For the low-income communities who live along a waterway home to heavy industry and recovering wildlife, Exxon's settlement with New Jersey has the potential to right old wrongs. But there's ongoing debate about the company's plans to clean up decades of pollution.
A rough survey of the offerings around high schools in a high-obesity area of the Bronx suggests a critical barrier to improving teen health: the unhealthy food that is cheap and nearby when the final bell rings. Continue Reading
The state's consumer assistance program has helped people who, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, are dealing with insurance for the first time, or weighing new options. But Washington's support for the program is phasing out. Continue Reading
A strategy to clean up Flushing Creek, one of a number of waterways the city has to target for pollution reduction, has environmentalists pushing the de Blasio administration to use a little imagination. Continue Reading