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You're Fired! Wait, Who's Fired?

Monday, December 03, 2018

The New York City Emergency Management commissioner may have been fired. But he doesn't think so.

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Three NYCHA Officials Charged With Repeatedly Lying About Fixing Elevators

Friday, November 30, 2018

After an 84-year-old man died in a faulty elevator in the Bronx, top NYCHA officials continued to falsely claim lifts had been inspected, according to indictments unsealed this week.

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New State Education Guidelines Will Affect New York City's Yeshivas

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The New York State Education Department is rolling out stricter standards for religious and private schools.

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How Predatory Lenders Are Using a New York Loophole to Seize Borrowers' Assets

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An arcane practice, led by the guy who inspired the Vin Diesel movie, "Boiler Room," is causing vulnerable small business owners to lose assets, often with no recourse. 

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For Decades, NYCHA Fought Claims When Child Residents Tested Positive for Lead

Monday, November 19, 2018

A New York Times investigation found that nearly every time the city's Health Department ordered NYCHA to remove lead from its apartments, the agency challenged the order.

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NY State Legislature Gears Up For Next Session, With New Leadership

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins is on her way to becoming a major power broker in Albany. She has a long to-do list.

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When Black Athletes Took a Stand (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

One black athlete decided to sit out the 1968 Olympics entirely in protest of the treatment of black people in the U.S. His name was Lew Alcindor. You know him as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar.

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When Black Athletes Took a Stand (Part 1)

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

On Oct. 16, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to protest the treatment of black people in the United States and to endorse the human rights of all people.

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Pioneering Writer Ntozake Shange Dies at 70

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The award-winning author of "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" addressed issues of race and womanhood in her work.

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Watch Live: New York Senate Debate Between Gillibrand and Farley

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is running for re-election against Republican Chele Farley. Their 30-minute debate on WABC will stream live starting at 1:30 p.m.

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Retired Police Detective Helped Identify Suspicious Package Sent to Robert De Niro

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A law enforcement source said a device found Thursday in Tribeca was similar to the others sent to Democratic figures and CNN’s Manhattan headquarters.

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Pipe Bomb Removed From CNN Headquarters in Manhattan

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The New York City Police says investigators are reviewing security video to see if they can identify a courier believed to have delivered the package.

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Watch Now: Cuomo vs. Molinaro New York Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tonight's debate between Republican Marc Molinaro and Democrat Andrew Cuomo was taped earlier this afternoon, and excluded three other candidates who will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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Watch Live: NJ 7th Congressional Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In a suburban district that narrowly went for Hillary Clinton in 2016, Republican incumbent Leonard Lance is going up against Democratic challenger Tom Malinowski.

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Hudson County Votes to End ICE Detentions by 2020

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hudson County freeholders approved a resolution to end the contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement by 2020. 

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Watch Live: NJ 11th Congressional Debate

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The first and only televised debate in the race for New Jersey's 11th congressional seat is a critical moment for the candidates in a swing district that's drawing national attention.

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New York's Not as Transit Friendly as You Think

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A recent United Nations report has many New Yorkers reevaluating how this region can do more to prevent climate change—starting with transportation.

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From Weinstein to Kavanaugh: One Year of #MeToo

Friday, October 05, 2018

Women are often accused of being too emotional, tearful and angry. Now they're beginning to put their rage to work.

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NYT: Trump Evaded Tax Bills on Millions Inherited From Father

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

A New York Times investigation finds that President Trump received at least $413 million from his father, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud.

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NYPD Video Used to Develop Software to ID People by Skin Color

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A partnership between the NYPD and technology giant IBM is raising legal and ethical concerns.

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