Seeking Protection from Abuse, Via Video Chat

A pilot program gives women alleging abuse the chance to obtain a temporary order of protection via videoconference, allowing them to avoid the dangers and difficulties inherent in a trip to court. Can the program expand without raising fairness concerns?

Questions Persist About Labor Violations at Affordable Housing Sites

Mayor de Blasio says his housing plan will create good jobs as well as affordable places to live. But limited city oversight of subcontractors, who can change their names after legal trouble or bad publicity, hampers the administration’s ability to deliver on that promise. See which contractors are currently subject to special review for labor practices.