Government & Politics

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on Expanding Affordable Housing

Alicia Glen, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan.

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Michelle Sartor  |  June 27, 2012 12:41 PM | Comments
New Jersey DEP Commissioner says the organization is investigating ways to cope with rising sea levels and flooding, as well as improve air quality and keep state parks open.VIDEO
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Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  June 26, 2012 11:18 AM | 1 Comment
Not a single slot will be lost or school aide laid off as a result of this year’s budget deal.
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Advances in the nanotechnology field are making their way into everyday life. Area scientists agree that the public should learn about nanotechnology's applications.VIDEO
The New York Assembly holds a debate on disclosure of teacher evaluations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. On the same day, the legislature approved the teacher ratings plan. AP /Tim Roske
John Farley  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A look at what the New York State Legislature did and didn't pass this year.VIDEO
Mayor Bloomberg congratulates a winner in the first BigApps competition, in 2010. Flickr/ Steven Rosenbaum.
Georgia Kral  |  June 21, 2012 3:54 PM | Comments
Five initiatives aim to improve broadband in emerging high-tech areas, bring broadband to industrial zones, and improve access for residents through mobile platforms.
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Karen DeWitt  |  June 20, 2012 11:36 AM | Comments
The state legislature must approve the bill before the session ends on Thursday.
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Georgia Kral  |  June 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
To receive this funding, arts groups in New York State must demonstrate how their art will spur economic development and community building.
The New Jersey State Attorney General has described the abuse of prescription drugs, like OxyCodone, as an epidemic. According to a new survey, 80 percent of New Jersey parents think kids are getting access to these drugs from medicine cabinets.the  AP/Toby Talbot
John Farley  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 146 Comments
Many doctors say a new system designed to curb prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 14, 2012 2:27 PM | Comments
If the governor and legislature can’t agree on a state budget by July 1, non-essential government offices will shut down. VIDEO
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A group of NYC teens are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to stand up to some of the world's most important leaders. VIDEO
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