Scott Stringer: It’s Time to Put the Cuffs on Stop-and-Frisk

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Father’s Day march to reform NYPD policy By Scott M. Stringer During recent years, the NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has become one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. Across the five boroughs, New Yorkers are calling for reform of a strategy that overwhelmingly targets people of color and divides our city. We [&hellip
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The Joel Morales Story

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Stopping hate-filled violence and creating a better society by Bette Dewing What if your two sons were bullied and, when transferred to a different school, the harassment continued and your request for housing in another district was denied? Of course you know this happened to a 12-year-old East Harlem boy, Joel Morales. Finally, this beloved [&hellip
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Boys Will Be Boys After All

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Family, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

What is it with boys and trucks? by Josh Rogers The fire truck backed up, and West Side parents scrambled with their little boys to where they hoped the line would start to get on board. Almost immediately, there were over 100 people waiting Were there any girls at the West Side YMCA’s Touch-a-Truck event [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Gay Marriage Cons and Foraging

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Gay Marriage Con Vice President Joe Biden “outed” President Barack Obama by coming out for gay marriage first (“My Marriage and My President,” May 17). It was one of Biden’s many outspoken comments, although this time he knew the mike was on. This announcement could have been made earlier, during the Obama/Biden administration, but was [&hellip
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Ain’t Nobody Hair But Me

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jeanne The urban cloak of invisibility by Jeanne Martinet He came out of nowhere. There I was getting my hair cut, absorbed in the blissful experience of being pampered and beautified, when suddenly I noticed a tall, chiseled man in the mirror right over my head. Hello? But he wasn’t looking at me, he was scrutinizing [&hellip
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Why We Should Vote on 9/11

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

chrismoor Shifting elections away from anniversary date is a mistake The move is shortsighted and contrary to the public interest. The decision in question: shifting the state primary from Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Thursday, Sept. 13. The governor and the state legislature have decided that Sept. 11 is, as the New York Times put it last week, “a [&hellip
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Hillary Could Be Romney Dragonslayer

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

alan There are some interesting clues to insider politics. Clinton has announced that she is not interested in serving another term. She says she will not campaign for the president. Her husband, Bill, says he wishes his wife would run for the top job. The woman who replaced Clinton in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, says she [&hellip
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A Bumpy Ride on the Road of Betty White

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing(as) As usual, several burning concerns need your attention and action, so as Bette Davis warned in All about Eve: “It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” The May 17 New York Times City Room blog post “A Target Older Than the Jokes at Her Roast” dismissed anyone “easily offended” by Friar’s Club roast jokes. The [&hellip
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Celebrity Summer Guide

Written by NY Press on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Rachel Roy and Shauna Mei Celebrate Dr. Deepak Chopra's Law of Attraction Mp3 Playbutton All interviews by Angela Barbuti Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylan’s Candy Store What’s your favorite thing about New York in the summer? The colorful flowers along Park Avenue and in Central Park and the happy vibe when seeing New Yorkers in bright candy colors on the street. What’s your favorite summertime activity? Going to the [&hellip
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