Autism affects nearly one in every 110 children and takes a serious emotional and financial toll on families. A new law requires New York State insurers to cover the diagnoses and treatment of autism.VIDEO
Two years ago, New York State launched SNUG, a program in which former gang members work full-time to mediate potentially violent disputes between youths. But funding for the program has been cut.VIDEO
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
New York State has been without a functioning ethics watchdog for two months and change. Assembly members say it's time for the governor to act.
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
MetroFocus took a look at the surprising roots of disorderly conduct as a legal concept in 14th-century British common law and the myriad ways in which the NYPD has used it.
Six months after reports surfaced of rampant abuse of developmentally disabled people living under state care, the new head of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities discusses what's changed under her watch.