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A corrections officer waits outside a cell inside the Rikers Island jail complex.
Correction officers should not follow youth off of Rikers Island.
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Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has said voting reforms are on the table next year.
The embarrassing spectacle of regular voters bounced from the rolls has to stop.
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An "Abolish ICE" sign during a march in New York City in June.
The federal government should follow NYC’s lead on immigration.
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Nail salon workers in New York City.
The state Department of Labor should require one fair wage for all workers.
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New York City Housing Authority residences in Brooklyn.
The public housing authority keeps disguising its problems.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during the "school bus tour" to advocate for the passage of the "red flag" law.
Getting one private entity to boycott another isn’t the governor’s job.
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Orthodox Jewish children and adults cross a street in front of a school bus in Borough Park, Brooklyn.
Exempting yeshivas from educational requirements violates the First Amendment.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announce a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests.
The mayor’s recent announcement addresses the severity but not the disparity of marijuana enforcement.
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Then-New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito greets onlookers at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in 2014.
Reallocating funds from Centro was about supporting another generation of immigrants.
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A big yellow private sanitation truck driving through the streets of Manhattan.
Zoned franchises for waste management harms customer service. Other approaches can improve safety.
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