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Restaurant fines cut by 25 percent The city’s Deptartment of Health said it’s reducing the cost of restaurant health-code violations by 25 percent. The fines are now at the same level they were before the DOH began using a grading system to rate the city’s restaurants, but will come with more frequent inspections. Restaurant owners [&hellip
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Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

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Teen Life There’s one more crucial step for teens with their sights set on top colleges It’s college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that [&hellip
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Lives Entwined in East Harlem

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Too often it takes a loss or just now, a terrible tragedy, to learn about something we needed to know, such as the community way of life enjoyed in the East Harlem’s two buildings decimated by a gas explosion. Of course, we care most about the at least eight peeople killed, and those who mourn [&hellip
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Fighting for Pre-K, against the M.T.S.

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The city councilmember lists his early priorities By Ben Kallos Since taking office in January, I have been working to ensure you have the services you need, while also working to expand pre-k and afterschool programs to all children, opening up government for public participation, and fighting the marine transfer station slated to be built [&hellip
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In Brief

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The Simone Makes New York Magazine’s Best of New York List Upper East Side New York magazine’s 30th-annual Best of New York list hit newsstands this week, and U.E.S. restaurant The Simone (151 E. 82nd St., between Lexington and Third Avenues) made the cut, thanks to its wine pairings. Chef Chip Smith runs the kitchen [&hellip
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Out & About

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March 21 Get Your Resume Right 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Free This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume. Please call to register beforehand. 212-734-1717 [&hellip
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In Brief

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Betony Makes New York Magazine’s Best of New York List Upper West Side New York Magazine’s 30th-annual Best of New York list hit newsstands this week, and U.W.S. restaurant Betony (41 W. 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) made the cut, thanks to its foie gras. It’s not the actual foie gras that landed [&hellip
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Neighborhood News Check

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U.E.S. Building Allowed to Deteriorate, According to Tenants In October 2010, Stahl Real Estate filed a hardship application with the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission, claiming that its building between East 64th Street and East 65th Street was unable to turn a profit and requesting permission to demolish and rebuild. Now, tenants are claiming that the [&hellip
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