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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7, 2020 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Defund the police because society should reassess our values if Black lives really matter

Maya Brown February 16, 2021
#OPINION: Every time I see a blue lives matter flag wavering in the wake of a cruel Black death, my stomach begins to compress. I cannot help myself from tracing down the complicated, yet broken system that is law enforcement in this country.
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The fate of restaurants in the face of COVID-19

Sarah Tantawy March 22, 2020
My father moves between the kitchen, bar and dining area with an ease earned through years of work. He jokes that the pub is his fourth child. This all changed overnight. 
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Stony Brook students putting away boxes into their cars. GARYGHAYRA/THE STATESMAN

Students face uncertainty after campus residences close

Claudia Motley March 20, 2020
Stony Brook University students received the email on March 17: Residents within driving distance have 48 hours to vacate their dorms, and all other residents have only until March 20.
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Charities can help the homeless more than government-funded shelters

Sam Lauria February 9, 2020
On Thanksgiving weekend, for the first time, I volunteered to help the homeless living in Manhattan for the St. Dominic's Outreach Program — a church that does a variety of charity work, including providing aid to the homeless.
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Closing NYC schools for Muslim holidays creates tension between religious groups

Tejen Shah April 7, 2015
Mayor de Blasio made NYC the first big city in the U.S. to close its schools in observance of two Muslim holidays, following suit of several smaller towns across the country.
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