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  1. 48,000 Students With Disabilities Not Getting Help They Need, DOE AdmitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    The Department of Education admitted Wednesday that more than 48,000 of its special needs students did not get the legally required help they were entitled during the past school year.

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  2. City Had Millions to Buy Out Sandy-Damaged Homes, But Most Didn't Want ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Joe Granite moved into this waterfront home at Staten Island's Great Kills Marina 20 years ago and had lived through his fair share of floods. "That first night I cried because I was overwhelmed," he said.

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  3. Elite High Schools Should Ditch Admission Test to Increase Diversity: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    In order to end racial disparities at the most selective public high schools, a new study calls on the city to dramatically change how students are admitted by potentially throwing out the standard admissions test and instead accept the top 10 percent of students from all middle schools citywide. A study from NYU's Metro Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of School released this week suggests that factors such as race and socioeconomic status should be considered in the admissions process for the city's nine most elite high schools, which include Stuyvesant and Bronx Science.

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  4. Swastika and Anti-Semitic Slur Painted on Garage Door of Staten Island HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A vandal painted a giant swastika and an anti-Semitic slur on the garage door of woman's Wirt Avenue home - but the woman who lives there said she plans to leave it up so people don't "just forget about this." Debra Calabrese was woken up about 5 a.m. Tuesday when her son came home and saw the graffiti covering her garage door.

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  5. 1-Year-Old Died from Fatal Dose of Prescription Pills, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The city's Medical Examiner ruled little Bianca Abdul's death a homicide caused by acute intoxication after the toddler ingested morphine and diazepam. Adul was found unconscious in her family's Moreland Street home, near Midland Avenue, on March 20 and rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North where she could not be save, police said.

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  6. City to Train Staten Island Hair Stylists on How to Spot Domestic ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Customers of Tiara Milton, owner of She & Her Hair Studio in West Brighton, often tell her just about everything going on in their lives while sitting in her chair. "We can't say much, it's more about us being the listener," said Milton, who's owned the 450 Castleton Ave. shop for nearly three years.

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  7. 3-K Arrives In Two More Districts Next Year as Mayor Plans Full ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The city's 3-K program will expand to two more school districts next year on its way to growing citywide - an ambitious plan the mayor said was more difficult than the pre-K program. The program, which launched this year at schools in District 7 in the Bronx and District 23 in Brownsville, will add six more districts by 2021 before expanding to every district in the city.

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  8. City Signs Exclusive Deal With Pharmaceutical Firm for Anti-Overdose DrugRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The city and state announced Monday that they entered into an exclusive one-year deal with the makers of an anti-overdose drug to quicken the time it takes to get the medication into the hands of first responders. The city has allocated about $7.836 million through various agencies to buy the drug naloxone this year, while the state Department of Health will kick in $7 million.

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  9. Homeless Placed in New Hotel Sites Despite City's Pledge to Phase Them OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The city is still using commercial hotels to house homeless New Yorkers, despite a pledge last year to phase them out following a fatal stabbing at a homeless hotel. In recent weeks, homeless shelters have popped up at hotels in Williamsburg , Sunnyside and Kew Gardens , to the dismay of some neighbors and elected officials who say they were given little warning about the plans.

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  10. 4 People Fatally Overdose in as Many Days on Staten Island, DA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    There were four fatal Staten Island overdoses in four days last week as the borough continues to battle an opioid epidemic, District Attorney Michael McMahon announced. Over the last 4 days, 9 Staten Islanders have experienced a drug overdose.

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  11. Follow a Community Organizer Teaching Undocumented Immigrants Their RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    With President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown sending shock waves through communities of undocumented New Yorkers, Saul Lopez understands the fears they face. The organizer at Make the Road New York runs workshops in which undocumented Staten Islanders can learn about their rights and consult with attorneys on hand.

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  12. 45-Minute Ferry From South Shore to Lower Manhattan May Launch ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A proposed 45-minute ferry from Tottenville to Lower Manhattan could shave time off the nearly two-hour commute some residents face. Developers of the planned Mill Creek Place luxury senior community and Riverside Galleria have teamed up to propose building a dock on property they both own to run fast ferries to Manhattan daily.

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  13. Performance Artists to Take Over Staten Island Ferry on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    More than two dozen artists will take over the ferry on Sunday to perform a variety of interactive pieces as part of Day de Dada's "Aprs Avant Garde Festival" celebrating the 50th anniversary of a similar event. Planned pieces include dancers performing in pots, artists dressed as the Statue of Liberty, a giant turtle and musicians writing songs with lyrics given to them by commuters.

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  14. 'Comfort Dogs' Employed at City Schools to Provide Emotional SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The Department of Education is bringing "comfort dogs" to dozens of city schools to bolster social-emotional learning and alternative approaches to improve school culture, the agency said. Opting for more positive approaches to discipline than punitive ones, administrators will use the four-legged friends to help kids calm down during heated outbursts and help kids feel emotionally supported in times of need.

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  15. Problem-Plagued Midland Motel Can No Longer Be Hotel Under Zoning, BP SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The Midland Motor Inn, at 630 Midland Ave., can't be a transient hotel again since it hasn't been used as one since July 2015, subjecting it to current zoning law that bars its use as lodging. "Residents were forced to endure the operation of this facility and all the ills it brought to the community for what seemed like an eternity," Oddo said Thursday.

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  16. The Rise of Fentanyl, the Drug Driving Up Deadly Overdoses Across the CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Fentanyl, a s ynthetic painkiller originally used to help dying cancer patients , has provided deadly fuel to the city's opioid epidemic over the past few years. The drug, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin, was linked to nearly half of all fatal overdoses across the city last year, as sellers mix it in to batches to increase potency and drive up profits, experts said.

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  17. NYC Becomes Stopover for Feathered Visitors During Hurricane SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The deadly hurricanes striking the U.S. and the Caribbean have changed the migratory patterns of birds, bringing unique species and migrating birds seeking temporary shelter to the New York City area, local birdwatchers said. Some birds, experts said, end up in the area because they are carried by storms or are trying to run away from them, while others land here because they are disoriented.

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  18. Bite Mark from Teen Victim Leads to Arrest of Serial Sex Attacker, DA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A 14-year-old girl bit a serial sex assault suspect who attacked four women within an hour - with the wound tipping off investigators that they had their man, authorities said. Taylor Hawkins, 27, of New Brighton, tried to rape three random women and attacked two others ranging in age from 14 to 64 in Topmkinsville, Clifton, Randall Manor and West Brighton early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

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  19. Post-Sandy Modular Homes Arrive in Staten Island, Sources SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    As the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears, the city last week started work on a program to replace some decimated properties with modular homes, sources told DNAinfo New York. In the pilot program, some of the Sandy-damaged properties around Staten Island and Queens will not be rebuilt, but rather replaced with prefabricated units.

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  20. Amazon to Open Chelsea Office While Earning Up to $20M in Tax BreaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Amazon will continue its expansion in New York with a new administrative office near the Hudson Yards, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Thursday. The announcement comes as city officials are separately vying to host the company's massive second headquarters , which would cost about $5 billion and bring up to 50,000 jobs.

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