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Traditional canning jars hold varieties of marijuana in a cabinet at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Despite a federal crackdown on California's medical marijuana industry, the restrictive nature of New Jersey's pot program means its probably safe from federal threat. AP/Reed Saxon.
John Farley  |  December 5, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: January 30, 2012 1:15 PM | 19 Comments
Since federal prosecutors went after medical marijuana dispensaries in California, what makes New Jersey think it will escape the same fate?
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Benjamin Kabak for Second Avenue Sagas  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Nail-clipping? Teeth-flossing? Eye-brow-plucking? The founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas opines on personal grooming habits that just shouldn’t be done on public transit.
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.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Autism affects nearly one in every 110 children and takes a serious emotional and financial toll on families. A new law requires New York State insurers to cover the diagnoses and treatment of autism.VIDEO
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John Farley and Bridget Leahy  |  October 28, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: October 31, 2011 3:45 PM | 3 Comments

On Oct. 31, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city received seven proposals to build Applied Sciences, a new innovative tech campus. Here’s a comparison of the top contenders.

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Jon Lentz for The Capitol  |  October 25, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The Cuomo administration hopes hydrofracking will bring jobs to New York but Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has raised red flags about the environmental impact of drilling.
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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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Jake Mooney for City Limits  |  August 25, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments
Advocates praise the motives behind New York's plan to reduce the amount of sewage released untreated into its waterways. But they're worried about the details.
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Laura Nahmias for The Capitol  |  August 23, 2011 10:48 AM | Comments
New hire Courtney Burke plans to transform a New York agency with an ugly past. The Capitol report.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 23, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their "2011 Report Card on Beaches." All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.
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