Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Yasmeen Khan
The city's teachers union has released its own grim analysis of teacher attrition rates in New York City, possibly a move to position itself for contract negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Friday, December 06, 2013
A controversial appointee of Governor Chris Christie has resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, just as lawmakers are stepping up scrutiny of alleged politically-motivated closures of the George Washington Bridge by the Christie aide. The Record of North Jersey is reporting that David Wildstein has said the closures have "been a distraction," and that he's decided to "move on."
Friday, November 08, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Dante de Blasio provides a big lift for his dad, who finds himself increasing in the line of fire as the primary approaches. Meantime, the primary gets hotter and hotter, with slaps, verbal jabs, and frantic elbowing between the candidates. And a sound rejection of a key plank of the Bloomberg legacy characterizes This Week in Politics. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Jessica Gould break it down.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Listeners call in to discuss this morning's ruling in the stop-and-frisk case in which federal judge Shira Scheindlin determined that the current practice violates constitutional rights. The city is expected to appeal her decision. Call and share your opinion at 212-433-9692.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Same-sex marriage in U.S. courts didn't start with the case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1967, the Supreme court ruled on a case involving miscegenation and established marriage as a protected constitutional right. Dozens of other court battles have been fought in the decades since to determine how and whether the right to marry - and related benefits - should be extended to same-sex couples.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
By Jody Avirgan : The Brian Lehrer Show
About 12,000 runners competed in the New Jersey Marathon Sunday amid cheering crowds and tighter security. It was the first marathon in New Jersey since Sandy devastated the Shore, and since last month's bombings at the Boston marathon.
City's Treatment of Disabled During Disasters to be Scrutinized During Trial in Class Action Lawsuit
Monday, March 11, 2013
Opening arguments begin today in a federal trial that is expected to shine a spotlight on how disabled New Yorkers fared during recent disasters such as Hurricane Irene and Sandy. The trial stems from a class action lawsuit filed in September of 2011 by the group, Disability Rights Advocates. The group alleges the city's 900,000 disabled people are largely left out of disaster preparedness plans.