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Proposed Rikers Visitation Rules Stir Debate

Sep 09, 2015

Johnny Perez of the Jails Action Coalition (photos: Meg O'Connor)  On Tuesday, City Council members, faith leaders, and activists spoke out against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed restrictions for visitors to


Candidates Allege Wright Unfairly Influences Elections

Sep 04, 2015

Keith Wright at the Puerto Rican Day Parade (photo: @KeithWright2016) KAfua Atta-Mensah, candidate for female district leader in Harlem's 70th Assembly District, had no illusions that running for office for the