Month: March 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
AnalysisNew York City

A sensitive topic exposes how politics really works

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is approaching a public health issue in the New York Orthodox Jewish community very sensitively. It's a demonstration of how politics sometimes requires almost surgical movement to balance competing demands, especially in an election year. Jews circumcise eight-day-old baby boys and some Orthodox Jewish communities hold by a practice called metzitzah b’peh…

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New YorkNewsletterShakingNews

Trump, NYPD Trouble, and More!

In this newsletter: budgets (not the sexiest topic but very important when thinking about Donald Trump's impact), misbehaving cops, and more! Want to get this newsletter every week by email? Sign up!

  ********** How Trump Threatens to Derail New York’s Plans New York is in the midst of budget season. By the…

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The NYPD is under fire.
New York City

Trouble for the NYPD

The New York City Police Department had a string of bad news stories over the past week. They settled a court case over illegal Muslim surveillance, paying millions in the process. A leaker revealed the disciplinary records of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, giving the police department another black eye. And…

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Quick HitsWestern New York

News from Western New York

Ok, this is absurd ... Trump’s refugee and travel ban plans have thrust an immigration focal point to emerge in … Champlain, New York? Yep. People are illegally crossing the border into Canada near Champlain in the North Country to escape persecution here in the United States, according to this story by Rick Rojas in…

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