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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, October 31, 2014

1,249 passengers have had enhanced Ebola screening at 5 U.S. airports. N.J. stays mum about crude oil rail shipments. And: a dismal NYC subway station is getting a one-day makeover.
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1964: China Joins Nuclear Club

Friday, October 31, 2014

This month marks the 50th anniversary of China’s first nuclear test.
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Recipe: Hot Chocolate

Friday, October 31, 2014

The perfect cup of hot chocolate.
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Giant Bit Drills Subway Car

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AP
The construction drill bit pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform.
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At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.
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New York City Comptroller Begins Audit of Four Charter Networks

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The office of the city comptroller is looking at the internal operations of four charter school groups, including the Success network, the city's largest. 
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NYS Schools Are Barring Immigrant Students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More than 20 percent of surveyed schools in New York state may have illegally blocked enrollment of immigrant students, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
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Resist Much, Obey Little

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell reads Whitman on the eve of the 2003 Iraq War. Kinnell died this week at the age of 87.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Canada is stepping up oil shipment safeguards. Democratic districts won more federal transportation grants. A Celtic rode Boston's T. And the real star of the World Series? Chevy guy.
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Josephine, the Talking Jeep

Thursday, October 30, 2014

During World War II, WNYC was cranking out war-related programming on a full-time basis. In this classic radio play, a G.I. falls in love with the "smooth, straight lines" of his Jeep.
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Assessors Take the Pulse of New York's Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
Two respected research firms and NYU experts assess what’s working and what’s not after New York City more than doubled the number of free pre-k seats.
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Chancellor Fariña Says Discipline Code Revisions Still in the Works

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Advocates say under current school guidelines, excessive force is used too often in dealing with "disruptive" students.
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Ridesharing Legislation Passes D.C. Council Over Protests Of Cabbies, Teamsters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uber is not going anywhere. That was the message from the D.C. Council, which voted 12-1 to legalize and regulate ridesharing apps like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Citi Bike expands, slowly. Chicago bridges will close for tightrope walking. The hunt for Uber's unicorn. And, a street harassment journey through New York City. 
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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.
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Citi Bike Saved

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York City's troubled blue bike share system has a white knight. That means more bikes, more neighborhoods—and a higher cost of membership.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The NTSB will releases the likely causes behind five recent Metro-North incidents today. Also coming up today: big Citi Bike news. And: photos from the 110th anniversary of NYC's subway.
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One Middle School Pushes Families to Focus on the HS Application Process

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All the teachers at a Lower East Side school know how to help students apply to high schools. Last year, 90 percent of them got into one of their top three choices last year.
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At the Forefront of Death: Cancer in Midcentury

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
D.I.Y. pap smears and other 1950s anti-cancer tools.
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Norbert Wiener: The Conscientious Gadgeteer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
Are we mindless gadget idolators?
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