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Monserrate runs on anti-gay platform

N.Y. politician uses homophobia as main election message.

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A good day for health care reform

NEW YORK -- It was a beautiful day Feb. 20 for New Yorkers and for health care reform.

New York City threatens to evict public school in favor of charter

Privately-run, publically-funded charter schools are pushing out successful public schools in competition for scarce resources, leading to more segregation, more inequality.

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City comptroller takes aim at developer abuse

NEW YORK - Comptroller John Liu is setting up a task force to help protect communities from big developers and corruption.

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N.Y. progressives begin to line up behind Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., appointed to fill the seat vacated by now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has already picked up a spate of endorsements.

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‘This fracking sucks,’ concerned residents say

ITHACA, N.Y. - Residents in this town, known for its picturesque waterfalls, are protesting a plan to extract gas from the ground by a process known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.

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NYC students on Facebook, in the street over MTA cuts

Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.

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Bronx community takes on the real estate industry

Who said you can't beat City Hall? In a predominantly Hispanic working-class New York neighborhood, people organized against powerful business interests allied with City Hall, and they won.

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NYC transit cuts: byproduct of giveaways to the rich

Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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