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Sheldon Silver Out as Assembly Speaker

The Assembly will hold an election Feb. 10 to replace Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges.

Riverdale »

Russian Spies in Bronx Considered Seducing New York College Students: FBI

Evgeny Buryakov was supposed to get information on possible American sanctions against Russian banks.

Lower East Side »

Powerful Lobbyist and Pal of Sheldon Silver Is Key Witness in Bribery Case

Brian Meara, one of the top-paid lobbyists in Albany, is a cooperating witness for the feds.

Civic Center »

New York's Biggest Political Contributor is Main Figure in Silver Case

Glenwood Management, owned by 100-year-old Leonard Litwin, is "Developer 1," sources say.

Midtown »

De Blasio Calls Sheldon Silver a 'Man of Integrity'

Bill de Blasio was among many New York Democrats who defended Sheldon Silver Thursday.

Washington Heights »

Renowned Columbia Doctor at Center of Sheldon Silver's Alleged Bribe Scheme

Dr. Robert Taub referred his cancer patients to the Assembly speaker's firm, sources said.

East Elmhurst »

Federal Government Sues City Over 'Extraordinary' Violence at Rikers Island

The suit says the DOC failed to protect young inmates at the city jail.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Lays Out Changes to Rikers Island's 'Dehumanizing Environment'

In extensive comments about the jail, the mayor said it is in desperate need of a culture change.

East Elmhurst »

Rikers Violence Up Despite Increased Spending and Smaller Inmate Population

The number of fights and assaults have increased 65 percent since 2007 as spending jumped 42 percent.

Hunts Point »

Rikers to End Solitary Confinement for Young Inmates, City Says

The Corrections Department plans to end the practice for 16- and 17-year-olds by the end of the year.

East Elmhurst »

City Renewed Contracts With Rikers Health Provider Despite 4 Inmate Deaths

The state called for changes in Corizon's protocols after the deaths, but still awarded it contracts.

Hunts Point »

Prosecutors Eyeing Court Monitor to Force Rikers Reforms, Sources Say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that his office was prepared to take legal action.

Civic Center »

DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into NYPD Shooting of Ramarley Graham

The unarmed teen was shot and killed by Officer Richard Haste in his Bronx Home in February 2012.

Flushing »

Special Needs Pre-School Boss Gets 2 Years in Prison for Stealing Millions

Cheon Park used millions of dollars meant for special needs students to buy furniture and cosmetics.

Civic Center »

Rikers Island Fosters 'Unchecked Cycle of Violence' Against Teens, Feds Say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's report found alarming treatment of incarcerated adolescents at Rikers.

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