This isn't surprising. He goes from district to district, decimating the public schools so he and his buddies can grow charters to skim money and get big money contracts. This was the logical progression (and probably his plan from the beginning).
Tim, I'd like to know who among Brizard's sharpest critics speak kindly of him today. Anyone who works (or worked) at RCSD remembers him as a ruthless dictator who did incalculable damage to the system. Take a look at the data before he arrived. Now take a look at the data after he arrived. Never (to date) in the District's history has one person done so much damage in so short a time; those are the facts of the case, for anyone who actually cares to examine them.
By the way, and as but one very small point on this rogue regime, did "the kids" whom he spoke of so frequently, really need his monthly car allowance to go from $500 per month to $800 (he wanted $1,000 per month)? I guess the kids needed him to drive something nicer than the $51,000 Acura MDX that RCSD leased for him.
Samba Café on State street downtown serves up fresh authentic Brazilian food. You can get their classic Brazilian platter for $9.99. The dish comes with a hearty portion of perfectly seasoned chicken, pork or steak along with rice, black beans, lettuce and salsa. Try it with their homemade hot sauce and be transported south of the equator. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
Thanks for the clarification, JCC fan; you're absolutely right. This being my first experience with the musical, and given the wibbly wobbly timey wimey nature of the plot, I must have confused the geography of who was where and when. Luckily I don't think my mistake took anything away from the show - the important bit being understanding that the couple was separate by distance (at least temporarily) and that it put a strain on the relationship.
I really appreciate the feedback, though. This way, I'll be much better prepared for the next time I see the show!
Something to note: Cathy does not live in Ohio. The long-distance relationship only exists temporarily for the couple while Cathy is doing summer stock style productions away from NYC.
The show takes place in NYC with author Jason Robert Brown stating in most of his comment s on the show, that the couple is the idealistic NYC couple- perfect and imperfect at the same time.
You've captured it Tim!
A really useful review, thanks City. I'd seen something about this movie on the new york times website, then in the Little Theater email yesterday. The trailer looked very interesting, but I was still undecided until I read Adam's review. I'll go check it out on the 26th.
The matter of the poisoning of the Stevia packet with ricin is actually not as complicated or unbelievable as it first appears. We saw that Walter White had already arrived at the cafe prior to Lydia. He had already been awaiting her arrival for some time. In previous episodes we learned that Lydia is "a creature of habit." She went to that same cafe on the same day of the week at the same time of day and always sat at the same table. With this information Walt went to the cafe early and removed all the sweetener packets from the sugar caddy leaving only one packet in the caddy at her favorite table (the packet that had been poisoned). We know this because Lydia comments about it and asks the waiter to "please bring her some more Stevia" even as she was opening the tampered packet and pouring it into her tea. Though we don't actually see Walter White poison the packet, it is implied that he did it away from the cafe thereby allowing the necessary time needed to carefully and meticulously open and reseal the packet. He then planted the packet in the caddy and kept an eye on it while he sat at the food bar in the cafe to make sure that no other unsuspecting person might use the packet. He probably placed the tampered end facing down. When Lydia arrived Walt made sure to go to her table where he diverted her attention away from the packet by simply appearing unexpectedly and talking to her. She never suspected a thing, and it makes sense that she would not have concerned herself with examining the packet. No one would likely do that if in a similar situation.
Some new suggestions here, thanks, but so many glaring omissions. Here are the first couple dozen that come to mind, in alphabetical order. If you have trouble locating any of them, please let me know.
-Bombay Chaat House
-Brooks Landing Diner
-The Gate House
-Grill and Greens
-The Lunch Box
-Mise en Place
-The Old Toad
-Voula's Greek Sweets
Amen! The D&C has been on a downward slide for a while now. The issues with news coverage are duly noted. Add to that the inability to proofread, to provide competent customer service and to offer a printed weekly television listing for newsstand customers. The new "more" is hardly that.
The D&C is owned by Gannett, why would they print stories from Berkshire Hathaway (BH) and other newspapers? They would have to pay BH for the articles and employ less at the D&C. If you want to read stories from other companies, then buy a D&C and a BH newspaper. I think the changes to the web and to the physical paper were very positive. If I could read City articles in the D&C, I would just pick up the D&C and skip City.
Shallow insignificant stories and events lead to conversation amongst friends. Every normal human accomplishes several insignificant events every day, we enjoy learning that others accomplish the same worthless crap everyday.
Constant, real, education and certification teaches me significant things, City newspaper and the D&C teaches me about local and national insignificant things that start conversation with my friends.
This critique seems to believe that City serves as an investigative engine, I enjoy it for the stories on new restaurants and the coupons that go along with them. Your liberal slanted stories only inform me that you really dislike fracking.
Nice article, thanks! Id love to see comprehensive lists updated often. Great places for Monday Night Football, great places for mimosas and bloody marys, great places for brunch, great places to eat in Webster, Victor, Pittsford, Greece, Penfield, etc. I know you do these lists often, but the restaurant scene changes fast in Rochester.
Murph's Irondequoit Pub has delicious chicken wings with $0.50 night twice a week! They also have cheap beers and delicious, reasonably priced burgers! You could get 10 wings and a PBR for $6.50!
Heatseeker is awesome very unique and powerful sound. Amazing grooves and Brendan rockin the guitar and lead vocals awesome. Must see live band and must own the recordings.
ARobinson - You say that like it's a bad thing.
This proposal is meaningless and useless. It gives the RPD no authority or power which it does not already possess. Nor does it deal with the drug problem any more (or less) effecuvely then current policies. McFadden is grandstanding and only fools will pay any attention to him.
The Donald "Birther" Trump. Who could be a more perfect poster child to represent the mental meltdown so obvious in the Republican Party?
A businessman instead of King Andrew? I'm for that!
Leo's Bakery and Deli, East Rochester, is the Best of Rochester and Upstate New York.
Our Café will be opening very soon, come and refresh yourself with the aroma great deserts and food.. We welcome you.
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