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Upper East Side Rat Hunt

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Investigating claims of a rodent invasion By Ben Heckscher Who would have guessed that a story about rats and the Second Avenue subway would be part of the Wall Street Journal"s metro section launch? Andrew Grossman"s April 26 article, “Rats Mob The Upper East Side, reported that “an army of rats had invaded “a stretch [&hellip
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No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

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By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It"s the brainchild of [&hellip
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Push for Lower Lab Expansion to Avert Middle School Crowding

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By Dan Rivoli While many Upper East Side families with kids on kindergarten waitlists are focused on where their children will land this fall, some East Siders are looking even farther ahead, several years in the future. That"s when the current glut of kindergartners will hit middle school, potentially creating another crowding crisis
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No Surprises In School Crowding

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To the Editor: In response to “Waitlist Update: Extra P.S. 290 Class A ‘Band-Aid Soulution" (April 29), I want to cite some information from my letter-to-the-editor, “Condos Are a Burden on Our City"s Schools, published in this paper May 1, 2008. I wrote that over the years, I have witnessed several high-rise condo buildings erected [&hellip
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City Week: May 14–May 20

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Samuel Chamberlain Friday, May 14 Ballet Signatures's The New York Theatre Ballet recreates classic ballets by choreographers Antony Tudor, Frederick Ashton and Jose Limón as part of its “Signatures 10 show. An informal discussion follows the performances, which include Tudor"s experimental work “Trio Con [&hellip
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START-UP VISA BILL STARTS TROUBLE

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By Dan Rivoli The Carolyn Maloney campaign seemed none too pleased that the Congresswoman"s primary challenger was taking credit for a proposal to ease restrictions on foreigners who want to start a company in America. Reshma Saujani, a former hedge fund attorney, wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post April 20 calling for a start-up [&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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Woman Bilked Out of Thousands

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A 42-year-old Upper East Sider was the victim of identity theft. The woman, who lives on East 81st Street between Lexington and Park avenues, reported to the police April 30 that $10,000 was taken from her bank account. Police said she got a call from Citibank that another woman was using her social security number, [&hellip
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