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A “blended” back to school | Bronx Free Press

It’ll be an autumn to remember. At a press conference on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration’s plan to reopen public schools in September, which includes a combination of remote and in-person learning and the staggering of…

Refashioning summer youth jobs | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen When the city’s latest budget was approved on July 1, it included $51 million for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The funding came as a relief to many after Mayor Bill de Blasio had initially…

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Fair Fares enrollment to begin in January | Bronx Free Press

Get on the roll to ride. The city will launch an open enrollment period for its long-awaited Fair Fares program on January 27. All eligible New Yorkers at or below the federal poverty line who don’t have discounted transportation…

Meet the New Boss, Shea’m as the Old Boss | Manhattan Times

‎By Josmar Trujillo Yesterday, the City announced the departure of Police Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill after three years at the helm of America’s largest police force. O’Neill leaves amid attacks from police unions, a series of police brutality incidents and…

GoFundMe Spotlight: Harlem Fire Funeral Fund

A Word From The Pollidore Family This morning, May 8th, 2019, in Harlem, a tremendous tragedy occurred in the Pollidore family! We lost my older sister, Andrea who some know as Drea or Nadine and her 4 youngest children:…

Six killed in fatal fire uptown | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen A family of six was killed when an early morning fire swept through their fifth-floor apartment on Wednesday. It is the deadliest fire in New York City since 2017, in which 12 residents were killed in…

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: The Fire This Time

The toll of yesterday's Harlem apartment fire was truly devastating, with six killed–including mom Andrea Pollidore and four of her children. The Pollidore family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. Please help spread…

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El Alto: A Matter of Time

BY John Paul Infante How does one begin? Francis Mateo’s El Alto is having a release party at Word Up Bookstore on August 11th at 3PM. Or should I begin… Francis Mateo’s El Alto had a release party at…