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Winning Outside the Ring

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Boxing is a tough sport but it can be ever more difficult for boxers once they leave the profession. Many fighters put higher education on the sidelines while they pursue a career in the ring. CUNY has teamed up with the New York State Athletic Commission and other groups to help change that with the new “Fight for Your Future” campaign.

Soup Kitchen Battles Tough Times

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Friday-only All Souls soup kitchen is busy preparing for a crowd of more than 250 people expected the day after Thanksgiving. But tough economic times are making it harder to serve New York’s hungry. The Upper East Side staple for more than 30 years is cutting back on some food items, even as demand grows.

Cooking Up Safer Stoves

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves drew Hillary Clinton and other notables who joined the push to bring stoves than use clean fuel to developing nations. More than four million people die annually from fumes produced by open flames and other unsafe cooking methods. The group hopes to put eco-friendly stoves in 100 million homes by 2020.

The two-day conference at the Conrad New York Hotel ended with pledges from the U.S., the U.K. and Norway to contribute a total $290 million to the effort.

A Backpack Full of Inspiration

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Scot and Jacq Tatelman started STATE Bags after realizing that a new backpack could make a big difference in a child’s life. Their high-energy backpack giveaway at P.S. 208 in Harlem was filled with confidence-building life advice.

Wax Rockette is a Real Treat

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Fighting to Keep a Head Start

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Medicare Tips For Obamacare Era

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Coat Drive Seeks Cold Comfort

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Extending Gingerbread Lane

Saturday, November 15th, 2014