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Yasmeen Khan

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Mayor, Officials Unveil Plan for City Pension Overhaul

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mayor  Michael Bloomberg, city Comptroller John Liu and labor leaders said Thursday that they've developed a plan to potentially make New York City a national leader in the way public pensions are governed.

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Parents Show Support for a Struggling School

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Parents and students held a rally on Tuesday outside a Manhattan elementary school in protest of budget cuts and a recent 'F' grade on the school’s annual progress report. Public School 137 is now on list of 20 struggling schools, which some parents see as a sign that the school will be phased out.

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With Thousands Awaiting Transplants, Council to Discuss Expanding Organ Donation

Monday, October 24, 2011

There are about 8,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the New York metropolitan area. Yet there were less than 250 organ donors last year — a drop of 18 percent from 2009. The New York City Council Committee on Health meets Monday afternoon to discuss efforts to increase organ and tissue donation.

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In an Age of Taunting Tweets, a New Initiative to Combat Bullying

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Students who are the victims of harassment and intimidation by their peers can now call an after school hotline staffed by professional counselors. It's a new initiative launched by the United Federation of Teachers, which plans to expand the program in January to include text messaging and online chat services.

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Too Few Homeless Students Appropriately Placed, City Concedes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.

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Wall Street Protesters Take to the Streets; NYPD Arrest at Least 90

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The NYPD said a total of 92 demonstrators were arrested at different locations throughout the city Saturday and early Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street protested on Saturday against corporate greed throughout the city, including bank branches and Times Square.

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Audit Questions Use of Money for Preschools

Friday, October 14, 2011

New York City is failing to take advantage of all of the money allocated by the state for prekindergarten programs, according to an audit by City Comptroller John C. Liu.

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Q&A | After Anita Hill: What Has Changed About Sexual Harassment

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This week marked 20 years since law professor Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in a landmark case. We asked Kathleen Peratis, an employment discrimination attorney in New York, about how those hearings helped change the conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace today.

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Twitter Opens New Office on Madison Avenue

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday announced the opening of Twitter’s new Manhattan offices, which will serve as the company’s East Coast headquarters.

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On WNYC, the Legacy of New York's Quintessential School Architect

Friday, September 30, 2011

On "The Brian Lehrer Show," Jean Arrington, a researcher, talked about the legacy of Charles B.J. Snyder. At the turn of the century, Snyder designed hundreds of buildings that came to be known as quintessential New York City schools. Think "collegiate Gothic" for elementary school students.

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Explainer: What Actually Changes After the End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On September 20, 2011, the Department of Defense put out a memo announcing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the policy that banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. That repeal officially went into effect at 12:01 am Tuesday, marking the end of the 19-year-old policy.

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Most New Yorkers Took Steps to Prepare for Irene

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nearly three-quarters of New York City residents said they prepared their households for Tropical Storm Irene, according to a new Siena poll out today. That means they stocked up on extra food and water, and kept flashlights and extra batteries on hand. More than half of city residents also prepared a "go bag" with clothes, medicines and important papers. Less than half said they had an emergency plan in place.

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Who's Been Giving Money to Rick Perry?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Here's a rundown of the different industries represented by individuals who contributed to Texas Governor Rick Perry's re-election campaign in 2010, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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Mr. Turner Goes to Washington

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Republican businessman Bob Turner is now officially a member of Congress. He was sworn in earlier today as the representative for New York's 9th Congressional District, which covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn.

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Party Leaders to Dems: Chins Up

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Democratic party leaders are trying to reassure members about the party's future after a loss in New York's 9th Congressional district race. Republicans painted the victory as a referendum on President Obama's job performance.

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As School Begins, Teachers Still Search for Jobs

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New York City school teachers are to report to work on Tuesday, but there are still nearly 2,000 who are looking for new assignments while continuing to receive their paychecks. Many of these teachers were let go, or "excessed," by their principals because of budget cuts. Others worked in schools that were closed for poor performance.

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Without Money for School Supplies, Teachers Dig Into Their Own Pockets

Monday, September 05, 2011

New York City public school teachers report back to work on Tuesday to prepare for the start of the academic year — but this year they will be without the annual stipend they received for school supplies.

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Days Away From the Start of School, Teachers Still Search for Jobs

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The city held another job fair right before the Labor Day weekend at the Armory in Washington Heights to encourage principals to hire from among the nearly 2,000 city teachers who are still unassigned to schools. In interviews, many teachers said they had spent the summer improving their resumes and practicing their sales pitches. In interviews, many teachers said they'd spent the summer improving their resumes and practicing their sales pitches.

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Safeguards Against Chronic NJ Flooding Will Be Costly: Expert

Thursday, September 01, 2011

A long-term solution to the Passaic River's chronic flooding will be a costly, multi-faceted strategy that will have to include restricting development in the floodplain, according to Colonel John Boule, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District.

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City Shutters Bronx School After Elevated Levels of Chemical Found

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

City education officials closed a Bronx school after final test results showed unsafe levels of a toxic chemical existed in the building.

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