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In opposition to a state law, towns across New York have passed local bans on hydraulic fracking.. Now, the gas industry is suing for the right to drill.VIDEO
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is considering backing a City Council plan to use an obscure city commission as a pressure point to force banks with city business to do more for the neighborhoods they serve.City Hall News reports.
President Clinton will address the first meeting of statewide Regional Economic Development Councils in Albany this week. The Capitol Report's Susan Arbetter reports.VIDEO
City schools suspend thousands of students a year, sparking a chain of events that compels many teenagers to give up on school. Three advocates argue New York must find a better way. Gotham Gazette Reports.
On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new website designed to open the executive branch to the public by providing unprecedented access to his schedule, travel and more. Gotham Gazette reports.
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant on Long Island made national headlines. MetroFocus looks at where the players involved are today.VIDEO
One of the principal activists in the coalition that helped legalize same-sex marriage is considering running for Manhattan borough president in 2013.
On the one year anniversary of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi's suicide and the It Gets Better campaign, MetroFocus looks at what's changed. For some, like 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who struggled with bullying before killing himself this past weekend, the answer is not enough. For others, there is new hope.VIDEO