Candidates are always more attractive from a distance. But did you ever notice that as soon as they jump in, the media, the pundits and, of course, their political enemies begin to pick them apart and then they don’t look so good anymore? Gov. Chris Christie knew that. NJTV contributor Steve Adubato reflects on Christie’s decision not to run for president.
On Oct. 5, about 15,000 people and 15 unions marched together in Lower Manhattan. At night, the scene turned ugly, as police used pepper spray and batons on the protesters.
Outsourcing to private companies is supposed to streamline city government, but corruption is rampant. The City Council passed a bill that aims to clean up the contract process. Gotham Gazette reports.
As the Metropolitan Transit Authority is about to embark on the largest borrowing program in its history, the Transit Workers Union has decided to take up its megaphone and question just how much money Wall Street is making off the MTA’s debt.
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what’s the difference between an A and a B when the Department of Education grades its 1,700 schools? City Limits reports.
Nightlife impresario Michael Dorf, the founder of the Knitting Factor and City Winery, reflects on some of the more archaic laws governing the city’s entertainment scene today.
In opposition to a state law, towns across New York have passed local bans on hydraulic fracking.. Now, the gas industry is suing for the right to drill.