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Daniels Parents Plead With Birks On Staff Cuts

by Allan Appel | Sep 21, 2018 8:08 am | Comments (7)

Allan Appel PhotoThe John C. Daniels Inderdistrict Magnet School library has become a “ghost town.” The science fair, the school play, the book fair, and the student-made school bulletin are in jeaprody. The website is not being updated. Setting up and linking the teachers’ computers have also become difficult.

Meanwhile, the school’s longtime library media specialist, Patricia McGovern, the person who knows where to find the light switch in the auditorium and every room key, has been cut from full to half time. That has meant a loss of institutional memory in a school that has seen changing leadership over the last years.

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Yale Cops Threaten Strike

by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 6, 2018 12:28 pm | Comments (6)

Paul Bass PhotoAfter 27 months of bargaining with Yale University, the university’s police force is still without a contract. Both the university and the cops’ union president say progress has been made but a proposed change to retiree health care benefits could blow up the process by the end of the week.

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