Jessie Wright-Mendoza

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Swing Your Partner: W.Va. Circles Back To Square Dancing

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, ...


NY Downtown Hospital Reaches $13M Fraud Settlement

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New York Downtown Hospital must pay back $13.4 million in illegal charges to Medicare and Medicaid.


TSA Retraining Officers in Newark, Elsewhere Following Reports of Racial Profiling

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.

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Political Reactions to the Colorado Shooting and a Tipping Point in Syria

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.

Boy’s Death Prompts Changes at NYU Langone

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rory Staunton died of septic shock on April 1, several days after he was discharged from a local medical center with fever and a rapid heart rate. The 12-year-old boy’s death is leadi...


Students Compete for a Shot at the Golden Pi

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.

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Yankees Fans Shocked About Rivera Injury

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.


Opponents of NYU Expansion Plan Voice Concerns at Public Hearing

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.

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New Water Meters Spike Bills: Report

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.


Muppets Are City's New Family-Friendly Ambassadors

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.


8 Charged in Soldier's Death Return Stateside to Face Possible Trial

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.


Harlem Students Take to Streets to Show Support for Trayvon Martin

Thursday, April 05, 2012

A group of high school students from Democracy Prep in Harlem added their voices to the outrage over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Thursday. They wore hoodies and marc...

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Stuyvesant Seniors Disappointed Lin Declined Graduation Invite

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.

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Dozens Return to Shelters After City Halted Rent Subsidy

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.


Fans Line Up as The Hunger Games Opens in Theatres

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.

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Quinn, Stringer Back Legislation to Make Discrimination Against Unemployed Illegal

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.


Look | Tour 'Little Ireland'

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.


Hispanic Business Owners Say They Are Targets for NYPD Stings

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.

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Drug Screening for Rental Assistance: Bad Idea, Say Protesters

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.


Vendors Converge on City Hall to Protest Tickets, Fines

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.