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Child Welfare Effort Avoids Taking Kids from Home by Giving them One

There's growing interest in using supportive housing to help families whose children might otherwise end up in the foster-care system.

Celebrate Earth Day: Find Pollution Near You!

Online tools let you see which companies release which toxic substances in your neighborhood and borough. There's good news and bad news in the numbers.

Widespread Fixes Needed to Protect Disaster Workers

More than a dozen years after rescue workers and others toiled in toxic fumes amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, a report recommends changes to practices—and culture—before the next disaster.

Breaking Down De Blasio's First Act

In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.

Advocates Have Wary Praise For End of NYPD Surveillance Unit

Those who opposed the Bloomberg administration's snooping on Muslims welcomed the shut-down of the "demographic unit." Now they want proof that the spying itself will stop.

Optimism on Massive Portfolio of Working-Class Housing

Advocates hoped a new owner would take on the troubled "three-borough pool." But they welcome a deal with the state AG protecting tenants' rights.

Is NYC's '1 Percent' Overtaxed?

They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?

NYC's Housing Crunch is Part of National Crisis

A new report finds renters are being priced out of housing across the country—not because of a lack of supply, but because of the inadequacy of our incomes.

De Blasio Defines Governing Philosophy in 100th Day Speech

The mayor described a progressive ideal that, he promised, would encompass everything his administration does from Day 101 on.

Group Amplifies Complaints by Foster-Care Parents, Kids

An advocacy group in Harlem says it is hearing more and more from parents and children who believe the child-welfare system has been insufficiently responsive to their complaints.


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Key New York Suit Calls Public Defender Programs Inadequate

An upcoming class-action lawsuit in New York's court of appeals could drastically change the structure of public defender programs nationwide.
The New York Times

NYPD Officers Under Pressure to Make Arrests and Meet Quotas, Officer Claims

In the 41st Precinct in the Bronx, a police officer claims that fellow police officers are pressured to meet a quota of 20 summonses and 1 arrest each month at the risk of punitive actions like loss of overtime and denial of days off.
WABC-TV News

New Option For the States On Inmates In the Census

For this year's count, states will have the option of removing prison inmates from local tallies, rather than adding them to local populations, which is widely felt to unfairly skew population numbers and political representation.
The New York Times

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