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Mental health days for students: An increasingly accepted reason to stay home from school

Supporters of the movement say studies indicate the mental health of teens and young adults has dropped dramatically in the past decade.

Ford drivers have been keyless for decades but their beloved keypad never went mainstream

The Ford SecuriCode touchpad feature is only offered by the Dearborn automaker and lets drivers in without a key.

'She stole their lives': Woman convicted of passing school bus, killing 3 kids in crash

Alyssa Shepherd was found guilty of three felony counts of reckless homicide for the Oct.

Tropical Storm Nestor downgraded to cyclone as tornadoes, flooding slam Florida coast

Strong winds and storm surge threatened the Florida Panhandle Saturday as Tropical Storm Nestor began to move inland along the coast.

Kylie Jenner singing 'Rise and Shine' in an epic mom voice has taken the internet by storm

It was an innocent moment when Kylie Jenner sang "Rise and Shine" to wake up her 1-year-old daughter Stormi. The internet has feelings.

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ChaShaMa Named Artist-in-Residence

ChaShaMa, named Roosevelt Island Artist-in-Residence by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, subject to board approval, brings depth and connections to the art community. ChaShaMa didn’t so much win the Roosevelt Island Artist-In-Residence grant as RIOC won them. ChaShaMa’s positive impact is immediate, and it’s as big a deal — ifContinue Reading

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Amanda Matthews Picked for Nellie Bly Monument

RIOC Picks Amanda Matthews for Nellie Bly Monument “The Girl Puzzle” will be located in Lighthouse Park The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument. The installation lands on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. Recently, Lighthouse Park hostedContinue Reading

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Worth & Nancy Howe Return

Worth & Nancy Howe return to Roosevelt Island on October 26th when RIOC celebrates naming The Howe Theatre in the Cultural Center. The Howes pioneered MST&DA’s expanding role in community life. When we learned that Worth and Nancy Howe were leaving Roosevelt Island, I wrote a tribute. In Los Angeles,Continue Reading

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What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House?

What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House? The question popped into my head last week when I saw the historic landmark under a protective wrap again. In a Roosevelt Islander blog post, they asked, “… at what point will the condition of Blackwell House be such that it can be used forContinue Reading

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Indonesian Fire Hits NYC

How an Indonesian Fire hits New York City… “It is with very heavy hearts we announce that Presbyterian Orphanage in Tomohon, where we found Mathew Tendean Luce 24 years ago, was burned to the ground,” wrote Roosevelt Island based humanitarian Jim Luce. No children were harmed, but there’s a surprisingContinue Reading

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