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Marijuana Bill Stalls In One State, Moves Forward Next Door

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

More than 30 years ago, New York state decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But one line in that 1977 law has led to the annua...

Assemblyman Proposes Legislation To Prevent More 'Garbage' Babies

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Paul Leonard | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and District Attorney Charles Hynes joined law enforcement representatives Thursday morning to introduce a bill in Albany ...

Fixing the Fiasco of the NYPD's Marijuana Arrests

Jesse Levine | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jesse Levine

Two New York State legislators have proposed a simple, effective legislative fix to New York City's 15-year marijuana arrest craze that would strike from the law the misdemeanor for marijuana possession of less than an ounce.

Assemblyman Jeffries: End Arrests for Small Amounts of Marijuana

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Email the Author | May 17, 2011 | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York

Prospect Heights Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wants to reduce penalties for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Currently those caught di...

No Pro-Cro! Assemblyman Cheers Realtor For Correcting Boundary

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York

An area pol has won a major victory in his personal "Pro-Cro" war. Ever since it came out that real estate agents have been calling the swath betwe...

Can One Brooklyn Democrat Stop 'Crown Heights' From Becoming 'ProCro'?

Posted 06.20.2011 | New York

Naming New York neighborhoods is a traditional free-for-all and it's no secret that real-estate brokers shamelessly rebrand areas to make them more at...

New York Times Endorses Espaillat for State Senate

Joel Barkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Barkin

The New York Times endorsed Adriano Espaillat today for the the 31st State Senate district in New York. This is great news for progressives and the NY...

Kanye West and Easing Political Tensions With Digital

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren DeLisa

The tension in our country after the passing of the health care bill seems to be at an all-time high. Harsh words, equally now with bullets, have flo...

Black Leaders' Support For Paterson May Buy Time For Governor

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The investigation that could bring down Gov. David Paterson is being led by the man widely considered the favorite to replace him...

Assembyman Hakeem Jeffries: 65 Brooklyn Condo Developments In Or Near Financial Distress

Crain's New York Business | Amanda Fung | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sixty-five residential buildings in central Brooklyn are either financially troubled or on the verge of distress, according to a recent survey conduct...