GOING GREEN TO PREVENT AUTISM

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About a month ago, Shay West sent out a message to one of her followers on Twitter: “Hope Tuesday is a beautiful green day for you! Trying to go greener for my son w/ autism.” These days, some people go green or organic to save the planet. But there are others like West implementing “green [&hellip
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LIGHTING UP THE ROOM

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Lisa Chin has sectioned off part of her Brooklyn apartment to make room for a small classroom/dojo. Chin, who has a black belt in Taekwondo, is an applied behavior analyst and former special education teacher, is also the executive director of FirefliesNY, a three-year-old organization that uses physicality and martial arts to help those with [&hellip
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WALK FOR AUTISM

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Thousands of New Yorkers will arrive at the South Street Seaport June 14 for New York City’s “Walk Now for Autism” which is a part the country’s largest grassroots walk for autism. The event is organized by Autism Speaks and run by families and volunteers all around the country, Canada and the
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MISS THE CROSSWORD

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To the Editor: We’re faithful readers of Our Town  and really miss the crossword puzzle that used to be in every issue. What happened? All we see now is the Sudoku puzzle, which we don’t like and don’t bother with. Isn’t there room in your newspaper for two puzzles? Bring back the crossword puzzle!! Bill and Julie Henderson East [&hellip
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SILLY CIRCUS TRICKS

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To the Editor: If the New York City Council had its way, there would be no circus in town. Only in the land of Oz (otherwise known as the New York City Council), would legislation proposed (for the third year in a row) supported by 26 Council members to ban Ringling Brothers circus from performing in the Big Apple. Consumers can [&hellip
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BLUE STATE BLUES

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For a few brief moments, once when Mario Cuomo became governor and then when Eliot Spitzer took the reins, it looked like we might see some changes in the way things are done in Albany. In both cases, things stayed the same. Despite his low poll numbers, David Paterson is a good man; but when [&hellip
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URBAN LACROSSE BLOSSOMS

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In a city as athletically cosmopolitan as New York, lacrosse has never had much of a presence, especially compared to more reliable mainstays like soccer, basketball, baseball or tennis. Even normally obscure sporting pursuits like handball flourished in New York before lacrosse did. But one wouldn’t know that standing on Ward’s Island last weekend. Lacrosse, [&hellip
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DUTCHMEN REPEAT AS CHAMPIONS

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Collegiate has done it again. A year after The Dutchmen broke through the tough ranks of New York City private school basketball teams and then surprised many upstate competitors, they repeated as Class “B” state champions. Collegiate traveled to Glens Falls in March and disposed of Brooklyn College Academy and then Bishop Kearney to win [&hellip
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