Christine Quinn

Some NYC Middle Schools to Extend Day

by Stephanie Colombini
school desks

alamosbasement, flickr

3 PM dismissal is going to be a thing of the past for students in select New York City middle schools this September. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a three-year pilot program today  that'll extend the school day another 2.5 hours in 20 high-need middle schools.

Issues Tank: Local Residents Cringe as Quinn Supports Waste Transfer Station

by Connor Ryan
Marine waste transfer station.

Connor Ryan

Bill Adams, a proud Upper East Side resident, remembers distinctly what they neighborhood was like twenty years ago when the marine waste transfer station at 91st Street was in operation.

"These garbage trucks drip really, really unpleasant liquids on the street, and so even when they weren't here the streets just stunk abominably," Adams said with a look of disgust.

City Launches Discount Drug Card

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prescription medication
Flick3r&fade, Flickr

Medication is expensive, especially for those who are underinsured or have no insurance at all. So, the Big Apple is introducing a downloadable card to make prescription medication more affordable.

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