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Opinion: Now is the time to push for arts in schools

With uncertain times because of COVID-19, music, art and theater can help students make sense of this ambiguity and invites them to explore new knowledge.

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Opinion: The Republicans Eric Adams should have in his administration

Here are the power players the GOP-friendly Mayor-elect should consider to ensure he’s got political diversity at City Hall.

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Opinion: Thinking big about a Latino recovery plan

After this year’s return to Somos, here’s how New York City policymakers and Mayor-elect Eric Adams can address the pressing needs of the city’s Hispanic population.

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Opinion: Make three meals a day, every day, for every NYC child a 2022 resolution

For some New York kids, three meals a day isn’t guaranteed. Here’s why Mayor-elect Eric Adams should change that harsh reality on Jan. 1.

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Editor’s Note: No MTA fare hike provides welcome relief to New Yorkers

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to not raise fares for six months is especially helpful during these difficult economic times.

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Opinion: Making the case for Latinos in the Adams administration

The incoming mayor has an opportunity to appoint Hispanics into key government positions as he sets out to best represent and serve the needs of all communities.

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Editor’s note: De Blasio’s latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate draws legal threat, of course!

It’s no surprise NYPD union president Pat Lynch said he would take the city to court over the requirement that all municipal employees get vaccinated.

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Opinion: Poll finds public support for educational standards in yeshivas

A new survey shows that regulating ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools is popular in New York.

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New MTA map goes back to the future

A New York City “subway diagram” on a trial run resembles the much-maligned Massimo Vignelli modernist design from the 1970s.

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Editor’s Note: Albany gets some well-deserved love

The state capital was named the best place to live in New York by U.S. News & World Report.

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The suite life of a COVID-19 patient

My experience in New York City’s isolation hotel program.

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NY’s pot leaders need to consider environmental impacts now

Environmental justice should be the top priority when devising the state’s regulatory framework.

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Editor’s Note: A beloved Upper West Sider is frank about pandemic isolation

Brigitta “Brig” Ortner, a friend of local politicians and a Holocaust survivor, uses a dry sense of humor to keep up her morale.

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NYCHA needs big money for major progress

Here’s why the federal government should double the amount allocated in the American Jobs Plan for public housing to $80 billion and help bring much-needed change to the housing authority in New York City.

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How extreme heat is driving a call for policy changes in New York

It’s time to revise the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to provide a greater safety net for residents, especially low-income people of color, with little or no access to air conditioning.

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Time to shine sunlight on public authorities

Incoming Gov. Kathy Hochul should work to add transparency to these independent government bodies.