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A frustrating quest for food security has led some residents to grow their own.

An experienced prosecutor who knows that prevention is the best crime-fighting strategy, Aborn has fought for drug-law reform and sensible gun-control.

An experienced prosecutor who knows that prevention is the best crime-fighting strategy, Aborn has fought for drug-law reform and sensible gun-control.

Find an emergency prevention programs in your area, encourage no-strings attached outreach and more means to end homelessness.

Filling the empty streets and turning pedestrian piazzas into true commons.

For Henry Paulson and his son Merritt, the taxpayers of Portland, Oregon, must look like geese with an infinite supply of golden eggs.

Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

Learn the best bathroom options and soup kitchen schedules, carry a blanket, squat and more.

Television news reports are casting new light on the violence that
flourished in New Orleans in the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The indictment of Alex Sanchez, a revered gangbanger-turned-peacemaker, raises doubts about the LAPD and whether it should be released from a federal court order.

Blogs

New York City's mayor-elect is looking to become a national spokesperson on urban issues. That's not ambition. It's necessity.

December 16, 2013

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

The mayor-elect will have to manage a huge budget, labor talks, an aggressive press and a cagey governor. Oh, and he might just carry the hopes of the progressive movement.

December 13, 2013

Chicago’s commitment of almost half a billion dollars to privatize its transit fare collections sweated greed from every pore—and it doesn’t even work.

December 10, 2013

The difference between President Obama and Mayor-elect de Blasio lies not in how they view inequality but in how they plan to fight it.

December 9, 2013

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

De Blasio won with NYC voters "regardless of race, gender, age, education, religion or income." 

November 5, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013