Mark Wilson looks at the NY MTA's plan to install 90 touch-screen kiosks at subway stations around the city beginning this year. The innovative kiosks will offer rider information, interactive maps, and will even be able to run third-party apps.
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March 25, 2013
Developers compete to create mobile apps that solve specific challenges around jobs, health, education and other topics.
New York State will introduce a new drivers license in July that is made of polycarbonate and has other features that officials say will make it virtually impossible to forge.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that the NYC Rapid Repairs program is expected to complete all its work next week.
March 24, 2013
In a growing trend, school districts pressed for money are allowing students to bring their phones, laptop computers or tablets to be used in the classroom.
March 15, 2013
A new online guide lets New York City high school students learn things like whether they need to pass through metal detectors and wear uniforms.
Municipalities are showing an interest in creating their own utilities, reflecting concerns about climate change and responses to power disruptions.
March 13, 2013
Hacking Your Way to Better Government
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The rats of NYC subways are resilient. The city is an especially well-suited home for the critters, which explains why the Big Apple has millions of them, even if some were displaced from the subway after Sandy. The latest plan to stem the tide? Sterilize them.
Traditional methods like trapping and poisoning are already being used, but there are a lot of rats down there, and this could potentially slow the population in a more humane way. A sweet-salty, sterilizing chemical called Contrapest will be placed in subway bait ...
Classes like wood shop or auto shop used to be called vocational classes. They were known as an academic dumping ground for students who weren't succeeding in a regular classroom. But a lot has changed. In the rural mid-Michigan school district of Stockbridge, classes now offer a pathway to college, and a way to gain skills to pay tuition.
March 10, 2013
The captains of each of the five districts are to focus on community outreach in the city, where police and residents have a long, troubled history.
March 9, 2013
A new program has been helping Superstorm Sandy victims keep their homes out of foreclosure.
March 7, 2013
Public libraries are lending all sorts of weird and wonderful items to stay relevant.
March 5, 2013
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