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New Jersey Failed to Document Contaminated Sites

Monday, February 25, 2019

ProPublica's Talia Buford reports that the state did not create a list for a decade.

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School Closings and Delays for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New York City schools are open, but several suburban schools are closed or delayed because of the snow. Check here for details.


Watch Live: Brian Lehrer Hosts Public Advocate Forum on Affordable Housing

Friday, February 08, 2019

Live from the Christian Cultural Center in East New York, Brian Lehrer is moderating a forum for New York City Public Advocate candidates about affordable housing for working families.

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Ben Carson: 'There's Plenty of Blame to Go Around' for NYCHA's Woes

Friday, February 01, 2019

HUD Secretary Ben Carson told WNYC that "it would be nice [for the federal government] to be able to give more," but that he's satisfied with HUD and the city's deal to improve NYCHA.

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NJ Lawmaker Said African-Americans Should Be Thankful for Slavery. Now, He Wants a New Job

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In 2008, Michael Patrick Carroll said African-Americans should be grateful for slavery. Now, he wants to be voted into a post where he'd determine wills, estates and guardianship issues.

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Review: Chris Christie's Memoir Is Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WNYC's Matt Katz, the author of "American Governor" who spent years covering Gov. Christie, weighs in on what the new book accomplishes, and what it leaves out.

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Reporting on Police Misconduct Prompts Changes From New Jersey AG

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

An Asbury Park Press series about drug use among cops—and the maneuvers used to protect officers from discipline—led Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to demand immediate reforms.

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The NYPD Says Stop-and-Frisk Is Way Down. A Federal Monitor Is Skeptical.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Peter Zimroth, the monitor who was appointed to oversee reforms after stop-and-frisk was ruled unconstitutional in 2013, is casting doubt on the NYPD's latest numbers.

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A Check-In With New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill, 23 Days Into the Job

Friday, January 25, 2019

First-term House member Mikie Sherrill discusses her hope for a bipartisan solution to end the government shutdown.


A Bag Ban in New Jersey Could Spell Bad News for the Plastics Industry

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

After opposing a bag fee last year, Gov. Murphy is getting behind a sweeping plan to ban plastic bags. Businesses that currently use the bags are gearing up to fight it.

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Albany Plans to Boost Voter Access. Will Voters Take Advantage?

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Democratically-controlled legislature plans to pass a handful of reforms this week, like allowing early voting and holding a single primary for state and federal elections.


With Democrats in Control of House, New York and New Jersey Freshmen Get to Work

Friday, January 04, 2019

They've set up offices and taken their first votes. Now, the newcomers are ready for their committees.


1968: The Year In Review

Friday, December 28, 2018

We spent the year examining some of the most important events that happened in 1968 in the New York City region. Here's our summary. 

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Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Is Endangered By Rising Sea Levels

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A new report by Bloomberg News details the threat climate change poses to the bustling transit corridor. 

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A Year in Review for New Jersey's Attorney General

Monday, December 24, 2018

In his first year as the state's top cop, Gurbir Grewal has tackled polluters, butted heads with the feds over policing immigrant communities and made moves to clean up local politics.


Google to Spend $1 Billion on New Campus in Hudson Square

Monday, December 17, 2018

The company's new campus, located at 315 and 345 Hudson Street and 550 Washington Street, is set to be completed in 2022.

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Birders in New York Are Conducting the Avian Census

Friday, December 14, 2018

The National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count is underway, and non-experts are encouraged to join the effort.


Undocumented Workers Describe Hostility at Trump Golf Course

Friday, December 07, 2018

Spurned on by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and what she describes as workplace abuse, Victorina Morales took her story to The New York Times.

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Spicing it Up With the Last of the Season's Peppers

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

It's that time of year—urban farmers have brought in the last of the late summer crop. But what do you DO with an entire bowl of really hot peppers?

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Storms, Personal Failure or Raccoons: What Scares You?

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The creators of the podcast "10 Things That Scare Me" hope that sharing fears might make people feel less alone.