Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

New Voices

CUNY is vital to our long-term economic security

The City University of New York is in dire straits, due to political rivalries and a lack of will to fund these institutions at levels consistent with the 21st century. Notably, aside from chronic facility underfunding, many staff members have gone without raises since 2010, at a time when the cost of living has increased dramatically across the city. Comments (1)

Making Queens a more livable place

It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions for your community—and AARP’s Livability Index can help you do just that. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016


Avella announces plan to combat homeless crisis

At a news conference last week, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) outlined proposals to address the homeless crisis in New York City, including investing $2 billion over five years for supportive housing, increasing shelter allowances and reforming shelters. Comments (5)
On Point

Do City Council members deserve a raise?

This is what a classified ad would look like for the position of New York City Council member. Comments (10)

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016


Chinese student slashed in Whitestone to stay in the U.S.

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) said the NYPD is following a number of leads in the case of a 16-year-old exchange student from China who was slashed by a mysterious attacker last month on her way to school in Whitestone. The girl said she plans to stay in the United States. Comments (5)

Muslims pleased with settlement of lawsuits on NYPD surveillance

Borough Muslims said they are pleased with the city’s settlement of several lawsuits from 2013 that accused the NYPD of improperly investigating Muslim groups. Comments (2)

Bring city shelters up to standards

Gilbert Taylor, former commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services, has voluntarily or involuntarily resigned. Regardless, this is a much-needed change, which provides the city with an opportunity to rectify some of his poor decisions as well as reform the agency to effectively help those in need. Comments (2)

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016


NYPD settles lawsuits on Muslim surveillance

The city announced plans to provide additional guidance to police officers as part of a settlement of 2013 lawsuits accusing the NYPD of improperly investigating Muslim groups. Comments (4)


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