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  • Goodbye Columbus (and Pulaski) -- Decision to drop school holidays is not about ethnicity, it's about time

     
    It's ironic, Dominic DiFrisco and I agree. The announcement that Chicago schools want to start holding classes on Columbus Day and Pulaski Day — traditional ethnic pride holidays for students and local government workers — broke on Friday, the...
  • Polish, Italian knickers in a twist over proposed elimination of school holidays for Pulaski, Columbus

     
    The Sun-Times reports that Polish and Italian civic leaders intend to fight the proposal to eliminate school holidays on Columbus Day and Pulaski Day. I'll look at Columbus Day in another post (if you just can't wait, here is site......
  • Box office: 'The Social Network' on top again as 'Life as We Know It,' 'Secretariat' come up lame [updated]

     
    Excellent word-of-mouth kept Facebook movie "The Social Network" at the top of the box-office charts with $15.5 million this weekend as three new movies failed to draw big crowds. Romantic comedy "Life as We Know It" was a close No.......
  • Save money by cutting state employee holidays

    With all of the talk of how Maryland is trying to raise new revenue, why doesn't the state government look in the mirror? I work in the private sector and I get seven paid days off. But according to the Maryland state government website, state employees...
  • Thoughts From Dr. Joe: The Admiral of the Ocean Sea

    Thoughts From Dr. Joe: The Admiral of the Ocean Sea
    There was a time when the New World did not exist. The sun set in the west in an ocean where no man dared to venture. The leading geographers of the day believed that monsters guarded the edge of the world and that it was impossible to cross an ocean of...
  • FOX 4 Cost Cutters: 10/5 Grocery List

    FOX 4 Cost Cutters:  10/5 Grocery List
    Groceries eat up a large portion of every family's budget. One of the best ways to save money is to plan your meals around what is on sale at the grocery stores each week. This is a list of what I'm buying this week. There are many other great deals out...
  • Columbus Day Parade Street, Business Closures

    Columbus Day Parade Street, Business Closures
    The New York City Department of Transportation has closed several streets in Manhattan for the City's annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday. Several government agencies and businesses are also closed for the holiday. The 66th Annual Columbus Day Parade...
  • Paladino Speaks Out At Columbus Day Parade Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    Paladino Speaks Out At Columbus Day Parade Following Anti-Gay Remarks
    Controversial gubernatorial candidate for New York Governor Carl Paladino did not receive a warm welcome at the Columbus Day parade in Manhattan Monday after making anti-gay remarks over the weekend. Paladino along with his Democratic opponent,...
  • Englewood lends voice to history project

    Englewood lends voice to history project
    It has been four months since Matt Damon came to school, and though the buzz is gone the bell still rings. Thirty sophomores file into Room 324 at TEAM Englewood Community Academy in the heart of one of the city's most beleaguered neighborhoods. Many of...
  • Live to celebrate again

    As saints go, possibly only St. Valentine is more thoroughly integrated into American pop culture than St. Patrick. Though their stories are rote to the faithful, they are perhaps less well known to the public at large. St. Valentine, whose feast day...
  • Mar 19: Poll Results

    MORNING NEWS POLL: Yes: % No: % MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Do you agree with the CPS proposal to elimate school holidays on Columbus Day and Pulaski Day? Yes: 39% No: 61% NEWS AT NINE POLL: Yes: % No: % THANKS FOR VOTING.