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Concerns Remain On Day Care Cuts

Mayor Bloomberg restored his plan to slash over 16,000 day care slots last week, but at least one City Council member is saying his figures don’t add up. Bloomberg cut the slots – that are a lifeline to working parents – in his preliminary Fiscal Year 2012 budget saying it would save the city $95 […]readmore

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Deceptive grand larceny on the rise; Craigslist buyers beware

Shoppers on Craigslist looking for a great deal beware! That’s what Dep. Inspector Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer at the 81st Precinct, warned residents at the precinct’s recent Community Council meeting. “The [Craigslist] ads sometimes dupes (buyers) into thinking they are renting an apartment or buying goods, but once the unsuspecting victim gets to the location, […]readmore

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Moving the Civil Rights Message: Through Media and Song

Black History Month is often the time used to recognize and salute African-American pioneers and leaders. This winter – coupled with today’s advances in technology and emphasis on media — is also being used to bring to light the Civil Rights Movement and many of the injustices suffered through the Civil Rights Era. The recent […]readmore


Parents of 308 Insist “No Space For Charter School”

“We have children here, not cattle.”  Parents, teachers and students voiced strong opposition to the proposed co-location of a charter school in their building. At an emotional and passion-fueled public hearing held recently by The Department of Education, parents and children turned out in large numbers to give their opinions and to have their voices […]readmore