This year’s A-through-F “progress reports” for schools will likely be the last, since Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has said the formula is too simplistic. The letter grades were ushered in by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2007 in an effort to hold schools accountable for student performance.
Due to cost-saving measures, the 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increases will amount to a 4 percent hike, instead of the original 7.5 percent.
The lawsuit, which is expected to be filed on Thursday, will seek to force the police and other agencies to explain how they came up with the security plan before anything is put in place.
The Boro Taxis are allowed to make street pickups anywhere outside the Manhattan Business District with the exception of John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. The goal has been to provide legal, safe and reliable service to those in upper Manhattan and the other four boroughs.
De Blasio said he’d tax those making $500,000 or more to cover the cost of universal pre-K. Any tax would have to be approved by the state legislature and be signed by Gov. Cuomo.
New Jersey is extending its self-exclusion list to allow people to ban themselves from online betting.
The risks that New Yorkers take on the roads are getting worse every day, and some say that the hazardous conditions can be blamed on the economy.
An analysis in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics shows violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 and since 2009, PG-13-rated films have contained as much violence as R-rated films.
The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.
“Finding Malone” is about locating a veteran whose helmet Dennis Mansfield’s dad gave him when he was 15. But it’s just as much about the relationship between veterans and the family they leave behind.
A fire Sept. 24 at the Gabila’s plant in Copiague, Long Island, damaged the machinery that makes the company’s biggest seller – “The Original Coney Island Square Knish,” which also come filled with kasha or spinach.
A federal lawsuit filed by three local families in the Pine Bush community of Orange County claims the school district tolerates the harassment of Jewish students.
It may be the city that never sleeps but New Yorkers seem to be spending a lot of time in the bedroom.
For students at one Brooklyn school it has been a fight to find space for physical education classes, but a creative solution to the problem has left students running the halls.
The internal police report states that two players, who have not been identified, forcibly held down a third player and rubbed against him in a sexual manner. All were fully clothed.