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When New York City’s matching funds program was first established in 1988, it was presented as a solution to big money out-muscling the “little guy” in city elections. more
The rules are simple. Don’t wear your hair in a ponytail, bun or braid. Dress in clothes that are hard to remove. Stay off your cell phone while in public, and definitely don’t mindlessly dig through your purse when in a parking lot. And please, don’t be out and about before 8:30 in the morning. more
His steps are precise. South 21 steps. Stops. Turns east. Holds for 21 seconds. Turns north. Switches his weapon to his other shoulder. Waits 21 seconds, before marching 21 steps the other way and repeating the sequence at the northern end. more
It’s by far the most powerful body in the land, balanced only by the executive and legislative branches. Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court barely gets a mention in the U.S. Constitution. more
Over the last three years, nearly 79,000 eighth and ninth graders have tried to gain entry into a handful of the city’s specialized schools like Bronx Science and the High School of American Studies, only to have more than 65,000 of them fall short. more
Some may describe our human drive as one in the pursuit of happiness. Others, a quest for perfection. And then there are those who believe you can’t have one without the other. more
It happens every four hours in communities across the country. A Jewish home or business is vandalized, or even worse, someone of Jewish faith is harassed or even assaulted. more
We’ve all been there as young children, after realizing we did something that would surely earn us a scolding from our parents. We close our eyes tight, cover our ears, and hope our efforts to shut out the world will somehow vanquish the trouble we created. more
It was designed to reduce crime and corruption. It was the answer to social ills. It would make budgets for prisons more manageable. And it would make the country a better place to live. more
Dwight James Baum thought of everything when designing the 50-foot tower made of fieldstone and limestone, intended to honor not just those who died in World War I, but all who returned from the conflict as well. He even included an 18th century bell considered a spoil of the Mexican-American War. more
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