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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Find out about some of the secrets buried deep in Central Park, from Adrian Benepe, the former NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner.VIDEO
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September 18, 2012 6:27 PM | Comments
Aharoni says Iran “is posing not only a physical threat, but also a conceptual threat” to Israel. VIDEO
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NJ Today  |  September 18, 2012 2:28 PM | Comments
The number of women running for Congress -- 163 -- is at an all-time high. Of the candidates, 116 are Democrats and 47 are Republicans.
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Adrian Benepe  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Adrian Benepe recounts his 30-plus year career working in city parks in the book "Central Park: An Anthology" and in his interview on MetroFocus.VIDEO
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner developers Bruce Ratner congratulate each other at a press event following the passage of the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces in size. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  September 13, 2012 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
Bloomberg's fight against obesity and diabetes includes limiting the size of sweet drinks sold at certain establishments.
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September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

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David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 12, 2012 11:56 AM | 1 Comment
Will voters be sending future jailbirds to Albany, or will they put their faith in people with unfamiliar names who promise change? Here are a few highlights from the dozens of primaries playing out in the city.
Montclair State University (MSU) entrance in Montclair, N.J. The majority of the 10 companies participating in the LaunchPad tech accelerator there are from N.J.; the rest are from New York. Photo courtesy of MSU.
Young Soo Yang for NJ Today  |  September 10, 2012 10:28 AM | Comments
Mentorship, office space at Montclair State University and $20,000 in seed capital was given to 10 companies.
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