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Recession Hits the Rectory
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Recession Hits the Rectory

Since 2005, St. Andrews Anglican Church in the wealthy historic district of downtown Easton, Md., hosted family movie night and spaghetti dinners on weekends. St, Andrew’s had a reputation for its open door. 
But last month everything changed — the church was sold at auction after foreclosure. In a growing trend, St. Andrews will now share space when its congregation […]

Teach for America Yields Mixed Results for Eager Grads
Business

Teach for America Yields Mixed Results for Eager Grads

Even in the best of times, college seniors have to arm themselves with parent-ready responses to the stinging question: “What’s next after graduation?” But for students like Claire Steinbeck, who are hunting for entry-level jobs in a down-market that launched the unemployment rate to 12.5 million in February, the answer does not come easily. That’s why Steinbeck and thousands of […]

Recession keeps dentist’s chair full
Business

Recession keeps dentist’s chair full

Despite economic slowdown, the recession is actually giving dentistry a boost.

Brooklyn student is spelling bee champ
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Brooklyn student is spelling bee champ

With the soundtrack of Rocky V ringing in his ears, Thomas Harkins became the hero of New York City’s Hunter College High School yesterday.  Confident, charismatic, and characteristically tow-headed, he wore the part well, posing for the flashing cameras while brandishing his heavy trophy in the air. Though Harkins is a high school champ, he is not a high school […]

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National Pig Day

[flv:http://pavementpieces.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/pig.flv 320 240] Central Park Zoo’s pot-bellied pigs, Otis and Oliver, were not the only ones hamming it up on the 37th annual National Pig Day.  Two young New Yorkers wallowed in the spotlight in this year’s snort-off competition.  In an unprecedented decision, Noam Schuldenrein,13, and Alice Elliott,3, shared first place in the first ever tie in the 7 year […]

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Budget cuts hurt after-school programs

PS 64 receives funding from both the city and the state, but this past year, the program lost its state funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC).and as a result, the program lost of 80 of its 120 students and 21 of its 30 staff members.

Who is chasing Harry Winston?
Business

Who is chasing Harry Winston?

At a time when the world’s largest banks are folding and the unemployment rate is climbing to new heights, who’s shopping for engagement rings that cost as much as $15,000?
Plenty of people, according to Harry Winston representatives.

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Follow the zany antics, heart-wrenching drama, and high-flying adventures of senior citizen scooter racing.

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City rat sightings, complaints are up

New York rats are Norway rats, though they are not from Norway, and they don’t have rabies, so Jay did not wake up the following morning with foam in her mouth. But their urine or feces can transmit seven-day fever or salmonella, two diseases that humans usually get when they work in close contact with rats, which is extremely rare in New York. In the worst case, symptoms are diarrhea, high fever or abdominal cramps. You will not get the plague either, which accounts for only 10 to 15 cases in rural areas in the U.S.