Thousands Pay Last Respects to Murdered Police Officer

Dec 28, 14 Thousands Pay Last Respects to Murdered Police Officer

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On Saturday thousands of mourners came to pay their last respects to Rafael Ramos, one of last week’s two murdered NYPD police officers. The funeral took place at the Christ Tabernacle Church for the 40-year-old married father of two. Ramos was assassinated along with his partner, Wenjian Liu, 32, while they were sitting in their...

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YouthBuild, USA Helps Send Kids to College

Dec 10, 14 YouthBuild, USA Helps Send Kids to College

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In early December of last year the founder of Youthbuild USA, Dorothy Stoneman, met with President and Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and hundreds of leaders in higher education. They came together to announce new initiatives designed to support more students to prepare for and graduate from college. YouthBuild USA is a...

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Former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dead at 80

Dec 01, 14 Former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dead at 80

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The US Academy of Poets announced on Twitter the death of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand. He died in the Brooklyn home of his daughter at the age of 80. Strand had served on the academy’s board of chancellors, and received the Pulitzer Prize of poetry in 1999. The prize was awarded for his collection of poems in a book...

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Cargo Ship Hits Brooklyn Bridge

Nov 09, 14 Cargo Ship Hits Brooklyn Bridge

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A cargo ship heading south along the East River struck the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday night, said the Coast Guard. Ali Flockerzi, spokeswoman for the Coast Guard, said that the “Rainbow Quest” left the Brooklyn Navy Yard at about 10:30pm, heading out to sea. At about 11:00pm the mast of the ship struck the bottom of...

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After 60 Years Closure Ellis Island Hospital Open to Public

Oct 05, 14 After 60 Years Closure Ellis Island Hospital Open to Public

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Beginning on October 1st the public will be allowed to visit the Ellis Island Hospital for the first time in 60 years. As part of the opening an art exhibit by artist JR will be on display. Featuring old photographs superimposed on the walls and doors of the hospital, the exhibit, “Unframed-Ellis Island,” evokes a time during the...

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