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Reading woes continue to plague city schools
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Reading woes continue to plague city schools

Not one student in Klein’s class is reading on the appropriate grade level. Fewer than half of the students at Marta Valle will graduate. Klein attributes the continuing deterioration of New York City public education to misguided reform.

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Homeless Iraq War vet begs for change on subway

There are more than 200,000 veterans living on streets and in shelters across the country. Many of those veterans also suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental illness that affects people exposed to extreme violence.

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Artist deals ‘candy crack’ in Brooklyn

Hill’s latest project has him donning a dolphin mascot head and white tuxedo as he delivers $1 bags of “candy crack” — or packs of crushed up sugar cubes colored and flavored with snow-cone syrup.

Homeless struggle in New Jersey
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Homeless struggle in New Jersey

Jaclyn Cherubini is not being evasive when she tells reporters that she doesn’t know who the “new homeless” are. She hates the term. For one, it’s presumptuous.

Trangendered woman lives with HIV
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Trangendered woman lives with HIV

It is estimated that 56 percent of African-American male-to-females tested positive for HIV, double the estimated rate of HIV infection in the entire MTF transgender community.

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Holiday protest on Park Avenue

Santa Claus and a band of activist delivered an early Christmas present yesterday to Blackstone Inc. The Corporations wants to build coal fired plants near their homes.

Orthodox Jewish communities sweep abuse under rug
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Orthodox Jewish communities sweep abuse under rug

One in four women in the United States will suffer domestic violence in her lifetime. But for the Orthodox Jewish community, the secretive way they handle it differs from the norm.

Second Avenue subway causes strife
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Second Avenue subway causes strife

Residents are losing their homes and stores are losing business to the $4.5 billion subway, which will run along Second Avenue from 96th Street to 63rd Street and open in 2017.

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Raising HIV Awareness in Harlem

With the number of new HIV cases in Harlem rising at an alarming rate, the African Hope Committee targets the West African immigrant community in an education outreach and aid organization.

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New Voices in City Politics

Despite his campaign’s shortcomings, Salim Ejaz’s bid for New York City comptroller achieved symbolic victory. As the first Pakistani-American on the ballot for a citywide post, his candidacy represents a growing South Asian presence in the city.