Jessie Wright-Mendoza appears in the following:
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Square dancing, once a pillar of small-town life, is making a comeback in West Virginia. A statewide project is trying to help communities preserve and promote this part of their cultural heritage.
Marlinton, W.Va., is one of the towns taking up the cause. Its square dances can gather a crowd, ...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
New York Downtown Hospital must pay back $13.4 million in illegal charges to Medicare and Medicaid.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration is ordering officers nationwide to undergo retraining because of reports of racial profiling at several airports — including Newark Liberty International.
Monday, July 23, 2012
In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the cracks appearing in Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime and what it could mean for the region. Then Sanger discusses the political reaction to the shooting in Colorado and looks ahead to to the new year, when Bush-era tax cuts expire at the same time as some pretty sweeping spending cuts go into effect.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Friday, May 04, 2012
Hundreds of middle school students will take part in a city-wide math competition on Saturday. They're competing for math glory, a golden Pi trophy and the chance to break open a six-foot tall Pi piñata.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Fans were stunned at the news that Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history, suffered what may be a career-ending injury during batting practice on Thursday. But Rivera was vowing to come back from the injury on Friday.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The city's Planning Commission held its only public hearing on the proposed New York University expansion plan on Wednesday, where more than 250 people over the course of more seven hours voiced their opposition to or support for the plan.
Friday, April 20, 2012
A new report finds that New York City's high-tech automatic water meters are hitting customers with some huge and unexplained bills.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has enlisted The Muppets to help attract more families to the city as part of his push to get 55 million visitors a year to come to the Big Apple by 2015.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The parents of the Manhattan solider who committed suicide in Afghanistan applauded the Army’s decision to hold any trial against the eight soldiers accused of pushing him over the edge in the U.S.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Stuyvesant High School students said they were disappointed Friday to learn that Knicks standout Jeremy Lin declined their YouTube invitation to be their commencement speaker.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Dozens of families have returned to homeless shelters since the city ended a housing voucher program that was meant to help them live in their own apartments, officials said Thursday.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Fans of the young adult trilogy The Hunger Games are lining up to see the movie version that opened Friday. The film, which began screenings at midnight, has already grossed $19.7 million.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer introduced legislation Wednesday to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against job-seekers who are our of work.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
St. Patrick's Day revelers looking for an alternative to the parade crowds can hop on a tour of Lower Manhattan's old Little Ireland neighborhood. It sheds light on parts of the immigrant experience often overlooked in history books and popular culture.
Friday, March 09, 2012
Hispanic business owners in the borough claim that they are targeted because they are easier to fine and establishments in Manhattan’s more exclusive neighborhoods are not subject to as much scrutiny.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Dozens marched to the offices of the city's Human Resources Administration in Lower Manhattan Friday to protest a policy they say will lead to more homelessness among poor New Yorkers living with HIV or Aids.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Street vendors, selling everything from hot dogs to umbrellas and cell phone accessories, are an ingrained part of the New York City landscape. But on Thursday around 200 vendors, along with elected officials and advocates, gathered at City Hall to rally against excessive ticketing and thousands of dollars in fines.