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Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
The Masonic Toys For Tots program began in 1975 as a way for Masons to give young cancer patients a way to forget their sickness. Today, along with the Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF), a world-renowned and privately funded Pediatric Hematology/Oncology medical research effort serving the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell University Medical […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
Thanksgiving is this week and with it comes the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. Black Friday is traditionally the day when retailers break out their best deals in hopes of filling their registers with consumer cash. Consumers routinely line up at stores as early as 4 a.m. the morning after Thanksgiving to […]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
A recent CNN article by Samuel Sherraden, an Economic Growth Program analyst at the New American Foundation compared the difficulty of finding a job in this economy to gaining admission to an Ivy League college. In the article, Sherraden said: Since the beginning of the recession in December 2007, job openings declined from 4.4 million […]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
The rhythmic, constant strums of an acoustic guitar vibrated off the red walls adorned with artwork of all shapes and sizes. The front door continually opened and closed, exposing the inside to quick gusts of mid-October air. No one seemed to notice the chill. The room was packed: no chairs, just lines of men and […]
Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
A recent post in the New York Times City Room blog followed Ryan McLendon, a NYU journalism graduate student, as he applied for food stamps at a community center in Williamsburg. McLendon has a combined $95,000 in student loan debt from his undergraduate and graduate education, he says, because he doesn’t have help from his […]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
On Sunday, October 11th, the Hindu Temple Society of North America celebrated the Diwali Festival in Flushing at the Queens Botanical Garden. The yearly celebrating of Diwali is held in honor of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and light and marks the beginning of the new fiscal year for businesses. The festival […]
Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
New York State Health Care Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., recently sent a letter to all health care workers outlining the state’s decision to require flu shots for anyone who comes in contact with patients. The new requirement, which includes both the vaccinations for seasonal and H1N1 flu, has caused an uproar among health care […]
Posted on 28. Sep, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
The urgent cries of hundreds of green-clad Iran supporters greeted me long before I arrived in front of the Iran Mission on east 40th street and 3rd avenue Wednesday morning. The Voices4Iran rally wasn’t schedule to begin for a couple of more hours, but protesters wanted to get an early start with their demands of […]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2009 by Meagan Morris.
As a brand-new New Yorker, I’m constantly fascinated by the cultures of different neighborhoods. Each area of the city I’ve visited so far in my time here (all five weeks of it) has taught me a little something and has pushed me to do more exploring. That said, I wasn’t prepared for the vast change […]