FORMER RANGEL AIDE RUNS FOR STATE SENATE

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By Dan Rivoli A former aide to Rep. Charles Rangel is seeking the State Senate seat currently held by attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman. The aide, Miosotis Muñoz, was a community representative for the longtime Harlem Congressman between 2005 and 2007. Her career in government also includes stints as a Latino liaison in the offices [&hellip
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STREET FAIR

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By Max A. Goldstein The Coalition for a Livable West Side will hold its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Folk Festival Sunday, May 30. The festival is headlined by the folk group Robin’s Rainbow, a quartet featuring Robin Greenstein, an internationally acclaimed folk singer who blends contemporary and traditional folk and blues music. More than 500 [&hellip
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Man Assaulted While Breaking Up Fight

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A 26-year-old Bronx man was attacked after trying to intervene in a fight outside 2049 Broadway and West 71st Street. Police said that May 20 at 2:38 a.m., the man interrupted Artemio Santos’ unprovoked assault on another person. Santos is accused of hitting the victim with the metal part of his belt, causing redness and [&hellip
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Where Did My Prescription Go?

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By Dan Rivoli When health lifestyle emporium Thérapie New York shut down its pharmacy department last month, customers’ prescriptions were sold to a Duane Reade branch a block away. Some regulars were incensed while others were merely miffed or confused. Was this a violation of privacy? An inconvenience? According to state regulations, the transfer was [&hellip
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After Narcotics and Murder, Top Cop Shifts to Quality of Life

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By Dan Rivoli In Christopher McCormack’s 21 years in the police department, he has spent time on the streets of Washington Heights and East Harlem. He most recently led a squad of more than 150 rookies at Patrol Borough Manhattan North, targeting high-crime spots north of 59th Street. In his native Bronx, McCormack was a [&hellip
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