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Cautionary Tales on Charter Schools from Outside NYC

Corruption allegations in Hartford and Albuquerque and a relentless push for for-profit charters in Dallas highlight problems that New York's charter-school surge has largely avoided.

The Death and Life of Stop-and-Frisk

A new report looks back on 11 years of a controversial policy.

Willets Point Mall Clears Legal Hurdle

Opponents of the development sued over the use of parkland to support a retail establishment. A state judge dismissed the case, but an appeal is likely.

From the Archives: A Postmortem of NYC's 'Undetermined' Fatalities

Each year, nearly 200 deaths in New York City are categorized as "events of undetermined intent." These are cases in which the city’s medical examiner cannot determine whether the person died of natural causes, accident, suicide or murder.

Tree Pruning Problems: Some Species Are Special Risks

The city comptroller has found flaws in how the city tracks tree pruning. Here's some helpful background from a 2012 City Limits special report.

Resisting Arrest: Is There a Trend?

The head of the NYPD says more people are resisting arrest. What do the statistics indicate? Updated

City Finally Beating Back Queens Floodwaters

After decades of regular flooding in the borough's southeast, a $6 billion infrastructure project is having an impact. Some want DEP to go further and pump out rising groundwater.

Report Finds 'Epidemic' of Aging in Prison

One increasingly common facet of the problem: Elderly prisoners with dementia so pronounced they cannot remember the crime for which they are incarcerated.

What Was the Bloomberg Admin. Saying About Jail Violence?

A look back at annual reports on jail conditions shows an emphasis on progress being made, but also an acknowledgement of an increasing violence problem.

Clinic Protests Continue as Abortion in NYC Plummets

There were 20,000 fewer such procedures in 2012 than a decade earlier.


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A Permanent Problem Requires A Permanent Solution

This report from the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development finds that nearly 170,000 units of subsidized rental units are in danger of losing their rent caps by 2037.
Association of Neighborhood & Housing Development

For Families of Mentally Ill, Mixed Feelings Over Push Away From Adult Homes

Homes for mentally ill adults have been court-ordered to change, but how to reform is unclear.
The New York Times

Take Care New York

The Bloomberg administration's new set of health goals for New Yorkers includes "be heart healthy" and "raise healthy children." Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Adolescent Mental Health in the United States

According to this new assessment, one-fifth of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder, yet too few services are available.
National Center for Children in Poverty

The Impact of Poor Housing Conditions on the Health of Asthmatic New Yorkers

Vermin and other aspects of poor housing contribute to higher rates of asthma among the poor.
The Coalition for Asthma-Free Homes

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