Published: May 30, 2015 Publication: Lohud By Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy A federal judge Friday denied a motion by a Rye teacher for a preliminary injunction requiring the school district to end her administrative reassignment and return her to her classroom. Carin Mehler, one of four teachers who was placed on administrative reassignment following allegations of improper coaching during the state tests last year, sued the district in April, saying she had been left in limbo
Published: May 28, 2015 Publication: The Villager Rado, Reno and Erin the Red: The Theater for the New City was the place to be this past weekend for an exciting and dizzying smorgasbord of incredible performances. We stopped by the East Village venue on Saturday night, and were lucky enough to see James Rado, co-author of “Hair,” performing the American premiere of the song “Hippie Life.” The number never made it into the groundbreaking ’60s musical’s American production but
Published: May 27, 2015 Publication: NY Post By Rebecca Harshbarger The motorman who was suspended for breaking the rules to rescue a student lost a disciplinary hearing fighting his suspension, the Post has learned. Quincy Calhoun was teaching a student in his cab when the trainee, who was having chest pains, fainted and began spitting up blood as they traveled to the last stop on the Bronx line. The ill trainee went through a red signal, which threw the brakes into emergenc
Published: May 4, 2015 Publication: NY Post By Julia Marsh She got her home back for a song. A 91-year-old former Broadway singer who was declared incompetent and tossed into a nursing home was returned to her Greenwich Village apartment — after wowing a Manhattan judge with her vocal talents. Elderly songstress Ruth Berk sang the show tunes “Summertime” and “My Funny Valentine” to help convince Justice Tanya Kennedy that she was still fit to live there. At her hearing, “alth
Published: May 4, 2015 Publication: NY Post By Julia Marsh Ruth Berk is back in her Greenwich Village apartment thanks to an impromptu courtroom singing performance. Photo: Stefan Jeremiah A 91-year-old former Broadway singer who was declared incompetent and tossed into a nursing home was returned to her Greenwich Village apartment — after wowing a Manhattan judge with her vocal talents. Elderly songstress Ruth Berk sang the show tunes “Summertime” and “My Funny Valentine” t
Published: May 1, 2015 Publication: The Chief By Mark Toor After receiving a petition signed by more than 1,100 Traffic Enforcement Agents, the Police Department has decided not to change the uniform for TEAs from NYPD blue to green. At a meeting March 31, “the executive staff was assured that there were no plans to make changes in the color or design of the current uniform of the Traffic Enforcement Agents,” according to an April 14 letter from Police Commissioner William J.