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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here are the stories we're following today.

What's the Worst Weather that Could Happen? A Repeat of the Storm of 1821.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New research on a 19th-century storm suggests Sandy was bad but not exceptional.

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Climate Activists to Stage Rally in Midtown

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The People's Climate March is being billed as the largest climate march in history.

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Poverty Grows in New Jersey

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Jersey is just one of three states that experienced an increase in both the percentage and number of people living in poverty last year.

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Hate Crimes Up Heading Into Jewish High Holy Days

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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With continued unrest in the Middle East, the NYPD is beefing up security in advance of the Jewish High Holy Days and the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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First Confirmed Enterovirus Cases Come to NYC, NJ

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More cases are probably on their way — or already here — but the virus is mainly a concern for people with chronic respiratory conditions.

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De Blasio Administration to Audit Verizon

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Months after a June 30h deadline, New Yorkers are still waiting on Verizon services.

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Lawsuit Challenges the State's Public Defender System

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Poor New Yorkers facing criminal charges across the state are appearing in court without attorneys in violation of their constitutional rights.

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NY and NJ Pensions Sticking with Hedge Funds ... For Now

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

California's pension fund says it will end its investments in hedge funds because they're too complicated and charge too much. But New York and New Jersey aren't following suit.

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Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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A new fund offers the chance for more people to profit from New York City’s soaring real estate market. But you'll still need sizable savings to take part.

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Brooklyn Heights Library Will have Market-Rate Housing

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Library officials approved of a plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights Library branch to The Hudson Companies in a deal worth $61 million.

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NYC Sets Up a Help Desk for Unaccompanied Children

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York City has set up a help desk in federal immigration court to put unaccompanied children in touch with educational and health services.

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Columbia University Students, President Meet Over Sexual Assault Concerns

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Student leaders gave Columbia University President Lee Bollinger three weeks to respond to their demands about the university's sexual assault policies.

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On Major Campaign Swing, Christie Gets the Attention

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Christie stops by South Carolina, the first presidential primary in the South.

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Terror Threat Prompts Security Review

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review of security planned for region

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Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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Tim Wu to Albany: Block Big Media Merger

Monday, September 15, 2014

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As the FCC reviews three million public comments on Net Neutrality Monday, Tim Wu urges Albany to block a $45 billion cable takeover.

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New York Libraries Need $1.1 Billion For Repairs

Monday, September 15, 2014

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New York City's aging library branches need more than $1 billion to fix a range of issues, including failing mechanical equipment, leaky roofs and overburdened electrical systems.

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This Is the Face of Broken Windows

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

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Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

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A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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