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Opinion: Don’t give people returning from prison a “second chance”

Using this kind of language reinforces perceptions and prejudice that drive mass incarceration.

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Opinion: Cuts to crime victim services funding will leave survivors behind

Tens of thousands of victims use the help to access vital community resources, recover from trauma, and get back on their feet in the wake of abuse, assault, or exploitation.

Editor's Note

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Editor’s Note: Riders jumping onto the tracks are part of the safety problem in New York’s subways

Last month, the majority of people who entered subway tracks did so voluntarily, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Opinion: Here’s what’s really holding back criminal justice reform

The absence of a clear mission over the past half-century has led to different plans, tensions and a lack of progress.

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Opinion: New York State is ready for statewide injection sites

After New York City successfully opened the nations’s first legally operating overdose prevention centers, it’s time to open more of them across the state.

Editor's Note

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Where are the Latinas among Adams’ deputy mayors?

Observers and critics said the New York City mayor broke tradition by not including Hispanic women among his deputies.

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Opinion: Attacks on Bragg don’t hold water

The Manhattan District Attorney’s policies are rooted in decades of research and successful decarceration reforms around the nation and won’t lead to a crime apocalypse.

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How New York leaders can maximize their expanded budgets

Here’s how municipalities across the state can put their American Rescue Plan dollars to work rather than use it for a one-time infusion to plug holes.

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Opinion: New York City’s economic recovery should be top priority

With rising inflation and fewer jobs than before the pandemic as well as a shift to remote work, here are five ways the city’s new administration can help boost economic recovery.

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Opinion: Are schools the safest place for our children?

After students and teachers walked out of classes to voice safety concerns in schools amid the rise of COVID-19’s omicron variant, New York City now has the chance to craft and perfect a remote learning option.

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Opinion: Why it’s time to pass the Adult Survivors Act

Passage of the legislation will show how serious policymakers, post Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Opinion: New York’s climate goals inspire Biden’s clean energy agenda

The President’s administration looked to the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to set its own clean energy agenda.

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Opinion: Transit equity starts in the Bronx

The planned Interborough Express should be expanded so that it benefits Bronxites too.

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Editor’s note: New owners of decommissioned Staten Island Ferry need to know what they’re getting into

SNL’s Pete Davidson and Colin Jost should look at how others succeeded – and failed – at repurposing ferries and other large boats.

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Opinion

Editor’s Note: Answering the call for help after deadly Bronx high-rise fire

New Yorkers donated food, clothing and money in the wake of the Jan. 9 blaze that claimed 17 lives, including eight kids, and the relief efforts continue.

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Opinion: State legislative staffers should make a living wage

Higher pay would make public service more accessible to all communities in New York.

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NYC’s new leaders must turn crisis into opportunity

A new year with a new administration means that the city has the chance to reinvent itself after two years of hardship.

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Opinion

Opinion: New York has a severe nursing crisis

New leadership in Albany and City Hall must prioritize fixing this public health ticking time bomb.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: It’s time to stop throwing young people with undertreated mental health conditions issues in jail

Two mothers whose sons have been incarcerated at Rikers Island call for supporting legislation that expands eligibility for treatment, instead of locking up young people.

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