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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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Marina Lopes and Tom Liddy for DNAinfo  |  October 17, 2011 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
Tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters, emboldened after plans to clean their encampment at Zuccotti Park were scrapped, crammed into the Crossroads of the World after marching on banks across Manhattan Saturday amid a series of rallies across the globe. DNAinfo reports.VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference in Trenton announcing he will not be running for President. (Photo courtesy of Chris Christie)
Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  October 6, 2011 2:59 PM | Comments
Candidates are always more attractive from a distance. But did you ever notice that as soon as they jump in, the media, the pundits and, of course, their political enemies begin to pick them apart and then they don’t look so good?VIDEO
Chelsea Elliott, 25, who learned about it Saturday while standing on the sidewalk on East 12th Street....
Ben Fractenberg for DNAinfo  |  September 28, 2011 5:40 PM | 2 Comments
The NYPD has launched an internal investigation into a now-notorious video of a police official pepper spraying a crowd of Wall Street protesters, Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.

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Adam Lisberg for The Capitol  |  September 28, 2011 3:16 PM | Comments
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.
City Hall News  |  September 23, 2011 10:51 AM | Comments
Gov. Cuomo’s poll numbers soared while the world’s leaders converged on Midtown to decide foreign policy and aggravate commuters. And, as always, the weeks winners and losers came into focus.
Central Park. Flickr/JuntosWorldwide
Laura Vanderkam for City Journal  |  September 7, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Can the public-private model save neglected parks without rich neighbors?
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.
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. City Hall News and Gotham school hosted a panel discussion with politicians and leaders in the field to discuss
Sam Lewis  |  August 25, 2011 7:59 PM | Comments
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight and inequality persists. How will last year's battles play out in the fall?VIDEO
Andrew Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 24, 2011 9:56 AM | Comments
Both Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin and his Republican opponent Bob Turner are reaching out to a diverse group of voters in the Ninth Congressional District for this fall's special election. But one population group that makes up a significant portion of the district seems to be getting left in the cold: Latino voters. City Hall News reports.
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