| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year.
Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:54 AM
After a survey a few years ago showed interest in moving first semester final exams in Maine Township High School District 207 to before winter break, nothing was done, but now another survey is asking the same question.
District spokesman Dave Beery...
| Jan 31, 2014
Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:25 AM
It's Shopping Saturday! Go coupon crazy so you can save on Columbus Day sales this weekend. The weather's going to be beautiful, so use my fabulous deals to save on fun things to do. Get BOGO admission at 18 fun spots during Miami Attractions Month and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What's a fair benefit when the taxpayers are footing the bill?
Plantation gives its employees 11 paid holidays a year, plus vacation time. The list includes the typical national holidays of Christmas and Fourth of July, but tradition here is to give Yom...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Chicago Public Schools students would be on the same calendar in the coming year, one that begins Aug. 26 — at least a week before most students now start school — and ends June 10, under a proposal the Board of Education will vote on...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I'm a 31-year-old genderqueer in Brooklyn with a large family on Long Island. My only sister got engaged 48 hours ago, and she's moving fast on planning the wedding. I have two questions.
Number one question: I texted my sister the only date I wasn't...
| Aug 18, 2013
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>>Use the bus. The Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority sells daily bus passes...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80.
"Maria was so...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The assignment seemed perfect for me.
I was a Mexican American college student in Washington and was asked to get cosponsors for a bill that would create a month-long observance honoring the achievements of Latinos — National Hispanic Heritage...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...