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NYC Dept. of Ed Cancels After-School Programs Following Snow

January 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Fearing the worst from Winter Storm Hercules, the New York City Department of Education has officially canceled after school programs, school field trips and PSAL games for all all one million students for Friday, January 3.

As for whether classes will be canceled, a statement by the DOE said “families should, for now, plan on schools being open tomorrow (Friday) morning.

The snow is coming down, so check back tomorrow morning to see whether classes are cancelled indefinitely.

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2 Responses to “NYC Dept. of Ed Cancels After-School Programs Following Snow”

  1. Chuck Anziulewicz on January 3rd, 2014 7:10 am

    “Hercules?” What gives you the impression this snow storm has a name? Since when have snow events EVER had names? Hurricanes and typhoons have names, given to them by the appropriate government agency. Snow storms do NOT have names. The National Weather Service (NWS) hasn’t named the snow, nor has the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Neither the NWS, NOAA, nor anyone I know is referring to this storm as “Hercules.”

    Oh, WAIT A MINUTE. You must be referring to The Weather Channel. Yes, in what can only be described as a shameless, pretentious publicity stunt, they have taken it upon themselves to start naming every snow event that comes along, and in the process they have become a bit of a laughingstock. Who knows? Maybe this summer, when things have started quieting down, they’ll start naming HEAT WAVES!

    We are experiencing a snow storm, not “Hercules.” Please stop pandering to The Weather Channel’s sense of self-importance.

  2. admin on January 3rd, 2014 11:03 am

    The National Weather Service has now named major storms. We can’t make this stuff up! – D. Cruz

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