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Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka wants to reclaim New Jersey’s largest city from charter schools and Wall Street.

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

What Bill de Blasio can learn from Antonio Villaraigosa

The outlook for Mayor de Blasio’s signature initiative just got a whole lot brighter.

In the Bloomberg era, the woes of wealthy parents eclipsed those of everyone else. Now we’re talking about what most families are up against. 

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

The citizens of one of our largest cities are being shut out of the decisions that will affect their future.

Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Blogs

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

Christie’s former top political aide and the governor’s spokesman dispute each other’s recollections.

May 16, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The New Jersey governor may have acted illegally in diverting $1.8 billion from the Port Authority to pet projects in the state.

April 2, 2014

Pressure mounts for the New Jersey governor.

March 19, 2014

The US attorney is investigating the New Jersey governor’s role in the George Washington Bridge closures.

February 27, 2014

An intimate of Christie’s, the PA chairman may be on his way out.

February 24, 2014