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Â How much success has the city had in its effort to help thousands of foster families meet the daunting challenges of parenting other people’s abused and neglected children?
Â Sung, a Chinese construction worker, was turned away by Abacus Federal Savings Bank’s Flushing branch when he tried to open an account with his passport and a photocopied
Crystal Methamphetamine, known in New York City as tina To an outsider it might seem as if things couldn't be better for the hundred or so men, mainly in their
Â Like many New Yorkers, Maureen Alleyne could easily surround herself with nannies in New York, simply by walking into any bookstore or turning on her TV. In a bookstore, she would
Â The federal welfare reform law of 1996 quietly expired on September 30, 2002, and has been repeatedly extended, most recently on September 30, 2003, for six months more. Major changes to the
Â In the past few months, New York City Ballet's new workout video made the number-one spot on Amazon.com, and they have followed it up with a second "Ballerina Barbie"
Â It is surely too soon to judge the advantages for children as a result of Children First, the education reforms introduced this school year, but a report
Â After the blackout of August 2003, health officials urged people to avoid eating spoiled food, issuing an advisory with the slogan, “If in doubt, throw it out.” People
Â The last of the children have departed. The house is empty. And you realize as you sit half listening to the television news that the years of changing
Nicole Thomas, a 29-year-old mother of two, has been on and off welfare for years. With a tenth-grade education and a resume that includes jobs in fast food and