July 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

Here’s our scientific assessment of who’s up and who’s down this week. Greg Ball — The Hudson Valley lawmaker raked in nearly $337,000 in campaign cash during the first half of this year, more than any of his fellow first-year state senators. This is a positive development for Ball, who made headlines in the past by finding a dead goat […]

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July 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

John Mattingly’s reputation suffered as a results of a handful of horrific events, including the 2006 murder of Nixzmary Brown. But now fewer kids are in foster care and more are living with families. The director of the Center for New York City Affairs weighs in on how Mattingly handled one of “the most difficult” jobs in urban government.

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