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Opinion

Opinion: New York takes crucial step in preparing for the next Superstorm Sandy

Voters on Election Day approved $4.2 billion in funding for statewide environmental projects under the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act.

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: ULURP shouldn’t be taken for granted

New York City Council Members should have the goal of saying “yes” to developers going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and affordable housing is at stake.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Why Kathy Hochul will win

Tightening polls are to be expected, but New York’s first female governor has the résumé to continue to lead in a deep blue state.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Why Lee Zeldin will win

For the first time in more than a decade, the conditions are right to elect a Republican governor in New York.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Governor’s race now a nailbiter

A deep analysis of recent polling shows momentum seems on the side of Republicans, not Democrats, both across New York State and the country.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: The Close to Home Act shows there’s a better way to youth incarceration

After 10 years, youth arrests in New York City declined by 86%, helping to overturn a juvenile system that was once riddled in chaos.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: After COVID-19, we need more focus on health equity

For years, policymakers focused on health care coverage issues to solve inequities in the sector, but the pandemic highlighted realities that show racial and ethnic disparities remain.

Opinion

Politics

Commentary: The way misinformation targets Latino voters

Social media companies are doing little to moderate Spanish-language posts.

Opinion

Opinion

Sounding the call for a Crime Stoppers political party

With crime on the rise, the party would help seek out policy makers who embrace strong anti-crime programs.

Opinion

Opinion

Closing the tech gap in NYC starts with expanding K-12 computing education

With a boom in tech jobs during the pandemic, preparing New Yorkers from underrepresented communities for these positions should be a top priority for the city.

Nonprofits

Opinion

Commentary: Would you trade part of your future income to learn a more lucrative skill?

One Queens nonprofit's income-sharing program promises to elevate people into higher-paying jobs through training, and they want New York City to get on board.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Revamping how we teach reading must be fundamental to NYC DOE reforms

Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks took promising first steps by proposing a shift to an evidence-based reading curriculum and comprehensive dyslexia screenings.

Opinion

Opinion

The fate of ‘New York’s Bravest’ lost on 9/11 and its sobering lessons

A new book, ‘Don’t Look Back’ by former investigative Daily News reporter Joe Calderone, offers a look at how the city responds to and learns from a disaster, so it can improve its response to future emergencies.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: The removal of women and gender-expansive people from Rikers Island takes on a new urgency

After 11 deaths at the city jail, the population’s exit from the Rose M. Singer Center needs to be prioritized.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: A potential party raid is brewing ahead of the Aug. 23rd primary

Here’s how a one-time quirk in the law is allowing voters to switch parties leading up to the congressional and state Senate primary races.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Understanding the nuances of mental health are key for COVID-19 recovery

The 2022-23 state Budget showed a clear indication that New York policymakers have been paying attention to concerns levied by health care providers during the pandemic, but more must be done.

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