Nikita Stewart’s article about Troop 6000 landed them on the front page. Her book should lead to a bigger conversation about their struggles.
Benjamin Weiser"She dutifully describes the Cinderella episodes the girls and parents of Troop 6000 enjoy, but she refuses to avert her eyes from their precarious lives." Congratulations, Nikita, on your powerful and moving new book. @kitastew
Florida has emerged as one of the slowest states in the nation to process an avalanche of unemployment claims since the coronavirus hit.
Benjamin Weiser"Hundreds of thousands of workers — many from Florida’s once-booming service industry — have been waiting for weeks for a check." Powerful look at the Florida unemployment crisis by @PatriciaMazzei and @stavernise
Federal prosecutors plan to accuse President Nicolás Maduro of participating in a “narco-terrorism conspiracy.”
Benjamin WeiserVenezuelan leader Maduro accused by U.S. of leading a violent drug cartel, which “prioritized using cocaine as a weapon against America and importing as much cocaine as possible into the United States.” @KTBenner@WRashbaum and I report.
Five former city employees and a former Trump Organization employee say the company used middlemen to pay New York City tax assessors to lower building assessments and pay less taxes in the 1980s and 1990s.
Benjamin WeiserTrump’s Company Paid Bribes to Reduce Property Taxes, Assessors Say
Among those charged was Jason Servis, the trainer of Maximum Security.
Benjamin WeiserBREAKING: More than two dozen charged in horse racing doping scheme, including Jason Servis, trainer of Maximum Security, one of the best racehorses in the world. @JoeDrape and I report.
Lynx Vilden teaches people how to live in the Stone Age.
Benjamin Weiser"Deer legs are very useful. Their toe bones can be whistles and buckles and fish hooks. The leg bones become knives and flutes...This would be my flute." Preparing for the end of the world with @nelliebowles. True poetry.
Children with developmental disabilities were held under brutal conditions at a notorious New York facility. Decades later, they still face abuse and neglect.
Benjamin WeiserSometimes history shouldn't be allowed to repeat itself: As children with developmental disabilities, they once were warehoused at the notorious Willowbrook State School in N.Y. Decades later in group homes, some still face abuse and neglect. Our report
Benjamin WeiserSometimes history shouldn't be allowed to repeat itself: As children with developmental disabilities, they once were warehoused at the notorious Willowbrook State School in NY. Decades later in group homes, some still face abuse and neglect. Our report
Another gay judge said Judge Batts “literally broke down the closet door and allowed the rest of us to walk through it.”
Benjamin Weiser“Deborah Batts was a trailblazer in every respect" - Deborah A. Batts, the first openly gay federal judge in America, dies at 72. I covered Judge Batts over more than two decades in Manhattan, and with @kseelye, we take a look at her life.