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The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project recently visited New York State to report on phase one of our New York Environmental Health Study. This study focuses on air exposures and potential health effects resulting from the transmission of natural gas across, the state, including the compressor station located at 332 Hunts Point Ave., in the Bronx. more
Catherine Wolf, whose opinion piece is republished below, died on Wednesday, Feb. 7, a few weeks after this piece appeared. more
As you watch America earn gold medal after gold medal at this year’s Winter Olympics, there’s a number you might want to keep in mind: 13 billion. You know, as in 13 billion dollars. more
In his letter, Paul Birnbaum made the following statement: “I could not vote for Mrs. Clinton because of my perception of her lack of honesty.” more
Immigrant families and our border communities must be protected. Congress must pass a clean DREAM Act and save temporary protected status without border wall funding. more
We recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Keyishian v. Board of Regents, without which no course in constitutional law could now be complete. more
As of this writing, Republicans have agreed to give up the individual mandate for affordable care, which the Congressional Budget Office has said would deprive 13 million people of health care. more
We are a grassroots organization working for voting reform in New York. Several of us went to Albany for the first time to lobby our state lawmakers to make this nonpartisan issue a priority. more
All the way back in 1812, Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry signed a bill into law that redistricted his state’s congressional seats so much, it would be almost impossible for a member of Gerry’s party to not win their election. more
North Bronx Racial Justice, a coalition of local community groups, faith organizations and individuals, has been very concerned about the New York Police Department’s beating of a Bronx teen in Marble Hill in October, and subsequent comments about the incident by 50th Precinct commanding officer Terence O’Toole. more
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