Posts Tagged ‘West Side Express’

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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FOOD FIGHT AT WHOLE FOODS

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By Allen Houston Students from A. Reynolds West Side High School will battle it out in a cook-off under the gaze of television personality Dr. Oz. The students, part of the HealthCorps program founded by Dr. Oz, will prepare dishes in front of shoppers and face a tough guest judge panel. Dr. Oz will be [&hellip
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HUNGER WALK

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By Dan Rivoli Nonprofit and faith-based agencies at the Interchurch Center in Morningside Heights will participate in the annual CROP Hunger Walk Tuesday, Oct. 5. The participants in the hour-long walk are raising money that will be given to local food pantries. Food pantries, soup kitchens and other programs have until the day of the [&hellip
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FOOD AT THE TAVERN

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By Allen Houston The outdoor terrace of Tavern on the Green is going to become home to a number of food vendors starting Oct. 15, according to the Parks Department. The famed eatery served its final meal at the end of 2009 and the city bandied a couple of suggestions around for the space (including [&hellip
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UWS SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD

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By Dan Rivoli A former custodian at an Upper West Side high school pled guilty for defrauding the city of more than $100,000. District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Philip Portelli, a 33-year-old former custodian at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, pled guilty to running a “no-show job scheme.”
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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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MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT PROGRESSES

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By Dan Rivoli The Landmark Preservation Commission spoke with property owners in Morningside Heights about a potential historic district in the area Monday, Sept. 20, at Riverside Church This is a crucial but informal part of the landmark designation process, similar to a recent meeting of property owners about preserving West End Avenue buildings
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Relive the Great Race

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By Allen Houston Two explorers’ historic life-or-death battle to be the first person to the South Pole will be revisited during a night of dramatic readings and commentary Sept. 22 at the American Museum of Natural History. The special celebration will pay tribute to Norwegian Explorer Roald Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon [&hellip
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