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City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, a leading sponsor of a bill to limit the city's cooperation with federal immigration officials, spoke at a rally before the measure was introduced on Wednesday. Jane C. Timm/Gotham Gazette
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 22, 2011 10:14 AM | Comments
A majority of City Council members has moved to take on the Obama administration and current city policy in an effort to reduce the threat of deportation for some of New York's undocumented residents.
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Catherine Dunn for City Limits  |  August 17, 2011 7:55 AM | 1 Comment
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but it's still big news in New York's neighborhoods of color.
A pipe overflows during a rainstorm in Orangetown, NY. According to Riverkeeper, even half an inch of rain fall can overwhelm sewage treatment facilities on the Hudson. Photo courtesy of Riverkeeper.
John Farley  |  August 9, 2011 12:10 PM | Comments
Riverkeeper released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
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John Farley  |  August 5, 2011 1:24 PM | 1 Comment
Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg's politically influential philanthropy represent a troubling intersection of personal wealth and government?
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Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 5, 2011 8:28 AM | Comments
New York City's Lobbying Commission wants to redefine lobbying.
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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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  |  July 27, 2011 2:27 PM | Comments
Administration for Child Services Commissioner John Mattingly announced on Tues. that he is resigning after seven years of service. On Weds., Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed his replacement, Family Court Judge Ronald E. Richter, who inherits a complicated legacy.
The cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Superfund site in South Plainfield, NJ continues. The site is one of the most contaminated in the nation. AP/Mike Derer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 03:27 PM | 1 Comment
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the "armpit of America" in jest -- a reference to the state's legacy of industry and pollution -- the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
Construction on Barclay's Center. State documents predicted there would be 1,620 construction jobs this summer. There are 543. Flickr/m_dougherty.
John Farley  |  July 19, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
Many construction workers -- long-standing supporters of the controversial Atlantic Yards project -- are becoming disillusioned and angry as promised jobs fail to appear.VIDEO
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