Mara Silvers

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

Piece of Fire Escape Falls on Two Pedestrians In Lower Manhattan

Friday, February 16, 2018

The FDNY said two people have been taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition after a metal step fell seven stories. 

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Mayor, Council Members Announce Plan for Relocating Rikers Inmates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council say the new plan is a major step toward closing the jail complex.

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Long Island Lawsuits Challenge Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Agents

Monday, February 05, 2018

A cluster of new lawsuits in Nassau and Suffolk challenge whether state law allows local law enforcement to hold immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Columbia Again Refuses to Negotiate with Graduate Student Workers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Columbia University announced Tuesday it would not bargain with the graduate student union. Instead, the school will bring the dispute to a federal appeals court.


Some Democrats Will Support Dreamers and #MeToo at State of the Union

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

See who your representative is bringing to the address tonight. 

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ICE Renews Apparent Crackdown on Indonesian Christians in NJ

Thursday, January 25, 2018

At least two men were arrested on Thursday morning and a third sought sanctuary with fellow Indonesian Christians at a Highland Park Church.

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City Sues Pharmaceutical Companies As Part of Effort to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New York City is taking on big pharma with a lawsuit against seven drug manufacturers and three distributors.


200,000 Rally at Women's March in New York

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The New York march, which started in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower by Central Park, was among more than 200 planned for the weekend around the world.

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'Who's Gonna Believe Me?' Why This Bronx Woman Broke Her Silence About Russell Simmons

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rap legend Sherri Hines says Simmons raped her at his New York office in 1983.

'Our Tribe Is Everybody': A Community Bedrock Could Close, Thanks to Gentrification

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The owners of Coogan's, long a center of public life in Washington Heights, say they can't afford the $40,000 rent increase their landlord has asked for, and would close in May.

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Documenting Hate In 2017: A Year In Review

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

ProPublica's Documenting Hate team and 130 other newsrooms tracked hate crimes in 2017. Here's what they learned.

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Trump Throws Wrenches Into Incoming Jersey Governor's Plans

Friday, January 05, 2018

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy ran on a platform of ambitious political reforms, but the Trump administration is putting several obstacles in his way.

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Diversity Training Doesn't Really Work, Says One Expert, But Hiring Better Will

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Harvard behavioral economist says the path to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace is through better hiring and promotional practices.

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New Jersey Medical Examiner System Battles Decades of Dysfunction

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A new investigation peels back the layers of mismanagement in the offices responsible for investigating causes of death in New Jersey.


The New York Archdiocese's New Approach to Abuse Claims in the Catholic Church

Thursday, December 14, 2017

An independent program has handed out $40 million to almost 200 survivors of sexual abuse by clergy

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Local Teen Sex Educators Lose Federal Support

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A program to prevent teen pregnancy is showing strong results. But the federal government is rescinding the Obama-era grant that funds it.

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The Undeniable Role of Race in the #MeToo Era

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Powerful men are facing consequences in a cascade of sexual assault allegations. But why do we only seem to listen when the complainants are white?

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A Silent March to Protest Federal Response to Puerto Rico

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Yorkers made their way quietly from Spanish Harlem to Trump tower to call on the federal government to do more to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.


Woman Says Cuomo Appointee Sexually Harassed Her

Sunday, November 19, 2017

An upstate woman has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Gov. Cuomo knew of the harassment and did nothing to stop it — allegations the governor's office denies.

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The Suburbanites Behind the Big Blue Wave

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The suburbs may be out of the spotlight, but one political observer says these races are worth paying attention to.