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Libraries Eyed as Ripe for Development

Monday, March 18, 2013

With land getting scarcer in New York, real estate developers are increasingly eyeing city-owned property. Parking lots in housing projects, public schools, and even local libraries are some of the places that could turn into new developments.

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Report: Grand Jury Investigating NJ Sen. Menendez

Friday, March 15, 2013

A federal grand jury in Miami is reportedly investigating New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez over his role in advocating for the business interests of his friend Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who's a major contributor to Menendez.

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Mother of Slain Teen Calls for Justice, Mayor Defends NYPD

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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The mother of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police last weekend said her son was not part of a gang and never hurt anyone. 

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Elevated Profile

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is returning to New York with enhanced star power.

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Cardinal Egan Says This Is ‘The Latin American Moment’

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Catholic clergy and members of the community react to Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio taking leadership of the Catholic Church as Pope Francis.

Join the conversation: What does the selection of the new pope tell you about the future of the Catholic Church?

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Residents Say Simmering Tensions Led to Violence After Vigil

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.

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With a Tweet, Quinn Launches Mayoral Run

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.

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Cooper Union to Remain Tuition-Free...For Now

Friday, March 08, 2013

Cooper Union's Board of Trustees has voted to keep its art, engineering, and architecture schools tuition-free for students entering this fall.

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Time Warner Spinning Off Iconic Magazines

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In another sign of the changing media landscape Time Warner is breaking up with Time Inc.

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Poll: Catholic Church Hierarchy is Out of Touch

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

American Catholics feel the church’s hierarchy is out of touch with their needs and concerns, according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News.

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Winter Storm Loses Steam, but Still Threatens Coast

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The nor’easter, which prompted voluntary evacuations in some Sandy-damaged communities in New York and New Jersey, could still cause flooding.

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Bloomberg's Homeless Policy Under Fire as Shelter Population Grows

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

On any given night in January, there were more than 50,000 people sleeping in New York City shelters, according to a new report from a homeless advocacy group.

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Crossing Guard 'Wasn't There' When Boy, 6, Killed by Truck

Friday, March 01, 2013

A 6-year-old boy walking to school was killed by a tractor-trailer at a Harlem intersection without a crossing guard.

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Liu Blasts Inquiry into His Fundraising at Mayoral Forum

Friday, March 01, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu issued a challenge to federal prosecutors at a mayoral forum Thursday night: put up or shut up.

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Boy, 6, Killed Crossing the Street in Harlem

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning just blocks from his East Harlem home.

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Mass for New Pope at St. Patrick's

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pope Benedict the XVI marked his final day as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics today. Meanwhile, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan is preparing to hosted a special mass to commemorate the election of a new pope.

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Mayor Bloomberg Scores Win in Chicago Congressional Primary

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg was on a bit of a victory lap after his political action committee, Independence USA, helped Illinois politician Robin Kelly, a gun control advocate, win a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary. 

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Christie Agrees to Expand Medicaid in NJ

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of uninsured, low-income residents in New Jersey could soon be covered by President Obama's healthcare overhaul, now that Governor Chris Christie is endorsing an expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state.

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Areas of Staten Island Hard Hit by Sandy Mull Buyout Option

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday.

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Les Miz: Back on Broadway as Oscar Winner

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Les Misérables took home three Oscars Sunday night, and now it’s going back to Broadway.

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