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Smart set socials are always eagerly anticipated, but when proceeds benefit of our nation's military - it takes on even greater significance. So, when members of the Allan F. Kivlehan Chapter Korean War Veterans of Staten Island gathered to celebrate their 25th anniversary at LiGreci's Staaten, West Brighton, committee members understandably rolled out the red carpet. Comment?
Catholic school teachers continued their series of one-day strikes Monday, with teachers walking the picket line at one of the borough's largest schools, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Huguenot. This time the 20 tenured teachers were joined by more than a dozen parents, as they carried signs reading: "Unfair Labor Practice Strike." Comment?
A second letter distributed to Catholic school teachers and parents from Dr. Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools for the New York Archdiocese, reiterating the archdiocese's stance that more schools would close if teachers get raises, triggered union-sponsored one-day strikes at three more Staten Island Catholic elementary schools Tuesday. Instead of going to their classroooms, tenured teachers at Sacred Heart School, West Brighton; Our Lady Help of Christians in Tottenville, and St. Charles School, Oakwood, walked up and down in front of their respective schools, carrying signs reading "Unfair Labor Practice Strike." Comment?
Catholic school teachers at two Staten Island schools staged a one-day strike Friday to protest what they are calling unfair labor practices by the New York Archdiocese. Instead of going to their classrooms, about 15 teachers from Our Lady Queen of Peace School in New Dorp, and a dozen teachers from Notre Dame Academy High School, atop Howard Avenue in Grymes Hill, walked up and down in front of their respective schools, carrying signs reading "Unfair Labor Practice Strike". Comment?
Catholic school teachers in the the New York Archdiocese are taking strike votes at numerous schools with plans to engage in a series of one-day strikes over the next few weeks, beginning as early as Friday, union officials said. The Federation of Catholic Teachers , the union representing lay teachers in nearly 150 schools from Staten Island to Poughkeepsie, would not immediately name the schools for fear of reprisals against those teachers, but union president Julia Pignataro said there is a "good possibility" that one of the five schools would be a Staten Island school. Comment?
Jess Lundgren is doing it all in the pool for Wagner College's women's water polo squad. Junior center Jess Lundgren, a native of Queensland, Australia, earned her sixth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award of the season following the final weekend of regular season play. Comment?
Anthony Jude Pero Sr., 55, renowned drummer for the band Twisted Sister whose life was all about music and the family he cherished, died Friday in Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Born in Park Slope, Brooklyn, he moved with family to Mill Basin, Brooklyn, for a year, then to Grasmere when he was 4 years old. He attended St. Peter's Boys High School but switched to New Dorp High School for its music program, and graduated there. Comment?
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