Posted on 01 February 2010.
Photo taken by EyOne
In December, the Metropolitan Transpiration Agency passed controversial budget cuts which would, among other things, discontinue a program that provides free MetroCards for over half a million students in New York City. Under the current plan, students would begin to pay half price for rides this September, and full price fares at the start of the 2011 school year. The Urban Youth Collaborative opposes the cuts, and says eliminating the cards will affect students’ ability to attend school.
The group, sponsored in part by Sunset Park’s UPROSE, will hold a protest at MTA headquarters tomorrow, February 1 at 12:30 pm.
Here is the information sent in an email this weekend:
Location: 347 Madison Ave, between E 44th st and 45th st
Time: 12.30 pm
Train Directions: 4.5.6.. line to 42ND St Grand Central
B.D.F.V to 47-50th st Rockefeller Center
WE ARE STANDING UP AND SAYING WE WONT TAKE IT ANY MORE !
A COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS/ STUDENTS/ PARENTS/ MTA WORKERS/ TEACHERS
& FACULTY MEMBERS /CONCERNED CITIZENS ARE JOINING TO FIGHT AGAINST THE
MTA CUT OF STUDENT METRO CARDS.
URBAN YOUTH COLLABORATIVE/ UPROSE/ DRUM/ YOM/ MTRNY/ YACT/ SAYA/
YAYA NETWORK/ FOT
WE REALLY WANT YOU TO COME OUT & ACT TO MAKE A CHANGE!
If you have an organization or affiliate interested in participating,
please contact us ASAP!
Urban Youth Collaborative.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the event
administrators via facebook:
Khaair Morrison, email:email@example.com
Sharmin Hossain, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel Free to email us or message us via facebook.
Posted in Events, Politics, education
Posted on 25 November 2009.
NY1 captured a sparse but passionate crowd gathered yesterday to support decorated Iraq War Veteran allegedly harassed and beaten by McDonald’s employees in Sunset Park. Luis Montalvan, the disabled veteran who said he was mistreated by employees at the Fifth Ave restaurant, made a statement excoriating the company for its treatment of the disabled and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“McDonald’s should be ashamed of themselves,” Montalvan said. “They should be ashamed of their mistreatment of people with disabilities.”
Read the full story
Posted in Crime, Politics, seen and heard
Posted on 24 November 2009.
I’m hoping to report on the gathering planned outside the Fifth Avenue McDonald’s today, November 24th at 1:30pm to protest the alleged beating of Luis Montalvan. I’m not sure, however, that I will get there in time–so I’m turning to you.
If any of take pictures or speak to the organizers, please send your reporting into email@example.com. Include the names of sources, your name and any other relevant information. If you have an opinion on the issue, post a comment or send an email and tell us what you think. I’ll create a post using the community’s coverage.
Posted in Crime, Op-Blog, seen and heard