school bus strike

Parents relieved school buses are up and running again
Parents relieved school buses are up and running again
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/21/2013 at 11:36AM

The wheels on the bus will finally be going round and round again. School bus drivers and matrons returned to their posts on Wednesday, February 19, after the month-long stalemate that left more than 150,000 students stranded. “I am very pleased and happy that the strike is over,” said Far Rockaway resident Crystal Blount, whose [...]

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News Cristabelle Tumola 2/21/2013 at 8:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 9. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 18. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 [...]

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News Cristabelle Tumola 2/20/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 16. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 12. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. EVENT [...]

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Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/19/2013 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with rain showers. High of 46. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as [...]

Drivers expected to end school bus strike tonight
Drivers expected to end school bus strike tonight
News Denise Romano 2/15/2013 at 3:47PM

UPDATE (8 p.m.): Mayor Bloomberg, city officials and union members have announced that the school bus strike is over. According to several local politicians, including State Senator Marty Golden and City Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who posted the news on Facebook, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 is expected to officially end the school bus strike at 7 p.m. [...]

Bus companies bid for routes as drivers continue to strike
Bus companies bid for routes as drivers continue to strike
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/13/2013 at 10:59AM

The first major bid for bus routes in more than 33 years garnered 67 requests from bus companies, clamoring for over 1,100 routes, according to the Department of Education (DOE). Bidding for the contracts ended on Monday, February 11, almost a month into the citywide bus strike. The bids are worth approximately $1 billion over [...]

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Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 8:10AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 30. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jewish Love Songs: from the Shtetl to Second Avenue The Capitol Heights Lyric Opera presents, Jewish Love Songs: [...]

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News Cristabelle Tumola 2/06/2013 at 7:43AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 25. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 25 with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT [...]

School bus strike deemed legal by federal labor board
School bus strike deemed legal by federal labor board
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/01/2013 at 3:46PM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled the school bus strike legal, contrary to previous statements by city officials. “I’m glad that they deemed it legal,” said Maria Gentile, a bus driver from Howard Beach. “This puts more pressure on the city to step up to the plate and get the kids back to school.” [...]

Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 9:14AM

Maria Gentile has driven a school bus for more than 34 years. She knows the name of every student she carries along her route, through Bayside, Douglaston and Oakland Gardens. She’s witnessed the first and last days of school for countless families. When she drops a child off at home, she doesn’t drive away until [...]