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Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  December 20, 2012 11:00 AM | Comments
The shooting tragedy in Newtown has focused new attention on the issue of mental illness and guns. New York City and state have some of the toughest laws, but advocates still see flaws.VIDEO
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December 13, 2012 4:40 PM | Comments
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what happened when the power went out at New York hospitals, an interview with former Mayor Ed Koch and more.VIDEO
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.
Christina Knight  |  November 21, 2012 2:49 PM | Comments
True to his slogan, "Art Works," Rocco Landesman was dedicated to showing art's economic benefits in local communities and to the Gross Domestic Product.
Map courtesy of the Center for Urban Research.
Andy Beveridge for Gotham Gazette  |  November 20, 2012 12:14 PM | Comments
The next City Council will likely be demographically similar to the current one, though there may be an increase in both Asian and Latino membership.
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
The National Guard delivered cases of food and water to a distribution site at Surf Avenue and W. 25th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Doug Turetsky for the IBO  |  November 8, 2012 12:16 PM | Comments
While Hurricane Sandy shares the climatic origins of Irene, the extent of the physical devastation is more akin to 9/11.
The line was long at 5 p.m. at the PS 92 poll site.
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2012 10:50 AM | Comments
While a New York victory for President Obama was expected, the real fights were at the state and local levels.
Ramona Beard and her daughter Ashley Beard, both of Coney Island, voted at a new poll site on Tuesday. Despite recent hardships, they expressed optimism. MetroFocus/Georgia Kral
David King, Kamelia Kilawan and Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 6, 2012 4:29 PM | Comments
With affidavit ballots in place due to the hurricane, some voters won't cast ballots in their districts for local candidates and that could mean the difference in some close races.
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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette  |  November 1, 2012 9:26 AM | Comments
For polling sites in state without power, paper ballots will be used. The processing of absentee ballot applications is delayed.
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Center for Urban Research Director John Mollenkopf uses mapping to show the changing balance of native-born and immigrant racial groups.VIDEO
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