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Protected: Fulfilling assignment

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by .

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Interactive I: To Noodle or not to noodle?

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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At Professor Smock’s suggestion, I will use my last post this semester to comment on what I’ll take away from the class. Before J-school, my status as an occasional blogger, my daily visit to the New York Times website, my dependence on email and Google maps amounted to what I thought of as web literacy. […]

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Fresh veggies in a food desert

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. The only grocery store that East New York resident Gloria Harvey can get to easily is Junior’s Supermarket—a big store among shuttered row houses and vacant lots on New Lots Avenue. Despite its size, it doesn’t sell fresh fruit or vegetables. That’s a problem for Harvey, 64, a diabetic who relies […]

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Fighting guns with art

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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Stephanie Ramirez, 11, is a typical 11-year-old. She likes volunteering with her Junior Girl Scout troop and performing with her stomp team at school basketball games. And when there are gun shots on her block, her mother hides her in the bathroom, Ramirez said at ARTsPLOTION on Dec. 12. The fifth grader was volunteering at […]

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Amanda Knox all'italiana

Posted on 12. Dec, 2009 by .

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It’s been one week since Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend were convicted in Italy for the murder of Meredith Kercher, and two years since the media went wild over the 22-year old blond from Seattle. Yet the world still does not know who the “real” Amanda Knox is. The media may never accurately reveal […]

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Mom works to bring home the arts

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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Catherine Green’s career may have changed – dropping her family’s income by half – but her job as a mother hasn’t.

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Beacon's Closet: Judging our duds

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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Nathaniel Hayes schlepped two bagfuls of clothing to Beacon’s Closet to see how much he could get for it. Turns out, not much.
He left the store with nearly everything he entered with—including sweaters with designer labels like Trovata and Polo. When these designer duds are new, they sell for hundreds of dollars.

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Marines miss home

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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For members of the United States military, being away from home is just part of the job. And so is missing what you’ve left behind. For the marines and sailors aboard the USS NEW YORK it’s no different. They miss their families and the comforts of home. The marines and ship’s crew are docked in […]

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Parkinson's won't stop Matt Wilbur

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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Matt Wilbur, 57, a seasoned marathoner from Mount Vernon, Ohio, completed the New York City Marathon in seven hours last Sunday. His race time might have disappointed him in his 30s or 40s, when he routinely ran marathons in half that time. But since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2002, good finishing times have […]

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Halloween substitute

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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The Hope Christian Church threw a party on Oct. 31st for local families complete with door prizes, freshly picked apples, and a DJ. “It’s a safe haven for for kids to have fun, laugh, scream, and shout,” church elder Vaughn Murria said. Anyone who happened to be passing the church, on the corner of New […]

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