Op-ed: Free, Healthy, Summer Meals For NYC Children From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

No child should ever have to go without a meal. That’s why the DOE is, once again, offering completely free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to anyone 18 years or younger in New York City all summer long. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: It’s Time for Summer Leisure and Learning

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Summertime brings opportunities to cheer on friends at neighborhood baseball games, visit a local playground or community pool, venture to the beach or enjoy a block party.  Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio: Harlem, Is The Soul of Our City

Bill_de_BlasioBy Mayor Bill de Blasio

Where does the soul of our city reside?

Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we—what can we—protect? Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Participate In Local PA And PTA Elections (Update)

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Parents are our partners in lifting up each school community and ensuring students receive a high quality education. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: College Signing Day From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy Carmen Fariña, NYC Schools Chancellor

Today is College Signing Day – a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college this September. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: College Awareness Day

MS 113 Brooklyn1By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Preparing for college can be stressful for both parents and students. As the first person in my family to go to college, I felt the same anxiety and I know how many of you feel. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: To Address Income Inequality, Start With Libraries From Harlem To Hollis

schomburg library in harlemBy Edwin Maxwell

This week, New York City’s three library systems testified before the City Council about how they are spending the significant increase in operating funds granted in the current budget.The underlying question is: Was this a wise investment? Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: On NYPD’s Announced Jaywalking Crackdown

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By TransAlt, Executive Director Paul Steely White

On Thursday, November 5, 84-year-old Agalia Gounaris was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Just a few days later the local NYPD precinct and elected officials responded with swift action.

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Op-ed: College Access for All (from Harlem To Hollis)!

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Fariña

Earlier this week, I announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders. Students will take the SAT during the school day in the spring. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Issues Facing NCP (Non-Custodial Parents)

Pope_FrancisDear Pontiff:

We the undersigned, representing ourselves and numerous others whose vocation and mission is the well-being of families welcome you to the City of New York and wish you best tidings during your visit and the 2015 World Meeting of Families. Continue Reading →