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Mayor Signals New Future with Paid Sick Days Move

Jan 22, 2014

  In January, Mayor de Blasio and other city officials rallied to announce expanded paid sick leave legislation   Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have announced an expansion

 

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

Dec 19, 2013

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, communities across America observe Homeless Memorial Day. Last year, 175 communities held an event. But most people have never heard of

 

Commentary: I Lost the SNAP Challenge

Nov 22, 2013

It's old news that food stamps, technically SNAP benefits, were cut on Nov. 1 by $5 billion, including cuts for about 1.9 million New York City residents. If you were

 

Letter to the Editor: De Blasio And Affordable Housing

Nov 06, 2013

Dear Editor, The article “De Blasio Pins Affordable Housing Hopes on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning” correctly highlights the challenge of requiring affordable housing in any new developments that depend on zoning changes. One