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It’s Cold…and Getting Colder

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Photo by matilde.m.s. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. If you were thinking of doing something productive on Saturday morning, now’s the time to rethink your plans, curl up with a few blankets, and sip a cup of cocoa. The Weather Channel has announced a cold front moving through the Northeast tonight, with  potentially lower temperatures Saturday morning than we’ve seen since April. Upstate [&hellip
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Jewish Groups Sue City over Restriction on Ultra-Orthodox Rite

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Via Wiki Commons by Nora Bosworth On Thursday a coalition of Jewish groups sued the city over the Department of Health’s regulation on an ultra-orthodox form of circumcision, mandating that parents provide written consent before going through with the procedure. The rule, implemented last month, refers solely to the circumciser’s ancient practice of using his mouth to suck [&hellip
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City Council Approves Seward Park Project in 48 to 0 Vote

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SPURA via Wiki Commons By Nora Bosworth The Seward Park Redevelopment Project (SPURA) was approved on Thursday in a unanimous decision, to the delight of Community Board members, Council members, and many residents of the Lower East Side. The project will convert 1.65 million square feet of vacant city land into a space with commercial and community facilities, and [&hellip
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East Village Preservation Efforts to Culminate

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Photo courtesy of willyg by Naomi Cohen After heated debate since last summer, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on Tuesday on approving what will be the first large-scale historic district in the East Village/Lower East Side. The title would enact regulations to preserve old buildings, including several religious institutions, and would slow down large-scale development. The district, one [&hellip
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City to Celebrate Newest Warship

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Photo courtesy of SurfaceWarriors by Naomi Cohen The USS Michael Murphy will be the navy’s newest commissioned warship on Saturday, with celebrations all week including parachute jumps over the Hudson River, cannon salutes at Pier 88 and bell ringing at the New York Stock Exchange. According to the commissioning committee’s website, the event “bring[s] a ship to life” and “marks [&hellip
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City Responds to Meningitis Outbreak

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Photo courtesy of Sanofi Pasteur by Naomi Cohen In response to a meningitis outbreak among HIV-infected men in New York, the city is launching a campaign to encourage vaccination. The Department of Health announced the outbreak on Sept. 27: “Since August 2010, we’ve detected 12 cases of this very specific strain but what we’re most concerned about is that in [&hellip
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Comptroller’s Financial Report on M.T.A. Shows Tough Fare Hikes Planned

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. The New York State comptroller released a report on Tuesday showing that while the Metropolitan Transport Authority’s finances are better off than they were two years ago, there’s still a long way to go; unfortunately, the M.T.A.’s path to fiscal sustainability will include more fare hikes. In 2010, fares went up by 7.5 percent. The [&hellip
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