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PHOTO: Legal advocates are applauding the recent ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court that mandates a judicial hearing before any juvenile can get life without parole. Credit: Wiki Commons

CONCORD, N.H. - Young people convicted of first-degree murder can still get life without parole in the Granite State, but local advocates are applauding recent court rulings that at least grant them a hearing first. Gilles Bissonnette, staff attorney with the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, sa ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and world. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

NEW YORK - Thousands of people took part in the People's Climate March Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and the world. From the staging area at Columbus Circle, the marchers filled Central Park West as far as the eye could see. Stepping off around 1 p.m., ...Read More

PHOTO: Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is winning applause from immigrants and their supporters for his decision to stop immigration detentions. Photo courtesy Sheriff DeMarco

NEW YORK - Members of the Long Island immigrant community and their supporters are applauding a local law enforcement decision to just say no when it comes to immigration detentions in Suffolk County. Amol Sinha directs the Suffolk Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He expects the decisi ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of the New Yorkers who plan to join the People’s Climate March Sunday morning in New York City. The March kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle.  Credit: T Proulx

NEW YORK - It is timed to coincide with a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations, and this Sunday the People's Climate March is intended to send a message on climate change. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of New York, says the march will be the largest clima ...Read More

PHOTO: As the nation celebrates Welcoming Week, New York faith leaders say residents need to heed the inscription on the Statue of Liberty as Long Island and the nation cope with thousands of undocumented children. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK - As the nation celebrates Welcoming Week, New York City faith leaders say when it comes to the thousands of immigrant children fleeing violence, it pays to remember the motto on the Statue of Liberty. Father Bill Brisotti from Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Wyandanch says it can be stres ...Read More

PHOTO: Baltimore is encouraging citizens, groups and businesses to be creative with proposals to turn vacant lots into spaces that benefit neighborhoods, and the environment. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Trust

BALTIMORE - Taking an eyesore and turning it into neighborhood "eye candy." Winners are sharing nearly $300,000 in funding in the Growing Green Design Competition: Vacant Lots Transformed. Their projects will improve neighborhoods and include environmental benefits, such as reducing stormwater runo ...Read More

NEW YORK – It's National Welcoming Week – a time when some Americans celebrate the value of immigrants to their communities. On Long Island, that means extending a hand to some very new and young arrivals. About 2,000 children have arrived in recent months on Long Island, escaping br ...Read More

PHOTO: Joan Macri is Associate Director of College for ME-Androscoggin, one of the institutions administering scholarships for adults seeking college degrees under a new program from the Maine Community Foundation. Photo courtesy College for ME-Androscoggin.

LEWISTON, Maine - Mainers outside traditional college age are getting scholarship assistance to enroll in college or pick up where they left off because of financial constraints, marriage, children or simply dropping out. It's a pilot program run by the Maine Community Foundation called the Adult Le ...Read More

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