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NYC voters less likely to elect atheist, born-again Christian as mayor
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/15/2012 at 11:45AM

Though most New York City voters do not consider religion a factor in choosing the next mayor, a Quinnipiac University poll released today found that New York City voters are less likely to elect an atheist or born-again Christian than a Muslim or a Mormon. According to the results, 30 percent of city voters are [...]

Sikhs dispute NYPD policy banning beards, turbans
Sikhs dispute NYPD policy banning beards, turbans
News Billy Rennison 8/10/2012 at 10:55AM

With police protecting gurdwaras throughout the city, Sikh worshippers replete with beard and turban will find no officers who look like them. Police policy prohibits headdresses, preventing many practicing Sikhs from joining the force. Officers in the NYPD must also keep their beards short. “For this past decade, especially since 9/11, [Sikhs] have been the [...]

Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
News Melissa Chan 6/14/2012 at 10:22AM

A Democratic Assembly hopeful in a primary race already dividing ethnic lines fears a split Korean community could give the Chinese candidate a golden ticket to the general election. Myungsuk Lee, who is vying for the potentially open and brewing 40th Assembly District race, expects to face an uphill battle with fellow Korean candidate — [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/18/2012 at 7:33AM

  Alleged Cocaine Kingpin Nabbed In Queens Drug Ring Bust  A 15-month investigation by the New York City Police Department and the Queens district attorney’s office has led to the arrest of 45 people, including a man who is allegedly one of the city’s biggest cocaine dealers. The investigation centered on two gangs in southeast [...]

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Audit finds co-op, condo property values inflated
Audit finds co-op, condo property values inflated
News Melissa Chan 4/17/2012 at 4:07PM

A series of missteps by the Department of Finance (DOF) caused drastic upward swings in co-op and condo property taxes, according to two audits released by the city’s comptroller office. “The department failed to adequately explain significant changes it was making in the calculation of market values. What’s more, in numerous cases, they assigned arbitrary [...]

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