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The Open Newsroom Is Back — Virtually. We’ve Got a Lot to Talk About…

Join THE CITY for a Zoom-powered discussion about coronavirus on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. ET. Help us make local news more collaborative.

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PHOTOS: A Year in the Life of THE CITY

Check out our month-by-month collection of pictures capturing scenes of New York — a city where even the ordinary shines through the right lens.

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Debt Collectors Put Translations on Hold, Foiling Immigrants

City’s "Lost in Translation" report finds many firms break promises to conduct calls and send materials in languages other than English.

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The Open Newsroom’s Second Round Is Coming. Sign Up Now

Our year-long project with Brooklyn Public Library to explore how to make local news more collaborative returns with new meet-ups in August.

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How Can News Better Serve You? Join The Open Newsroom

THE CITY and the Brooklyn Public Library are teaming for a year of community meetings to explore how to make local news and info more collaborative.

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High-Stakes Test Boycotts: A School-by-School Breakdown

Some 4.4 percent of New York City students refused to take at least one of the state tests in the 2017-18 school year. Find your school’s opt-out rate using Chalkbeat’s interactive.

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Thousands of Tenants Evicted, Even in Areas with Free Lawyers

Advocates’ analysis reveals the landlords racking up the most evictions in the 20 zip codes where city-paid attorneys represent low-income residents.

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Philanthropist Offers City Free Building to Save Doomed Hudson Yards Arts Center

The owner of Affirmation Arts hopes to dodge the wrecking ball and keep his cultural complex alive by giving it away as a present to New Yorkers.

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City Ethics Watchdog Urged to Consider Penalties in Mayor’s Fundraising Flap

Good government groups also asked the Conflicts of Interest Board to declare whether Mayor de Blasio violated rules in wake of THE CITY’s reporting.

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National Anti-Poverty Study Will Pay New NYC Moms $4,000 a Year

Some 125 mothers living on tight budgets will get $333 per month to spend without restrictions to gauge boosted income’s impact on child development.

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Lost in Translation: English Language School Honchos Disappear Amid Debts

The closed school’s leaders ghosted students, teachers and even their credit card processing company – whom they owe $100,000, a lawsuit charges.

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FALLING BEHIND: City’s Largest Head Start Provider Freezes New Preschool Enrollments

The issue affects programs funded through the Administration for Children’s Services, the city’s largest Head Start grantee, serving 11,000 kids.

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City Payments for Charter School Rent Jumps to $80 Million

New York City charter school rent payments are to set to climb to $80 million. That’s up from $52 million last year — and marks a 54 percent increase. The public funds will cover the leases of 90 charter schools that operate in private spaces.

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Success Academy ‘Dumped’ Elementary School Student at Precinct, Suit Charges

A Brooklyn branch of the charter school also repeatedly suspended the special-needs youth and called child services to push him out, lawsuit claims.

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VOTING CHANGE: City Elections Could Become a Ranking Game of Thrones

A staff report from the City Charter Commission calls for studying "Ranked Choice Voting" – potentially bringing a wildly new electoral system to NYC.

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‘It’s Basically Jail’: Inside NYC’s School Suspension Centers

Overall suspension rates have dropped under Mayor de Blasio. Yet lengthier out-of-school suspensions, disproportionately impact students of color.

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Brooklyn DA Vows: I Won’t Fight Parole in Most Cases

The new policy – and related changes – represents a major shift for Eric Gonzalez, who lost his brother to gun violence two decades ago.

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HUD Official Eyes Fines in NYCHA Attempted Sex Abuse Case

Lynne Patton spoke out after THE CITY revealed a repairman allegedly assaulted a woman in a tenant’s apartment where he was supposed to be working.

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Suspensions Drop 14% in Public Schools After Spike Last Year

Meanwhile, city statistics also show that average suspension lengths fell 30 percent in the first half of the school year.

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Visa-Dependent Students Stranded by Closure of English-Language School

Midtown’s American Language Communications Center cancelled classes with no warning, putting hundreds at risk of losing their student visas.