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New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Students, with no bus available, take taxis. Mark Lennihan/AP

Students, with no bus available, take taxis. Mark Lennihan/AP

by: Mark Gruenberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s threat to kids’ safety while riding school buses – by putting the school bus driving company contract up for the cheapest bidder – forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike on Jan. 16.  Continue reading

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Y.M.I.C Youth Media Impacting Communities

Y.M.I.C is a program providing young people from NYC with high-quality training in media making and in community service. Program participants learn media production, leadership, community outreach and media literacy skills. Participants also get to engage with New York City grassroots, arts and cultural organizations. Continue reading

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