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Oct 22, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that would remove job protections for many federal workers, in a move that unions and other critics denounced as an attempt to politicize the civil service.

Oct 22, 2020 In The News

An entire Astoria Houses building has been without cooking gas for a month — and NYCHA expects it to be out for another two and a half months, according to Councilman Costa Constantinides.

In separate letters to NYCHA Chair Greg Russ, Constantinides and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney implored the agency to restore the cooking gas at 1-04 Astoria Blvd. before Thanksgiving.

Oct 21, 2020 In The News

A U.S. Postal Service inspector general report out Tuesday found changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy led to "confusion and inconsistency in operations at postal facilities" that "compounded the significant negative service impacts across the country."

Oct 20, 2020 In The News

The inspector general for the US Postal Service issued a new report Tuesday criticizing USPS service reductions implemented under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, charging they were put in place without proper consideration of the effect that the cuts would have.

Oct 20, 2020 In The News

Ferry service at the India Street Pier was restored at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday following an abrupt three day pause in service casuing confusion for East River commuters.

Oct 20, 2020 In The News

Frustration over long-running legal battles to access President Trump’s tax and financial records spilled into court Tuesday as the lead lawyer for House Democrats pushed back against the president’s effort to stop a congressional subpoena.

Oct 20, 2020 In The News

Attorneys for President Trump and House Democrats grappled in court again on Tuesday over an investigative subpoena for the president's financial records following a Supreme Court ruling this summer that put the legislative investigation on hold.

Oct 15, 2020 In The News

Once the Trump administration ends its count for the 2020 census early Friday morning, advocates and even former Census Bureau directors fear the administration won’t take the time to correct what could be the most inaccurate count in decades.

Oct 15, 2020 In The News

Months after World Trade Center health advocates accused the Federal Government of siphoning off millions from the Fire Department's 9/11 Health Program, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin has blamed the de Blasio administration for the loss of the funds and asserted it should make them up.

Oct 14, 2020 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s administration to wind down population counting for the 2020 U.S. census earlier than planned, in a blow to civil rights groups concerned about an undercount, particularly of racial minorities.

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