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Jim Luce Visits SUNY Maritime College, Founded by His Forebear

Bronx, N.Y. Rear Admiral Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., president of SUNY Maritime College, asked Jim Luce if he knew his great-grandfather several times removed Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce had founded the U.S. Naval War College at Annapolis? “Yes,” Jim replied, “My grandmother (Agnes Foote Luce) dragged me there as a child – I know it for […]

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NYS Prisons: Scrapheaps or Repair Shops?

New York, N.Y. A staggering two million children have one or more parents incarcerated in the United States. New York State — with the fifth highest population of incarcerated men and women in the nation — has an exemplary organization that works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to offer support. Named after its founder eighty years […]

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Prison Reform Advocate on Reflection, Remorse, Responsibility

Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Gaynes, director of an organization creating opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution known as the Osborne Association, spoke recently at their tenth annual Lighting the Way Breakfast on Park Avenue.  The speech was so impressive, with phrases such as “a country […]

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Osborne Association’s Lighting the Way Breakfast Comments

New York, N.Y.   At a June fundraising breakfast on Park Avenue, over 600 prominent New Yorkers heard stories from people who were once locked up – far from the comforts of the Upper East Side.  The audience also heard from family members who were left behind when their loved one was incarcerated.  Recently our foundation‘s team and I attended […]

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Up-Close Look at Group’s Grassroots Effort to Reduce Homelessness

Bronx, N.Y.  It is an understatement to call homelessness a growing problem. More accurately, it’s a tragedy. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that an average of more than 50,000 people slept in New York City homeless shelters for the first time in January (a record), with families becoming the largest category of the nation’s homeless population. Having volunteered […]

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Eyewitness: A Fresh Start at Rikers Island

New York, N.Y.  A group of recent graduates beam with pride as they accept congratulations from assorted friends, teachers and strangers.  Wearing flowing green robes they sit with loved ones, many of them clutching tiny babies who in a few years will have vague yet colourful memories of this wonderful day. Father and son at a […]

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