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New CUNY Program Trains Medical Interpreters

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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As the city's immigrant population grows, so does the need for medical interpreters in the public hospital system. A new 45-hour certification program run by CUNY is training Spanish and Polish speaking New Yorkers to serve as a ...

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Ft Hood Shooter Charged with 13 Counts

Thursday, November 12, 2009

U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan will face 13 initial murder charges for shooting colleagues at the Fort Hood military base in Texas last week.

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The Wrestler's Director Tackles the Ballet

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Darren Aronofsky's latest project centers on a New York City Ballet dancer.

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Performa 09 is Underway in NYC

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A whirlwind of performances is taking place in New York City at Performa 09, which runs from November 1-22.

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From the House of the Dead to the Met

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday night is opening night at the Metropolitan Opera for From the House of the Dead.

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No Deals in Upstate Special Session

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

State legislators were unable to make hard decisions on the budget or on gay marriage Tuesday.

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Obama Marks Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The president marks Veterans Day with a visit to Arlington Cemetery and a huddle with his military advisors about Afghanistan.

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Advocates Outraged Over Deaths of Livery Cab Drivers

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Taxi cab advocates and elected officials are outraged that three livery cab drivers have been fatally shot while on the job this year. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Junior says he'll be working with the police to ensure the assailants are brought to justice.

DIAZ: We have to send a message ...

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Report: Excessive Force Routine at NY Youth Detention Centers

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

After two years studying conditions at youth detention centers in New York state, federal investigators say workers routinely use force when they don't have to.

Most juvenile inmates in the centers come from New York City. The US Department of Justice released a report yesterday showing force is often the first ...

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A Whale's Song

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Image courtesy of Cornell University

Image courtesy of Cornell University

That's the sound of an endangered blue whale singing only 70 miles off of New York City's coastline. The whale was on its way to Maine for the summer, ...

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Growing Up In The Shadow Of The Bruckner

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, was raised in The Bronxdale Houses, a public housing project in the Soundview section of the Bronx. Some are calling it a "rags to riches" story, but many longtime residents of Bronxdale say the projects get a bad rep. They aren't surprised one of their own has made it so far--especially one that lived here in the 1950s and 1960s.

"There's a lot of good people in here. A lot of kids that left from here went to college, got good degrees, got good jobs. No, I'm not surprised. I'm glad for her, I think it's wonderful."

That was Gertrude Gill, who moved into the Bronxdale Houses 35 years ago. At that time, getting an apartment in the city's new housing project was a sign of climbing up the social ladder. But she says life in Bronxdale is not as good as it once was.

"It was beautiful when I moved here. Absolutely gorgeous. Just wonderful. But it has deteriorated, it has gone down."

Jose, who works as a security guard in city schools, has also been a resident of Bronxdale for 35 years. He says it was a solid working class neighborhood when he moved in, and he's seen its highs and lows.

"A lot of good people have come from Housing. A lot of good people! And a lot of people from the Bronx become assemblymen and councilmen and senators. So it's not all bad. I'm not saying it's all good, but it's not all bad either."

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Comments On The DOE? Raise Your Hand!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

As the date nears for the state legislature to decide on renewing mayoral control over public schools, city leaders are putting in their two cents. City Comptroller William Thompson - a Democrat running for mayor - released a report today titled "Powerless Parents," accusing the DOE of leaving parents ...

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212, 718, 646, 917, 347...When Will The Numbers End?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


In Brooklyn, there's cachet being in 718. In Manhattan, 212 means you're olde skool New York. Soon, New Yorkers will have even more area codes to contend with, because we're running out of phone numbers. The State Public Service Commission says by 2011, the city won't have ...

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"Gee, I Wish He Were a Democrat"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Former Mayor David Dinkins endorses Mayoral Candidate William Thompson on the steps of city hall

Former Mayor David Dinkins endorses Mayoral Candidate William Thompson


Former Mayor David Dinkins is endorsing his friend City Comptroller Bill Thompson, the leading Democratic challenger ...

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FDNY Commissioner Under Fire

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Firefighters protest fire house closures outside City Hall

Firefighters protest fire house closures outside City Hall

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says he'll be forced to close 16 firehouses unless the firefighters union agrees to reduce staff at 60 engine companies. Scoppetta says ...

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M8 Bus Riders Say "Hallelujah!"

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The M8 Bus connects the east and west village

The M8 Bus connects the East and West Village

It's a silver lining for East and West Villagers. Under the latest MTA bailout proposal, bus and train fares will only go up ...

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Swine Flu is NOT Funny

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Bloomberg appointee to the city's Commission on Women's Issues has resigned. Betsy Perry came under fire for her controversial article about Mexico posted on the Huffington Post blog last week. Perry wrote that swine flu might be a good excuse to close the U.S. border with Mexico, as ...

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Got a Poem In Your Pocket?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's Poem in Your Pocket Day and lyrical verses are being recited all over the city. In Bryant Park this afternoon, students from all five boroughs read poems they penned themselves. Fourteen-year-old Anais McCalaster goes to the Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts. She read her poem "Where I'm from."

Some of the poems were light hearted rhymes, while others took serious turns. Eleventh grader Rahad Gul read a poem inspired by his war-torn homeland, Pakistan. It's called "My Other Home:"

The city's diverse student population was reflected in the subject matter. Fourteen year old Naomi Castillo read a poem called "it's not just Puerto Rico."

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Cabbies Hurt by Recession Too...and They're Taking That Pain to Albany

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A fleet of NYC yellow cabs is driving up to Albany this morning to protest the state senate's latest proposal to balance the MTA budget--a $1 surcharge on cab rides. Taxi drivers say they'll be bearing the brunt of the tax. Joe Morone says he knows from his 35 ...

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Cabbies Say No to $1 Surcharge for MTA

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A motorcade of New York City taxi drivers is on its way to Albany to protest the state Senate's proposal of a one-dollar surcharge on cab rides to help bail out the MTA.

Jawaid Toppa has been driving a cab for 20 years. He says his business is already down and ...

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