Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

HIgh schoolers learned about Japanese culture at a workshop at the Japan Society.

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Prepping for Pre-K

Prepping for Pre-K

Training and evaluation of the 1,000 new pre-K teachers NYC requires is challenging, Chalkbeat reports in a pair of articles.

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Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd Street partnership, resigned and Queens Latino editor Javier Castaño called it "a triumph for the Latino community of Queens."

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Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

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Burmese Doctors Help Community

Burmese Doctors Help Community

Community members, many without insurance, received free checkups and screenings at a health fair in Queens.

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Graffiti Artists Add Color to the Bronx

Graffiti Artists Add Color to the Bronx

Tats Cru tells Hunts Point Express how their work can perk up neighborhoods and prompt conversation in a video profile of the graffiti artists group.

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On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

On Long Island, immigrant kids sometimes face difficulties enrolling in schools, Long Island WINS reports.

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Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Some celebrants worry about the future of democracy in their country of origin.

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Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

Latino Groups Join Eric Garner March

Many Latino groups and protesters marched last Saturday on Staten Island demanding justice for victims of police brutality in the wake of Eric Garner's death, El Diario reports.

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How Female Street Vendors Cope

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city's 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

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Rikers Island: ‘Den of Horror’ for Latino Youths

Rikers Island: ‘Den of Horror’ for Latino Youths

As Comptroller Scott Stringer denounces the "culture of violence" prevailing at New York City prisons, a former inmate narrates to El Diario the hell he went through while serving time at Rikers Island.

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