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Dig Deep Into Superfund New York

Dig Deep Into Superfund New York

Archive articles, federal documents, slideshows and more on the three Superfund cleanups now underway in New York.
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Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You!
Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover
From the Archives: A Postmortem of NYC's 'Undetermined' Fatalities
City Finally Beating Back Queens Floodwaters
Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired


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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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Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

New York City is working to build a foster-care system that welcomes gay and trans youth. New training has made gains against still-common cultural and religious hangups among caseworkers and foster parents. READ MORE»


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Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold

Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold

Six months after a landmark settlement was signed committing the housing authority to a comprehensive attack on potentially deadly fungus, advocates are optimistic but say they've seen little action. 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»





CONVERSATIONS/OPINIONS

NYC's Success Reducing Unintended Births is at Risk

By Joan Malin

NYC's Success Reducing Unintended Births is at Risk

Dramatic declines in teen pregnancy in the city are the result of policy successes that wise officials are trying to replicate for older women, in the face of Supreme Court rulings that put reproductive rights at risk.

Helping the Homeless Save (For) Themselves

By Ken Brown

Helping the Homeless Save (For) Themselves

Could individual development accounts give New York City a new tool for moving homeless families and individuals from shelter into homes?

Can Churches Fund Affordable Housing?

By Hugh Kelly

Can Churches Fund Affordable Housing?

POP is different from most other real-estate finance operations in two ways. First, it's named after a papal encyclical. Second, it underwrites housing working-class New Yorkers can afford.

Nonprofits Must Practice Intergenerational Generosity

By Danielle Moss Lee

Nonprofits Must Practice Intergenerational Generosity

Experience can be a gem or a fossil. New ideas can be a boost or a fetish. As the city ages and a new generation of leaders emerges, nonprofits have to figure out how to get the best out of everyone.

Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever!

By Sondra Youdelman

Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever!

First there were four. Then there 10. This year 22 Councilmembers will let constituents decide how to spend money. The dollar impact is impressive. The democracy impact could be even more so.

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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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