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Entries by Saki Knafo from 06/2012

Occupy Protesters In Minneapolis Fight To Save Foreclosed Home, Pushing Movement's New Focus

Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

The house at 4404 Cedar Ave., in south Minneapolis, sits a little ways back from a leafy road. An American flag flies from the front door. When member...

Bloomberg's Soda Ban And The Epicenter Of The City's Obesity Crisis

Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

Every morning, thousands of trucks roll out of a giant produce market in the Bronx bearing loads of arugula, chicory, escarole, radicchio and just abo...

Occupy Homes Minnesota: Cruz Family's Cross-Country Bank Appeal Fails

Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

The house at 4044 Cedar Ave. in Minneapolis has seen a lot of activity lately. Dozens of Occupy Homes Minnesota activists have camped out in it. Polic...

New York Chidren's Services Saved As Mayor Bloomberg, City Council Find Funds

Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

In their apartment in a rough neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, Carmen Torres and her 10-year-old daughter, Jaylee Nieves, rattled off so...

Homeless Students Top 1 Million, U.S. Says, Leaving Advocates 'Horrified'

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

Back in November of 2005, Diane Nilan had what she now concedes may have struck some people as a “crazy notion.” She’d been working as advocate ...