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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.

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As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Long Island City’s skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Felix Guzman, 37, is homeless and has spent time […]

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A Cafe for Dogs Grows in the East Village

Co-founders and father-daughter duo Coppy Holzman and Logan Mikhly are the owners of the dog cafe, Boris & Horton a booming and unique business in the East Village.

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One Million Roses in Bryant Park

Lucia Guzman, 29, sits in her small shop at the Winter Village in Bryant Park, selling her handmade wire sculptures. Photo by Caroline Aguirre. As the rain poured on Bryant Park yesterday, the holiday shops remained brightly lit. Pedestrians hopped over large puddles, navigating through the Winter Village which was filled with gift shops and food kiosks. Lucia Guzman, 29, […]

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Queens protesters say “no” to Amazon

Queens residents protest Amazon HQ2, a planned new corporate headquarters in Long Island City. Photo by Julia Lee About a hundred Queens residents stood near the proposed location of Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City in the pouring rain yesterday and chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, Amazon has got to go” as they protested multiple aspects of the company’s […]

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NYC holiday season weather swings up and down

Skaters enjoy the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia  The Monday after the coldest Thanksgiving in New York City in 147 years, it was a balmy 51 degrees in the city and raining. Despite the city’s effort to get into the holiday spirit, the rainy weather is putting a damper on the start of the season. “It’s kind […]