Boston’s Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative turns business-school planning tactics into a tool for imagining a neighborhood’s future.
A neighborhood congress has kept fractious enclaves working together–with money that will soon run out.
Detroit residents take back a neighborhood block by block. But can they turn abandoned houses into a new beginning?
As vacant lots disappear from the Bronx, nonprofit developers find themselves squabbling over the space they have left.
Western Queens faced the unthinkable: a contested primary for Congress. How the borough’s political leaders made sure it didn’t happen.
A book review of Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope, by Jonathan Kozol, Crown, $25.
Democrats are plotting to wrest control of the state Senate away from the GOP. What stands in their way? Other Democrats.
Why do courts send kids to stay with the men who abused their mothers? Because often, that’s the only option they have.
An opinion column by Gelvin Stevenson.
Bronx organizers revive an old weapon against slumlords: getting mortgage-holding banks to look after their assets.