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A Course Outline for the City's New Schools Chancellor
  

Jan 29, 2014

Council Member Mark Weprin Amazingly, Carmen Fariña is the first schools chancellor since Rudy Crew in 1995 who does not require a waiver from the state for lack of educational credentials

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Last Updated (Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:28 PM)

Mayor Signals New Future with Paid Sick Days Move
  

Jan 22, 2014

In January, Mayor de Blasio and other city officials rallied to announce expanded paid sick leave legislation Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have announced an expansion

Last Updated (Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:26 PM)

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year
  

Dec 19, 2013

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, communities across America observe Homeless Memorial Day. Last year, 175 communities held an event. But most people have never heard of

Last Updated (Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:31 PM)

Analysis: The Bloomberg Fiscal Legacy
  

Nov 24, 2013

After 12 years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will have left an indelible fiscal stamp on New York City that will present his successor — and any progressive agenda —

Last Updated (Monday, November 25, 2013 11:13 AM)

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Commentary: I Lost the SNAP Challenge
  

Nov 22, 2013

It's old news that food stamps, technically SNAP benefits, were cut on Nov. 1 by $5 billion, including cuts for about 1.9 million New York City residents. If you were

Last Updated (Friday, November 22, 2013 12:22 PM)

Letter to the Editor: De Blasio And Affordable Housing
  

Nov 06, 2013

Dear Editor, The article “De Blasio Pins Affordable Housing Hopes on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning” correctly highlights the challenge of requiring affordable housing in any new developments that depend on zoning changes. One

Last Updated (Wednesday, November 06, 2013 05:31 PM)