Tag: politics

Retired insurance executive Marty Dolan to challenge AOC in June primary


Mar. 19, 2024 By Emily Swanson Marty Dolan, 66, who describes himself as “from Main Street and Wall Street,” announced earlier this month that he will be challenging U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary in June. Dolan faces an uphill battle in his quest to represent the 14th Congressional District of 700,000 people…
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Former Bayside student Austin Cheng launches campaign to unseat Santos in Congress


Sep. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens-born Long Island native Austin Cheng declared that he is running as a Democrat for Congress in District 3 – a seat currently held by scandal-ridden Republican George Santos.  According to his team, Cheng has already secured $600,000 to fund his campaign. He was able to raise $100,000 from…
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Council members intro plan to reduce Rikers population by nearly 3,000

Apr. 11, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller

A cadre of City Council members on Tuesday introduced several measures aimed at reducing the Rikers Island jail population from where it currently stands at just below 6,000 to 3,300 in order to close the troubled facility by the mandated 2027 deadline.