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Jon Lentz

is City & State’s former editor-in-chief.

Policy

Why the life sciences leave people of color behind

And how COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement could mark a turning point.

Personality

How NYC is trying to prevent a second wave

Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi on school reopenings, hyperlocal targeting and pandemic politics.

Personality

Personality

New podcast targets Latinos ahead of 2020 elections

HITN’s “Estudio DC” features interviews with members of Congress and other experts.

Politics

Who's driving the Black Lives Matter discussion?

Democratic and Republican elected officials are driving the Black Lives Matter discussion online.

Bill de Blasio

Politics

Poll: 1 in 10 political insiders approve of de Blasio

Only 11% of subscribers and readers of City & State’s First Read email approved of the job that Mayor de Blasio is doing in mid-June, according to a new survey conducted by Honan Strategy Group.

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Policy

How NYC could increase social distancing to combat coronavirus

Responding to the governor’s criticism of people gathering in parks despite the spread of coronavirus, New York City Council members offer solutions.

MTA

Politics

The pros and cons of the MTA’s capital plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released the broad strokes of its next five year Capital Program this week. At $51.5 billion, the 2020-2024 plan is the MTA’s most expensive to date, and about $20 billion more expensive than the previous one. In this week’s “Ask the Experts” feature, we looked at the initial proposal and what it means for New York’s beleaguered transit systems.

New York City

Opinion

A tale of two Ruben Diazes

A decade ago, the Bronx BP killed a mall project at the Kingsbridge Armory. Now, critics say he’s too close to developers.

New York City

Opinion

The enduring legacy of James Zadroga

The struggle to get government to acknowledge the health effects of 9/11.