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Bobby Humphrey: Giving Hope That Dreams Do Come True

Sep 7, 2012 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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On the bus ride back, Bobby says, "I had not told anyone on the team that I am about to die within the next thirty minutes. No one knows this." More

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for Feb. 13-19

Feb 13, 2015 • New York Times
Jamie Barton (Tuesday) This extravagantly talented young mezzo-soprano, joined by the pianist Bradley Moore, brings to New York a recital program with songs by Joaquín Turina, Chausson and Schubert, but focused on Dvorak's dark-hued cycle of “Gypsy ... More

With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow ...

Oct 31, 2014 • New York Times
Cellphones “could serve as a distraction, and I think that's what a lot of educators worry about,” said Seung Yu, principal at the Academy of Software Engineering, one of several schools housed in the Washington Irving High School building near ... More

High school's new rules give failing kids credits toward graduation

Oct 9, 2011 • New York Post
Excerpts from the minutes of a meeting of Washington Irving HS's 'academic success' panel: "A final marking period course grade of 60 to 64...will be changed automatically to a 65." "If a student receives less than a 65 for a course, the student will ... More

NYC poised to end school cellphone ban

Oct 12, 2014 • The Journal News | LoHud.com
Mayor Bill de Blasio — apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office — promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School ... More

Union Square: A Place to Converge, and Buy Kale

Sep 17, 2014 • New York Times
When Victoria Baradi Anderson moved into the Union Square neighborhood in 1998, she was attracted to its central location and easy subway access. “I was single and enjoying the night life,” she said. After graduating from college and living with her ... More

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Oct 3, 2014 • New York Times
After the deaths, the family moved to Puerto Rico, living for several years in cars or in shelters, before returning to New York, where Mr. de Jesus attended Washington Irving High School, which has a long record of dismal performance. He eventually ... More

Peter Serkin's Peoples' Symphony Concert

Nov 4, 2014 • New York Times
If you're looking for a concert experience totally without artifice, the Peoples' Symphony Concerts at the Washington Irving High School auditorium in Manhattan fit the bill. It's not just the ticket price ($14) of these concerts, now in their ... More

Opera & Classical Music Listings for Dec. 12-18

Dec 11, 2014 • New York Times
At 8 p.m., Washington Irving High School, Irving Place at 16th Street, Manhattan, 212-586-4680, pscny.org; $14. (da Fonseca-Wollheim). Kevin Kenner (Sunday) This American pianist makes his New York recital debut in the Frick's intimate music room. More

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