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Preserve West Park

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To the Editor: Several years ago, before Hugo Meneses defaced the sanctuary he claims loyalty to, I had considered becoming a member of West Park Presbyterian Church. Mr. Meneses states that landmarking the church only interests the neighborhood’s rich people, and is not supported by its congregants (“Church Member Arrested During Landmark Protest,” April 22). [&hellip
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Bad Plan For Student Loans

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To the Editor: The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a rule that will limit access to higher education and economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. This “Gainful Employment” rule will deny students access to educational programs and degrees that lead to placement in high-demand jobs by making such programs ineligible for much-needed [&hellip
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Share the Talk Club

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Let’s discuss safe traveling and co-op and condo home transparency By Bette Dewing “If you see something, say something,” has long been my mantra, got me writing this column and countless letters to editors, and using 311 a lot (often about good or bad bus drivers). But speaking in public or in groups is forever [&hellip
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CHURCH GRAFFITI, PART II

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By Dan Rivoli Anti-landmark graffiti is back on the church that is pitting neighborhood preservationists against the congregation’s leader. The message “Stop Gale Brewer’s Forced Landmarking” was recently painted on the sidewalk shed that hugs West Park Presbyterian Church, on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Brewer, the Council member for the West Side, has [&hellip
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SCHNEIDERMAN PICKS UP EAST SIDE ENDORSEMENT

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By Dan Rivoli East Side Assembly Member Micah Kellner endorsed his fellow legislator from across the park, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, for attorney general. Kellner bucked his East Side colleagues in the Assembly by choosing Schneiderman over Richard Brodsky, a fellow member of the Assembly who represents Westchester. East Side Assembly members Jonathan Bing and [&hellip
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MAY FLOWERS

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By Charlotte Eichna Dante Park is getting a flower market, thanks to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and the group GrowNYC. Visitors can choose from hundreds of local plants and flowers, including annuals, assorted pots, bulbs, herbs, perennials, cut flowers and vegetable plants. Folk duo Dagmar and cellist Sean Grissom are scheduled to perform [&hellip
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CITY COLLEGE’S NEW PREZ

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By Megan Finnegan The City University of New York will induct Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico, former provost and executive vice-president of academic affairs at Temple University, as its new president Aug. 18. Staiano-Coico, an educator and researcher in microbiology and immunology, will become the university’s 12th president, succeeding interim president Dr. Robert Paaswell. A graduate of [&hellip
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