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On Fracking, the Cuomo Administration Strikes a Balance

Oct 07, 2011

Photo by William Sweet While New York has been considering wehteh to allow gas drilling, many sites have been developed in adjoining states, such as this one near Dimock, Penn. (For an

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:47 AM)


City Shuts the 'Box' to Open Job Opportunities

Sep 26, 2011

Photo by Andy Dayton It's daunting enough to look for a job when there are over four unemployed workers for every opening. It's even harder when you desperately want work but

Last Updated (Friday, May 25, 2012 11:38 AM)


Schneiderman's Voice Needed in Foreclosure Talks

Sep 16, 2011

Photo by the Office of the Attorney General After he pressed for allowing prosecution of banks, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was booted from a committee of his fellow state attorneys generals

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:42 AM)


City Needs to Step Up Foreclosure Programs

Apr 11, 2011

Photo (cc) dominic bartolini Everywhere we turn, there is evidence of how Wall Street and financial institutions have failed to step up and take responsibility for the foreclosure crisis they caused. A

Last Updated (Monday, June 03, 2013 02:54 PM)


Oscar Chorus Shows What Schools -- and Kids -- Can Do

Mar 01, 2011

Photo (cc) NYC Department of Education The P.S. 22 chorus has been at the Oscars, but the kids spend most of their time at an elementary school on Staten Island that

Last Updated (Monday, June 03, 2013 02:49 PM)


Building a Better Buildings Department

Feb 23, 2011

Photo by Jason Kuffer The Department of Buildings had issued 13 violations for this Manhattan site where a 2008 crane collapse killed seven people. The tragic deaths this month of two veteran

Last Updated (Monday, June 03, 2013 02:49 PM)


Experience Shows Living Wage Policies Work

Dec 14, 2010

Art by Siân for London After recently scuttling a bill that would require paid sick days, the Bloomberg administration and the business community now are training their sights on two more

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:47 PM)


The Charter Commission's Unfinished Business

Oct 26, 2010

New York Public Library The city has gone through many charters -- and revisions of charters -- since Peter Stuyvesant and his counsel prepared one in 1652. And, writes Scott Stringer,

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:38 PM)


Once Again, Term Limits Goes to the Voters

Oct 19, 2010

Photo by Thomas Good / NLN Eric Gioia, John Liu, David Weprin and Charles Barron -- then all members of the City Council --held a press conference to oppose extension of

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:38 PM)


Full-Time Council Would Better Serve New Yorkers

Aug 02, 2010

We want and expect our City Council members to be the best and brightest our city has to offer, but it is becoming harder and harder to expect top-of-the-line professionals

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:16 PM)