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Where Did My Prescription Go?

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By Dan Rivoli When health lifestyle emporium Thérapie New York shut down its pharmacy department last month, customers’ prescriptions were sold to a Duane Reade branch a block away. Some regulars were incensed while others were merely miffed or confused. Was this a violation of privacy? An inconvenience? According to state regulations, the transfer was [&hellip
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SCHOOL WAITLIST STILL LONG

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Waitlisted parents in District 2 are still on edge as the Department of Education finalizes placements for Upper East Side students next fall. P.S. 290"s waitlist, at 89 students as of May 17, dropped minimally from three weeks ago, when it had 99 students. “So far, very few families are declining offers this year, said [&hellip
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PLEA DEAL IN CRANE COLLAPSE CASE

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Two men charged after a fatal East Side crane collapse pled guilty, the district attorney"s office announced May 18. Michael Sackaris, owner of Nu-Way Crane Service Inc., pled guilty to bribing a Department of Buildings inspector to file paperwork showing that cranes had passed inspection. Michael Pascalli, an employee of the crane company, pled guilty [&hellip
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BED BUG BUSTING BILL

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The stigma that bed bugs are only a problem for low-income neighborhoods is waning. And now an Upper West Side lawmaker wants to curb the spread of infestations and alleviate the costs incurred by getting rid of the tenacious pests. Treatments are costly and an extermination process can last months. “There’s a bed bug outbreak,” [&hellip
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AFTER LANDMARKING, A PLAN

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After intense, opposing lobbying from preservationists and the leader of West Park Presbyterian Church, the City Council officially designated the church a landmark May 12. Now, Rev. Robert Brashear and Council Member Gale Brewer are working to develop a proposal to raise enough cash to fix the crumbling exterior and allow church services to move [&hellip
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HELICOPTER RULES DISAPPOINT

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When the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced new regulations for sight-seeing helicopter tours, president Seth Pinsky said the rules balance “both quality of life needs and our important tourist industry.” Short tour flights that last several minutes have been eliminated and there is a ban on sightseeing helicopter tours over Central Park. But while the [&hellip
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