[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] There were so few voters at the normally busy Public School 163 on the Upper West Side on Tuesday that the Manhattan borough president, Gale A. Brewer, and Jumaane D. Williams, the Brooklyn councilman she endorsed for public advocate, realized they were in need of a higher-traffic location. They quickly decamped to the subway station at West 96th Street and Broadway, to shake hands, hand out fliers and remind people of the special election that Mr. Williams, along with 16 other candidates, was participating in. “When I vote in the morning, there are usually 100 or more people who voted before me. Today, there were 28,” Ms. Brewer said. “This is going to be a low turnout election.” That was clear from the moment Mayor Bill de Blasio called a special, nonpartisan election in the middle of winter to fill the seat vacated by Letitia James when she was elected New York State attorney … [Read more...] about Public Advocate Election Nears an End, With a Winner and Possible Future Mayor in Waiting
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Lee County transportation planners have delayed, for at least a year, a plan to reconfigure a stretch of Joel Boulevard in east Lehigh Acres from a four-lane road to a three-lane street that carries one travel lane in each direction and one in the middle for turning. David Murphy, deputy director of public works for transportation, says Lee DOT wants to address a car crash rate on Joel Boulevard that kills more than three times the number of people a statistical analysis revealed have been killed on similarly configured roads. Murphy sees the number of crashes growing as Lehigh Acres continues to grow. "Federal studies, when you go from a four-lane road to a three-lane road, show a 47 percent reduction — throughout the country — when they took these four-lane roads and reduced it to a three-lane road," Murphy said. "The road is not designed for 45 (mph), it is wide open, it is clear, you're going to go." More: Cape Coral … [Read more...] about Lee County: ‘Three lanes instead of four makes traffic better.’ Residents: ‘Huh?
Kim Elrod remembers well what it was like trying to buy an individual health insurance policy before the Affordable Care Act. Then a small-business owner, Elrod had been eligible for Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare, because her pre-existing medical conditions made her "uninsurable." When Elrod became one of more than 100,000 Tennesseans dropped from TennCare's rolls in 2005, she was willing to pay for private insurance — but she couldn't find a policy she could afford. The premiums for the best-priced plan she qualified for at the time were still out of her budget. These days, Elrod, who works for a Knoxville nonprofit, has employer-sponsored health insurance, but she's conscious of what a repeal of the ACA might mean for people who could be declined for insurance based on their health history. "Everything can be linked to something else — if you have Type 2 diabetes, or high blood pressure, even if it's not included in your 'pre-existing … [Read more...] about Report: Nearly one-third of Tennesseans have pre-existing conditions ‘declinable’ for health insurance before ACA
Deana Hernandez has been working near the East North Street-Pelham Road area for only seven months, but it has been enough time to see a worrisome development. She's already seen three traffic accidents at the merger of those two streets, and two others — including one Friday afternoon — just a few blocks north on Pelham. "I know sometimes it's hard to see all the traffic, but I think most people just don't watch the road — they're looking at other things or thinking about other things," Hernandez said as she watched Greenville Police and the Eastside Station 6 Fire Department respond to a two-car collision near the Eagles fuel outlet on Pelham Road. The Pelham Road corridor, in particular where it intersects with East North Street and Haywood Road, and the East North Street-North Pleasantburg Drive intersection are among the top "hot spots" for Greenville city accidents. Also on the list are the Green Avenue-Dunbar Street intersection, streets near downtown and … [Read more...] about These Greenville intersections are hot spots for traffic accidents