Ready or Not, a Busy School Year Ahead

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  By Shino Tanikawa, president of Community Education Council District 2 It’s hard to believe the summer break is almost over. For parents and activists alike, the summer months provide a much-needed rest from the frenetic pace of the school year, even though we cannot completely check out. Some policies and important events sneak their [&hellip
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Marijuana Shouldn’t Be a Crime

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alan I used to turn down pot so I could someday run for Congress By Alan S. Chartock When I was a young man, I refused to smoke marijuana when offered the opportunity. I thought that it might interfere with my future career—at the time, I thought I might like to run for Congress and that [&hellip
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Sugary Soda: You Have to Start Someplace

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

If the mayor’s move makes us think about serving sizes, it’s a winner Let’s start with this: We know our mayor is great with limits—for other people. He famously took stands against smoking in restaurants, bars and public parks. His administration has tried to limit everything from the size of newsstands to the number of cars [&hellip
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Scott Stringer: It’s Time to Put the Cuffs on Stop-and-Frisk

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Father’s Day march to reform NYPD policy By Scott M. Stringer During recent years, the NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has become one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. Across the five boroughs, New Yorkers are calling for reform of a strategy that overwhelmingly targets people of color and divides our city. We [&hellip
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