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City Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito visits Lifespire Manhattan North Center Picture Standing Left to Right City Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito Her Chief of Staff Melinda Velez Lifespire Executive Vice President Paul Oddo Seated Left to Right Lifespire

Earlier I discovered a lovely article posted earlier today, by unknown, over on West Side Spirit entitled Plans Call for Permanent Detour of Cars in Central Park | West … that I would suggest everyone reads! I’ve included a couple of little excerpts to whet your appetites!

“Central and Prospect parks are New Yorkers’ back yards, and just like someone with a house, we don’t want highways driving through our back yards,” said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, in a statement, noting that over 100,000 people have signed the petition for a car-free Central Park. Cars first began to motor into the park in 1899, when each vehicle needed a permit to enter, said Sarah Cedar-Miller, historian for the Central Park Conservancy. People were worried that cars would scare the horses, so permits were required for quite some time. Gradually, traffic began to overrun the park.

Now then, reading unknown’s post started me off thinking so I had a quick search around for more posts on the subject and discovered some more gems. For example, this post posted last week, by newsfrommelissa, over on News from Melissa Mark-Viverito:

This forum is an opportunity for tenants to obtain information on issues such as getting repairs, housing court, rent subsidies for seniors, NYCHA housing, Section 8, dealing with bedbugs, tenants’ rights, and much more.  The event is being organized by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in partnership with Melissa and is a chance for members of our communities to articulate their issues and concerns regarding housing.  See below for flyers in English and Spanish and please spread the word!  We hope to see you there. View this document on Scribd View this document on Scribd Share this: Facebook Email Print LikeBe the first to like this post. Leave a Reply .

Another fantastic post on the subject came from multilingualmania on Multilingual Mania posted earlier today, entitled Vme Premieres Major Education Special ? Los hispanos y la … which is also definitely worth a read!

Through interviews with students, teachers and leading figures in education, as well as exclusive commentary from President Obama, the episode discusses the critical role education plays in the advancement of Hispanics, the success of the U.S. educational system, and overall readiness for the future workforce of America. The episode premieres as a multi-screen event broadcasting simultaneously on-air and online at VmeTV.com. Viewers will participate in a live-chat on Facebook at VmeTV.

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Program guests include: · Juan Sepulveda, Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics · Jose Antonio Rico, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics · Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade Community College · Mari Corugedo, Vice President, Miami Teacher’s Union · Raquel Regalado, Member, Miami School Board · Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member, District 8 NY, Defender of Hispanic Teacher’s Rights, NY · Erik Fresen, State Representative, District 11, FL, Chair of the PreK-12 Policy Committee In nearly 40 markets, Vme is available free over-the-air, and on basic digital cable. Vme is also carried nationally via satellite in the basic and Hispanic packages of Dish Network and DirecTV. In some areas, Vme is available on Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse. For local channel information go to vmetv.

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