Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013

Class of 2013: Tech Students Eye Careers As Reforms Stall

Class of 2013: Tech Students Eye Careers As Reforms Stall

In our year-long series on the Bloomberg administration's final high-school class, we meet students at a Career and Technical high school in Staten Island.
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Undocumented Immigrants Still In Post-Storm Limbo

Plans for how the city will spend federal aid are taking shape. The governor is discussing a massive buyout program in coastal areas. But some victims of the storm are still stuck without basic help.

SI Sandy Victims Pan Cuomo Speech

The governor's annual policy address included several policies to address the risk of future storms. But victims of the most recent one wanted to hear more about help coming their way.

Graying City Means More Elder Abuse

Whether it takes the form of financial scams, emotional mistreatment or physical harm, advocates for New York's aged say the extent of elder abuse in the city dwarfs the resources available to combat it.

NYC's Congressional Delegation: Got Impact?

Of the 13 people who represent parts of the city in Congress, 10 are seeking—and very likely to win—reelection. But what do they do in Washington, on legislation, for their party and for their districts?

Stripping Down Not For a Marathon, But For Sandy

Dozens of runners donated the clothing they would have abandoned at the starting line of the cancelled New York City Marathon to victims of the superstorm.

Fiscal Woes, Long-Held Fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate

New York is thinking about diverting garbage from out-of-state landfills and using it to generate electricity locally. The plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.

Top Staff Depart Animal Care System Amid Criticism

The executive director and director of operations of New York's Animal Care & Control resigned last week as the city's shelter system faces criticism and a key court fight.

As Biking Booms, Questions of Race, Class & Access

Some say there are too few bike lanes in low-income areas. But bike paths that do exist in those neighborhoods can stir resentment. How divided are Brooklynites when they get on two wheels?

School Food Deal Lures Firms Linked to Past Probes

A decade ago a federal investigation of school food contracts led to convictions against several firms, and prison terms for some leaders. Now, two companies with links to the episode are bidding to deliver food to New York's students.

Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say

Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue. Some say the fines are too low. Others believe the law is unfair.



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BLOG ENTRIES

The Letters: One Family After the Superstorm - Jarrett Murphy

A year ago, filmmaker Karla Ann Cote met John and Veronica Petersen amid the ruins of the their home on the south shore of Staten Island. A year later, she went back to see what life is like a year after Sandy.

Civic Duty vs. Clean-Up Work in Staten Island - Bryan Koenig, Jenny Hollander and Whitney Light

The juxtaposition of storm and ballot could be seen across the borough, with many makeshift polling sites sharing a roof or a plot of land with a relief center.

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FDNY report on fatal fire, November 23, 2008

The fatal fire investigation report on the death of Lieutenant Robert J. Ryan, Jr. of Engine 155 at 39 Van Buren Street, Staten Island.

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EVENTS

ClancyWorks Audition Call for Dancers

ClancyWorks is looking for strong and passionate dancers for the upcoming 2014-2015 Performance Season. Auditions to take place in NY, DC and Miami. * DC and Miami audition date to be announced.

GREEN SPACE PRESENTS CLANCYWORKS AND AUSTRALIAN ZETA DANCE GROUP

Maryland based ClancyWorks Dance Company has partnered with Australian company Zeta Dance Group to bring an exhilarating and thought- provoking performance not to be missed! Saturday, April 26 at 8:00 these two companies will transform the spacious Green Spaces Studio into an intimate and inspiring exchange between performers and audience as they delve into questions of identity, artistry, cooperation and competition.

St. George Day Festival

A Community Festival Celebrating Earth Day & the Arts Saturday, April 26, 2014, Noon to 7pm Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island FREE (Staten Island, Friday, March 27, 2014) – The St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and arts celebration, will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from Noon to 7pm in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island. This free, North Shore event -- a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair rolled into one -- will include kids’ activities, family- oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle,“St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment. For more details, visit www.stgeorgedaysi.com.

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