Another round of snow, plus sleet, freezing rain target city
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Updated 3:35 p.m. For the second time this week, the city is experiencing a bout of nasty winter weather. After a Monday storm dropped eight inches of flakes in the borough, a system that hit late Tuesday night brought snow as well as sleet and freezing rain. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning, […]

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NYC public schools remain open Wednesday
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The Department of Education will keep all public schools open Wednesday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina  announced, as the city expects icy conditions from its second snowstorm this week. All school field trips are canceled, however, Fariña said about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Families with busing issues are asked to call 718-392-8855. Parents, as always, should exercise their own […]

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Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
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Updated Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10:00 a.m. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) spends millions of dollars on salt each year to keep the city’s drivers from slipping and sliding. Millions more are spent in overtime for the men and women who clear the city’s roads. The DSNY’s current budget for the 2013-2014 snow season is $57.3 […]

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Local leaders applaud city’s call to save Gifted & Talented seats
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Local leaders are hailing the city’s decision to allow all District 26 elementary school students enrolled in Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs to be grandfathered into middle school programs. “There is no more important issue in our community than the education of our students,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “The new policy reflects the children and […]

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More snow on its way to NYC
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Updated 9:45 p.m. Another storm is set to strike the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday, just as the city is recovering from a significant snowfall that dropped around eight inches on the city Monday. “The snowstorm situation is really getting a little too common,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at press conference Tuesday morning, […]

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