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City Hall News  |  November 18, 2011 10:38 AM | Comments
This week Occupy Wall Street occupied... Wall Street. Protesters also spilled over into most of lower Manhattan. With all the action, stakes are high for this week's winners and losers list.
Workers operate fracking well machinery in Burlington, Pa. Fracking has been legal in Pennsylvania in 2008, but two critical votes are fast approaching,which would allow for drilling in New York and the Delaware River Basin. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  November 17, 2011 10:24 AM | Updated: November 18, 2011 1:36 PM | 1 Comment
On Nov. 18, a multi-state agency cancelled its upcoming vote on whether to frack in the Delaware River watershed -- which brings water to half of New York City.
Green Shores NYC volunteers carting pruned tree limbs on a bicycle to a park nearby for chipping. Photo courtesy of Trudy Smoke.
Leslie Day and Trudy Smoke  |  November 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

When it comes to New York City’s trees, a recent New York Times story suggests something more than pollen is in the air. A local author of a new book about the city’s trees roots her argument in optimism.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the work of his Center for Economic Opportunity in 2007, but in the years since poverty in New York has increased. Flickr/Jim Gillooly for PEI.
Glen Pasanen for Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2011 10:40 AM | Comments
New figures confirm that poverty is increasing in New York City. What's the city's response? Budget cuts.
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Adrienne Day for City Limits  |  November 15, 2011 2:00 PM | 1 Comment
The role of private firms in developing city policy has expanded. Have accountability and transparency kept pace?
Wall Street protesters occupy a wall on Canal Street after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park. At 10:30 a.m., the protesters marched back to Zuccotti, where they were met with police barricades. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis.
John Farley and Sam Lewis  |  November 15, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: November 17, 2011 10:09 AM | 8 Comments

Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.

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Ronald Richter, commissioner of Child Services, took office in September. According to Richter, Child Services is prioritizing several intiatives. Photo courtesy of Daniel S. Burnstein for City Hall News.
Jon Lentz for City Hall News  |  November 14, 2011 1:45 PM | Comments
The death of four-year-old Marchella Pierce raised doubts about the Administration for Children's Services effectiveness. But a new commissioner wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Earlier this week, protesters gathered outside the Department Of Education Building. Standardized testing was a hot topic among protesters. Creative Commons/Myra Iraqal
Dan Brown  |  November 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  November 11, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Election Day had its share of real winners and losers but we highlight the behind-the-scenes operatives, the game-changing endorsements, and the officials who bet it all and won (or lost) big.
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The Capitol  |  November 10, 2011 11:03 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent radio appearance went viral when he said: “I am the government!” It’s such a delicious slice of Cuomo that we made it available for download. The Capitol reports.
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