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Marian Wright Edelman

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Making Strides for Preschool

Marian Wright Edelman | April 18, 2014 | Politics
New York City received a lot of attention recently with a bold promise made to some of its youngest residents: Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio's tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legislature did approve statewide funding for pre-K that included a $300 million increase for New York City's preschool program. New York City is moving forward for children -- and it isn't the only major city and school district making strides towards providing high-quality public preschool programs to as many children as possible. Several large districts that have been doing this for a while are already seeing strong results.
Corinna Clendenen

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A Multi-Ethnic Easter

Corinna Clendenen | April 18, 2014 | New York
J. Baczynsky, who arrived in New York as a kid from a region that has straddled both sides of the Polish/Ukraine border, opened his Meat Market in 1970. He wanted to recreate the meats of his childhood as well as serve the growing Eastern European neighborhood.
Alan Singer

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The Dishonorable Andrew Cuomo Meets the Hedge Fund / Charter School Zombies *

Alan Singer | April 18, 2014 | New York
For $1,000 each, participants in an upcoming Lake Placid retreat "Embark on three spring days of fun, fellowship and strategy with the nation's thought leaders on education reform." Those who are special, or especially rich, can get VIP treatment for $2,500.
Annette Insdorf

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New Movies for Foodies

Annette Insdorf | April 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Both Tasting Menu and Chef succeed in navigating between personal vision and audience expectation, as the characters create dishes that reflect their own juicy emotions.
Wilborn Hampton

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Met Opera: Olga Peretyatko Shines in Bellini's 'I Puritani'

Wilborn Hampton | April 18, 2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Opera returned its vintage production of Bellini's I Puritani to the stage last night and the fast-rising Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko wowed the first-night audience in an auspicious Met debut as Elvira, the daughter of a Puritan leader driven mad by her love for a Royalist supporter during...
Michael Corbett

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It's Open House Season! Here's the Essential Check List for All Your Home Tours

Michael Corbett | April 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Open houses are an exciting adventure, but have their own set of rules. You need to follow them in order to turn open house shopping into a dream house purchase.
Candy Spelling

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LA's Spring Dandy Lions

Candy Spelling | April 18, 2014 | Celebrity
Lions can live up to 14 years in the wild and up to three decades in captivity. Cookie, zoo officials say, was known for her own special roar. And when the couple roamed the enclosed terrain together and roared in unison they really drew a crowd.
Tucker Reed

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This Is What Brooklyn Could Look Like in 2030

Tucker Reed | April 18, 2014 | New York
Welcome to the entrepreneurial playground known as the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. It is Downtown Brooklyn with its share of tech giants and startup stars.
Alan Colmes

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Congressional Democrats Making Huge Mistake Targeting Hate Speech

Alan Colmes | April 18, 2014 | Politics
Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys of New York want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of "hate speech," and it's a terrible idea. Government should stay as far away from broadcast content as possible.
Jim Wallis

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The Risen Christ: A Call to Conversion

Jim Wallis | April 18, 2014 | Religion
For so many of us, Easter is not just a religious holiday -- it is a personal celebration and re-commitment. How do we personally experience the resurrection? Every year, as I hear and say "He is risen," I remember that it's not just a theological affirmation, but something I need personally.
Food Riot

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How to Use a Coffee Shop As an Office and Not Be THAT Person

Food Riot | April 18, 2014 | Taste
I see people unnecessarily using two tables when they really could condense down into one.
Steve Drizin

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David & Me Chronicles Rubin Carter's Fight to Free David McCallum as He Fights for His Own Life

Steve Drizin | April 18, 2014 | Crime
Young suspects like McCallum and Stuckey are like putty in the police's hands; they fold much more quickly under pressure.
Kathy Stevens

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10 Tips for Easing Into Plant-based Eating

Kathy Stevens | April 18, 2014 | Green
America created the meat and dairy-based diet that is making us all sick and fat.
Rob Feld

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Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss at the Tribeca Film Festival

Rob Feld | April 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Mark Duplass is an indie staple who has re-pioneered a Neo-Realism as an actor, producer, writer and director in films like The Puffy Chair, Cyrus and Humpday.
TEDTalks

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WATCH: Does Penis Size Matter? Here's One Answer From The Animal Kingdom

TEDTalks | April 18, 2014 | TED Weekends
From a sea creature's detachable, swimming penis to violent bedbug sex, this is a tour of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. What can we learn about a species from how it has sex? Let's get it on
Bruce Kushnick

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Verizon New Jersey Local Service Increases, 1982-2014 -- 440 Percent

Bruce Kushnick | April 18, 2014 | Business
Let us be clear. You pay a local service bill. It has charges on it that you must pay and you can't get service without it. If Verizon doesn't want to count these charges, then why shouldn't the customer have the right to not pay what's not being counted?
Danny Groner

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Bullets Over Broadway Comes with Guns Blazing

Danny Groner | April 18, 2014 | New York
With Woody Allen at the helm, Zach Braff in a starring role, and a rich ensemble cast that earns both laughs and applause, Bullets Over Broadway has a lot to offer.
Al Eisele

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Why Chris Christie Should NOT Be President

Al Eisele | April 17, 2014 | Politics
Apparently that's just the way they play politics in New Jersey. Screw your enemies and reward your friends. And that's exactly what I don't want to see in the White House, or in Congress or in any statehouse in the U.S. We had that with Nixon and look what happened.
Carol Kellermann

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New York State's Leadership in Providing Health Insurance

Carol Kellermann | April 17, 2014 | New York
New York has distinguished itself through the creation of NY State of Health. The marketplace has excelled, despite a very tight timeframe, while other state marketplaces and the federally facilitated one faltered.
Fran Moreland Johns

Can Women Decide for Themselves?

Fran Moreland Johns | April 17, 2014 | Politics
Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman, especially if you're poor, especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic.
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