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U.S. Rep. Max Rose

U.S. Rep. Max Rose looks back on first year in office

January 27 | John Alexander

Democratic U.S. Representative Max Rose sailed into office last year on a blue wave of change and backed by a fervent following of young and passionate volunteers who helped him unseat Republican Congressmember Dan Donovan. The 33-year-old veteran, who represents the 11th Congressional District, which includes parts of southern Brooklyn and all of Staten Island, served […]

property tax reform

Homeowners hope for property tax relief from reform commission

January 24 | Paula Katinas

With the New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform continuing to recommend reforms to the city’s byzantine property tax system, homeowners are eagerly anticipating the findings of the blue-ribbon panel. “Property taxes are too high. It’s ridiculous. And it’s not just homeowners that are getting hurt. It’s people who rent apartments, too. If […]

Byford resigns

Riders and pols react to Byford’s resignation

January 24 | Paula Katinas

News of the sudden resignation of New York City Transit President Andy Byford left riders and elected officials saddened and anxious as the transportation system faced an upheaval at the top. “Subway and bus riders are grateful to Andy Byford for his historic service at New York City Transit,” said John Raskin, executive director of […]

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