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What Awaits Unaccompanied Minors in New York

What Awaits Unaccompanied Minors in New York

If they aren't deported, the children who've come across the border in a recent surge will live here under one of several legal statuses, each offering advantages and complications to new Americans.
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Ambitious Call for De Blasio, Cuomo to Build Supportive Housing
Elusive Companies Targeted By City Crackdown on Job Scams
Details Murky in Cuomo's Goal for Minority Contracts
Many Biz Owners Hurt By Gas Blast Still Waiting for Aid
Can Bill de Blasio Lead a Progressive Urban Surge?


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What Awaits Unaccompanied Minors in New York

What Awaits Unaccompanied Minors in New York

If they aren't deported, the children who've come across the border in a recent surge will live here under one of several legal statuses, each offering advantages and complications to new Americans. READ MORE»

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Ambitious Call for De Blasio, Cuomo to Build Supportive Housing

Ambitious Call for De Blasio, Cuomo to Build Supportive Housing

Buildings that pair affordable housing with services are sure to be part of the mayor's housing plan. But it's unclear how big a part they'll be, or what funding role the state will play. READ MORE»


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Elusive Companies Targeted By City Crackdown on Job Scams

Elusive Companies Targeted By City Crackdown on Job Scams

The de Blasio administration is stepping up oversight of employment agencies, which need to be licensed and can only charge certain fees. But the targeted firms can change names and locations to keep operating in spite of the crackdown. READ MORE»

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Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services

Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services

Sometimes the fight's over classroom setting, sometimes over a child eating their meals through a straw. Often it involves lawyers, frantic parents and a strained school system. READ MORE»


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NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming

NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming

In the past five years, three toxic city sites have been enrolled in a federal clean-up program. Early on there were fears the label would inhibit development. Those have proven unfounded. READ MORE»

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Minority Contractors Face Hurdles, Flaws in Law

Minority Contractors Face Hurdles, Flaws in Law

In the city's effort to diversify city contracting, the administration is limited by procurement rules, MWBE firms by their small size and the law itself by the fuzzy process behind the goals it's set. Part II in our series. READ MORE»


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Bronx Art Groups Share Challenges Seeking Sustenance and Growth

Bronx Art Groups Share Challenges Seeking Sustenance and Growth

There’s no shortage of creative artists and organizations in the borough, but working on growth, attracting Bronxites, and working together is a persistent push. READ MORE»





CONVERSATIONS/OPINIONS

What Rob Astorino Offers New York City

By Rob Astorino

What Rob Astorino Offers New York City

An op-ed from the Republican nominee for governor promises tax reduction, replacing Common Core and vigorous oversight of the city's finances.

How Howie Hawkins Would Help New York

By Howie Hawkins

How Howie Hawkins Would Help New York

City Limits invited allies of the three leading gubernatorial campaigns to submit op-eds on why their candidate would be the best choice for New York City. First up is the Green Party's Howie Hawkins.

When Subway Dancers Get Busted, City's Culture is Bruised

By Gerard May

When Subway Dancers Get Busted, City's Culture is Bruised

What time is it? Showtime or "No" time? A visitor to New York wonders why the city is cracking down on one of the things that makes it unique.

My First Term at Homeless University

By Melanie Lee

My First Term at Homeless University

A homeless woman decides to think of her time in the city's shelter system as the kind of multifaceted learning experience for which some of us pay $30,000 a year.

Good News Mixed With Danger Signs for NYC's Job Market

By Benjamin Mandel and Joe Seydl

Good News Mixed With Danger Signs for NYC's Job Market

The overall employment picture is improving. But the economy is still plagued by trouble for young workers, a lack of middle-skill jobs and lingering effects from the years of deep unemployment.

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MULTIMEDIA

Where the state's lottery players placed their bets in 2012

Where the state's lottery players placed their bets in 2012

Raising the Bar for Health and Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care

Children and youth in New York’s foster care system have significant health and mental health needs that are rooted in childhood trauma. This project’s findings show that despite an increase in access to health services after entry into foster care and huge expenditures on high-cost services, the children continue to lack access to the preventive and behavioral health services that are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and New York State as a means of addressing their needs, improving outcomes, and managing costs.

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