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‘Overworked and underpaid’ council staffers want a living wage

November 14 | David Brand

New York City Council members voted in 2016 to raise their own wages by $36,000 — a bump that is more than dozens of council staffers make in a year. At least 81 full- and part-time district staffers earn less than $36,000 in base salary, according to an analysis of staff pay by the Eagle. […]

Terrance Williams, known as the “president’s favorite comedian.” Photo by Mary Frost

I spent the night at ‘The Deplorables,’ a pro-Trump charity gala in NYC

November 8 | Mary Frost

Outspoken supporters of Donald Trump are rare in New York City. But on Wednesday night, more than 150 of them gathered together to enjoy each others’ company and support the president. The occasion: “The Deplorables,” a Broadway charity benefit complete with music, comedy, dinner, drinks, American flags and relentless patriotism. Attendees lined up on the […]

It was easy to find the early voting site in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday. Red, white and blue Vote NYC arrows are stuck onto the sidewalks surrounding the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Early voting is done. Here’s how it went. (Don’t forget: Election Day is tomorrow.)

November 4 | Kelly Mena

Now that New York finished its first early voting election process — which consisted of nine days and 248 polling sites across the state — how did it go? According to the preliminary numbers from New York City’s Board of Elections, which operated 61 early voting sites, more than 60,000 people voted across the five […]

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