While fiery train derailments across the U.S. and Canada have drawn New Yorkers’ attention to the dangers of transporting crude oil by rail, there has been much less focus on the potential dangers of shipping oil down the Hudson River by barge. But some environmentalists worry that a crude oil spill would wreak havoc on a river that has recovered well after enduring decades of industrial pollution that nearly destroyed it.
A review by the New York World found the commission often does not remove judges even when they’ve violated the constitutionally guaranteed right to due process or manipulated the outcome of cases. In addition, much of the commission’s work is conducted in secret. New York is one of only 15 states that conduct judicial disciplinary hearings in private. And in many cases, the name of the sanctioned judge and the nature of the misconduct are never made public. Photo: Flickr/ssalonso
More than 22,000 medical and religious exemptions were granted to students for the 2013-14 school year, up 27 percent from 2010-11, according to the state Health Department. Public and private enrollment over the same period remained largely flat.
Between 2011 and 2013, the state Board of Elections made 164 referrals to district attorneys across the state for excessive corporate campaign contributions. Not a single prosecution resulted, however, prompting the board to stop sending referrals. Meanwhile, corporations continue to regularly make contributions in excess of the $5,000 annual limit.
A New York World investigation has found that between 2010 and 2012 as many as a third of all applicants have been denied access to the nursery program even though the two nurseries operate at less than half capacity.
At some schools nearly 90 percent of suspensions are long-term, a tool that education experts and advocates have long sought to reform.
Three Human Resources Administration officials lose jobs after judge finds they manipulated case records to meet performance targets
A jail sentence for its landlord grants little reprieve for a suffering Bronx apartment building, now slated to go to auction
Department of Education seeks proposals from sports-marketing firms to bring in revenue from advertisers
No rent until owner makes needed repairs, say residents of Harlem towers