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PHOTO: Faulty ramps to emergency shelters should become things of the past when the next disaster strikes New York City, thanks to a settlement agreement delivered to a federal judge in New York. Photo courtesy CIDNY.

NEW YORK - A federal judge's decision will produce radical and life-saving changes in the way New York responds to natural disasters, according to local advocates. Federal Judge Jesse Furman on Tuesday accepted a settlement agreement that mandates big changes in the way New York City responds to na...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Almost two years since Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York, many displaced homeowners are dismayed at what they see as a snail's pace being maintained by New York Rising, the state agency disbursing federal disaster funds. Map credit: Cyclonebiskit/Wikimedia Commons.

LONG BEACH, N.Y. – Next month, the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrives. Many displaced homeowners in New York are dismayed at what they call the snail's pace of New York Rising, the state agency disbursing federal disaster funds. Sherry Graber says her flood-damaged house in Lon...Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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PHOTO: California is poised to become the first state in the nation to institute a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags. Advocates say New York is working to keep pace. Photo courtesy of Heal the Bay.

NEW YORK - California is poised to become first in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use grocery-store plastic bags - and local advocates say New York is working to keep pace. Tuesday was Advocacy Day at the New York City Council, and Jennie Romer, a New York attorney and founder of Pla...Read More

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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

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