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Jake Mooney

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Jake Mooney grew up on Long Island and got his start in journalism covering local governments for the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia. He moved to New York in 2002 to attend Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He spent five years as a regular writer for the City Section of the New York Times, including a year and a half writing the section's front page column, Dispatches. He and his wife live in Brooklyn.

Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Transit cuts don't just mean fewer trains. There'll be less room on trains that are running. And that could compound other problems underground.

Projects to upgrade a sewage plant and construct a cement facility open the next chapter in a complex—and controversial—industrial history.

In the second of our three-part series about environmental worries on Staten Island, we look at the pros and cons of sacrificing marshland to create jobs and a new park.

Industrial pollution from the roaring twenties and the Manhattan Project lingers on Staten Island, and is attracting new attention from the EPA.

Under a bill proposed by the New York State legislature, health professionals engaging in or assisting in torture or mistreatment of prisoners would lose their license.

The contaminants in Hudson River waters include PCBs, mercury, cadmium, various insecticides, and dioxins and furans – which can come from incinerator smoke and car exhaust.

The ad would have cited the hypocrisy of arresting users when nearly half of all New Yorkers, including Bloomberg, have tried the drug.

The City Council might require buildings that receive tax breaks to pay their staff higher wages. The real estate industry opposes the idea. Where does the mayor stand?

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