The city awarded McGraw-Hill a $10 million contract to collect, scan and send the Regents exams to graders electronically. But the system has been exceedingly slow, some teachers said.
As the picture of destruction in Moore, Okla., riveted viewers to TVs across the country, some communities around New York were especially interested and sympathetic.
Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in Brooklyn and Queens have turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up on Sunday.
By evening we’ll have a chance for severe thunderstorms, with the possibility of isolated tornadoes. The areas most likely to be impacted are Connecticut down through New York City to points north and west.
A group of victims of the recent Midwest and Southern tornadoes have arrived in Fairfield, N.J. Matted and scared, the orphaned dogs were flown in from shelters in Kentucky.
A year ago Friday, a tornado roared through Bridgeport, heavily damaging, among other things, the Barnum Museum. It still hasn’t reopened.
Nearly 80 animals left homeless after tornadoes struck the south are coming to Long Island today.
The loss of life and property across the tornado-ravaged south touched the heart of one City Island woman, so she decided to do something to help.
City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said Macdonald Park in Forest Hills took a great deal of damage. “It looked like a war had been fought there. All of these beautiful trees had been blown apart in their crowns and were lying all over the place.”
The two twisters that tore through Queens and Brooklyn left a 14-mile path of destruction, forcing many people to spend their weekend cleaning up the downed trees and debris, CBS 2′s Jay Dow reports.