may suspect they …
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Beware of fake IRS communications FREE

The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Many of these scams …

Got an IRS notice? Here’s what to do FREE

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Although some people may feel anxious when they receive one, many are easy to …
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Be aware of IRS audit red flags FREE

Many taxpayers fear an IRS audit. Although the IRS audit targets change with the times, below you’ll find some of the high-risk tax-audit areas that the IRS has examined in recent years: • Earned …
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