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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.

NY Democrats Get Letter Pressuring Them to Vote

by Associated Press
Vote Sign.

hjl, Flickr 

New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot.

   The letters went out to about 1 million voters this week ahead of Tuesday's election. It represents a get-out-the-vote tactic that is being used increasingly around the country by both parties.

   The letters note that "who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record."

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.

How Banks Could Bring New Hope to Sandy-Stricken Areas

by Allie Marshall
Representative Jeffries and Reverend Mobley in the Church

Allie Marshall

Two years after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island is still reeling from the damage.  The United Community Baptist Church on Mermaid Street is in shambles, completely gutted after the extensive water damange.  The seperation of church and state doctrine prevents houses of worship to receive federal relief funds.  Without money from the government, places of worship have had to turn to banks; but, banks are not giving out any loans.  

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.

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