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The Notorious B.O.E.

The city Board of Elections was taking its first crack at ranked-choice voting beyond a couple of low-turnout special elections for City Council seats. Christopher Hughes, whose Ranked Choice Voting …

In Need of Correction

Another agency that suffers from abysmal judgment, the city Department of Correction, got its knuckles rapped July 1 when Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill barring punitive action against …

Correct Last Year's Mistake

A State Supreme Court Justice has thrown out the city's chokehold/chest-compression law enacted last year, saying the language prohibiting cops from compressing the diaphragm of those they were …

Discretion, Good and Bad

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz June 22 asked a Queens Criminal Court Judge to dismiss more than 3,200 marijuana-related cases. The grounds for those requests, she said in a statement, was that …

Justice for Chief Gala

It was gratifying to learn that, under the June 17 settlement of a lawsuit brought by veteran FDNY Chief Michael Gala, he will be promoted June 23 to Assistant Chief of Department, retroactive to May …

Mayor's Juneteenth Swoon

A year ago, Mayor de Blasio pledged that he would make June 19, the day many African-Americans nationwide celebrate "Juneteenth" because it was the date in 1865 when blacks in Texas learned, two …

Apathy a Bad Sign

Shaun Francois, the president of School Employees Local 372 of District Council 37, fended off a spirited election challenge from Paul Brathwaite to win a third term as head of the 24,000-member …

Ideology Breeds Idiocy

Shortly before she endorsed Maya Wiley for Mayor June 5, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a march of people who claim they want to make city public schools safe for students by getting rid of School …

Garcia for Mayor

A month ago, languishing in the mid-single-digits in the few mayoral polls that had been conducted, Kathryn Garcia did a campaign ad, standing in a red booth, wearing a white T-shirt. Outlining some …

'Pride' Acting Shamefully

We're mystified by the thinking behind NYC Pride officials' decision to ban gay cops and other law-enforcement officers from taking part in its annual June events, most notably the Pride Parade June …

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