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  1. Plan to diversify elite NYC schools draws fire from AsiansRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | My Mother Lode

    A plan to diversify New York City's most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last weekend that he wants to scrap the test that governs admission to eight specialized high schools including Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx High School of Science, calling the test "a roadblock to justice, progress and academic excellence."


  2. Heath care, immigration dominate California governor raceRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 2 | My Mother Lode

    No topic has dominated California's governor race like President Donald Trump. The Republicans want to be like him; the Democrats want to oppose him.


  3. Philadelphia shuts Graffiti Pier, spurring calls for parkRead the original story

    Sunday May 27 | My Mother Lode

    A popular public art space called Graffiti Pier has been shut down by Philadelphia police over safety concerns, prompting a push to turn the former coal loading dock into an official park and saving it from the fate of other graffiti meccas that were razed by developers. Pier 124 along the Delaware River was shuttered in the early 1990s and since then, intrepid artists, picnickers and fisherman have skirted the locked gate and turned the post-industrial artifact into a vibrant, non-official park and popular photo shoot locale.


  4. Jacques d'Amboise at 83: Still making kids feel like dancingRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    On a recent weekend morning, a cavernous basement studio in Harlem was chock full, throbbing with music, and hopping with energy -- literally. It was alumni day at the National Dance Institute, and young dancers -- 9 years old, through the teens and up --were getting ready for a joyous, jazzy reunion of their favorite numbers.


  5. Manhattan turf war: 'Billionaires Row' vs. homeless shelterRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Some of the world's wealthiest people have apartments in the half-dozen new skyscrapers built along a stretch of Manhattan's 57th Street known as "Billionaires Row." And soon they may have an unwanted new neighbor: a homeless shelter.


  6. Italian gourmet grocery pioneer Andrew Balducci dies at 92Read the original story

    Mar 30, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The New Yorker who pioneered commercial sales of gourmet Italian food at his famed Greenwich Village grocery store, Balducci's, has died. Andrew Balducci was 92. Food experts including the late chef James Beard flocked to the store at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West Ninth Street in the Village that opened in 1972 and stayed there for three decades.


  7. Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectorsRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity and the sweep of American history, and through it all have kept their doors wide open. But in a sign of the times, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel both installed metal detectors this month.


  8. Storm moves up East Coast dumping snow, knocking out powerRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The second major storm in less than a week moved up the East Coast early Thursday, dumping heavy snow and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Pennsylvania to New England. Some places saw more than 2 feet of snow by late Wednesday.


  9. The Latest: Public pays respect to the Rev. Billy GrahamRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Hundreds of people have begun paying respect to the late Rev. Billy Graham at his restored boyhood in North Carolina.


  10. Agreement reached to close notorious Rikers Island jailRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council leaders say they've reached an agreement to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and house inmates in smaller jails around the city. De Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson, a fellow Democrat, announced the deal Wednesday, just hours after a state watchdog commission said Rikers was one of the five worst local jails in the state.


  11. Galentine's Day evolves from sitcom to become part of #MeTooRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    When Kelly Smith thought about when to hold her kickoff event for a county commission campaign in suburban Florida, she chose a day symbolizing women supporting women: Galentine's Day. The unofficial holiday began as an idea on a popular sitcom.


  12. Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M after works destroyedRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A New York judge has awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists who sued after their work was destroyed on buildings torn down to make room for luxury condos. Twenty-one aerosol artists had sued the owner of a Long Island City, Queens, site known as 5Pointz.


  13. The Latest: Etsy says policy bans Alaska Native ivory salesRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    The online sales website Etsy says it can no longer allow Alaska Natives to sell such animal products as ivory. The company made the comments in response to criticism prompted by the cancellation of accounts held by Alaska Native artists who have been selling ivory and other animal parts that Etsy says are prohibited from the site.


  14. Kushners drop much criticized effort to raise Chinese cashRead the original story

    May 7, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    The family real estate company once run by Jared Kushner is no longer seeking $150 million from Chinese investors for a New Jersey building project after months of criticism that the company was playing up its White House ties to raise the money. A person familiar with the fundraising effort said this week that the company has stopped trying to raise money from wealthy Chinese to help pay for One Journal Square, a planned 66-story residential, retail and office complex in Jersey City, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan.


  15. Seized ivory probed for clues that could help save elephantsRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Scientists are using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives of pachyderms that are being slaughtered for their tusks in Africa. The wildlife detective work involves cutting up seized artifacts including bangle bracelets and statues of Chinese deities and subjecting them to carbon dating to determine when the elephants were killed.


  16. Police union files suit over release of body camera footageRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A union representing New York City police officers sued the department Tuesday, saying its release of body camera footage without a court order violates a state law that makes officer disciplinary records confidential. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, which represents about 24,000 uniformed officers, said the public release of footage, which began last summer on a limited basis, also violates the privacy of everyday citizens caught on camera.


  17. Stranded NY ferry went off course; mayor cites 'human error'Read the original story

    Dec 28, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    A New York City ferry that got stuck on a sandbar and took hours to evacuate apparently traveled off its usual route, the operator said Thursday as the mayor blamed "human error." Mayor Bill de Blasio said officials would take action after the second stranding in a month for the city's newly-expanded ferry service.


  18. Some successful, and failed, attacks in NYC since 9/11Read the original story

    Dec 12, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 3 comments

  19. College professor beaten by group of teens in Staten IslandRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    Authorities say a City University of New York college professor was beaten by a group of teenagers when he tried to stop them from starting a fire. WABC-TV reports the attack happened in Staten Island's St. George neighborhood Wednesday evening.


  20. Jewish group honors Ginsburg for lifetime achievementRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2017 | My Mother Lode

    A prominent Jewish organization on Wednesday awarded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg its first lifetime achievement award. The Genesis Prize Foundation noted Ginsburg's "groundbreaking legal work in the field of civil liberties and women's rights" in its announcement.


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