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Give the Gift of Voice

Hugh Hogan | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Hugh Hogan

This holiday season we need to give the gift of voice to those who have survived the worst abuses of our system, and are using their experiences to develop bold ideas to improve it.

Reading Charlotte's Web as a Activist

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tony Newman

Thirty five years after originally reading the book, I have realized that E.B. White was not only a great writer, but a visionary and activist as well.


Gothamist | Ben Yakas in News on December 22, 2010 12:31 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to a report in today's Post, Governor Paterson is up Shell Bank Creek without a paddle, or a dollar to buy a paddle. Paterson has allegedly ...

Black Tie Protesters at Waldorf Greet Pa. Governor-Elect

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Usually the Pennsylvania Society weekend retreat passes un-noticed by most New York residents, but this time New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians came out in force to protest the gathering, at which the Energy Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted after-parties.

Gov. Paterson Gives $5 Million To NJ For 2014 Super Bowl | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Fiscal crisis be damned, lame-duck Gov. Paterson is on a multimillion-dollar spending spree. Paterson has quietly doled out nearly $17 milli...

Medical Society of New York Fights Palliative Care Information Act Despite Mounting Evidence

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Barbara Coombs Lee

A new bill instructs physicians to discuss a prognosis with seriously ill patients and ask if they would like information on hospice, palliative care and appropriate end-of-life options.

Correcting the Counts, NY State to Count Prisoners in Home Disrticts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The New York State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would correct a long-standing distortion of democracy: the inclusion of prisoners in the population counts of state and local districts.

Today's Front Pages: July 15

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The talk of the town....

Paterson Says GOP Governor Candidates "Know Nothing" | By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson slammed two of the Republicans who want his job this morning, saying they "know nothing" and should not be running for the state's top o...

Paterson Sets Budget Deadline, Renews Threat Of Government Shutdown | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson said on Wednesday that he would unilaterally insert the rest of his budget proposal into an emergency spending bill due on June...

Paterson Donates $1,500 To Fight Domestic Violence

Albany NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson and his wife donated a total of $4,650 to charities in 2009, according to his tax returns. That's nearly half as much as he don...

Rent Control Preserves Affordabilty

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

When Governor Paterson proposed changes to the city's rent regulation laws, criticism poured in from both tenants' groups and landlords.

Albany Takes NYS Public School Education With a Grain of Salt

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The cacophony over what to do about public school education and when to do it and how to do it... is deafening. The disconnects have run absolutely wild.

Harlem's New Political Elite | Geraldine Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The collapse of this dynasty has pained Harlem, and there are no rising stars to carry on. The new political elite is less interested in getting elect...

Paterson Sees New Aqueduct Racino Deal Within One Month | By Oren Yaniv and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Aqueduct racino project should be back on track within a month, Gov. Paterson declared Monday....

Paterson's Father, Basil Paterson, Faces Tough Times Too | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It has not been easy being David A. Paterson the last several weeks. He was hounded into abandoning an election bid to remain governor because of accu...

Calls For Paterson Resignation Reveal Racial Tensions | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some top black New York Democrats questioned on Monday whether calls for Gov. David A. Paterson either to resign or to transfer some of his authority ...

Richard Ravitch Governor? If Paterson Resigns It Could Happen

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Richard Ravitch, Governor of New York? The prospect of Ravitch becoming governor is a very real possibility, should Gov. David Paterson resign due ...

Governor Paterson "Scandal" Story Gets Front Page Treatment In New York Papers

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was only a matter of time until the rumored Governor Paterson scandal was given the ol' front page treatment by the local New York tabloids. Both ...

NY Assembly Special Election Results Bode Ill for Paterson and for Dems in State Senate

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

In Tuesday's four special elections to fill vacant New York State Assembly seats, Republicans won three of the four races, and garnered a net gain of two seats.

Paterson Holds Press Conference To Discuss Scandal Rumors (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor David Paterson held a press this afternoon to address the rumors and allegations swirling around Albany and beyond. Paterson flatly denied a...

Paterson Losing Support From Harlem's Black Elected Officials | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's Harlem base is crumbling. African-American elected officials and business leaders who have long been the core of the embattled governo...

Paterson Official Denies Resignation Rumors

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Business Insider now reports that a Paterson official denies that the governor will resign. The same source also says that while a "New York ...

For the MTA a Short-Term Fix Brings Long-Term Harm

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The state and city must implement the most responsible and sustainable solution to the MTA's budget woes: charging automobile drivers to enter the Manhattan central business district.

Reading the Tea(bagger) Leaves From Next Week's New York State Assembly Special Elections

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

Two Assembly races can be viewed as harbingers of whether the New York State Senate will revert to Republican control, or whether the bare Democratic majority will increase.