City Looks to Close the Book More on Library Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Education, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

article11 By Megan Bungeroth Anyone who thinks of libraries as repressively quiet zones filled with musty books need only walk into the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library system to be instantly proven wrong. While the Upper West Side branch boasts its fair share of quiet spots as well as, of course, books, [&hellip
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Dog (and Cat) Breath Smells Like Bigger Problems Ahead

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Proper dental hygene is important for your pet's health by Robin Brennen Why do two-thirds of well-meaning pet owners often ignore their veterinarian’s recommendations for proper dental care? I suppose we all hate going to the dentist, so maybe there is a bit of anthropomorphizing going on. But the fact is the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 [&hellip
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The Hardest Working Profession Unscrupulous Pols are Scapegoating Teachers

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Education, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

New York State’s teachers are under assault. It isn’t fair and it isn’t right—these are some of the most important people in our lives. There will always be unscrupulous politicians who try to scapegoat our teachers and it is really an abomination that this stuff goes on. It’s incomprehensible to me that people think our [&hellip
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Community to University: Don’t Overwhelm Our Neighborhoods!

Written by AlanKrawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, Education, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

07_NYU Rally In so many ways, New York University has been a good neighbor and an integral, if not vital, part of the Downtown community. But, when it comes to the venerable school’s ambitious, super-sized building plans, dubbed NYU 2031, which would add four new buildings covering several million square feet within the Washington Square core, many [&hellip
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DOE Presents More Palatable Rezoning Plan

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By Lillian Rizzo Following weeks of parents, community board and Community Education Council (CEC) District 2 members voicing their distress over the latest rezoning plan for Lower Manhattan, the Department of Education (DOE) presented a new plan on Monday, Nov. 28. “We are presenting one new proposal…and we will keep it simple,” said Elizabeth Rose [&hellip
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Options for Relieving School Overcrowding are Hotly Debated

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By Lillian Rizzo The Department of Education rolled out a new rezoning plan last week in the hope of settling the growing problem of overcrowded schools in Lower Manhattan and increasing waitlists for kindergartens. But it looks like the DOE is the only one that is content with this new rezoning plan. While the DOE [&hellip
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At Start of School Year, Parents, Educators and DOE Grapple with Wait Lists

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By Lillian Rizzo P.S. 234’s principal, Lisa Ripperger, has been dealing with the same problem for the last three years: having enough space for incoming kindergartners. With an overcrowded school and a growing population, Ripperger starts each year placing kids in neighboring schools or creating seats in her own. But it doesn’t stop there; she [&hellip
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