What’s Brewing? This Week’s Must Read Link Roundup

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In Borough Park and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, watch out for a bacterial infection. Read about it here at Gothamist. – Over at Labor Notes, read about how workers at Cablevision in Brooklyn finally got the union contract they’ve fought for for 3 years. Also learn about how the 262 tech workers’ triumph has improved things for Cablevision techs throughout the tri-state area. – Comptroller Scott Stringer took steps to make NYC one of the most transparent cities in the country. From City Limits: “On Tuesday afternoon, Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that Checkbook NYC, which tracks how  the city spends its money […]

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Today’s Headlines from New York City

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Details about the recently approved city budget at NYC.gov. Mixed City Council reaction to poverty formula for grants. (Capital NY) New York City budget funds Rockaways ferry service only through October (7online) AP IMPACT: NYC Jails Neglected Suicide Precautions . (AP/ABC) New York City Approves Municipal ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants (Democracy Now!) More Than Half of NYC Holocaust Survivors Living in Poverty Despite German Reparations. (Forward) A Guide to New York’s New Medical Marijuana Law.(NYmag) Brooklyn DA Discusses Efforts to Turn Tide in His Office (NY1) Steven Wishnia examines New York’s retirement crisis in a two part series for LaborPress. 1. Fear of a […]

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Today’s New York City Headlines

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Cuomo Signs Off on Speed Camera Expansion NY casino location board may expand Brooklyn, NY, Celebrates Do the Right Thing Day in Honor of Director Spike Lee City Council Expands Funding Of Veterans Services  TLC’s Unintended Taxicab Confession Deal Could Bring Limited Free Wi-Fi to Port Authority Airports Bronx CUNY funds restored  A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community  Stabbing victim walks into Jamaica McDonald’s with knife in back  Every Master Plan in New York City History, Collected in a Single Place “Reality TV” Writers Outraged by Working Conditions: NYC City Council Committee Holds Hearing On Working Conditions For Reality TV […]

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Teachers Refuse to Give NYC ELA Performance Assessment Test at International High School at Prospect Heights

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WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:45-8:20am,   WHERE: International High School at Prospect Heights, 883 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225   WHAT: Teachers will hold a press conference to announce their refusal to administer the NYC ELA Performance Assessment. 26 teachers and staff at Prospect Heights International High School are refusing to administer a new assessment that is part of the new teacher evaluation system pushed by Bloomberg’s DOE and the UFT last spring.  50% of parents have opted their children out of the test. The high school serves almost exclusively recently arrived English Language Learners.     WHY:  The […]

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Alternative Media and Storytelling about Mixed-Heritage: Apr 24, 2014, 7pm

How does the alternative press function to highlight the stories otherwise missed by mainstream discourse? A panel discussion will explore the role DIY publishing and zines have played in telling the story of marginalized communities. To be held on April 24th at BHS, the free (but requires RSVP) discussion will feature media-makers and activists. Panelists include: Nia King, filmmaker, zinester and editor of MXD: True Stories by Mixed Race Writers Daniela Capistrano, founder of the POC Zine Project and DCAP Media Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Librarian and author of the zine Lower East Side Librarian Moderated by: Anne Hays, founder of Brooklyn-based zine distro, Sleeping Creatures, and founding editor of Storyscape. Via […]

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