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Recession rumors swirl as stock market plunges

Photo by Nick Youngson  http://www.nyphotographic.com/ Heightened economic uncertainty and expert predictions of another recession evoke images of bankers and stockbrokers in New York City carrying the contents of their desks despondently down Wall Street during the economic collapse of 2008. For Sioux Falls, South Dakota resident Amy Wentworth, reports of a future recession remind her of the most painful lessons […]

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Residents in This Newark Neighborhood Feel Neglected in Water Contamination Crisis

An old home in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. Many of the residences in this area are a century old or even older. Photo by Teddy Haines.   Walk due east from Newark Penn station, and you’ll pass through the close-knit working-class community known as the Ironbound. Once a major industrial hub, this neighborhood has become known for its heavy Spanish and […]

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Arts organizations give city kids a chance to experience theater

Students working with the Situation Project get a chance to shadow staff at the show. Photo courtesy of the Situation Project. For many students, after-school theatre club is a place of refuge. They become stage managers and costume designers; they are lead actresses and featured dancers. It’s an activity that lets them relieve stress, form friendships, and can lead to […]

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Mental health problems haunt the undocumented

According to the American Psychological Association, undocumented immigrants can experience depression and anxiety when migrating. They struggle with traumas like the fear of deportation, the effects of racial profiling, and the lack of social support. Without access to mental health services – they’re left to cope on their own.

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MTA Fare Hikes: The End of the Line

Death and taxes are inevitable, unfortunately so is yet another MTA fare hike. It looks like it will cost 25 more cents for a subway ride.

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Guidelines for dealing with clergy sexual abuse on hold

Survivors and advocates for reform in the Catholic Church are frustrated by the Vatican’s decision to delay any vote addressing clergy abuse until February.

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Malibu Residents Rebuild After Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire burned for almost 2 weeks, killing 3 people and countless animals. Almost 300,000 people were evacuated from their homes and over 1600 structures were destroyed. Now that the fire has subsided, the people of Malibu are coming together to rebuild their community.

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The Auxiliary Police Force is a Different Way to Serve New Yorkers

Throughout Ronald Sussman’s life, joining law enforcement had always been an aspiration. Now, at the age of 66, Sussman is a member of the auxiliary police force, a volunteer organization that works with the NYPD. But, while Sussman gets to live out his dream of being in uniform, many New Yorkers have zero clue what the auxiliary force does and that it even exists.

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Many Gay Muslims are trapped between religion and sexual orientation

Gays Muslims at the San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Francio Folini. K had to make an impossible decision. Be gay or be Muslim. But to be out and Muslim is dangerous, both for K and  her family back home in Saudi Arabia. When she returns home a in a few years, being out of the closet could land her […]

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Crossfit thrives in the South Bronx

The South Bronx has long struggled with high rates of both poverty and obesity. Its the last place you would expect a to find Crossfit, a sport normally characterized by an upper class, white following, from thriving. But that hasn’t stopped The Bronx Box from developing a strong following in the South Bronx neighborhood.