ITHACA, N.Y. - Residents in this town, known for its picturesque waterfalls, are protesting a plan to extract gas from the ground by a process known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.
Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.
Who said you can't beat City Hall? In a predominantly Hispanic working-class New York neighborhood, people organized against powerful business interests allied with City Hall, and they won.
Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Eric de la Cruz wasn't poor and just over five years ago, after visiting several doctors, Eric was told that he had a serious heart ailment that was curable by a transplant.
The Washington Times recently published a racially charged full-page ad questioning President Obama's citizenship
Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.
It would be a mistake to classify Bloomberg's November 4 mayoral reelection win as anything but a defeat for the working people of New York City
About 200 people turned out to an outdoor rally on Sunday sponsored by Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, to protest current Mayor Michael Bloomberg's handling of the city school system.