The New York Senate Committee of Higher Education heard from SUNY and CUNY schools on Monday about how much money is needed to maintain each campus. One student from Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn gave a heartfelt testimonial.
One Borough's Efforts For Better Mental Health Services
Children who have had traumatic experiences can often struggle to succeed in the classroom. Advocates, parents, and educators all say this is a significant issue and are calling for change within the New York City public school system.
Ocean City beach-goers have had enough of food poaching seagulls. The New Jersey community is has started using nature to keep the birds at bay. The Director of New Jersey's Sierra Club Jeff Tittel said this strategy isn't new and has proven to work across the country and around the world.
New York City parents and advocates have taken a stance against e-cigarettes and vaping. They rallied outside of Juul's headquarters in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, to condemn what they call the company's campaign to hook kids on flavored tobacco products.
New York City schools are back in session starting Thursday. One organization is trying to combat the rise in teen vaping by educating students and parents about the potentioal damages they might face. Advocate Andre Richardson, with Tobacco Free Children said big tobacco companies are targeting minority communities and hooking them in with flavored products. [Listen]