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Far Rockaway basketball tournament aims to stop violence
Far Rockaway basketball tournament aims to stop violence
News Maggie Hayes 5/30/2013 at 12:08PM

Far Rockaway is fighting its reputation of violence through a program that brings youth together and puts them under one roof. The Stack Bundles basketball tournament kicked of its second year earlier this month and will continue through the summer. Twelve teams of 10 players each are traveling the peninsula and breaking territorial barriers. All [...]

Cuts to after-school programs, day care still loom
Cuts to after-school programs, day care still loom
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/17/2012 at 12:47PM

Thousands of Queens parents will be without a “plan b” if child care is not bankrolled in the city’s final budget, advocates said. Funding for child care was not restored in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget after a $70 million cut in his preliminary spending plan, pushing dozens of Queens programs to the brink. “This [...]