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Officials Call for New Permit Process for M.T.S.

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other East Side pols say the state needs to issue new environmental permits for the trash station Upper East Side Elected officials gathered at Asphalt Green last week, the recreation center adjacent to the site of the future East 91st Street marine trash transfer station, to call on the state to [&hellip
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Activists, officials rally against Air BnB

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Elected officials and community groups converged at City Hall to demand better regulation of illegal hotels Affordable housing advocates, community groups and elected officials rallied last week against the apartment sharing startup Airbnb, which they claim is violating state law and contributing to New York’s illegal hotel problem. The rally was a kickoff to the [&hellip
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Seawright Wins Primary for Upper East Side Assembly Seat

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Seawright, center, campaigning earlier today with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Rebecca Seawright has won the Democratic primary for the 76th Assembly district, representing the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, according to preliminary results from the New York State Board of Elections, with 86 percent of precincts reporting. With the latest results showing that she took 46 percent of the vote, Seawright will now run in the primary race [&hellip
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The State Assembly Race: A Pre-Election Primer

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Assembly_Christensen c_fmt Gus Christensen Resume • Former investment banker and hedge fund manager for 20 years • Wife, Courtney, pregnant with first child. “We’re very excited,” said Christensen. • Has never run for elected office • Endorsements: Lenox Hill Democratic Club, New York Times, Citizens Union Strengths Christensen’s main advantage is his deep understanding of the world [&hellip
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OP-ED: Even Non-Believers Should Save Faith Groups

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“Why are they giving away these St. Stephen of Hungary coffee mugs?” I asked a member of that East 82nd Street church who attends the exercise group for age 60-plus people held in its rectory. “Because.” she said, “they may be getting rid of things if the Archdiocese requires the church and also St. Elizabeth’s [&hellip
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OP-ED: Is NYC Tourism Out of Control?

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By John Elari NYC & Co., NYC’s official marketing ombudsman for tourism, can now boast of reaching a staggering 55 million visitors to Gotham, one year ahead of their 2015 target. And with 18 tourist offices now operating in 18 different countries, their hope is to bring that total even higher as the years roll [&hellip
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LETTER: Car Owners Are Part of the Problem

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A fellow Manhattanite and car owner says that personal vehicles are a luxury and not entitled to parking spots By G.R., West 95th Street As I was reading J.B.’s letter in the August 21st edition (“The Never-Ending Fight for Parking”), I couldn’t help notice he lives on E. 89th Street. This is close to the [&hellip
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Feedback: New York’s Summer of Science

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On the East Side, learning does not stop when school gets out. This summer, I visited two science programs for children of different age groups, both of which showed that education can continue well into the hottest months. That’s important: Research has shown that when children don’t participate in enriching summer activities, they lose significant [&hellip
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