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State senator Tony Avella at his office in Queens, New York City, on June 24, 2014. He recently responded to criticisms of him joining the Independent Democrats Conference, saying his negotiations with Republicans allowed him to secure more funding for his constituents. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
State senator Tony Avella at his office in Queens, New York City, on June 24, 2014. He recently responded to criticisms of him joining the Independent Democrats Conference, saying his negotiations with Republicans allowed him to secure more funding for his constituents. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Tight Races in NYC Primaries: Tony Avella Counters John Liu’s Claims of “Betraying” Democrats


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In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by the New York City Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations,
Carpenters work on a home that was damaged in Superstorm Sandy, in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York on Aug. 27, 2014. New York City officials say they are on target to meet the Build it Back program’s initial goal of starting 500 construction projects and sending 500 reimbursement checks by Labor Day. (AP Photo/New York City Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations)

The City’s Self-Imposed Superstorm Sandy Recovery Benchmarks Met

Despite long-term problems with New York City’s Superstorm Sandy housing recovery, Mayor Bill de Blasio touted his administration’s progress on... Read More

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In this file photo, Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, (2nd L), visit a pre-K class at the Brooklyn Chinese American Association Early Childhood Education Center. (Linda Rosier/AP)

NYC Shuts 9 Pre-k Centers

NEW YORK— New York City is closing nine pre-kindergarten centers and is delaying the start dates at 36 others. Officials... Read More

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