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City Advances Speedy Bus Plan

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Resurfacing, signage will start to appear; complaints about Turtle Bay transit access By Rochana Rapkins Beginning this month, East Siders can expect street resurfacing to start on the first phase of the “Select Bus Service plan for First and Second avenues. Street repair crews will roll into Lower Manhattan and work their way up to [&hellip
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Hess Reflects on City’s Homeless Record, Looks to Future at Doe Fund

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By Charlotte Eichna Robert Hess seems to have always been helping people, whether it"s managing special needs housing in Philadelphia, running a thrift store for Disabled American Veterans in Baltimore's his hometown's or his most recent gig, New York City"s commissioner of homeless services. The Long Island City resident recently stepped down from that role [&hellip
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Maloney Challenger Plugs In Campaign

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By Dan Rivoli Just off Broadway in the bustling Union Square area, a few dozen well-dressed 20- and 30-somethings mingled in a spacious loft. Reshma Saujani, a first-time candidate running for the House seat that represents the East Side and western Queens, was among the web-savvy crowd
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Harmful Ads

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To the Editor: These ads are so insidious and harmful to women (Q&A, “The Woman Behind Subway Abortion Ads, April 15). First of all, they give the (incorrect) impression that most women feel negatively after abortion. That is NOT the case. Most women are fine with their decision and feel a tremendous amount of relief
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Park Smoking Ban

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To the Editor: The April 15 edition of Our Town included a front-page picture of people reading while sitting on the benches along Carl Schurz esplanade. Unfortunately, such a serene scene is often marred by hardcore smokers who pollute the air with their toxic second-hand smoke!
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Dangerous Intersections

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By Dan Rivoli In March, the Upper East Side was called the best place for retirees. But new statistics from the Department of Transportation say the neighborhood has the most dangerous intersections for seniors in the city. In a list of 50 intersections with the most accidents involving senior pedestrians between 2004 and 2008, the [&hellip
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City Week: May 7–May 13

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Megan Finnegan Friday, May 7 Are We Alone?'s The “Ethics in Film group screens Contact (1997), followed by a discussion. In the film, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) searches for extra-terrestrial intelligence with the encouragement and romantic interest of author and Christian philosopher Palmer [&hellip
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Moms, Get Screened

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By Dan Rivoli With Mother"s Day around the corner, State Sen. Liz Krueger is reminding women to take advantage of various free mammogram screenings throughout the neighborhood. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for woman, killing more than 41,000 women each year. Project Renewal and the American Italian Cancer Foundation offer mobile mammogram [&hellip
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