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Protesters: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bratton

by Associated Press
NYPD William Bratton.

Wikimedia

A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.

   The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall.

   Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

   The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request.

   Eric Garner died Thursday after he was arrested for selling loose cigarettes.

New Poll Shows NY Governor Cuomo Holds Large Lead in Gubernatorial Race

by Associated Press
Gov. Cuomo

Shinya Suzuki, Flickr

A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.

   The Siena College poll finds 60 percent would vote now for Cuomo and 23 percent for Astorino, the Westchester County executive.

   The poll shows 61 percent have a favorable view of Cuomo, while 61 percent have no opinion of Astorino, down from 69 percent a month ago.

Connecticut Matching Immigrant Kids with Families

by Associated Press
Gov. Dannel Malloy

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Flickr

Connecticut officials say they're working with federal authorities to match some of the thousands of immigrant Central American children with family members living in the state.

   Mark Ojakian, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's chief of staff, said the administration is also working with the federal government to help families who want to house some of the children temporarily.

   Ojakian said the administration believes it's best to place any child with their family first and avoid congregate or institutional settings wherever possible.

Gov. Cuomo's Campaign Creates Women's Equality Party

by Associated Press
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Diana Robinson, Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign and prominent Democrats said Thursday they are seeking to add a new Women's Equality ballot line to the November ballot.

   Cuomo's running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul, announced the new party in New York City and said it will support initiatives important to women, including a 10-point women's legislative agenda that has repeatedly failed to pass the Legislature.

LIRR Strike Averted

by Associated Press, Frank Eltman, Rachelle Blidner
LIRR train

Marc Flores, flickr

A tentative deal was reached Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation's largest commuter railroad, a top union negotiator said.

 Anthony Simon told The Associated Press about the tentative agreement with the Long Island Rail Road.

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