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NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced To Overlook Muslim and Occupy Wall Street Abuses

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three Democratic New York state senators want an independent inspector to oversee the New York Police Department after what they ...

Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch Weighs in at Charter School Hearing

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

At an April 22 hearing on charter schools held by NY State Senator Bill Perkins, Diane Ravitch, the noted educator, cited many of the issues that have been raised in the past by critics of the schools.

At charter school hearings, Ravitch faces off Sen. Craig Johnson, shill of the charter school industry

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonie Haimson

New York State Senator Bill Perkins held oversight hearings on charter schools yesterday, and was vehemently criticized by the tabloids for daring to ...

Here Lies Willets Point

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

Daniel Sambucci opened up shop in Willets Point fifty-nine years ago. Now when Sambucci, 79, looks across 36th Avenue, he finds himself under the ominous shadow of a $900 million baseball stadium.