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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
Michael Aron for NJ Today  |  October 31, 2012 9:04 AM | Comments
Christie says politics doesn't have a place in Sandy discussions, but President Obama will be in NJ with the Governor Wednesday.VIDEO
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NJ Today and MetroFocus assessed the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the region. Watch the livestream archive of the video. VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 30, 2012 8:50 AM | Updated: Oct. 30, 2012, 1:40 PM | Comments
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  October 29, 2012 5:38 PM | Comments
The Pompton and Passaic Rivers are below their high water marks, literally calm before the storm.
Two screenshots from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's new interactive college-readiness map show how many students in the Class of 2011 graduated college-ready in two adjacent Manhattan neighborhoods. Image courtesy of the Annenburg Institute.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  October 26, 2012 1:32 PM | Comments
A report says that New York City schoolchildren are prepared or not for college based on demographics.
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October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
This statue, also known as Bethesda Fountain, is on the Bethesda Terrace. The angel references a Biblical site and the Croton water system that first supplied New York City in 1842. The lily in the angel's hand represents the water's purity. 'Angel of the Waters' is the only statue that was commissioned for Central Park. Its sculptor, Emma Stebbins, was the first woman to receive a public art commission in New York City. Photo by MetroFocus.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The gift by a hedge fund manager from Queens is believed to be the largest gift ever to a public park. VIDEO
U.S. Census data shows that in New York City and Connecticut, the percentage of workers making more than $250,000 a year increased. In New York state, the number was stable, and in New Jersey, the percentage of people making over $200,000 fell.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Census figures show that in NYC, as the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz talks about research from his book, "The Price of Inequality."VIDEO
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Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt for narrative.ly  |  October 22, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Three immigrants seeking a highly coveted visa struggle to prove their worth to the United States.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

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