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Strike a Chord: What's a School to Do?

by Jeff Coltin
HSMSE at City College

HSMSE at City College, Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Last spring, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Manhattan died by suicide. Five months later, a group of sophomores, who asked to stay anonymous, said the tragedy doesn't come up much.

Strike a Chord: Remembering a Friend through a Life of Prevention

by Jeff Coltin
Team Malaya at the walk

Team Malaya, Hannah Moch

Eight years ago, Hannah Moch lost her friend to suicide.
 
Malaya Holloway was 13. She and Moch were classmates at a middle school in Lower Manhattan. Moch called her "really funny, and really beautiful." The pair would watch movies together and take goofy pictures on the computer with other friends. But after Malaya's death, Moch said students and school staff struggled with how to remember her friend.

Strike A Chord: Girls Share a Precious Time After School

by Jeff Coltin
Life is Precious book

Jeff Coltin

13 year-old Ace comes here almost every afternoon. 
 
"I like it a lot," she said. "I've made tons of friends and they're the kind of people that I know I can rely on."
 
Ace is not her real name. That is being witheld to protect her anonymity. She, and most of the girls at Life is Precious have considered suicide or have hurt themselves.

Morning Brief: October 31

by Kris Venezia
Candy House.

Moyan Brenn, Flickr

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]

Weather 

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]

New York Program Will Support Ebola Medical Volunteers

by Associated Press
Ebola Medical Staff.

Army Medicine, Flickr 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Thursday to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients by guaranteeing that they won't lose their jobs or benefits while they are overseas.

   De Blasio said it's incumbent on New York to play "a lead role in recruiting and supporting medical professionals" because the city and state are home to so many top-rated hospitals and medical schools.

   The initiative is modeled on benefits provided to military reservists.

Council Plans Used Car Crackdown

by Blaine Kaniewski

ryantxr/Flickr

New York City Council members are hoping to protect buyers from purchasing defective used cars. The Committee on Consumer Affairs held a hearing Tuesday on new legislation. It would prohibit used-auto dealers from selling a recalled car without fixing it first.

Morning Brief: October 28

by Kris Venezia
San Francisco.

Gavin Newsom, Flickr

San Francisco might soon be celebrating their third World Series title in the past five years. The Giants lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, and tonight the team will have the opportunity to clinch the series and another championship. The Kansas City Royals will hope to keep the series alive as they host game six. The Royals have not won a World Series title since 1985 and that team knows the feeling of being one game away from elimination. The '85 Royals were down 3-2 in the series to the St. Louis Cardinals, but they then captured games 6 and 7 for the title.

Ebola Case in NYC Brings Demand for Quarantines

by Associated Press, Marilynn Marchione, Mike Stobbe
Ebola Ward

Ebola ward in Nigeria, CDC/flickr

The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa - and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

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