Touro Founder Dies

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Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and sole president of Touro College, died Feb. 8 at the age of 94, due to congestive heart failure. Touro’s Lander College for Women, at West 60th Street, is a part of the network of schools that Lander founded in his mission to provide quality, faith-based higher education to the Jewish [&hellip
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HESCHEL RENOVATES

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The Abraham Joshua Heschel School won community board approval to construct a new building for its early education, lower and middle school divisions. The 135,000-square-foot facility is planned for the corner of West 61st Street and West End Avenue, adjacent to Heschel High School. Community Board 7 overwhelmingly passed a resolution at its Feb. 2 [&hellip
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SCHOOL EXPANSION OK’D

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The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Columbia Grammar and Prep’s controversial rear-yard addition Feb. 9. The commission voted unanimously in favor of the project, which underwent several changes to appease neighbors’ concerns. Commission chair Robert Tierney said it is a “fine project that’s been done carefully and sensitively,” according to spokesperson Lisi de Bourbon
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TUNE IN FOR JOB TIPS

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The city has launched a new television series to give New Yorkers tips on how to land a job. The 10-part series, “Job Hunt on NYC Life,” features advice on navigating the job market, using technology to land a job and nailing an interview. Host Tory Johnson, founder and CEO of Women for Hire, speaks [&hellip
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Posthumous Bronze Star for WWII Vet

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Rep. Charles Rangel presented a posthumous Bronze Star Jan. 25 to Joseph Gould, a former Upper West Sider and operative for the Army’s Office of Strategic Services during World War II. The award was accepted by Gould’s son Jonathan, who said in a separate interview that he was “very proud and very pleased that I [&hellip
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