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The Effects of Policing in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Even with a looser policy of policing in Brownsville, some residents agree that a strong police presence is needed for safety, but at the same time, that presence can be overbearing.

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Opioid Usage in Philadelphia Leads to Increase in HIV Diagnoses

While the opioid crisis in Philadelphia has been a status quo for years, this endless drug use is causing a new problem: an increase in HIV rates for the first time since the mid-2000s.

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Slow trains and delays make late night commutes an awful ride home

For many New Yorkers who work after the MTA’s peak hours of 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., it’s a hassle to get home.

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As parents overdose, Pasco County schools becomes overburdened

 Pasco County, Florida, is a primarily white middle-class community perfectly nestled between the Gulf of Mexico’s sunny beaches and Disney World. But despite being in the sunniest state and close to the happiest place on earth, it is clouded by addiction. Parents are getting high, children are being neglected and teachers are desperately seeking help as the opioid crisis […]

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NY high maternal mortality rates lead to legislation

The bill, which is expected to be signed into law this year, will establish a Maternal Mortality Review Board that promises to “review maternal mortality and morbidity, analyze their causes and disseminate strategies for reducing the risks.” 

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Hyperlocal NYC Neighborhoods

National news dominates the headlines, but city neighborhood issues dominate what is in the minds of most New Yorkers. Listen to what they have to say about the challenges their communities face.

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The Opioid Epidemic: The Students of Pasco County

The number of opiod related deaths in Pasco County, Florida, is 30 percent higher than the state average.

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Professor sponsors trans woman refugee

Members of a LGBTQ group who are traveling with the Central American migrants caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, run towards a truck who stopped to give them a ride, on the road to Sayula, Mexico. Much of the trek has been covered on foot, but hitching rides has been crucial, especially on days when they travel 100 miles […]

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NYC Taxi Drivers Feel Powerless in Battle over Congestion Prices

Driving in Manhattan will soon become an expensive proposition. The budget approved in Albany in late March will introduce congestion pricing to New York City. Under the new plan, drivers passing south of 60th Street in Manhattan will be charged a toll that could range from $11 to $25 per trip.   But the new tax  isn’t the only measure […]

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 As Purdue Pharma Settles Lawsuits, Families Feel Betrayed

Just four months before Eddie Bisch’s death from an Oxycontin overdose in February 2001, he and his father posed for a photo in October 2000.   In 2001, Ed Bisch heard the word OxyContin for the first time, standing outside his home in Philadelphia. Inside, his son, 18-year-old Eddie Bisch, lay dead in his bed from an overdose of the […]