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Battles between the city's black and Latino gangs are the outcome of a dismal racial and economic situation.

Urban restaurateurs, activists and consumers are seeking "food
justice," insisting that healthy food shouldn't be a privilege for
the wealthy and white.

A tribute to Jane Jacobs's extraordinary vision of urban life and her
passionate care for people and places.

Three new books explore how an absence of regulation and active
policies of racial exclusion have shaped America's arid suburbs.

Advocacy groups like ACORN want New Orleanians to play a
role in the rebuilding of the community they had to leave. The biggest
issue so far: getting refugees of the storm back home.

New Orleans, a city full of idiosyncrasies, must be restored for the benefit of the nation as a whole.

Some storm victims evacuated from New Orleans were
"sorted" by age, race or gender. Is breaking up families and
prioritizing by race any way to deal with disaster?

At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
movie.

New Orleans is the classic tale of two cities: one
showy, middle-class and white; the other poor, downtrodden and
low-income black.

An effective progressive movement must start in cities.

Blogs

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

Most of the prominent figures involved in the Bridgegate scandal—including Port Authority general counsel Philip Kwon—were directly appointed by Governor Christie.

February 18, 2014

We know what a progressive thinks about living wages and police stops. But what’s the progressive position on school cancellations?

February 13, 2014

The mayor criticized his predecessor repeatedly as he announced his first spending plan.

February 12, 2014