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Pope Francis' Green New York

Sep 23, 2015

Pope Francis (photo via The Vatican on flickr) Nothing Pope Francis does is by accident. Read the schedule of the Pope's visit here and you'll see Pope Francis' view of New York


Time for Real Reform to Curb Police Brutality

Sep 22, 2015

Commissioner Bratton (photo: @NYPDnews) James Blake's treatment by NYPD officer James Frascatore was appalling, and only reinforces the need for substantive reforms that have yet to be acted on by Mayor


Charting the Path for Immigrant Advocacy, Together

Sep 21, 2015

(photo: Make the Road NY) Serious moments call for serious discussion, and action. And so it is with immigration politics in our country today. Three years after President Obama's deferred action for


The LaGuardia VaporTrain?

Sep 17, 2015

Cuomo & Biden announce LAG plan (image: Office of the Governor - Kevin P. Coughlin) In Silicon Valley, the technology industry regularly releases new hardware and software to eager customers. Tech companies


Mayor's Needed Computer Science Plan Holds Great Promise

Sep 17, 2015

De Blasio giving his education speech (photo: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office) When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will invest $81 million to ensure all New York City students


A Fall Agenda for the City Council Veterans Committee

Sep 15, 2015

CM Ulrich presents veteran Robinson Arana with a proclamation (photo: @eric_ulrich)  A year ago I wrote a column on issues the New York City Council Veterans Committee should consider holding hearings


In New York, Workers Have Earned a Better Life

Sep 07, 2015

Labor Day was created to pay tribute to America's hard-working men and women, but for many working and middle class families in New York City and elsewhere, taking time off