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Kallos Seeks Overhaul Through Open Source

May 29, 2014

Council Member Ben Kallos (Dave Sanders) Cities and states around the country such as San Francisco, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire have passed bills to require municipalities to use open source software

 

As Party Fractures, Cuomo Ascends

May 27, 2014

The 2014 Democratic ticket (Richard Drew/AP) Last week's State Democratic Convention was supposed to highlight Democratic unity, but instead it spotlighted a growing sense of unease and dissatisfaction the party's base

 

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 26

May 26, 2014

New York City Hall What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: The week began with the Memorial Day holiday and its annual rememberances and parades. On Tuesday, Mayor Bill

 

Solitary Confinement Scrutiny Grows

May 22, 2014

Guards at Rikers Island (Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times) Ismael Nazario remembers when solitary confinement broke him. "I just talked to myself, answering myself, pacing back and forth," recalled Nazario

 

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 18

May 18, 2014

New York City Hall What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: The week kicks off with Mayor Bill de Blasio giving the keynote to start this year's Internet

 

Everything Dot NYC

May 18, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is pushing ahead with the Bloomberg .nyc plan (photo: nyc.gov) Everything after the dot is changing. A couple of years ago, only 22 generic top-level domains

 

Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On

May 15, 2014

  Costly East Side Access construction continues (MTA) The terms "capital project" and "over budget" go together like peanut butter and jelly. Ask city agencies in charge of these projects why they