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  • Donations wanted to help buy school clothes for homeless students

    Donations wanted to help buy school clothes for homeless students
    Between controversy over Common Core, new and tougher standardized tests, fluctuating hormones and peer pressure, kids have enough on their minds without having to worry that their families have no money for school clothes. And for 5,450 students in...
  • Scavello leads by charitable example

    I recently read a comment that criticized state Rep. Mario Scavello's charitable giving. It characterized a particular donation as small and for political gain. That person is uninformed. I have known Scavello for more than 25 years and worked with him...
  • Orlando-area United Way aims to raise $18.8 million

    Orlando-area United Way aims to raise $18.8 million
    Amid signs of a rebounding economy, the Heart of Florida United Way has set an "optimistic" goal of raising $18.8 million from the community in the coming year, the charity announced Tuesday. "We see some bright spots in the overall financial picture,...
  • Scott Armstrong, Lewis Gould Jr.: School districts need paycheck protection

    Across Pennsylvania, school districts and taxpayers are facing the same problem: The costs associated with public education are rapidly escalating. Poor urban school districts such as Allentown, already dealing with poor performance outcomes, are...
  • Frustration in Waukegan mounts as strike drags on

    Frustration in Waukegan mounts as strike drags on
    As the Waukegan teachers' strike entered Week 4 last week, community members appear increasingly frustrated — with striking teachers, School District 60 officials, or both — at the lack of resolution. "This has certainly had a deleterious...
  • Language classes important

         A guy I've corresponded with often over the years had the following reaction to my recent column about new funding to buy foreign language and dual language children's books for the Allentown Public Library so more non-English speakers can read to...
  • Connecticut Launches Ebola Information Website

    Connecticut Launches Ebola Information Website
    Following news that nine Connecticut residents have, as a precautionary measure, been quarantined and monitored for possible exposure to Ebola, the state of Connecticut is launching an informational website to keep state residents updated about the latest...
  • Battle of the Bands benefits United Way

    Battle of the Bands benefits United Way
    Playing the drums and percussion, Blaine Vaszily recently performed rock hits with the band The Associates before more than 450 music fans. The group, comprised of employees from JM Family Enterprises, won among seven bands competing during the third...
  • Stand up for Broward's children

    Stand up for Broward's children
    On Nov. 4, Broward voters will be asked to make an important decision regarding the health, well being and success of the children of Broward; the reauthorization of the Children's Services Council of Broward County. The Children's Services Council...
  • YMCA celebrates 170th birthday with new programs

    The YMCA celebrated its 170th birthday on June 6 and as part of the celebration announced new programs and new support from Suntrust Bank, Autism Speaks, Whole Foods, the United Way and a $35,000 grant from the Lost Tree Village, a charitable foundation....
  • Voters to decide on re-authorizing Children's Services Council of Broward

    Voters to decide on re-authorizing Children's Services Council of Broward
    Voters will be asked Nov. 4 whether to re-authorize the Children's Services Council of Broward County. A "yes" vote means continuing to pay the same property tax that funds programs for at-risk children, including after-school programs, swimming...