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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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Brick Oven Burglary

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By Dan Rivoli East Side Brick Oven Pizza, at 1159 Third Ave. between East 67th and 68th streets, was burglarized April 26. Cops said the intruder forced open a sliding glass window to gain entry. The burglar also broke the glass display case, but nothing was stolen
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Broken Windows

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By Dan Rivoli A man was shoved through a glass window April 28 after an altercation. The 35-year-old victim, from Brooklyn, was arguing with someone in front of 1143 Second Ave. and East 61st Street at 12:10 a.m. Police said the Brooklyn man was being uncooperative with his attacker, refusing to state what the dispute [&hellip
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Parking Problems

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By Dan Rivoli Two men got into a fight about parking on East 64th Street between First and Second avenues. Police said that April 27 at 11:20 a.m., the two men were arguing when one pushed the other to the ground and said, “That"s what you get. The assaulted man refused medical attention. There was [&hellip
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