Nyack Hosts Back-to-School BBQ

Nyack Hosts Back-to-School BBQ

Several community sponsors distributed free food, school supplies, and over 300 backpacks to Nyack school district students at the community’s annual back-to-school barbeque on Aug. 28. The Nyack Center, Village of Nyack, Nyack NAACP, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Nyack Teachers Association, Hanneman Funeral Home, and other sponsors participated at the event. The generous efforts of the […]

Two RCC Students Take Home Top Prize at First Online Debate in Rockland Community College History

Two RCC Students Take Home Top Prize at First Online Debate in  Rockland Community College History

Two Rockland Community College students recently competed in an inaugural online debating tournament and took home top prizes. The tournament was held virtually on April 18 and included six competitors representing RCC, Columbia University, Dominican College, NY and Swarthmore.  Rachel Bukher won the first place speaker award during the three-round online debating tournament co-hosted by […]

ERCSD Threatens to Fire Teachers if Legal Fees Not Cut to $1: NAACP Leaders Respond

ERCSD Threatens to Fire Teachers if Legal Fees Not Cut to $1: NAACP Leaders Respond

By: Jennifer Korn After winning a three-year legal battle centered on the East Ramapo school district’s favoritism of private schools, the  NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is facing another predicament. The district board disagrees that they owe NAACP $4.3 million in legal fees and has threatened to dismiss teachers and other […]

An Extra-Special Reason to Celebrate 2020: Mom’s gift to her teenage daughter literally saved her life

An Extra-Special Reason to Celebrate 2020: Mom’s gift to her teenage daughter literally saved her life

By: Kathy Kahn Love, luck and a wonderful team of doctors and nurses helped give Dominican College student Lauren Shields a renewed lease on life. We first introduced Lauren to readers back in June, 2018. At that time, the Stony Point high-schooler was celebrating the 10th anniversary of her heart transplant at the age of […]

Nanuet Teen Co-founds Nonprofit to Teach American Sign Language

Nanuet Teen Co-founds Nonprofit to Teach American Sign Language

Two Academy of the Holy Angels students who connected over their lifelong interest in American Sign Language recently established “Sign with Gabi and Shiv.” Sophomores Gabriella Callaghan of Nanuet, New York, and Shivani Sahu of Paramus founded their non-profit as platform to educate people about ASL and deaf culture. Together, the students launched an Instagram […]

Pfizer Pearl River site looking to add difference makers to build on legacy of innovation

Pfizer Pearl River site looking to add difference makers to build on legacy of innovation

Pfizer is actively looking to hire dozens of people in Pearl River to continue the research and development site’s legacy of innovation. Professionals who aspire to make a difference in human health around the world by applying their knowledge and skills are welcomed to explore the career opportunities available at the site today. Many of […]

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