Government & Politics

The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Sports Betting

Billions of dollars every year are wagered on the outcome of various sporting events, but except for bets made in Las Vegas and a few other states, they're all illegal.

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Jessica Siegel, The Brooklyn Bureau  |  April 1, 2013 9:51 AM | Comments
East Brooklyn Churches typically work behind the scenes. But they've made headlines by forcing candidates to provide detailed housing, school and policing proposals.
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Voices of NY  |  March 29, 2013 10:47 AM | Comments
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced eight new programs to foster job training.
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Joe Hirsch, City Limits  |  March 27, 2013 9:31 AM | 1 Comment
Mayoral frontrunners skipped a recent forum in the South Bronx neighborhood.
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Michael Aron, NJ Today  |  March 26, 2013 11:37 AM | 1 Comment
With the mayor of Camden at his side, Christie announced the state is taking over the Camden City Schools.VIDEO
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March 20, 2013 4:48 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage, we talk about our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election, some famous cheesecake by upstate nuns, and much more...VIDEO
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Nick Powell, City & State  |  March 20, 2013 10:45 AM | Comments
It’s the calm before the storm at W’s, early evening on a Saturday night, the eve of St. Patrick’s Day.
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March 20, 2013 9:52 AM | Comments
What do the residents of the five boroughs actually think about the elections that will determine who governs them for the next four years?VIDEO
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David Cruz, NJ Today  |  March 15, 2013 11:34 AM | Comments
Debbie Walsh, who directs the Center for Women & Politics at Rutgers, says it’s been a long hard road for women in New Jersey. VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  March 13, 2013 2:55 PM | Comments
An interactive map tracks 20 years of data on poverty and minimum wage in the US.
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NJ Today  |  March 12, 2013 1:16 PM | Comments
The issue of mental illness has become an important topic of public discussion, particularly after recent mass shootings. VIDEO
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