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City honors child protective specialists with first-ever appreciation week

When you think about first responders, your first thought is probably the NYPD or FDNY, but with its first-ever citywide week of appreciation, the Administration for Children’s Services wants you to start including child protective specialists in your thought process. “Child protective...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:02am

Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:29pm

Ethical NYC teaches morals in the age of Trump

When Dr. Felix Adler founded the New York Society for Ethical Culture in 1876, one of his cornerstones was to provide a moral education for children. He likely had no idea how important such lessons would be 140 years into the future as Ethical NYC, as the society is also known, embarks on a new...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:02am

City kids could win 100K free books — but only if they beat Boston

Kids in New York City have a shot at winning 100,000 free books to build their very own home library — but not if their counterparts in Boston have anything to do with it. Both cities, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles, are contenders for the donation, which is part of the annual Soar...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:02am

U.S. soccer greats cheer Nebraska girl barred after mistaken as boy

Pixie haircuts may be the new rage on the girl's soccer field now that superstar Mia Hamm cheered an 8-year-girl whose Nebraska team was booted from a tournament after officials insisted she was a boy. U.S. soccer legend Hamm and Olympic soccer gold medalist Abby Wambach launched a Twitter...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:13pm

This 12-year-old's death has saved almost 5,000 New Yorkers

A foundation set up by an Irish family has saved thousands of American lives. Rory Staunton, 12, cut his arm while diving for a basketball at his private school in New York on March 28, 2012. He died four days later from septic shock. Sepsis, sometimes referred to as “blood poisoning,...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:48am

Does breastfeeding actually make for smarter kids? Here's what science has to say

Breastfeeding is a topic often debated regarding its health benefits for babies and whether it should be done in public, but one recent study may have just debunked claims that a breastfed child may turn out smarter than a bottle-fed one. Due to the nutrients found in breast milk, it has long been...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:47pm