ALBANY BILLS HARD TO PASS

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Albany is known for its dysfunctional legislature, which could explain why local legislators have a low success rate in getting bills signed into law in 2008. In the Senate, where Democrats are in the minority, State Sen. Bill Perkins introduced 34 bills. Two made it out of the Legislature, a success rate of 5.8 percent. [&hellip
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WESTSIDER LAWSUIT RESCHEDULED

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Two hearings have been scheduled in the lawsuit against the Columbus Village development near Park West Village after a State Supreme Court hearing on Sept. 10. An injunction hearing with the State Supreme Court was rescheduled for Oct. 15 since the judge was absent this past week, while a zoning appeal hearing with the Board [&hellip
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CERT HONORS

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The Upper West Side Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was slated to honor Council Member Inez Dickens and Joseph F. Bruno, Commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management, on Sept. 17. Dickens and Bruno were recognized for their support of the emergency response team at the reception, which also raised funds for educational and emergency [&hellip
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CUNY HONORS 9/11 VICTIMS

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Students from CUNY stood with family and friends of Sept. 11th victims and recited the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attack. The 85 CUNY students gathered at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on the seventh anniversary of the attack. Each student hailed from a different country and represented CUNY’s [&hellip
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CALLING ALL HITCHCOCK LOOKALIKES

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If you look like Alfred Hitchcock, the late horror-film director-or just know someone who does-snap a picture for the first annual Alfred Hitchcock Look-a-Like contest. The contest, which ends Sept. 16, will coincide with Hitchcock month. Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps  on Broadway, which is holding the contest, will select four finalists who will be [&hellip
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NEW YORKERS SPEAK OUT

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If you have something to say about your block, neighborhood, borough or city, Citizens Committee for New York City wants to know. Citizens Committee is asking Manhattanites from now until Oct. 13 to tell stories about life in their neighborhood, including the good, the bad and the ugly. Groups that collect 100 surveys will receive [&hellip
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CARE FOR 9/11 RESPONDERS

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Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney held a rally on Sept. 8 in front of 7 World Trade Center to push the federal government to provide health care for first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks who live outside the New York metropolitan area. The officials protested the federal government’s delay in offering benefits for [&hellip
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