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NJ Lawmakers Push Back on Disabled Residents' Return Plan

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Close to 400 New Jerseyans with disabilities are in out-of-state facilities. Gov. Christie wants to bring them back, but some say the state can't provide the level of care they require.

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Can One Challenged City Agency Provide Healthcare for Another?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The city's Health and Hospital Corporation is poised to take over healthcare needs for Rikers inmates.

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NJ Offers Tax Breaks to Political Donor

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has offered $164 million in tax breaks to a company that contributed to the Republican Governor's Association when Chris Christie was chair.

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Expiring Housing Laws Make for Odd Bedfellows

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The real estate lobby joins with affordable housing activists and the NAACP to fight for languishing rent stabilization and tax abatement laws in Albany.

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Prolific British Actor Christopher Lee Dies at 93

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, including roles as the wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the evil Count Dooku in two of George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequels.

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Inmate, 18, Hangs Himself in Rikers Island Cell

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kenan Davis was pronounced dead just after 1 p.m. Wednesday in the George Motchan Detention Center, one of 10 Rikers facilities.

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What's in the Air as You Cycle City Streets?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fine particles of black carbon are linked to a wide array of heart, respiratory and other health problems. WNYC and Columbia want to know how those air particles affect bike commuters.

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Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations to Remove Juveniles from Adult Prisons

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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On the heels of the suicide of former Rikers inmate Kalief Browder, state lawmakers seek agreement on a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

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Cuomo, de Blasio Push Opposing Disability Pension Plans

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

While Governor Cuomo rallied in Albany with New York City police and fire unions, Mayor de Blasio picked up support from City Council for his own plan.

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Newark Makes Bid for a Casino

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The mayor of Newark said a casino and accompanying convention center, hotel and restaurants could bring more than 4,000 permanent jobs to the city and $1 billion in total revenue. 

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City Dumps Health Care Provider at Rikers

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A probe found Corizon hired felons and provided questionable care at the city's jail complex.

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To Improve or Merely Save, Governor Takes Easier Path on NYC Housing

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Goveror Cuomo gives up on key rent and tax abatement laws, and calls for an extension of current rules instead.

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With Silver’s Ouster, Downtown Could Lose Its Preferential Treatment

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The clock is ticking on a slew of subsidies that have brought business to lower Manhattan

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Amtrak Engineer Not On Phone At Time of Crash

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Investigators say the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his phone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month.

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SF Giants Rookie Pitches No-Hitter Against Mets

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rookie Chris Heston tossed MLB's first no-hitter this season in just his 13th major league start.

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'Fun Home' Writer Hopeful Tony Win Heralds New Era for Lesbian Theatre

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The musical made Broadway history by becoming the first show to win a Tony with a lesbian central character.

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Court Says Christie Can Cut Pension

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The decision will have economic consequences in the Garden State, as well as political ramifications for the presidential election in 2016.

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2 World Trade Design Unveiled

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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The Danish architect describes the tower as a stacked vertical village. 

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Activists Demand Probe of Tear Gas Use at NJ Concert

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The ACLU of New Jersey is calling for an investigation into police tactics outside a hip hop concert at MetLife Stadium.

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Clash Between Police, Crowds at NJ Hip Hop Concert Prompts Questions

Monday, June 08, 2015

New Jersey State Police officers donned riot gear and fired tear gas after a group of non-ticket holders forcefully tried to gain admission into the concert.

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