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Brewer Leads Hearing on Voting Snafus

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By Gavin Aronsen City Council members demanded answers from the city’s Board of Elections Monday, Oct. 4, regarding its handling of the Sept. 14 primary. New optical scan voting machines were debuted during that election, causing headaches for some voters. During the hearing, poll workers and public interest groups voiced their concerns about voter privacy, [&hellip
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COUNCIL TO HEAR VOTING PROBLEMS

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By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer will lead a hearing Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. on the problems voters had with the new machines during the Sept. 14 primary. Upper West Siders and voters throughout the city reported that the new optical scanning machines were malfunctioning and polling places were opening late. That prompted [&hellip
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BREWER’S EARLY STANCE ON RIVERSIDE CENTER

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By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer reiterated her strong support of changing the Riverside Center development at the City Planning Commission’s Sept. 15 public meeting. Brewer testified that the commission should heed the recommendations offered in a comprehensive report that Community Board 7 issued in July
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PAGING ALL TREE DOCTORS

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By Allen Houston Council Member Gale Brewer and her staff spent two weeks at the end of July recording the status of every street tree on the Upper West Side during the district’s annual tree check-up. The results of their survey found that out of 3,468 trees, 66 were “at-risk” due to having illness warning [&hellip
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COLUMBUS RETAIL PLAN NIXED

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By Dan Rivoli An expansion of property on Columbus Avenue and West 95th Street that would have dramatically changed the block’s landscape has been dropped. The Witkoff Group pulled its application to renovate a 248-apartment building on 95 W. 95th St. called Columbus House. The plan called for building a two-story structure that would have [&hellip
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Columbus Ave. Renovation Reportedly Nixed

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By Dan Rivoli An expansion of property on Columbus Avenue and West 95th Street that would have dramatically changed the block’s landscape has been dropped. The Witkoff Group pulled its application to renovate a 248-apartment building on 95 W. 95th St. called Columbus House
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A West Park Bake Sale Raises More Than Funds

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By Megan Finnegan Outside of West Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, there was a bake sale Sunday, Aug. 8. Cupcakes and lemonade were on sale for $1 each. But instead of raising money for a charity or a community program, the money was going toward the church itself. West Park Presbyterian needs to raise more than $20 million for repairs
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