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New Candidate in Upper West Side Council Race

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Noah Gotbaum Noah Gotbaum announced his city council candidacy By Joanna Fantozzi Noah Gotbaum, former president of District 3’s Community Education Council, has announced that he is pulling out of the race for public advocate, and is instead running for the City Council seat in District 6 to replace Gale Brewer The decision, he said, was one [&hellip
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Innovation Diploma Plus To Stay at Brandeis

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

LIncolnHS Students, parents and teachers at Innovation Diploma Plus High School are breathing a sigh of relief this week. The Department of Education has withdrawn the proposal to move Innovation Diploma Plus, a kind of last-chance high school for over-aged and at-risk students, from the Brandeis Educational Complex on West 84th Street to a smaller facility [&hellip
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Strength in Numbers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Sen. Dan Squadron’s grassroots campaign for public advocate paying dividends When it comes to financing his still unofficial campaign for New York City’s public advocate post, Manhattan/Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron is in many ways taking the road less traveled. With a decidedly grassroots approach to fundraising which favors dainty donations from a diverse field mostly [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Matthieu Aubry, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. RATS INVADE  SUPERMARKET The blog My Upper West reported on the second vermin sighting in the Upper West Side Fairway Market in recent weeks. Earlier, the blog posted a video of rats scurrying through the aisles, and Fairway’s management responded that they were addressing the rodent problem. But on Sept. 26, another alert customer captured [&hellip
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Middle School Push as West Siders Go Back to School

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

7260074834_53a4eb3048_o copy As students back their backpacks and get ready for the school year that will kick off next week, parents and education advocates are gearing up to fight the continuing battle for quality public school education on the Upper West Side. While the neighborhood, part of Community Education Council District 3, enjoys some top-notch public schools, [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: NYC Council to Hold Hearing on Problems with Rangel-Espaillat Race

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

NYC-Seal-789082 Manhattan The NYC Council will hold an oversight hearing on problems in the Rangel-Espaillat race. The straight owner of a gay bar is running for Sen. Tom Duane’s seat – typically thought to be a “gay” seat. Bronx Gustavo Rivera slammed the socially conservative positions of his opponent, Manny Tavarez. Public Advocate Noah Gotbaum elaborated [&hellip
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Debate Over More Middle School Seats Heats Up

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

By Megan Bungeroth Upper West Side parents are usually clamoring for more public school space, and now the conversation has turned toward the impending demand for middle school seats. At a joint Community Education Council (CEC) and President’s Council meeting last week for District 3, concerned parents and board members hashed out the issues facing [&hellip
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How the DOE Handles Abuse, and Inappropriate Behavior

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

After a string of sexual abuse cases in New York City public schools have come to light in recent weeks, some parents are calling into question how the DOE handles these instances. “Parents are really angry, and rightfully so,” said Noah Gotbaum, a Community Education Council (CEC) member for District 3 and parent of children [&hellip
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Are Child Predators in Our School System Slipping Through the Cracks?

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

FW-PS 87(as) The William T. Sherman School, P.S. 87, has a reputation for being one of the most popular public schools on the Upper West Side, if not all of Manhattan. The school motto is “One Family Under the Sun,” but recently that bright outlook was overshadowed by a harrowing incident of child abuse that has parents [&hellip
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Wymore First to Declare a Run for Brewer’s Seat

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By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth Mel Wymore has a vision for this city that could be called utopian. In New York, Wymore sees the potential for global leadership in urban planning and sustainability, smart development and equality and justice for every citizen. It’s a tall order, of course, but somehow doesn’t seem entirely unattainable to hear [&hellip
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