Albany’s Episcopal Bishop William Love is refusing to let lesbian and gay couples marry in his diocese's churches — flouting a resolution made by his progressive denomination.
Last Friday, State leaders voted to extend mayoral control of NYC schools for one year. This time, for the first time ever, there are specific strings attached. The Mayor and the city will now be required to share funding formulas and information for individual schools.
As the parent of two children currently in NYC public schools, I wholeheartedly disagree that the current system serves students and the city well. It is fundamentally inequitable, opaque, disorganized, and even when spotlights are shined on shortfalls, it doesn't appear that righting wrongs is at the top of anyone's list.
While it is true that some prisons offer "programs" (DOCCS' term for required activities such as, vocational, therapeutic
It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.
Ever since the founding of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the role the press plays in U.S. political life.
Silver, for decades one of the state's most powerful politicians, was sentenced for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.
Yesterday marked the launch of Albany's innovative Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, making New York's capital city the first jurisdiction on the East Coast, and only the third in the nation, to launch LEAD. Albany's reform approach highlights the growing role cities are playing in the growing national movement to end mass incarceration and the failed war on drugs.
Patrick Picou Harrington. Albany, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo) Themes are surreal and unfixed, or scientifically diagrammatic
People are suffering and need your help! You're a United States legislator and you have just been presented with an up-and-coming bill. If this bill passes, people will receive aid and live better lives.
Alexander Hamilton's birthday is January 11, and now's the perfect time to re-discover the "ten dollar Founding Father without a father." Continue reading for more places to visit and celebrate Alexander Hamilton's legacy.
Trump can say pretty much anything at this point -- which he's proven time and time again. They that have sown the wind are now reaping the Trump whirlwind. We've said it before, and we'll no doubt say it again -- this couldn't have happened to a nicer political party!