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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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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