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City Agrees To Faster Cleanup Of PCBs In Schools (NY Times, May 22, 2013)
Queens Elementary School To Serve Only Vegetarian Meals (Daily News, May 1, 2013)
Pushing Cops To Consider Kids When Arresting Parents (City Limits, Apr 16, 2013)
Report: Most Gay And Lesbian Students In New York City Are Harassed (Daily News, Mar 27, 2013)
Smoking By Teens Steadies (Wall Street Journal, Mar 20, 2013)
South Bronx, Central Brooklyn Worst for Kids (Daily News, Feb 13, 2013)
School Bus Strike Saving the City Money, Despite Payouts to Parents (Daily News, Feb 6, 2013)
For Prosecutor in Sexual Abuse Case, Muted Praise From One Corner (NY Times, Dec 18, 2012)
City Sees Decline in Obesity Rate for Kids (WNYC, Dec 12, 2012)
Chemical Thrown at Rabbi Who Aided Victims of Abuse (NY Times, Dec 12, 2012)
"Dire Consequences" Ahead for 16 Percent of State Youth Out of Work, School (Associated Press, Dec 3, 2012)
Court Rules School Authorities Violated Environmental Law at Bronx School (Daily News, Oct 29, 2012)
For Minority Students at Elite Private Schools, Admittance Doesn't Bring Acceptance (NY Times, Oct 23, 2012)
Hundreds of Thousands of Youth in Metro Area Adrift: Report (WNYC, Oct 22, 2012)
Bronx community leaders call for more youth programs as anti-gang measure (Daily News, Oct 3, 2012)
More access to contraceptives in city schools (NY Times, Sep 24, 2012)
Number of children in city's homeless shelters hits 19,000 (Daily News, Sep 10, 2012)
Lunch trays got too lean in city’s fight against fat (NY Times, Sep 5, 2012)
NYPD’s official list of some 300 youth crews (NY Post, Sep 4, 2012)
School-violence highest since at least 2005 (NY Post, Aug 29, 2012)
New code aims to ease suspensions of students (NY Times, Aug 29, 2012)
Gauging the impact of noise on children’s learning (MetroFocus, Aug 28, 2012)
Mom accused in toddler's death had long history with Child Services (WNYC, Aug 15, 2012)
Number of NYC teen marijuana users reaches new high (NY Post, Aug 13, 2012)
Mixture of hope and concern for city's new daycare program (City Limits, Aug 1, 2012)
City projects fewer jobs for summer youth program (WNYC, Jul 30, 2012)
Poor children drive city's asthma rate (Wall Street Journal, Jul 18, 2012)
Cuomo, lawmakers agree on online child porn bill (Associated Press, Jun 18, 2012)
Businesses make $4 million from students by holding cellphones during school (NY Post, Jun 18, 2012)
ACF commissioner talks about overwhelmed family court (City Limits, Jun 15, 2012)
City's parents spend more on kids than rest of nation (NY Post, Jun 6, 2012)
Parents Protest City’s Slow Response to PCBs in Bronx School (Daily News, May 31, 2012)
Most School Arrests and Summonses Happen in the Bronx (Daily News, May 31, 2012)
Outing Orthodox Sexual Predators Imperils Victims: Hynes (NY Post, May 31, 2012)
Seeking an Easier Way to Fire Teachers in Sex Cases (NY Times, May 30, 2012)
Binge-drinking ER visits skyrocket (Daily News, May 29, 2012)
State Bill Would Ban Tanning Beds for Minors (Associated Press, May 11, 2012)
For Ultra-Orthodox in Abuse Cases, Prosecutor Hynes Has Different Rules (NY Times, May 11, 2012)
Rising Violence at Bronx Housing Projects by Young Crews (Daily News, May 10, 2012)
Queens to Lose Over 30 After-School Programs This Year (Daily News, May 10, 2012)
Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse (NY Times, May 10, 2012)
City Lays Out Social Media Rules For Teachers (Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2012)
With Classroom Breakfasts, a Concern That Some Children Eat Twice (NY Times, Apr 20, 2012)
Child Poverty Growing in Hip Neighborhoods (Daily News, Apr 19, 2012)
Family says Police Botched Handling of 5-Year-Old's School Tantrum (Daily News, Apr 17, 2012)
Teachers Misbehaved With Students, but Still in the Classroom (NY Times, Apr 9, 2012)
Village Voice Accused of Running Ads Linked to Child Sex-Trafficking (Associated Press, Mar 30, 2012)
State Health Agencies Take on Investigation of Toxic Bronx School (Daily News, Mar 28, 2012)
City to Take Custody of Local Juveniles from Upstate Facilities (WNYC, Mar 28, 2012)
Seeking a Softer Justice System, Closer to Home, for Juvenile Offenders (NY Times, Mar 27, 2012)
City to Remove 'Pink Slime' from School Cafeterias (Wall Street Journal, Mar 22, 2012)
Principals: Cultural Rift Explains Higher Discipline Rate for Blacks, Latinos (WNYC, Mar 12, 2012)
Budget Cuts May Threaten Programs For Children (NY Times, Mar 5, 2012)
More Blacks and Latinos Admitted to City's Elite Public Schools (NY Times, Mar 1, 2012)
State Keeps Death Files of Abused Children Secret (NY Times, Feb 29, 2012)
Chancellor Acts on Teacher Abuses (Wall Street Journal, Feb 20, 2012)
Affluent, Born Abroad and Choosing New York’s Public Schools (NY Times, Feb 15, 2012)
Closing Schools More Poor, Less White (City Limits, Feb 14, 2012)
Schools Chief to Review Policies for Hiring Aides to Deter Abuse (NY Times, Feb 14, 2012)
Bloomberg Questions Cost of Kindergarten for All (Wall Street Journal, Feb 13, 2012)
Of 70 Teachers Charged with Misconduct, 31 Percent Were Fired (NY Post, Jan 26, 2012)
Bill Would Create School Holiday for Lunar New Year (NY Times, Jan 24, 2012)
Parents Form Pre-Ks (NY Times, Dec 21, 2011)
At Top Public Schools, the Arts Replace Recess (NY Times, Dec 7, 2011)
Federal Officials Decline Investigation of Immigrant Detention Center (Associated Press, Nov 2, 2011)
City Kindergarteners Being Suspended for Misbehaving (NY Post, Nov 2, 2011)
Cuomo Signs Bill Mandating Insurance for Autism Care (Albany Times Union, Nov 2, 2011)
City Reports More Suspensions, But Serious Crimes Declined (NY Times, Nov 2, 2011)
Chancellor to Meet With Angry Bronx Parents About Dangerous Toxins (Daily News, Oct 14, 2011)
Juvenile Incarceration Not Paying off, Study Says (WNYC, Oct 4, 2011)
Staying With Children, and Out of Prison (NY Times, Sep 22, 2011)
Activists Find Contaminated Caulk in City Schools (Wall Street Journal, Sep 8, 2011)
Remediation Fund Could Mean Fracking is on the Way (MetroFocus, Aug 26, 2011)
City Knew Bronx School Was Toxic for Six Months (Daily News, Aug 9, 2011)
New Commissioner Appointed for Child Welfare Agency (NY Times, Jul 28, 2011)
City Children's Services Head Resigns After 7 Years (NY Times, Jul 27, 2011)
Bedbugs Triple in Schools (Daily News, Jul 22, 2011)
City Pushing Work Over Degree for Poor Youth (Associated Press, Jun 23, 2011)
Increase Counseling to Drop Suspensions, Parents and Advocates Urge (Daily News, Jun 22, 2011)
Suicide Rates Among Latina Teens Skyrockets (Daily News, Jun 2, 2011)
Senate Passes Bill Making Prostitution Near Schools a Felony (Associated Press, May 13, 2011)
Marchella Pierce’s Short, Bleak Life (NY Times, May 9, 2011)
State Scraps List of "Dangerous" Games (Daily News, Apr 20, 2011)
Removing PCBs From Schools Now Complicated By Asbestos (WNYC, Apr 14, 2011)
Bad X-Rays Found Again at Brooklyn Hospital (NY Times, Apr 13, 2011)
Study Finds Child Kidnappings By Strangers is Extremely Rare (Wall Street Journal, Apr 7, 2011)
City to Start Collecting Data on Student Arrests, Suspensions (WNYC, Apr 6, 2011)
Councilmembers to Consider Banning Fast-Food Toys (Reuters, Apr 6, 2011)
Nearly 15 Percent of Latina Teens Attempt Suicide (Daily News, Apr 1, 2011)
City Makes Changes in Wake of Death of Girl (Wall Street Journal, Apr 1, 2011)
Report Says City Overlooked More Children in Danger (NY Times, Apr 1, 2011)
City Shutters Notorious Bronx Juvenile Detention Center (WNYC, Mar 31, 2011)
School Bus Drivers Busted for Fraudulently Obtaining Licenses (NY Post, Mar 25, 2011)
Caseworkers Dispirited Over Charges in Girl’s Death (NY Times, Mar 25, 2011)
Brooklyn DA: Abuse Case Goes Beyond Incompetence (Associated Press, Mar 25, 2011)
Mayor Defends Agency Under Fire (Wall Street Journal, Mar 25, 2011)
Welfare Worker and Supervisor Charged in Death of Child (NY Times, Mar 24, 2011)
City Welfare Workers Charged in Girl's Death (Wall Street Journal, Mar 24, 2011)
Welfare Workers Charged in Starvation Death of 4-Year-Old (Daily News, Mar 24, 2011)
City Must Revise Rules on Foster Children in Psychiatric Care (NY Times, Mar 15, 2011)
Elementary School Suspensions Jumped 76 Percent Under Bloomberg (Daily News, Mar 10, 2011)
Council OKs Bill Mandating Pregnancy Center Disclosure (Associated Press, Mar 3, 2011)
Council Favors Pregnancy Center Disclosures (NY Times, Mar 3, 2011)
Teachers Say Bias-Based Bullying Program Ineffective (Daily News, Feb 24, 2011)
City Plans to Remove School Lights Leaking Toxins (Associated Press, Feb 24, 2011)
City to Replace School Lighting Tainted by PCBs (NY Times, Feb 24, 2011)
PCB Plan Criticized (Wall Street Journal, Feb 24, 2011)
Budget Cuts to Child Care Biggest in Decades, Advocates Say (WNYC, Feb 18, 2011)
Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Poised to Slash Daycare and Senior Centers (Daily News, Feb 18, 2011)
Parents Seek More Action on PCBs in Schools (NY Times, Feb 4, 2011)
Religious Leaders Call for Reduction in City’s Abortion Rate (NY Times, Jan 7, 2011)
School Probes Hit Record High, Confirmed Cases Drop (NY Post, Jan 6, 2011)
Council Wants Statistics on School Disciplinary Actions (WNYC, Dec 17, 2010)
Parents Concerned About Thousands of Student Arrests (Daily News, Dec 16, 2010)
City Delays Cleanup of PCBs at Schools (Wall Street Journal, Dec 8, 2010)
Quarter of Firearm Arrests are Teens (NY Post, Dec 8, 2010)
Special-Ed School Bus Chaos (Daily News, Sep 16, 2010)
Study: Middle Schools Fail Kids (Wall Street Journal, Sep 1, 2010)
Survey: New York's Lack of Affordable Child Care (Daily News, Aug 20, 2010)
Children Coached for Preschool Interviews (Wall Street Journal, Aug 19, 2010)
Program Paying Kids to Take Tests Suffers (Daily News, Aug 11, 2010)
Day Care Workers Accused of Bribing Agencies (NY Times, Aug 11, 2010)
The Bureaucrat Closing Upstate Childrens' Jails (Village Voice, Aug 5, 2010)
Staten Island Youth Wrestle with Bias Crimes (NY Times, Aug 5, 2010)
City Rescinds $600 Million in Child Welfare Contracts (NY Post, Jul 5, 2010)
Art and Music Funding Drops 70 Percent (Daily News, Jul 1, 2010)
City Reaching Out to Male Students (Wall Street Journal, Jun 25, 2010)
City Boosts Dads' Role (Wall Street Journal, Jun 18, 2010)
Services for Families in Trouble Could be Cut (NY Times, Jun 9, 2010)
Paterson Bill Would Overhaul Youth Prisons (NY Times, Jun 3, 2010)
Summer Youth Program Cut in Half (Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2010)
Suit Claims Mistreatment of Foster Kids (NY Times, May 13, 2010)
EPA Ripped Over Schools PCB Testing (Daily News, May 5, 2010)
High Lead Levels in Jerome Park Ballfields (Daily News, Apr 22, 2010)
Lead Poisoning - A Stubborn Problem (NY Times, Apr 22, 2010)
Brooklyn Bridge Park Responds to Playground Complaints (NY Post, Apr 8, 2010)
New Brooklyn Playground Gets Overheated (Daily News, Apr 7, 2010)
City to Close 33 Free After-School Programs (Daily News, Mar 25, 2010)
Judge Upholds Flavored-Tobacco Ban (NY Post, Mar 25, 2010)
MTA Postpones Student MetroCard Vote (NY 1, Mar 18, 2010)
Most Nannies Paid Off the Books (NY Post, Mar 10, 2010)
Police in School Face New Lawsuit (Village Voice, Feb 18, 2010)
For Detained Youths, No Mental Health Overseer (NY Times, Feb 11, 2010)
City Budget Seeks to Close 15 Day Care Centers (NY Times, Feb 4, 2010)
Code Violations Found in Manhattan Schools (NY Times, Jan 21, 2010)
City Intends to Put Less Teenagers in Jail (NY Times, Jan 21, 2010)
City Agrees to Study Risks of PCBs in Schools (NY Times, Jan 20, 2010)
Paterson Budget Offers $25 Million Toward Student MetroCards (Daily News, Jan 20, 2010)
Does Youth Crimes Surge Belie Low Crime Statistics? (Village Voice, Jan 15, 2010)
State Pledges to Save Student MetroCards (am New York, Jan 8, 2010)
Boy Spends 11 Days in Subway Undetected (NY Times, Nov 24, 2009)
Overburdened Family Court System Seeks More Judges (City Limits, Nov 10, 2009)
Children Remain in Foster Care Too Long, Study Finds (NY Times, Nov 10, 2009)
Swine Flu Vaccine Starts at 125 Schools (Associated Press, Oct 29, 2009)
Flu Vaccine Begins in Elementary Schools (Daily News, Oct 29, 2009)
City Parents Opting Out of Swine Flu Vaccine (NY Times, Oct 29, 2009)
Paterson Signs Nixmary's Law (NY Post, Oct 10, 2009)
School's Vending Machines to Become Healthier (NY Times, Oct 7, 2009)
Council Passes Cleaner School Bus Bill (Crain's, Sep 18, 2009)
Few Jewish Workplaces Have Family-Friendly Policies (The Jewish Forward, Sep 17, 2009)
Senate Passes 'Nixzmary' Law (NY Post, Sep 13, 2009)
The state Legislature passed a bill named for slain 7-year-old abuse victim Nixzmary Brown that would seriously boost jail time for adults who torture or deliberately cause a child to die.
Four Youth Prisons in State Used Excessive Force (NY Times, Aug 25, 2009)
Federal Report Rips Four Juvenile Centers (Daily News, Aug 25, 2009)
State Detention System Faulted in Juvenile's Injuries (Newsday, Aug 25, 2009)
Paterson Calls for Tougher Penalties on Driving Drunk with Kids (Daily News, Aug 14, 2009)
Foster Parent in Bushwick Offers a Model for the City (City Limits, Jul 15, 2009)
Study Finds Obesity Affects School Performance (NY Post, Jul 14, 2009)
Using Contracts to Change Child Welfare (City Limits, Jul 8, 2009)
Circle Jerks? Neighbors Say that Punky Kids Ruin Bartel Pritchard Square (Brooklyn Papers, Jul 2, 2009)
Major Crime in Schools Drops 9 Percent (NY Post, Jun 19, 2009)
Crime Falls in Schools, Critics Want Data (Daily News, Jun 19, 2009)
Layoffs Won't Hurt Child Abuse Investigations, Mayor Says (Daily News, Jun 4, 2009)
The Toll of the Swine Flu in Queens. (New Yorker, Jun 2, 2009)
How the Bloomberg Administration Created, Then Ignored the School Crowding Crunch (New York Magazine, May 27, 2009)
Swine Flu Closes Dozens of Schools (Queens Chronicle, May 22, 2009)
Data Show Minority Juveniles Arrested More Often (Associated Press, May 22, 2009)
Flu Closings Failing to Keep Schoolchildren at Home (NY Times, May 21, 2009)
Weiner: Child Care Costs Soar (NY Post, May 11, 2009)
The cost of child care in New York City has skyrocketed 20 percent over the last four years, according to a study released yesterday by Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Years Later, City Installs School-Bus Tracking System (AM New York, Apr 23, 2009)
Hynes Announces New Plan To Urge Reporting Of Abuse (The Jewish Week, Apr 3, 2009)
The Raw Intensity of New York's Elite Youth Basketball (Village Voice, Apr 1, 2009)
A Riverside Hawks coach looks at the intense world of elite youth basketball.
Foster Children tell their AIDS Drug Trial Stories (Village Voice, Apr 1, 2009)
The Village Voice takes another look at a story that many thought had been closed in January, interviewing former foster children who were subjected to AIDS drug trials. Contrary to initial claims, there isn't good evidence that the drug trials killed a single participant, but foster care is meant to be held to a somewhat higher standard than that.
Deaths of Children Under City's Watch Increased in 2008, Report Finds (Daily News, Mar 26, 2009)
Plan to Close Day Care Classes Could Cost City Money (Daily News, Mar 26, 2009)
A cost-cutting plan to close city day-care center classrooms will actually cost taxpayers almost $7 million, according to insiders and a Daily News analysis.
Council Takes Aim at Children's Services Cuts (NY Times, Mar 24, 2009)
Facing a $62 million budget shortfall and the impending layoffs of 557 employees, the commissioner of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services vowed on Monday not to let caseloads rise above an average of 12 per caseworker, saying that would be unacceptably high.
Libraries Face Layoffs, Service Cuts (Daily News, Mar 18, 2009)
Child Support Payments Increase Again (City Limits, Mar 17, 2009)
Religious Leaders Fight Bill to Open Abuse Cases (NY Times, Mar 12, 2009)
Life Proves Difficult for Homeless Youth, Study Shows (NY Times, Mar 10, 2009)
Public High Schools Partner with Army (Associated Press, Feb 12, 2009)
City Will No Longer Use Crumb Rubber Turf (Daily News, Feb 10, 2009)
The controversial material made from recycled tires will no longer be used in synthetic-turf fields for parks and schools, officials said yesterday. While insisting crumb rubber isn't toxic, the officials said they stopped using it because it overheats on hot days and could pose a health risk.
Stated Meeting: Shutting Engines At Schools (Gotham Gazette, Jan 29, 2009)
No Jail for Officers in Harassing of Staten Island Youth (NY Times, Jan 22, 2009)
Pol Wants Paddling as Graffiti Punishment (Daily News, Jan 10, 2009)
City Nears Deadline to Raise Day Care Pay or Lose Subsidy (NY Times, Dec 31, 2008)
Council Introduces Hot Playground Mat Bill (Daily News, Dec 31, 2008)
Councilmembers Bill de Blasio and Jessica Lappin introduced legislation this month requiring warnings at the entrance to city playgrounds about black safety mats found under junglegyms and slides.
Child-Welfare Agency Funding Threatened (NY Post, Dec 18, 2008)
Toy Safety Report Released For Holiday Season (NY 1, Dec 4, 2008)
Families Must Travel Long Distances to See Foster Children (NY Times, Nov 29, 2008)
Administration for Children's Services Struggles With Cuts (City Limits, Nov 20, 2008)
City Plans to Reduce Aid to 21 Day Care Locations (NY Times, Nov 20, 2008)
The city will reduce funds for 21 day care sites in January as part of efforts to close a yawning budget deficit, city officials said on Wednesday. While officials made it clear that the sites would not be closed, critics charged that the reductions would have the same effect, by destabilizing the centers to the point that they would be forced to shut down.
Hikind Refuses Subpoena for Sexual Abuse Complaints (NY Times, Nov 13, 2008)
School Bus Route Cuts (NY Post, Nov 13, 2008)
For the third time in two years, the Department of Education is planning to reduce yellow-bus routes for city students, budget documents show. The reductions planned for September are a bid by officials to cut nearly $7 million a year from the transportation budget.
Principals Fear Big Cuts (NY Post, Nov 7, 2008)
On the heels of a 1.3 percent cut to every school's current budget, Chancellor Joel Klein warned the principals yesterday to expect a hefty 3.5 percent cut in next year's budget, they said. In another development, education officials are scrapping a program to test GPS locator systems on school buses.
Tots Taught to Eat Healthy (Daily News, Nov 4, 2008)
The East Side House Settlement in Mott Haven has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan to add health education classes to the Bronx group's early childhood literacy program.
Youth Homeless Center Threatened (Gay City News, Oct 18, 2008)
A leading provider of services for New York City's homeless queer youth may have to close its Chelsea drop-in location. The city health department told the agency that the $600,000 contract that funds the location will be ended in June of 2009.
Council Renews Call for School Bus Tracking System (Queens Courier, Oct 17, 2008)
Military Recruiters Given Access to Student Data (WNYC, Oct 16, 2008)
Only 8 Percent of Elementary Schools Meet Art Requirements (NY Post, Oct 16, 2008)
NYCLU: 300 Student Busts Were Illegal (Daily News, Oct 9, 2008)
City Has Wrong Kind of Pre-Kindergarten Programs (City Limits, Sep 23, 2008)
While many New York City parents scramble to locate full day pre-kindergarten programs, slots in federally subsidized half-day programs are going unused, City Limits reports.
Fewer Full-Calorie Drinks In Schools, Report Finds (NY Sun, Sep 11, 2008)
The country's largest beverage companies are supplying schools with fewer full-calorie drinks than they did four years ago, according to a new report.
Liu Wonders: Where's the School Bus GPS? (Village Voice, Sep 5, 2008)
New School Rules on Bias Bullying (NY Post, Sep 4, 2008)
Infant Mortality Rate Lowest In Seven Years (NY 1, Sep 4, 2008)
More Schools Drop Off Danger List (NY Post, Aug 21, 2008)
Sixteen Schools Deemed 'Persistently Dangerous' (Associated Press, Aug 21, 2008)
City Schools Dominate State's List Of Most Dangerous (NY 1, Aug 21, 2008)
Parents Fear Bid to Cut Bus Routes (Daily News, Aug 21, 2008)
Child City Returned to Mother Dies (Daily News, Aug 20, 2008)
School Cop Reports Eyed by Council (NY Post, Aug 14, 2008)
The City Council is set to introduce legislation today that seeks greater transparency in the NYPD's school-safety program - as well as stronger oversight. The bill would force police and school officials to provide the council with periodic reports on arrests and suspensions - including a breakdown by students' race, sex and disability status.
Council Bill Would Require Choking Hazard Warnings in Stores (NY Sun, Aug 12, 2008)
Popcorn, pistachios, tic tacs, and Skittles are the latest threat to local children that the City Council is moving to neutralize.
Kids Are Committing More Robberies (Daily News, Jul 28, 2008)
Investigators Assist Child Welfare (NY Times, Jul 28, 2008)
Law Takes Aim at Violent Video Games (Associated Press, Jul 23, 2008)
School Bus Complaints Triple (Daily News, Jul 18, 2008)
City Seeks Foster Families (Daily News, Jul 12, 2008)
The Administration for Children's Service has launched a number of efforts, including "fosterware parties," to find foster homes for 300 teens by September.
Department of Health Targets Troubled Teens with MySpace Ads (NY Post, Jul 8, 2008)
Lead Poisoning Cases Decline (NY Times, Jul 3, 2008)
State Finds Fund Misuse at 19 Child Care Centers (NY Times, Jul 3, 2008)
Day Care Centers Stole Millions (Daily News, Jul 3, 2008)
Comptroller Claims Schools Neglect Hearing, Vision Tests (NY 1, Jun 20, 2008)
Policy of Putting Newborns in Foster Care Causes Concern (City Limits, Jun 17, 2008)
City Struggles to Place Kids in Foster Care (NY Times, Jun 9, 2008)
Background Checks Skipped at Day Care Centers (NY Post, Jun 9, 2008)
Principal Warns of Crane Construction Site (Daily News, Jun 9, 2008)
Gotbaum Calls for Pre-K Admissions Overhaul (WNYC, Jun 5, 2008)
Community Groups Step Up Drive to Keep Teens from Getting Guns (Daily News, Jun 1, 2008)
Car Accidents, Fires Top City Child Fatalities (NY 1, May 30, 2008)
Bloomberg Defends ACS (Daily News, May 21, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg on Tuesday defended the beleaguered Administration for Children's Services, which was already investigating a Harlem mom before she allegedly killed her foster daughter with a pain patch meant for adults.
City Enacts Tougher Child Welfare Laws (Associated Press, May 15, 2008)
Child Welfare Tightens Law on Removal (NY Times, May 15, 2008)
City Action Aims at Newborns (NY Post, May 14, 2008)
The Administration for Children Services has made it mandatory for caseworkers to start the legal process to remove newborns from parents who've already lost custody of their other kids.
Youth Groups Target of Council Funding Probe (NY Post, Apr 30, 2008)
The city Department of Investigation has hauled off the records of 100 nonprofit agencies at the Department of Youth that were funded through City Council's discretionary grants. Investigators have also collected the records of six council members who made some of the funding recommendations, according to one source
The Young and Homeless (City Limits, Apr 17, 2008)
Pre-Schoolers Exposed To Dangerous Conditions in Brooklyn (NY 1, Apr 11, 2008)
Maximum Term for Stepfather in Death of Girl (NY Times, Apr 4, 2008)
The Juveniles Are Gone, Yet the Jails Remain (NY Times, Mar 26, 2008)
City Streamlines Pre-K Application (Daily News, Mar 25, 2008)
Foster Kids Stay In Poor Areas (Daily News, Mar 23, 2008)
Don't expect to find foster parents in SoHo or Greenwich Village. There are fewer than 10.
New Campaign Looks For Children's Services Workers (Metro, Mar 19, 2008)
Mayor Unveils Campaign To Promote Child Care Tax Credit (NY 1, Mar 6, 2008)
Legally Emancipated Minors (WNYC, Feb 28, 2008)
Fewer Lock Ups, Enough Money? (City Limits, Feb 28, 2008)
Will Christine Quinn Stand Up to Commissioner Kelly? (Village Voice, Feb 26, 2008)
Juvenile Program Seen As Success (NY Times, Feb 20, 2008)
New Funding Model for Daycare Centers Raises Concerns (City Limits, Feb 18, 2008)
Preliminary Mayor's Management Report (, Feb 15, 2008)
An interim look at the performance of various city agencies was released yesterday in a report called the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report. Published annually, it takes a look at the city's performance in the first four months of the fiscal year and forecasts performance expectations. Much of the information can be broken down by individual agency, issue, or community. Some significant highlights were: Sewer back up complaints jumped by 23 percent; the average response time to heat complaints rose by 50 percent (although stays within the goal of seven hours); and major felony crimes in schools were nearly a third lower than the same quarter last year.
City Presses Daycare Centers to Fill Empty Slots (NY Post, Feb 13, 2008)
Children With Prior Trauma at Risk from 9/11 (NY Times, Feb 5, 2008)
Where Sex Offenders Live (Time Out New York, Feb 2, 2008)
Judge Voids City Plan to Let Private Schools Build and Use Fields on Randalls Island (NY Post, Feb 1, 2008)
Infant Mortality Rises in Brownsville (Daily News, Jan 29, 2008)
Five Year-Old Boy Handcuffed in School (Daily News, Jan 25, 2008)
Spitzer Announces Changes to Juvenile Detention System (WNYC, Jan 17, 2008)
Examining Why So Many Black Children Are in Foster Care (City Limits, Jan 15, 2008)
Harlem Residents To Square Off Vs. City Over Randalls Island (NY Sun, Jan 10, 2008)
Seven Charges Dropped Against Nixzmary Brown's Stepfather (NY 1, Jan 9, 2008)
Day Care Closings Cause Backlash (City Limits, Jan 8, 2008)
Teenagers in the City Smoke Less, Report Finds (NY Times, Jan 3, 2008)
Less High School Students Smoking, Mayor Says (Associated Press, Jan 3, 2008)
Mayor Makes Case for Higher Cigarette Taxes (NY Sun, Jan 3, 2008)
Immigrant Kids More Likely to Have Lead Poisoning (Associated Press, Dec 20, 2007)
Jump Seen in City's Juvenile Detention Costs (NY Sun, Dec 19, 2007)
Council Census of Kids Sleeping in Streets (Daily News, Dec 15, 2007)
The city has at least 3,800 homeless youths, and 42% of them are sleeping in the streets, abandoned buildings or vehicles, according to a City Council-funded report released Friday.
Former City School Bus Supervisor Arrested (NY Sun, Dec 13, 2007)
At Bronx Court, Elevator Woes Slow Justice (NY Times, Dec 12, 2007)
Pollution Bills Proposed in Wake of Asthma Report (Downtown Express, Dec 7, 2007)
Councilmember Alan Gerson can’t reverse the effects of 9/11 on Downtown children’s health, but he’s trying to help them breathe a little easier. In new legislation announced last week, Gerson unveiled a five-prong attack on diesel fumes, a lung irritant and carcinogen that can worsen the symptoms of children who developed respiratory problems after 9/11.
Budget Cuts Could Put Children's' Agency in Jeopardy (Daily News, Dec 6, 2007)
Dating-Related Violence Rises Among Teenagers (City Room, Dec 3, 2007)
More Children Die in Shelters (NY Times, Nov 29, 2007)
The number of children dying in the city’s homeless shelters is on the rise, according to a report released yesterday by the New York City public advocate.
Beware of Dangerous Toys, Group Says (Metro, Nov 21, 2007)
Pregnant Teens Need City Help, Groups Say (Metro, Nov 15, 2007)
Foster Children at Risk, and an Opportunity Lost (NY Times, Nov 5, 2007)
New York City’s efforts to improve foster care for blacks and Latinos are as much a story of trouble as of triumph.
Brooklyn Student Dies from Staph 'Superbug' (AM New York, Oct 26, 2007)
Cop Surge Boosts City's Administration for Children's Services (Daily News, Oct 21, 2007)
As chief of the NYPD special victims division, Susan Morley was sure the hardest job in the world was investigating child abuse and sex crimes. But then she began working for the city Administration for Children's Services.
Drivers May Have Less Time To Idle Near Schools (NY Sun, Oct 18, 2007)
A bill introduced by Councilmember John Liu would mandate that vehicles must shut engines off when near schools after one minute of idling. Vehicles are currently allowed to idle for three minutes.
No Child Left Behind Shortchanged City by $3.3 Billions (NY Post, Oct 15, 2007)
Rep. Anthony Weiner said yesterday that the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act has shortchanged New York City schools by $3.3 billion in federal aid over the last five years.
Pre-K Boost On Hold (Chief-Leader, Oct 5, 2007)
Bill Passed to Stop School Bus Idling (Norwood News, Sep 21, 2007)
Report Says Mobsters Controlled School Bus Union (NY Times, Sep 7, 2007)
NY Teens Lag in Use of Birth Control Pills (Associated Press, Aug 30, 2007)
City Councilman Calls on ACS to Release More Reports (WNYC, Aug 23, 2007)
Bush Administration Likely to Reject Spitzer Health Care Plan (NY Sun, Aug 21, 2007)
City Foster Kid Abuse Leaps Percent (Daily News, Aug 19, 2007)
The number of children being abused or neglected in foster care skyrocketed by at least 57% this year, an alarming jump raising concerns about the quality of the city's foster homes.
Groups Count Number of Homeless Youth (WNYC, Aug 16, 2007)
Bloomberg Says He Supports Embattled Child-Welfare Chief (NY Post, Aug 11, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg gave a glowing vote of confidence yesterday to his embattled child-welfare chief, just a day after a scathing report said the Administration for Children's Services under John Mattingly's stewardship was rife with lying, incompetence and bungling.
Agency Failed in Probing Child Abuse (NY Sun, Aug 10, 2007)
Agency Lags in Protecting Children, Report Says (NY Times, Aug 10, 2007)
Queens Parks Net $111 Million in Funding for Playgrounds (Daily News, Aug 9, 2007)
Adoption Fraud Scandal Sparks Inquiry (NY Times, Aug 1, 2007)
Report Is Mixed on Child Welfare Agency (NY Times, Jul 23, 2007)
Despite undergoing waves of reform since it was created in 1996, the city’s child welfare agency still fails to adequately protect children from being repeatedly beaten, molested or neglected, according to a report being published today by Children’s Rights Inc., an independent advocacy group.
Summer Meals Program at Some Schools to End Before Summer Does (Metro, Jul 11, 2007)
Schoolyards Become Local Parks (Metro, Jul 3, 2007)
Brooklyn Girls Fight Back Against Harassment (Village Voice, Jun 21, 2007)
School Officials Consider Cash Incentives for Student Achievement (Daily News, Jun 8, 2007)
Child Death Rate Highest in Brooklyn (NY Post, May 30, 2007)
Public School Playgrounds Open for Summer (NY Post, May 18, 2007)
Child Care Workers Get Right to Unionize (NY Times, May 12, 2007)
Governor Eliot Spitzer signed an executive order Friday giving approximately 28,000 workers who provide childcare in their homes the right to unionize.
Bloomberg Hits Spitzer (, May 12, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday criticized Governor Eliot Spitzer for signing an executive order that gives 28,000 home day-care providers in the city the right to join unions and negotiate for higher pay. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser complained the governor's move could hurt poor families by driving up the cost of day care.
Albany Bill Would Require HIV Tests for Children (NY Post, May 8, 2007)
In Mexico, Mayor Checks Out Model Poverty Program (NY Times, Apr 25, 2007)
Mayor Denies That Cops Have Been Quitting In Droves (Daily News, Apr 7, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg declared it's harder to be a cop in New York City than anywhere else as he rejected claims by police union leaders that cops have been quitting in droves.
Mayor Vetoes Metal Bat Ban (NY Post, Apr 5, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday made good on his threat to veto the proposal that would ban metal bats during high-school competitions.
Mayor Threatens Veto on Metal Baseball Bat Ban (NY Sun, Apr 3, 2007)
Mayor Blasts State for Slow Move on Charter Schools (NY Post, Apr 3, 2007)
Calling provisions in the state budget that could slow the opening of more charter schools "a disgrace," an irate Mayor Bloomberg yesterday teed off on legislators he claimed were trying to limit parental choice.
Mayor Said Children Should Be Protected From Abuse On School Bus (Daily News, Mar 24, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday admitted that the city should have done a better job in protecting school kids from physical and sexual abuse aboard school buses.
Chancellor Orders Overhaul of School Bus Policy (Daily News, Mar 23, 2007)
Council Will Look Into Abuse on School Buses (Daily News, Mar 22, 2007)
A City Council committee will hold hearings next month to examine the Department of Education's handling of physical and sexual abuse aboard city school buses as detailed in a Daily News investigative series.
Council Moves Toward Ban on Metal High School Bats (NY Times, Mar 13, 2007)
Bloomberg Pushes For Social Workers' Rights To Investigate Child Abuse (Daily News, Feb 28, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg is pushing Albany to boost social workers' powers to investigate child abuse and make assaulting caseworkers a felony.
Bloomberg (Daily News, Feb 13, 2007)
Hidden in Mayor Bloomberg's good-news budget proposal are more than $144 million in cuts to programs vitally important to many New Yorkers. Bloomberg has called for slashing $22.2 million in city education programs, $30.3 million in aid to the City University of New York, $5.4 million to the beleaguered Administration for Children's Services, $6 million for child health clinics and $3 million for rapid HIV testing.
Testing Expanded For Sex Diseases In High School Students (NY Post, Feb 13, 2007)
State Senator Accuses Bloomberg of Failing To Protect Children from Lead-Tainted Building (Daily News, Jan 19, 2007)
State Sen. Bill Perkins accused the Bloomberg administration yesterday of failing to enforce city law by placing homeless children in lead-tainted buildings.
Child Abuse Deaths Soar Despite Child-Welfare Angency Reform (NY Post, Jan 8, 2007)
In the year since the brutal murder of Nixzmary Brown, the city's child-welfare agency has undergone a $600 million overhaul, but the number of deaths of children where abuse was suspected has soared 60 percent, to a 10-year high.
City Council's Plans To Clean Up Nightlife Includes Crackdown On Fake IDs By Underage Drinkers (NY Post, Dec 28, 2006)
Child-Abuse Cases Increase 35 Percent (NY Post, Dec 11, 2006)
The number of reported child-abuse and -neglect cases skyrocketed to an all-time high this year after the tragic death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown, according to a city report to be released tomorrow.
New York Court Cuts Aid Sought by City Schools (, Nov 21, 2006)
New York State’s highest court ended a landmark legal fight over education financing yesterday, ruling that at least $1.93 billion more must be spent each year on New York City’s public schools — far less than the $4.7 billion that a lower court called the minimum needed to give city children the chance for a sound basic education. In its 4-2 ruling, the Court of Appeals noted that in 2004 a commission appointed by Gov. George E. Pataki contemplated a range of spending options for the state to fulfill its constitutional obligation to the city’s nearly 1.1 million schoolchildren, with $1.93 billion at the low end of the scale. The court endorsed the $1.93 billion as “reasonable.”
School Case Now Goes to Spitzer (NY Sun, Nov 21, 2006)
A new ruling from the state's highest court that the state owes only a fraction of the money demanded in a long-running lawsuit on behalf of New York City schools shifts the issue onto Governor-elect Spitzer. Mr. Spitzer, while campaigning for governor, said he would move to quickly settle the lawsuit for between $4 billion and $6 billion a year in additional operating aid, which is at least double the $1.93 billion mandated by the court yesterday.
Union Chief For School Bus Drivers, Indicted A Second Time, Agrees To Take Leave (NY Sun, Nov 21, 2006)
Confidential Files of Administration for Children's Services Found Dumped On Street (Daily News, Nov 20, 2006)
More than 200 case files filled with confidential information about the city's most at-risk children were dumped on a Manhattan streetcorner, the Daily News has found.
Proposals Floated To Curb Child Abuse Problem in City (NY Sun, Oct 27, 2006)
City lawmakers aiming to improve the detection of child abuse put forward proposals yesterday that focus on mandated reporters, the professionals who are legally obligated to report suspected child abuse. The proposals include setting up an...
City Launches A Campaign To Get Anyone Who Suspects Child Abuse To Report It Immediately (NY Post, Oct 27, 2006)
City officials will launch a campaign called Blanket the City next Tuesday to try to get anyone who suspects child abuse to report it immediately.
Nightlife Curbs Debated At City Council Hearing (NY Sun, Oct 19, 2006)
City Says It Will Pay For College Prep Exams (PSATs) For Students In 10th and 11th Grade (Daily News, Aug 22, 2006)
Every city 10th- and 11th-grader who wants to take an important college-prep exam can do so free this year, thanks to a new effort by Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. The two announced yesterday that they've set aside $1.2 million to pay for the PSAT - a preliminary test that is a precursor to the SAT college admissions exam.
Plan for Cameras at New York Clubs Raises Privacy Concerns (NY Times, Aug 14, 2006)
Questions Raised over Girl (Daily News, Aug 2, 2006)
Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum yesterday called for the Administration for Children’s Services to provide information about its actions in the case of 2-year-old Sharllene Morillo, who died Friday, allegedly after being beaten by her mother’s companion. ACS has confirmed its staffers saw the child twice, but investigators found no "solid evidence" that Sharllene needed rescuing, a spokeswoman said.
More Money Sought for ACS (Metro, Jun 14, 2006)
A budget initiative would add $4 million for child welfare services overseen by the city’s Administration for Children’s Services, City Council members announced yesterday. The money — to be included in the city’s fiscal year 2007 budget — would allow ACS to hire about 240 additional preventive service workers and bring current employees’ caseload closer to the nationally accredited standard ratio of 12 cases per caseworker.
City Changes System for Evaluating Disabled Children (Village Voice, Jun 7, 2006)
Students Want Job Funds (Metro, May 25, 2006)
Children (NY 1, May 19, 2006)
New Child Service Workers Graduate (NY 1, May 10, 2006)
Quinn Pushing Full-Time Pre-K (Daily News, May 8, 2006)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is enlisting civic leaders to help her persuade Mayor Bloomberg to include her full-day prekindergarten program in his budget.
Teachers Union Opposes Ban On Cell Phones In Schools (Daily News, May 2, 2006)
Children Face Perilous Playgrounds, Statewide Survey Finds (Metro, Apr 21, 2006)
Three Fired Children (NY 1, Apr 17, 2006)
Child Obesity Picture Grim Among New York City Poor (NY Times, Apr 6, 2006)
Quinn Has Plan to Beef Up Children's Services (Daily News, Apr 6, 2006)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will unveil a sweeping initiative today to help the beleaguered Administration for Children's Services - including strengthening child-advocacy centers.
City to Adopt Changes in Handling of Abuse Cases (Daily News, Mar 30, 2006)
Responding to the killing of Nixzmary Brown, a 7-year-old girl beaten to death in January, a city panel yesterday recommended changes to improve coordination between the child welfare agency and the Police and Education Departments, including giving teachers and guidance counselors more leeway to report signs of neglect. (New York Times)(NY Post)
More Efforts to Reform Children's Services Agency (AM New York, Mar 30, 2006)
Group Seeks More Child Protection Funds for Latinos (Metro, Mar 29, 2006)
Child Abuse Reports Soar (Daily News, Feb 22, 2006)
Child abuse reports to police have soared since the death of Nixzmary Brown last month 'with high-risk cases increasing more than 200 percent, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said yesterday.
City Seeking Wider Power In Child Care By Accessing Domestic Violence Registry (NY Times, Feb 21, 2006)
Noting a strong correlation between domestic violence and child abuse, the New York City public advocate, with the support of the Bloomberg administration, proposed yesterday that child-welfare officials be given access to a state database of protection orders. The change, if approved by the Legislature and Gov. George E. Pataki, would give the New York City Administration for Children's Services the ability to search the database when conducting background checks of prospective foster and adoptive parents.
How to Protect Endangered Children -- Before They Need ACS (New York Magazine, Feb 13, 2006)
Officials Call on Mayor to Fire Head of Administration for Children (Daily News, Feb 10, 2006)
Two members of an Assembly committee scrutinizing the child-abuse death of Nixzmary Brown called yesterday for the ouster of city child welfare boss John Mattingly.
N.Y.U. Plans Mental Health Center for Children (NY Sun, Feb 9, 2006)
Day Care Workers Demand Better Pay, More Respect (NY 1, Feb 8, 2006)
Debate Rekindled on Preserving Families at Risk (NY Times, Feb 6, 2006)
A string of four deaths of children over the past 10 weeks, which received extraordinary news media coverage, has found the city on the defensive about its family preservation efforts. Child welfare officials have pledged to stay the course, and while conceding that a number of the deaths resulted from mistakes or possible misjudgments by caseworkers, they have disputed the notion that the children died because of the failings of a systemic philosophy.
4-Year-Old Bronx Boy Is Dead; Family Was Being Investigated (NY Times, Jan 31, 2006)
A 4-year-old Bronx boy whose family was being investigated by child welfare officials died yesterday after suffering a fractured skull and severe lacerations to his liver in the messy, cold two-bedroom apartment he shared with four siblings and two adults, officials said. The boy's mother, 26, and her companion, 18, were being held last night for questioning in the child's death, the police said. Law enforcement officials said they were also investigating whether the boy's siblings, who were taken into custody by the Administration for Children's Services, had been abused. The death of the boy, Quachon Browne, was at least the fifth fatality since November of a child whose family was known to the child welfare authorities.
Caseworkers Missed Chances to Save Nixzmary, Report Says (NY Times, Jan 31, 2006)
Repeated lapses over many months by caseworkers at the city's child welfare agency created a chain of missed opportunities to save Nixzmary Brown, culminating in a canceled plan to visit her home the night she was killed, agency officials said yesterday. A preliminary review released by the city's Administration for Children's Services gave the most detailed account of the case to date, and it found that police officers played a role in deciding against conducting an emergency intervention at a crucial juncture in December: when a guidance counselor reported that the girl, already emaciated, had returned to school with a black eye after a prolonged absence. And, adding to questions about whether the police missed an opportunity to help prevent the girl's death, the report says caseworkers believed that the detectives had spoken for 15 minutes with the man now accused of Nixzmary's murder, her stepfather, Cesar Rodriguez. That was at odds with the Police Department's own assertion that its detectives did not speak with Mr. Rodriguez and, in fact, that detectives had played only a limited role in the case. The new chronology of missteps in Nixzmary's case came as City Hall remained transfixed by what is suspected to be another case of fatal child abuse, this time in the Bronx, and the potentially deadly inefficiencies in the system designed to prevent it. The review was released as the city's child welfare commissioner, John B. Mattingly, appeared before the City Council to answer questions about agency procedures and as the police sorted through the details of the most recent death, in a home the agency had been monitoring.
Family Court Overwhelmed With New Cases (City Limits, Jan 24, 2006)
Funding for Public Childcare Shrinks As Number of Children Enrolled Grows (NY Sun, Dec 29, 2005)
Child Welfare Costs Drop (, Dec 7, 2005)
The city's child-welfare costs have dropped by more than $42 million over the past five years as the number of children adopted or reunited with their families has grown and fewer kids have remained in foster care, a new report by the Independent Budget Office has found.
Over Half of City (NY Sun, Nov 18, 2005)
Bloomberg's Track Record On Social Services (, Nov 1, 2005)
Social services are, by most accounts, not Michael Bloomberg's passion. Yet passionate or not, Mr. Bloomberg's technology-reliant and results-oriented management style is remaking this part of city government - as many in the city's large and vociferous army of advocates for the poor readily acknowledge.Most conspicuously, the administration has overhauled how the city treats homeless families and finances foster care. The application process for benefits like food stamps and cash assistance has been simplified. After-school programs have been redesigned and day care made available to more children. ...if the Bloomberg approach is gentler, his welfare policies have largely extended the Giuliani agenda.
Corporal Punishment, Though Outlawed, On The Rise In City Schools (NY Sun, Sep 27, 2005)
While corporal punishment was outlawed in 1985, it turns out some teachers in New York have not been sparing the rod. A teacher last year smacked a student with a yardstick after pushing his head onto a desk and grabbing his arm, the city's Department of Education said. Another teacher pushed a classroom table into a student, and a school aide grabbed and pushed a student into a wall. These are just several of 646 cases of verified corporal punishment reported in city schools in the spring semester of 2004 alone..
Public Advocate Says Child Deaths Rise, but City Agency Disagrees (Daily News, Sep 2, 2005)
11,000 Students Request Transfers From Failing Schools (Double Last Year), Though Few Are Honored (Daily News, Aug 23, 2005)
Students Rally Against Police Handling Of School Safety (Newsday, Aug 2, 2005)
Schools Take Aim at Bullies Targeting Those who Blur Traditional Gender Lines (Daily News, Jul 29, 2005)
Push To Create an Office of the Child Advocate To Oversee Juvenile Facilities (, Jun 10, 2005)
juvenile residential centers run by the Office of Children and Family Services--which range from small community homes to massive campuses rimmed with razor wire--are rarely inspected by outsiders. While they are overseen by an ombudsman, independent review board, and volunteer citizen advisory boards, all of these report to the agency itself. Legal Aid used to visit, but its last report dates back to 1999. ...That's why activists are pushing for the creation of an Office of the Child Advocate. A6334, a bill sponsored by Assemblymember Barbara Clark, would establish an independent office to oversee all state services for children, including foster care and juvenile justice
Child Welfare Agencies Taken Off "Troubled" List (, Jun 10, 2005)
Six child welfare agencies have been removed from a troubled agency list the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) created in February, ACS announced last week. The decision follows the removal of two other agencies from the list last month, and heralds the end of a period of intense scrutiny initiated by ACS Commissioner John Mattingly. Both the agencies and the department report that the initially contentious review process was ultimately a success.
Six Property Owners Accused Of Discriminating Against Families With Children (, Mar 30, 2005)
Whether it was the thought of crayon on the wainscoting, chewing gum in the keyholes or just the pitter-patter of tiny feet, ads written by six local landlords made their feelings clear: Tenants with children need not apply. What they probably didn’t know was that their posts on Craigslist, an online forum, were breaking the law. On March 14, the Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York filed complaints with the New York City Commission on Human Rights against the landlords, charging them with housing discrimination.
Court Limits Removing Child When Mother Is Abuse (, Nov 5, 2004)
The seven-member New York State Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, said children should not be taken out of their homes solely because they had seen their mother being beaten, suggesting that it would unfairly punish innocent women and even harm the children themselves.
Report on Day Care Death Shows Flaws In System (, Oct 8, 2004)
Two months after a baby suffocated under a pile of toys in a crib at a day care center while two city inspectors ignored muffled noises, the city's Health Department yesterday issued a scathing portrait of its oversight of 9,400 day care centers in New York City, calling it a bureaucratic maze riddled with problems that spell potential dangers for children
Officials Cheer New Math Programs as Test Scores Increase Yet Again (, Oct 7, 2004)
tudents in New York City and across the state have made solid gains in math for the third year in a row, suggesting that a range of new programs from special math coaches to increased class time devoted to the subject have begun to have an impact.
A Whiter Shade of Harlem (, Jul 17, 2004)
On a recent Tuesday night in Harlem, Jim Haughton stood before a worried group of 20 or so and talked old medicine for an older malady. "Nowadays you don't hear too much about class struggle," Haughton, head of Harlem Fight Back, told the crowd. "We need to educate the white worker that the black worker is not his enemy."
HUD Report (PDF Format) (, Jul 17, 2004)
HUD report reports on decline in low-income housing units
Revenue Implications of New York City (, Jul 17, 2004)
A new Federal Reserve study of New York City's tax system over the past 30 years suggests the city is overly dependent on personal and corporate income taxes, a somewhat ironic point at a moment the adopted budget reduces property taxes.
Bloomberg Cracks Down on Deadbeats (, Jul 2, 2004)
The mayor issued a letter to New York City employees saying he has "zero tolerance" for those who do not pay child support and that the city would use "any legal means necessary" to force payment.
Ad Campaign Curbed by Judge Who Says it Targets Children (, Jul 2, 2004)
Tobacco company Brown & Williamson was ordered by a New York judge to curb an ad campaign and recall 79,000 cartons of Kool cigarettes after New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer complained that the company targeted children as customers.
The Action Diet (, Jul 2, 2004)
With half of New York City children in public elementary schools obese or overweight, advocates are betting that by starting kids on a path of healthier habits, healthy living--eating well, exercising regularly--becomes a right, not a luxury.
Risky Business (, Jul 2, 2004)
According to a national health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention they're not cutting down on risky sex, weapons possession, cocaine, or drunk driving.
Diabetes Rates in City Kids Rise (, Jul 2, 2004)
The rates are rising disproportionately in urban areas and in African-American and Hispanic children.
Pills or Talk Therapy? If You're Confused, No Wonder (, Jun 10, 2004)
Moody teenagers who visit therapists for help often wonder how useful all that talk about feelings and emotions really is. Now, many doctors are asking the same thing.
Two Studies, Two Results, and a Debate Over a Drug (, Jun 10, 2004)
The two drug trials were known within SmithKline Beecham as Study 329 and Study 377.
Antidepressant Seen as Effective in Treatment of Adolescents (, Jun 10, 2004)
In the midst of a worldwide debate on whether depressed children should be treated with antidepressant drugs like Prozac, a landmark government-financed study has found that Prozac helps teenagers overcome depression far better than talk therapy. But a combination of the two treatments, the study found, produced the best result.
City Homeowners Catch Break On Litter Law (, Jun 8, 2004)
A new bill means New York City homeowners will only be ticketed for litter on their property for two hours every day. The City Council overrode a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pass the bill unanimously. Council members say the bill will give homeowners a chance to clean up before they're ticketed -- rather than allowing them to be fined for trash on their property when they're at work. Which two hours a day haven't been set yet.
Police Waste No Time in Disallowing Subway Photos (, Jun 7, 2004)
Police have started stopping citizens from taking photos or videos in the subway system, despite the fact that the ban on such picture taking has been proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority but not yet enacted.
Subway Officials Seek Ban on Picture Taking (, Jun 7, 2004)
Citing the security of 7 million daily riders, 48,000 employees and its transportation network, New York City Transit yesterday proposed a ban on unauthorized photography, filming and videotaping on city subways, buses and Staten Island Railway trains. The press and businesses or individuals with permits would be exempt." Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign said that the ban could raise First Amendment rights issues.
Disabled Protesters Block Doors at End of Hearing on Elections (, Jun 7, 2004)
Disabled protesters used their wheelchairs to block the doors after a panel of lawmakers working to overhaul New York's aging election system ended a meeting on Tuesday without discussing ways to make polling places more accessible to the disabled.
Access-A-Ride Workers Reach Deal To End Strike (, Jun 7, 2004)
Faced with impending layoffs, Access-a-Ride workers struck a deal Wednesday to end their nearly three-week long strike.
Fighting for Free Speech Means Fighting for Howard Stern (, Jun 7, 2004)
Legal rulings about indecency have a way of quickly slipping into ridiculousness, and so it is with the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision imposing $495,000 in fines on Clear Channel for broadcasting an episode of the Howard Stern show.
The City Council and Lead Paint (, Apr 9, 2003)
Protesters marked the one year anniversary of the new lead paint bill being introduced (without further action), among them disappointed parents whose children have been poisoned by lead dust.