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OP-ED: Music to live better by

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By Bette Dewing “While we revere the recordings, there’s nothing like hearing it live!“ Oh, Steve Shaiman, you are so right about live music and hearing the swing era played by your 20-piece Swingtime Big Band. That is musical joy of the very first kind. And especially, but not only for the pre-rock generation who [&hellip
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Out & About

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July 18 Parmigianino’s Schiava Turca at the Frick The Frick Museum 1 East 70th Street (5th Ave.) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tues-Sat; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students This exhibit is another collaboration between the Frick Collection and the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture. This is this [&hellip
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OP-ED: When a community loses its pillars

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By Bette Dewing Too little considered is how the “small business” label doesn’t really reflect the incalculable good these independent eateries and neighborhood stores do for big city life. “Community pillars” is more like it, a label we found in Danny Meyer’s impassioned oh-so-welcome July 3rd Times op-ed, “There Goes the Neighborhood Café.” Meyer is [&hellip
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Rethink Your Drinks

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Summer tips on how to hydrate the right way, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics With the official start of summer and temperatures on the rise, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to rethink your drink and keep hydrated during summer months and throughout the year. “With warmer temperatures and increased outdoor [&hellip
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Protesting the Trash Transfer Station

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Members of advocacy groups Pledge 2 Protect and NYCHA for NYCHA joined with supporters of nearby Asphalt Green for three days of protests outside the site of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station. The de Blasio administration has affirmed its commitment to reconstruct and revive the defunct garbage station, and local residents continue to [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Dirty Truth

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The city’s own rules should prevent the building of the trash transfer station at East 91st Street By Suzanne Grosso Yorkville It is offensive that politicians and special interest groups falsely denounce me as an “environmental racist” because I oppose the construction of a waste transfer station at East 91st Street in Yorkville. But it [&hellip
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OP-ED: A Message By Any Means

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Our Town received the following handwritten letter: Bicycle delivery boys ignore traffic rules, ride on sidewalks, speed through red lights, wrong direction, etc. That’s only 95 percent of them! To a pedestrian, it’s frightening, more so after dark. For an older person, being run into is life threatening. Politicians, TV and radio and newspapers – [&hellip
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Editorial: Stripping Kellner Punishes East Siders Too

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Last week, news broke that embattled Assemblyman Micah Kellner was found to have violated restrictions set for him following the revelations of alleged sexual harassment in his office earlier this year. The punishment for Kellner’s continuing to employee interns in his office, and also for the allegedly ongoing environment of sexual harassment, is that both [&hellip
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