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After Decades as the State's 'Petri Dish,' Newark Regains Control of Its Schools

Monday, February 05, 2018

More than 20 years ago, the state of New Jersey took over Newark's troubled schools. Now, the city is getting control back, amid a bright moment for Newark overall.


John Jay College Releases Searchable New York Slavery Records

Thursday, February 01, 2018

The New York Slavery Records Index contains information and documents about enslaved people and slave owners — including state senators — between 1525 and the Civil War.

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On Infrastructure and Immigration, Local Reps Respond to the SOTU Address

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), things like DACA and a cross-Hudson tunnel are bipartisan interests. Did last night's speech inspire confidence?


Watch Live: President Trump's First State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A year into his presidency, Trump stands before the nation to account for his promise to "make America great again." Follow along as NPR provides live fact-checking during the speech.


Some Area Schools Delayed due to Weather

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Morning snowfall means some schools are starting late today.


Top New Jersey Republican Won't Seek Re-Election

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a 12-term congressman and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, joins a growing roster of GOP veterans headed the exits.

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Want the Gowanus Canal to Be Swimmable? You Can Help Clean it Up

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The city is upgrading its wastewater system to prevent raw sewage from overflowing into certain waterways. One problem that remains: Private homes still dump chemicals in the water.


For NYC Women's March 2.0, Focus Turns to the Ballot Box

Friday, January 19, 2018

Walk, register, run: the march will stretch from Central Park West down to Bryant Park. And afterwards, the focus turns to encouraging women to vote — and run for office.


Area School Closures and Delays

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The anticipated snow is already leading some schools to open late or not at all.


The Family that Made Exxon Is Now a Thorn in Its Side

Monday, January 15, 2018

Descendants of John D. Rockefeller say it's time for Exxon Mobile to act progressively on climate change.

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First Comes Snow, Then Comes Blame at JFK

Monday, January 08, 2018

The Port Authority owns the airport, but says it wasn't responsible for a chaotic weekend.


ACLU Says New Jersey Prisons Unconstitutionally Banned a Book About Mass Incarceration

Monday, January 08, 2018

"Nothing in its content rises to that level that justifies a ban," an ACLU lawyer said of The New Jim Crow. "In fact, its content really makes it recommended reading."


Meet the New (Likely) Class of Trump's Hometown U.S. Attorneys

Thursday, January 04, 2018

A Bridgegate defense lawyer, an MS-13 prosecutor and a lawyer described as, "That guy?" are poised to fill the U.S. Attorney roles in New Jersey, Long Island and Manhattan.


WATCH LIVE: A Chilly Swearing In for Mayor de Blasio's Second Term

Monday, January 01, 2018

Watch the mayor take the oath of office in an outdoor ceremony at City Hall at Noon.

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Gateway Project Future Uncertain After Letter From Feds

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A letter from the Federal Transit Administration criticized the deal dating back to the Obama administration

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a "George"

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

If you celebrate Christmas, who gets credit for bringing the gifts?


'Like a Hampton Inn Now': A Final Night's Stay at the Trump SoHo

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The president's name is disappearing from the once-chic hotel. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold spoke with WNYC about staying there as a guest during the de-Trumping.

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Wait a Second! Mike Francesa Is Going Off the Air?!

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Long Beach native and longtime sports radio host on WFAN will host his final broadcast this afternoon. Mike Pesca offers an appreciation.

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After Another Attack, New Yorkers 'Keep Calm and Carry On'

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Following Monday's bombing, the subways were back up and running almost immediately, and most residents went about their day as usual. Are attacks like this just part of our new reality?

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Police Raid Two Locations in Brooklyn for Evidence in Midtown Bombing

Monday, December 11, 2017

Law enforcement agents from the NYPD and FBI searched apartments associated with suspect Akayed Ullah.

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