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JPMorgan is one of five lenders in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general to settle claims tied to foreclosure abuses.
Gena Mangiaratti for City Limits  |  August 4, 2011 9:24 AM | Comments
Six advocacy groups say that JPMorgan Chase deserves a poor rating from the Community Reinvestment Act's examination -- the act aims to reduce redlining and meet the credit needs of low income residents.
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John Farley  |  August 4, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 22 12:30 PM | 3 Comments
Monday marks the 350th Anniversary of Staten Island. The proprietors of Great Kills bagel store, who were busted selling prescription pills and guns, were really excited to celebrate.
Queens College -- one of 23 CUNY institutions. Flickr/Edwin Land.
Vicky Plestis  |  August 3, 2011 11:47 AM | 1 Comment
Recent tuition hikes at CUNY schools are designed to leverage dwindling government support for higher education. But many students are being left out by the tuition increases.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
Despite an increase in the popularity of specialty food trucks, new rules and regulations limit where they can operate. What can New York learn from other cities?
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Leah Robinson for City Limits  |  August 2, 2011 3:12 PM | Comments
Jostling, Criminal Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Loitering and several other New York State laws contain broad and equivocal wording. Opponents of over-policing are targeting these "vague" laws. City Limits reports.
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 2, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
For political novices, New York’s maze of arcane election laws makes running for office nearly impossible. But even the pros can get tripped up.
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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 10:52 AM | Updated: August 4, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
As lawmakers in Albany begin redistricting, based on recent Census data, the process is ripe with both corruption and ingenuity.
Deputy Mayor Robert Steel will represent the Bloomberg administration on the regional economic council. Steel said the effort will help the state better focus on growth strategy. AP/Chuck Burton.
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 1, 2011 10:24 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up the state's economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that, but won't let go of its own five-borough initiatives.
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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Controversy has consumed the construction of three arenas in recent years. Why does the combination of sports and development incite such furious debate?
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City Hall News  |  July 29, 2011 10:29 AM | 1 Comment
Here’s our scientific assessment of who’s up and who’s down this week.
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