Government & Politics

Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

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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.
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October 29, 2012 5:10 PM | Comments
Several New Jersey public services have been suspended while residents begin to face power outages and flooding.
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NJTV  |  October 29, 2012 4:30 PM | Updated: October 29, 2012 4:30 PM | Comments
From shorelines to Atlantic City evacuation, see snapshots from around the Garden State.
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 29, 2012 3:56 PM | Comments
State Police Superintendant Rick Fuentes said the Raritan River basin was a bigger worry than the Passaic River basin. VIDEO
Flooding on Carroll Street, between Bond Street and the Gowanus Canal
Georgia Kral  |  October 29, 2012 12:15 PM | Comments
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Nathaniel Herz for The New York World  |  October 29, 2012 8:59 AM | Comments
New York greets Hurricane Sandy with fewer shelters and state troopers — and a shorter timeline for evacuation
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Michelle Sartor for NJ Today  |  October 28, 2012 11:24 AM | Comments
Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey and ordered the evacuation of some areas. Atlantic City will begin evacuations at noon Sunday.
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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
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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