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It’s still five months before the 2020 census is set to officially begin, yet federal officials already are working to ensure the once-a-decade constitutionally required headcount of every person in the country goes smoothly. And that means looking deeply to the grassroots level. more
Local news is in peril. From rampant job cuts to dwindling budgets, communities across the country are suffering from a dearth of outlets providing crucial coverage creating what’s being called “news deserts.” more
Composting came easily to Matt Turov. Growing up in the ‘60s, his family was focused on throwing away less trash before doing that was even a thing. more
More than a century ago, a New York City juvenile court clerk could only watch as boy after boy was marched past his desk on their way into the prison system. It was then Ernest Kent Coulter knew something had to change, and that change started with mentorship. more
A little more than a decade ago, Dermot Shea was a rising star in the New York Police Department, taking over the top job at the 50th Precinct. Monday, he stood next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, named to a much different top job: that as the NYPD's 44th commissioner. more
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is no stranger to vaccines. Then again, neither is Greenwich Village state senator Brad Hoylman. more
Elio Acosta is finally putting his GI Bill tuition money to work pursuing a photography degree at Lehman College. more
They filled the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Library Center in Fordham last week, carrying signs and chanting their displeasure with the current health coverage system in the state. “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!” more
Martin Spett promised his father he would never discuss the Holocaust. It’s a promise that led off Spett’s 2002 book “Reflections of the Soul,” and the same promise Rabbi Barry Dov Katz shared to begin his eulogy of Martin Spett, a locally renowned Holocaust survivor who died Oct. 20 at 90. more
City council candidate Eric Dinowitz is flexing some political muscle as the male Democratic district leader for his father’s Assembly district, calling on the city’s elections board to expand early voting sites. more
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