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  • Seema Sueko would like to add a dash of color to Pasadena Playhouse

    Seema Sueko would like to add a dash of color to Pasadena Playhouse
    The brownstones of New York City's West Village shine under the stage lights inside the Pasadena Playhouse during a recent tech rehearsal for "Stop Kiss." An Asian American woman and an African American woman giggle over a take-out menu in a cozy living...
  • Hampton schools superintendent discusses accreditation, iPad rollout at Community Education Forum

    Hampton schools superintendent discusses accreditation, iPad rollout at Community Education Forum
    HAMPTON—Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette explained how changes to Standards of Learning tests have led to lower student scores across Virginia, including Hampton, as part of Monday's Community Education Forum. Approximately...
  • Judge reverses black fire chief's termination

    Judge reverses black fire chief's termination
    A "racially inhospitable environment" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's fire department led to the unlawful termination of a black deputy fire chief earlier this year, a state judge has ruled — and his firing must now be reversed. Gregory...
  • Hampton schools superintendent to retire in June

    Hampton schools superintendent to retire in June
    Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette will retire in June, the school district announced in a statement Thursday. She has worked for the school district for 41 years, including the past five as superintendent. The Hampton School Board...
  • Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court

    Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court
    A pair of Fort Lauderdale residents are challenging the appointment of Robert L. McKinzie Jr. to the City Commission, saying he does not live in the city. Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to have McKinzie replace former Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who...
  • 60 people fall ill with norovirus at Bay Area luxury hotel

    60 people fall ill with norovirus at Bay Area luxury hotel
    Public health officials say 60 people who fell ill after staying at a Bay Area luxury hotel two weeks ago contracted the norovirus -- a highly contagious virus that can lead to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. San Mateo County health officials...
  • Schools suing Pa. Department of Education over funding

    Saying Pennsylvania's new academic standards have given them legal might, six school districts and seven parents are suing the state Department of Education and state officials over what they claim is an "irrational school-funding system." The schools,...
  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
  • Rare tour finds Stevie Wonder in rare form

    Rare tour finds Stevie Wonder in rare form
    It seems each generation discovers a new Stevie Wonder. In the early 1960s, he was the musical boy genius who at 13 became the youngest artist to ever have a No. 1 record, with "Fingertips — Part 1 & 2." In the later 1960s, he was the R&B artist...
  • Stevie Wonder keys in on songs of his life during rare tour

    Stevie Wonder keys in on songs of his life during rare tour
    It seems each generation discovers a new Stevie Wonder. In the early 1960s, he was the musical boy genius who at 13 became the youngest artist to ever to have a No. 1 record, with “Fingertips — Part 1 & 2.” In the later 1960s, he was...
  • 'Outraged' Local NAACP Demands Meriden Councilman's Resignation After Comparing City To Detroit

    'Outraged' Local NAACP Demands Meriden Councilman's Resignation After Comparing City To Detroit
    MERIDEN - A city councilor finds himself in hot water with the Meriden/Wallingford branch of the NAACP after he unfavorably compared the city to Detroit during a recent meeting. Meriden/Wallingford NAACP President Jason Teal sent out a press release...