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  • Proposal would add tolls on NYC's free bridges, 60th Street

    Reviving a congestion-pricing idea that has been rejected before, an influential transportation coalition proposed implementing tolls for all cars that cross 60th Street in Manhattan and the free bridges spanning the East River. The plan announced...
  • Report: Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg's overhaul of 911 system delayed and over budget

    New York City's decade-long, multi-billion dollar effort to overhaul its 911 system is $700 million over budget and years behind schedule due to a series of mistakes made by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, according to a Department of...
  • Troubled school districts need more than prizes

    Troubled school districts need more than prizes
    I once sat down at an education gathering and placed my orange-and-black computer bag with the lettering “Broad Prize for Urban Education” on the floor. Said the woman next to me, “That's the most highly coveted satchel in the room.&...
  • Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts

    Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts
    Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school...
  • Innovation officers popular with states, local governments; some question their value

    When then-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was recruiting former tech entrepreneur Bryan Sivak to become his state's new ideas guy, he asked what title Sivak thought he should have. "Chief innovation officer," suggested Sivak, who had just finished a...
  • Correction: Campaign Money-Ballot Measures story

    In a story Feb. 5 about contributions to ballot-measure campaigns in the 2014 midterms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. contributed $9.3 million on a North Dakota proposal that would have allowed the retail giant to...
  • Gun-control group moves to curb illegal Internet gun sales

    Gun-control group moves to curb illegal Internet gun sales
    The Internet has changed the way everyone shops by making goods and services far more accessible to far more people. That is often an acceptable thing, except when it comes to the hotly debated area of gun control. In its latest report, released on...
  • Snowplow tracking apps hold Chicago, other cities accountable for cleanup

    As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time. But...
  • Michael Douglas to be honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation

    Michael Douglas to be honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation
    Michael Douglas will receive a $1-million prize from a group founded by Russian billionaires seeking to strengthen Jewish culture at a time when the Jewish population is shrinking worldwide and Israel is eager for support from international figures,...
  • In Palm Beach, nothing trumps the Trump Invitational

    In Palm Beach, nothing trumps the Trump Invitational
    The scene at Donald Trump's The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach Jan. 4 was nothing short of something straight out of "The Great Gatsby." Nearly a million dollars worth of cars including a Range Rover, Rolls Royce and Ferrari 458 lined the lawn leading up...
  • Staten Island Chuck predicts an early spring

    NEW YORK — New Yorkers can look forward to an early spring, as Staten Island Chuck did not see his shadow — and avoided the potentially dangerous embrace of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. But the outlook for Pennsylvania is more glum:...