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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 [...]

Kids meet former Mets’ hurler John Franco
Kids meet former Mets’ hurler John Franco
News Alexa Altman 12/07/2011 at 12:52PM

Thirteen-year-old Joseph Santana stood in line wearing an oversized striped Mets jersey, clutching a cobalt blue baseball cap. He bobbed excitedly as the line grew shorter, anticipating his turn. When he reached the front of the line, he thrust the cap at former Mets relief pitcher John Franco, who scribbled his signature in black Sharpie [...]