It was unclear how many people were inside the building when the fire occurred, according to the New York City Fire Department. The incident took place in a bustling area with many restaurants and pedestrians, blocks away from New York University.....Continue Reading
Ask the mayors of New Jersey's many struggling, distressed cities what single step would be most important to rebuilding neighborhoods and turning their cities around, and many would give you the same answer:
Getting more of the city's police officers and firefighters to live in the towns where they work.
The reason is pretty obvious. Police officers and firefighters are the kind of stable, middle-class residents that any city needs to thrive.
But many police and firefighters recoil at the idea. And as a testament to the lobbying power of public-safety unions in Trenton, since...Continue Reading