(StatePoint) There is a significant gap between demand and supply of afterschool programs, according to the 2014 edition of “America After 3PM,” a survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance.
(StatePoint) “America After 3 PM,” a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.
SUNY is set to adopt uniform practices to thwart sex assaults
A bill proposing to change the jurisdiction of crimes committed on Rikers Island passed with seeming ease earlier this year, but has since become more controversial.
The jail complex on Rikers Island is part of Bronx County and crimes committed there are prosecuted by Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson. The new bill, which overwhelmingly passed the Assembly and state Senate, would change that and grant jurisdiction to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown if it’s approved by Gov. Cuomo. The problem is that neither DA seems to welcome the change.
Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino met with small business owners in Elmhurst on Tuesday to reach out to working-class and Hispanic voters.
“This is a mix of New York. Everything and everyone is here,” Astorino said of the Queens neighborhood. The candidate conversed with storeowners, restauranteurs and residents walking down the street in near-fluent Spanish.
Some GOP bobble heads are ranting that Chelsea Clinton only got her job because of the influence of her parents. They’re right. Unlike DUHbya, who ran the Texas Rangers, that is, until the team filed for bankruptcy in 2010 owing its creditors more than $100 million (Bush only paid $600,000 for his share of the team, yet he walked away with $15 million when the team was sold). He later became head of Arbusto Oil in 1985 (a company formed for him by family friends and relatives) and immediately lost $1.5 million.
And let’s not forget what a great job he did after the GOP-controlled Supreme Court (with the help of the governor of Florida, who just happened to be his....BROTHER) handed him the presidency.
Ahh, 9/11, “My Pet Goat,” “Mission Accomplished,” no WMD’s, not caring where Bin Laden was — ”I don’t know where he is, I really just don’t spend that much time on him” — the skyrocketing deficit, Hurricane Katrina, the market crash ... Good times.
Thank goodness DUHbya was “qualified” and got the job on merit alone.
But Republicans should stop worrying about Chelsea Clinton and cheer up. Mitt Romney says he’s considering running for president again in 2016. However, this time he says the outcome will be different. He’s right, this time he will get his butt kicked by a woman.
After years of remaining flat, both the minimum and the maximum amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid out to jobless New Yorkers will increase starting Oct. 6, Gov. Cuomo said last week.
Nearly three million undocumented immigrants could be granted amnesty if a controversial new bill is approved by the state Legislature and signed into law.
The New York is Home Act would allow illegal aliens living in the state to apply for professional licenses, serve on juries, vote in local and state elections, and apply for driver’s licenses if they can prove they’ve been living in New York for at least three years and have paid taxes to the state.
Dreamer, Mayra Chavez, center, shares her story with Assemblyman Francisco Moya, right, lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul, left, and students.
Independent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) held onto his seat, indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) lost his in a rout and Gov. Cuomo was notified that not everyone in his party is thrilled by his record following Tuesday’s Democratic primaries.
In one of the races that garnered the most media attention this year, Avella defeated former city official John Liu 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent to retain his seat in the 11th District in northern and northeastern Queens, according to preliminary results published by media outlets citing the state Board of Elections.
It’s election season and once again the New York State DREAM Act has become a centerpiece for many of the Democratic candidates.
At a press conference held on Saturday in front of the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, the bill’s sponsors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) touted their latest supporter: lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul.
Independent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) held onto his seat, indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) lost his in a rout and Gov. Cuomo was notified that not everyone in his party is thrilled by his record following yesterday's Democratic primaries.
Gov. Cuomo announced last week the launch of an online state recruitment resources website that will allow for disabled persons and veterans to gain easier access to state jobs.
The site assists job seekers who are “certified eligible to participate in the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons and Veterans with Disabilities,” according to a press release from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach).
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: resobox.com.
With two high-profile state Senate primaries in Queens on Tuesday, one that has not garnered nearly the same amount of attention is the one in the 10th District.
Incumbent state Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) is running for his second term.
Ask what is at stake in the Sept. 9 primary for the 14th Senate District and most will say the political future of state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis).
Ask Smith, and he says what is at stake is the immediate and long-term future of funding, programs and representation for the people of Southeast Queens when Democrats go to the polls.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.
The number of people working in Queens was roughly the same in July as it was in June — 1,092,800 — according to the latest figures from the state Department of Labor.
The number counted as unemployed increased from 81,000 to 82,700 and the unemployment rate ticked up by a tenth of a point, from 6.9 percent to 7 percent.
Chris Moss, left, who is running for lieutenant governor, does some campaigning before his talk Tuesday evening at the Queens Village Republican Club.
A crowd of about 100 constituents turned out Tuesday night for the Bay Terrace Community Alliance’s Meet the Candidates Forum, which featured eight hopefuls seeking five different positions.
Gubernatorial incumbent Andrew Cuomo is being challenged in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by law professor Zephyr Teachout and political satirist Randy Credico.
Chris Moss, running for lieutenant governor with Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, headlined the list of statewide and Congressional candidates speaking Tuesday night at a meeting of the Queens Village Republican Club.
And the Chemung County sheriff said he and Astorino feel quite at home in New York City.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and Queens Museum, on view thru November.
Tuesday’s press conference on a St. Albans Street corner was intended to cement support at all levels of government for Leroy Comrie.
But the longest shadow at the Farmers Boulevard meeting may have been cast by a man who was not there, and whose name was not mentioned by speakers until they were confronted with it.