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Restorative Justice is Key to School Discipline Reform

May 18, 2015

A discussion on school discipline (photo: @Teachers_Unite) Since the founding of Bronx Lab School in 2004, "student discipline" has been an ongoing topic of discussion. Students, staff, and parents are continually


A Holistic Approach to Reducing Gun Violence

May 13, 2015

CMs Gibson, center, & Williams, right, are two of the co-authors (photo: William Alatriste) NYPD Detective Brian Moore is one of the latest victims of a gun violence pandemic that has


Fix Water Mains, Improve Transit

Apr 28, 2015

Water floods the subway (photo: @NYCityAlerts) Mayor Bill de Blasio's executive budget is expected soon and one of the issues attracting attention is the size of the city's contribution to the


Community Leaders Do Work to Stop the Violence

Apr 28, 2015

CM Jumaane Williams and others decry gun violence in Flatbush, BK (Alex Vitale) In the wake of the protests following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions the conservative


Access to Condoms: Partial Win in 2015 Budget

Apr 20, 2015

A rally to promote access to condoms At the conclusion of a highly-contested budget season few advocates are claiming victories. Fair wage activists, ethics watchdogs and DREAMers, among others, are gearing


Time for City to Overhaul Drug Strategy

Apr 17, 2015

Council Member Corey Johnson (photo: William Alatriste) On Thursday, April 16, City Council Member Corey Johnson introduced legislation to create an Office of Drug Strategy to oversee New York City's myriad