Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Last summer, the city’s parks were flush with maintenance crews as New Yorkers streamed into green spaces after a long pandemic winter. The parks department was able to hire about 3,500 workers, their salaries paid with a one-time injection of federal COVID-19 relief funds, to pick up litter and protect greenery amid another spring awakening … Read more

Busy summer of elections ahead for New York

Summer can often be a quiet period for New York politics. That won’t be the case in 2022. Between scheduled elections, a confusing ongoing legal battle over redistricting and congressional vacancies, there will be many consequential political contests filling the summer months. The latest wrench thrown was US Rep. Tom Reed’s sudden resignation from Congress … Read more

How abortion laws could change in New York

Democratic elected officials in New York have signaled they will take action to enhance the state’s current abortion laws after the release of a draft ruling at the US Supreme Court that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. If the court does rule and issue the opinion that became public this week, … Read more

Reedy Creek holds first meeting since law to dissolve it

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Reedy Creek Improvement District’s Board of Supervisors held its first public meeting since Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the law to dissolve Walt Disney World’s ability to self-govern. What You Need To Know Reedy Creek’s Board of Supervisors holds its first meeting since a bill to dissolve the district was … Read more