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Join Us for a Saving Small Business Forum

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You may have noticed stories under the heading “Saving Small Business” in our pages recently. Every week, we get phone calls, letters and tips from readers about another beloved independent business struggling to stay afloat, and we think it’s important to document not just the stories of these individual businesses, but the root causes behind [&hellip
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Listening to the Boss: Author Peter Ames Carlin on His Springsteen Biography

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Peter Ames Carlin By Angela Barbuti Bruce Springsteen gets a lot of play—literally. Even President Obama has said, “I’m the president, but he’s the Boss.” And now, after more than 30 years of research, Peter Ames Carlin finally put his respect for the musician down on paper. Replete with interviews from Bruce’s family, the E Street Band and [&hellip
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City Council Members will Recruit Volunteers to Escort Women to Abortion Clinics

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Courtesy of Choices Medical Center By Nora Bosworth “Protesters have a right to speak their minds, but the exercise of the first amendment should never intimidate anyone from accessing medical care,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Friday, at City Hall. Speaker Quinn and various Council Members, along with representatives from Planned Parenthood, the New York Civil Liberties Union, [&hellip
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Longboarders to Stick it to the Man

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Photo courtesy of Matt Werner Photography by Naomi Cohen The Broadway Bomb, an annual longboard “push race” from 116th Street to the Financial District, faced a restraining order Thursday when the State Supreme Court called out its lack of parade permit. The co-founder, Ian Nichols, is relinquishing responsib ility for the race to avoid prosecution, but its Facebook page is insists [&hellip
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Bloomberg Forms “Super-PAC” to Support Gun Control, Same-Sex Marriage, and Education

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Mayor Bloomberg, a billionaire and registered Independent, announced on Wednesday that over the next three weeks he will spend millions of dollars on an independent super-PAC that will support local, state and Federal candidates nationwide. His funding will go to politicians who promote tighter gun control, improving education, and legalizing same-sex marriage– [&hellip
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New Survey Shows Queens Residents Most Optimistic about City

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Image courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth While New Yorkers are famously loyal to their own boroughs– Brooklynites could never imagine living in the chaos of Manhattan, Manhattanites could never imagine not living in the chaos of Manhattan–it seems that a less mainstream region of the city is filled with its most optimistic campers: Queens. A new study by [&hellip
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F.B.I. Accuses Man of Attempting to Blow Up Manhattan Federal Reserve

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 23, arrived to the United States in January on a student visa, and settled in Jamaica, Queens.  About six months later, according to court documents, Nafis attempted to recruit various men for a jihadist terrorist attack on American land. But there was a substantial glitch in his [&hellip
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Newsweek Bids Adieu to Print Edition

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth Some day, you can explain to your children or grandchildren that Newsweek was once a printed paper. The Newsweek Daily Beast Company’s founding editor-in-chief, Tina Brown, announced Thursday that Newsweek’s last print edition will run on December 31. The digital format will take over in early 2013, with staff reductions expected. Newsweek’s [&hellip
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Mayor Announces Huge Gun Bust in Manhattan

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Nora Bosworth 100 firearms were seized and sixteen gun traffickers indicted in what amounted to one of Manhattan’s biggest gun busts in the last five years, Mayor Bloomberg, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced on Friday. The confiscations came after two ongoing undercover police investigations in East Harlem. In [&hellip
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