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Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole

Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole

The state's approval rate for parole applications has been sliced in half since 2005. Inmates convicted of high-profile crimes face almost insurmountable barriers—because of politics, not the penal code.
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Labor Trafficking Persists Amid Outrage Over Sex Trade
Can Broad Housing Coalition Get Real Change from Albany?
Dig Deep Into Superfund New York
Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You!
Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover


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Can Broad Housing Coalition Get Real Change from Albany?

Can Broad Housing Coalition Get Real Change from Albany?

Real Affordability for All is bringing an unusually broad coalition to press the state for changes to rent regulations and other policies to preserve affordable housing. READ MORE»

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Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You!

Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You!

Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border. READ MORE»


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Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover

Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover

While some statistics are disputed, the high rates of teacher attrition at charter schools raise questions about whether even the most successful ones can maintain quality amid the churn. READ MORE»

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Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Utilities jousting with pols, questions about who owns fiber infrastructure and a mix of efforts to bridge the digital divide: The push to get more New Yorkers on the web is a web of its own. READ MORE»


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Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

After the 2010 controversy, 25 firms signed a code of conduct for dealing with the state's pension funds. Most appear not to have made the disclosures necessary to show they are playing by the rules. 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»


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For an Iraqi in New York, U.S. Withdrawal is Not War's End

For an Iraqi in New York, U.S. Withdrawal is Not War's End

Leyla is one of 60,000 Iraqis who came to the United States after the 2003 invasion. Married to an American, settled in Brooklyn, she still feels the disruption of the war—especially when she hears her mother's voice. READ MORE»





CONVERSATIONS/OPINIONS

Improvement in Child Poverty Figures Demands More Action

By Jennifer March

Improvement in Child Poverty Figures Demands More Action

Child poverty decreased in New York City in 2013, but that was only a start towad rolling back the devastating effects of the Great Recession.

Are New Yorkers Desensitized to Violence?

By Gerard May

Are New Yorkers Desensitized to Violence?

Many murders make the front pages. But others don't. When a foreign visitor to the city learns of a killing near his home, he encounters resignation and dark humor.

Law and Disorder: A View on Broken Windows from Journal Square

By Mike Rowan

Law and Disorder: A View on Broken Windows from Journal Square

The supposed link between disorder and serious crime is as controversial as the policing strategies based on the assumed connection between the two. In one New Jersey city, disorder is common—and rarely threatening—in a public square.

Hostile Laws, Hateful Acts Bolster Stigma Against Homeless

By Jeff Foreman

Hostile Laws, Hateful Acts Bolster Stigma Against Homeless

From poor doors to subway arrests to demonstrations outside a hotel in Queens, the poor and homeless face a broad menu of stigmatization.

De Blasio Admin. Making City's Safety Net More Humane

By Joel Berg

De Blasio Admin. Making City's Safety Net More Humane

After two mayors who saw declining welfare rolls as an indication of policy success, HRA Commissioner Steve Banks is making progress restoring common sense and compassion. There's still much to do.

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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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