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Time to Reform Mayoral Control

May 28, 2015

Mayor de Blasio visits a classeoom (photo: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) On May 12, a Quinnipiac poll was released showing that two to one, New York City voters believe that the mayor should


Building One Livable City

May 27, 2015

A NYC park ribbon-cutting (@MarkLevineNYC) New York is embarking on a building boom, and upzoning neighborhoods around the boroughs, with the laudable goal of making the city more affordable. But will


Fix NYCHA First

May 20, 2015

NYCHA buildings in Harlem (photo: David Schalliol) Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have turned heads with bold plans for lifting 800,000 families out of poverty, boosting school performance, and making


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