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Dion Hines took the city's firefighter exam in January 2007.
Several days later, Hines explained at Lower Manhattan's Emigrant Savings Bank on Thursday, he turned 29 -- the age limit to
Photo by Jessamyn West
As early as this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo could decide whether New York should withdraw from Secure Communities, a program that has local law enforcement agencies share
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly marched in this year's Staten Island St. Patrick's Day parade, even after it became widely known that organizers had
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New Yorkers demonstrated for marriage equality in 2009.
Same sex marriage is recognized in New York.
That is not a typo or wishful thinking by gay advocacy groups.
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City Councilmember Jessica Lappin at a hearing on a bill she is sponsoring that would regulate so-called crisis pregnancy centers.
The City Council is considering legislation that would
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Despite demonstrations such as this one in Union Square last year, the State Senate in 2009 rejected marriage-equality in New York state. Advocates disagree on whether the
Photo by Ben Piven
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg strongly defended the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero last August even as polls showed most New Yorkers opposed the
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Last month, advocates for the city's disabled filed suit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for failure to adhere to requirements of the federal Americans with
Photo, office of Gov. David Paterson
.Supporters celebrated Wednesday as Gov. David Paterson signed the Dignity for All Students Act.
It took 10 years for the New York State legislature to pass
For more than a decade, the State Senate has resisted passing legislation to combat bullying in schools -- partly because it targeted bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity