The French Touch: How France Lets Facebook Deal With Cyber-Bullies

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Text by Laurent Berstecher Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new bill proposal was approved on Monday, and has largely been supported by a population anxious to finally tackle one of the nation’s deepest-rooted and most ignored problems: Bullying. However, disagreements on whether bullies should be brought to court persist. A look at how the French have done [&hellip
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Petition Push for New Uptown Middle School

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

Students in front of PS 158   Parents and politicians are clashing with the Department of Education (DOE) in a war of numbers and need on the Upper East Side. While residents insist that they must have another middle school and soon in the neighborhood, the DOE is holding parents at bay, pointing to data they say indicates that elementary school [&hellip
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Bloomingdale Child Care Program at Risk

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FW-BloomingdaleFamily2(JS) By Amanda Woods Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council reached a budget agreement on Monday that increases city funding for child care and after-school programs, but it may not be enough to help the Bloomingdale Family Program’s Head Start program on the Upper West Side, which is projected to shut down in the fall. [&hellip
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Squeeze on Middle Class Tightens Uptown

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

Lack of new development and its popularity has incresed ents in the neighborhood, forcing some middle class families from the Upper West Side. Photo by James Kelleher. The Upper West Side has become known as a bastion of middle-class life, a family-centric haven that, while not cheap, offers an attainable life in Manhattan for average people. But over the past few years, as the economy slowly recovers, middle-class residents are increasingly finding themselves squeezed out of their beloved neighborhood. “We see it [&hellip
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If You’re Tired of Being Asked About Baby #2, Here Are Some Clever Responses

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blog3008nal By Aimee Daly From the moment you announce you’re expecting, rest assured you will be bombarded with unsolicited advice and often unwelcome comments about your pregnancy. These remarks will become more frequent after your little one arrives. They (whether it’s your mother, your in-laws, your friends or your neighbors) simply can’t help themselves when it [&hellip
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