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Wall Street protesters occupy a wall on Canal Street after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park. At 10:30 a.m., the protesters marched back to Zuccotti, where they were met with police barricades. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis.
John Farley and Sam Lewis  |  November 15, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: November 17, 2011 10:09 AM | 8 Comments

Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.

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Ronald Richter, commissioner of Child Services, took office in September. According to Richter, Child Services is prioritizing several intiatives. Photo courtesy of Daniel S. Burnstein for City Hall News.
Jon Lentz for City Hall News  |  November 14, 2011 1:45 PM | Comments
The death of four-year-old Marchella Pierce raised doubts about the Administration for Children's Services effectiveness. But a new commissioner wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Earlier this week, protesters gathered outside the Department Of Education Building. Standardized testing was a hot topic among protesters. Creative Commons/Myra Iraqal
Dan Brown  |  November 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  November 11, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Election Day had its share of real winners and losers but we highlight the behind-the-scenes operatives, the game-changing endorsements, and the officials who bet it all and won (or lost) big.
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The Capitol  |  November 10, 2011 11:03 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent radio appearance went viral when he said: “I am the government!” It’s such a delicious slice of Cuomo that we made it available for download. The Capitol reports.
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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan. On Nov. 8, Donovan may lose his seat to . AP/John Marshall Mantel.
Gail Robinson for Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 PM | 1 Comment
Three of New York City’s five district attorneys are up for re-election this year, but there's only doubt about the fate of one incumbent, Staten Island's Daniel Donovan.
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NJToday  |  November 7, 2011 3:27 PM | Updated: November 8, 2011 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
Although Gov. Chris Christie’s name won’t appear on the ballot, tomorrow’s election is widely expected to be a referendum on his performance. VIDEO
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 7, 2011 10:42 AM | Comments
In 2009, Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook was indicted for allegedly bilking taxpayer-funded nonprofits. As his long-awaited trial begins, the time to find his successor may have finally arrived.
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Matt Draper  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 5, 2011 9:48 AM | 17 Comments
Passengers love to complain about New York City's 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out.
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