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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MULTIMEDIA

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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Advocate Call for Making Policy Public is Open!

CUP is seeking advocacy organizations and community groups to collaborate on Making Policy Public, a series of foldout posters that use graphic design to explore and explain public policy.

2015 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative community in Queens.

Anti-Violence Career Readiness Curriculum RFP

The Workforce Development Division (WFDD) of the National Urban League is seeking an experienced curriculum developer with the ability to deliver a high- impact career readiness and anti-violence curriculum targeted to the needs of court-involved youth.

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EVENTS

Empowering Ethical Elders

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Disabled and Elderly

Seduction of Spirit

Signature Meditation & Yoga Retreat The Global Meditation Event of the Year August 3 - August 9, 2014 Westin Harbour Castle • Toronto, Ontario Join us for seven days of meditating with the world and help set the Guinness World record for the largest meditation gathering in history! We invite you to join us at the heart of a historic meditation gathering in Toronto this summer. Take a seven-day journey with Deepak Chopra and reconnect to what matters most, reclaiming inner and outer peace and prosperity. Each day, Deepak and master educators will lead you in reflective workshops, beautiful yoga practices, and guided meditations dedicated to increasing global consciousness and connection. - See more at: http://www.chopra.com/seduction-of-spirit/august-2014#sthash.oKQVUmZh.dpuf

Women Only Wet Plate Workshop

Join instructor Lisa Elmaleh as she takes on West Virginia and brings wet plate to the field! Learn the wet plate collodion process while getting back to nature. In this workshop, Lisa will teach students how to create glass negatives, tintypes and ambrotypes in camera. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing and varnishing as well as chemical mixing and safety. For further details email Lisa at: lisaelmaleh@gmail.com.

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