DECISION 2013! WE GRILLED THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ON THE HOT ISSUES

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Election season is upon us, and Upper West Siders have some big choices to make. Luckily, we’re here to give you the information you will need to pull that rusty lever or press that malfunctioning computer screen (thanks Board of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RALLY FRIDAY TO STOP SCHOOL DEMOLITIONS

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The fight to keep the city from demolishing two local public schools is moving ahead, even as the city has mostly remained silent. Update, 12:50 p.m.: We just learned the rally has been called off on account of weather. On [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UNDER LEGAL PRESSURE, CITY AGREES TO REMOVE PCBs FROM SCHOOLS BY 2016

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As toxic chemicals spewed from light fixtures at Upper West Side schools over the past couple of years, the city Department of Education essentially told parents that they’d deal with it, eventually. The chemicals, called PCBs, were used in light [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BIG RUMMAGE SALE THIS WEEK TO SUPPORT PS 9

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PS 9 is holding a rummage sale through May 19 at the former Swan Dry Cleaners on 84th between CPW and Columbus. Check out the details below, and to see our li … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCHOOL DEMOLITION UPDATE: WITH INFORMATION VACUUM, NEIGHBORS MOBILIZE AND SEEK ANSWERS

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By Maria Dering PS 191 and PS 199 parents and neighbors voiced their opinions at a meeting Monday about the Department of Education's plans to consider tearing down the schools so a deve … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOUR IMPORTANT UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS, INCLUDING ANTI-DEMOLITION RALLY

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There are some important local education meetings comin … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 191 GROUP FIGHTS SCHOOL DEMOLITION PLANS

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We have been hearing quite a bit about the fight to stop the demolition of PS 199 on West 70th street as the city considers redeveloping the school building as a high-rise with a new school at the bottom. But [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT SOME UPCOMING SCHOOL FAIRS

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School fairs are a great way to support local schools and find out more about them if you're looking to move into the school district. There are generally lots of fun events for kids of all ages. Here are some of the school fairs coming up in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

PETITION AND BILL AIM TO SLOW OR STOP PROCESS OF DEMOLISHING UWS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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New efforts are underway to stop or slow the process of demolishing two local public schools so that developers can build high-rises with new schools in their place. Parents and local residents near PS 199, on West 70th street, have [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY OFFICIALS DIDN’T TELL PARENTS ABOUT LEAKING TOXIC CHEMICALS AT PS 87

PCB press conf PS 87 3.8.2013

The Department of Education waited three weeks to fix a light bulb that was leaking toxic chemicals at PS 87 on 77th street, and didn’t tell parents for almost three months, according to Assembly member Linda Rosenthal. PCB’s are a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPPOSITION BUILDS TO DEMOLISHING LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BUT SOME SEE BENEFITS

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Community opposition is building to city plans that could allow developers to knock down two local schools and build luxury high-rises with new schools in their place. If the city moves ahead, PS 191 on 61st street and PS 199 [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PTA TRIES TO REASSURE PARENTS ABOUT POSSIBLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DEMOLITIONS

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The news we broke about the city’s effort to find developers willing to redevelop the sites of two Upper West Side public schools has shocked local parents. PS 191 on 61st street and PS 199 on 70th street could be [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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