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Hydraulic fracking in Burlington, PA. The Department of Environmental Conservation's most recent report on the benefits and risks of fracking in New York could pave the way for the state to issue permits. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  September 8, 2011 11:08 AM | Updated: September 14, 2011 6:00 AM | 74 Comments
On Sept. 13, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner gave an exclusive interview to the Capitol Report's Susan Arbetter about hydraulic fracking in the state.VIDEO
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Laura Vanderkam for City Journal  |  September 7, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Can the public-private model save neglected parks without rich neighbors?
Hurricane Irene: Tree down across the LIRR Montauk Branch near the Jackie Robinson Overpass. Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Francis Zaino.
John Lentz for The Capitol  |  September 7, 2011 10:37 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has blasted the Long Island Power Authority for its frustratingly slow efforts to restore power after Tropical Storm Irene, but the governor hasn’t been so quick to exert his own power on the public authority. The Capitol reports.
Assemblyman David Weprin, running in the special election for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat, is facing a revolt among Orthodox Jews – though he himself is an Orthodox Jew – because he strongly defended same-sex marriage during an Albany debate. Photo courtesy of City Hall News.
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  September 6, 2011 9:03 AM | Comments
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is said to be in panic mode over the prospect of David Weprin losing to Bob Turner. City Hall News reports.
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Marissa Miller for Gotham Gazette  |  September 1, 2011 10:03 AM | 2 Comments
Many young people turn up on the streets or in jail after they age out of the city's childcare system. The latest in Gotham Gazette's poverty series looks at efforts to change that.VIDEO
A restaurant in Paterson, N.J. flooded by the overflowing Passaic River on Aug. 30. On Wednesday, federal officials will survey the damage in New Jersey. AP/Julio Cortez.
John Farley  |  August 31, 2011 11:17 AM | Updated: Sept. 1, 10:53 AM | 63 Comments
Flooding from Tropical Storm Irene continues to affect Northern New Jersey. On Wednesday, the president declared New York and New Jersey disaster areas.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 30, 2011 3:24 PM | Updated: August 30 4:29 PM | 6 Comments
Here's what residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can do to make sure they receive fair treatment from their insurer.
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Michelle Chan for Gotham Gazette  |  August 30, 2011 10:16 AM | Comments
More poor New Yorkers who don't get food stamps — or whose benefits leave their cupboards bare – have turned to private groups for aid.
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John Farley  |  August 29, 2011 3:03 PM | Updated: Aug. 30, 2011 9:10 PM | Comments
A look at how politicians, transit officials and Tri-State residents prepared for — and reacted to — hurricane-turned-tropical-storm Irene.
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Andrew Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 29, 2011 8:41 AM | Comments
If talk show icon Jerry Springer still lived in his childhood home in Queens, he could vote for his former boss, Republican Bob Turner, in next month's special election. But he wouldn’t.
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