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Whales Seen In Hundreds Off NYC Shores, Drawn By Cleaner Waters

NEW YORK, NY – Staggering numbers of whales are being sighted off New York City shores as vastly cleaner waters have caused a 540% increase in the numbers of the massive mammals in just eight years. Experts at the Rockaway-based non profit Gotham Whale started tracking sightings in the area in 2010 – counting just five. Last year, they spotted an awe-inspring 272, almost all humpbacks. The rise is monumental and points to the success of environmental policies such as the Clean Water Act, the En

Black Students Disciplined At Disproportionate Rates In Stoughton

STOUGHTON, MA — Black students in Stoughton are suspended and arrested in school at rates higher than their white peers, public records show. During the previous school year, Black students accounted for two-thirds of referrals, though they made up less than a quarter of the district's student body. White students accounted for one-third of referrals that year, despite comprising more than 53 percent of the school population. During the 2019-20 school year, Black students accounted for 63.6 pe

Natick Jiu Jitsu Dojo Fights to Keep Doors Open

"I did something you're not supposed to do and I opened a 7,000 square foot location with no students cause I had a lot of faith it would work out okay," he said. "We grew in a faster period of time than they told us that we could." And though, like any small business, the dojo came with its sleepless nights and 100-hour work-weeks, DiRienzo built something unique into the very structure of his business: Community. "I'm a martial artist. It didn't really occur to me that the martial family was

Warren Computer Business May Be Open, Struggles Continue

Warren, RI -- Crazy Computers is open for business. That wasn't the case for two months as they had to shut down because of the health risks posed by the coronavirus. While their "Closed" sign has gone away, the struggles have not. The business, which has been in Warren since 1998, is a small technology shop that serves the community by repairing computers. They also solve other issues posed by a variety of digital devices and networks. Even with support from the CARES Act, the 2-month shutdown

Levittown Bowling Alley Reopens With Temperature Checks, Masks

LEVITTOWN, NY — Pins fell Monday at Levittown Lanes for the first time since mid-March, when the neighborhood bowling alley was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. After nearly five months of uncertainty and empty lanes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week said bowling alleys in New York could reopen, so long as certain protocols were in place. Under state guidelines, bowling alleys were allowed to reopen Monday, but had to remain at or below 50 percent capacity. All bowlers and staff must

Cambridge Discusses Civilians, Not Police, Making Traffic Stops

The proposal states that Black and brown people are more likely to be pulled over and searched, and having a civilian conduct the stop would decrease the likelihood of violence. Councilors Quinton Zondervan and Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler presented the proposed ordinance at Monday's City Council meeting. Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon said the ordinance appears to conflict with Massachusetts state law, which states that only police officers can conduct traffic stops and enforcement. She said that Zondervan

Soldiers' Home Veteran, Staff Test Positive For The Coronavirus

BOSTON, MA — Visits have been suspended for two weeks at Holyoke Soldiers' Home after a resident who was thought to have recovered from COVID-19 tested positive on Monday, a spokesperson for the Mass. Executive Office of Health and Human Services said. When he began showing symptoms, he was taken to a local hospital. The resident then tested negative on Wednesday, the spokesperson said. Six asymptomatic staff members also tested positive and were immediately sent home, the EOHHS spokesperson sa

Port Washington Schools Pivot On Reopening; Parents 'Furious'

PORT WASHINGTON, NY — The Port Washington Union Free School District changed its school reopening plan for the fall this week ahead of the start of the school year, joining numerous other schools across the country that have made last-minute changes amid the coronavirus pandemic. "This decision did not come easily," Superintendent of Schools Michael Hynes said during Thursday's meeting. In explaining the decision, Hynes said that after meeting with school district teachers and staff, the concer

Nassau Grad Shocks TikTok With Dive Into Hudson River

WOODBURY, NY — When Syosset High School graduate Donna Paysepar dove into the Hudson River in front of Lady Liberty, she had a feeling it would make her famous. Paysepar, 20, of Woodbury, was on a boat ride with her family when they stopped to have lunch in front of the Statue of Liberty. It was there she got the idea to make a TikTok of her jumping into the water. "I just had a feeling that this was a great idea," Paysepar told Patch on Monday. The video spread like wildfire on social media, a