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New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  September 7, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments
The analysis broke down graduation rates by race and country of origin, and looked at students who were discharged vs. those who dropped out.
Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy turned her lens on her famous mother, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Rory Kennedy.
Bob Feinberg  |  September 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Rory Kennedy's latest documentary, "Ethel," reveals the woman that supported Robert F. Kennedy during his remarkable career.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Good government groups are calling on the state ethics commission tio investigate Silver's handling of Vito Lopez's sexual harassment scandal. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  August 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: 9/11/2012 6:59 AM | 1 Comment
JCOPE votes to broadly investigate the Assembly's handling of Vito Lopez's sexual harassment scandal.VIDEO
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Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  August 30, 2012 2:22 PM | Comments
Effective and passionate communicator or too bombastic? Opinions about Christie’s keynote speech vary greatly.VIDEO
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Rachel Cromidas for GothamSchools  |  August 29, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments
The Department of Education has revised portions of its disciplinary code to make consequences for poor behavior less strict for the youngest students.
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Norman Oder for City Limits  |  August 28, 2012 11:34 AM | Comments
Documents reveal tense negotiations between housing officials and Ratner over the affordable housing in the first Atlantic Yards residential tower.
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Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  August 24, 2012 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few.
Barclays Arena in Atlantic Yards will come under the jurisdiction of the NYPD's 78th Precinct on Oct. 21. But residents still have many concerns including traffic, parking, drunken event-goers and how expanded police operations in the area. Flickr/ChrisHamby
John Farley  |  August 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The 78th Precinct's borders will soon expand to include the home of the Brooklyn Nets and major arena events, and neighbors have opening night jitters.
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John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
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