Real Uses for Plastic Bags

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Re: Adam Janos’s article on plastic bags (“Charging for Plastic,” August 29, page 1) I see no mention of an obvious point: don’t people use plastic bags to throw out their wet garbage? I certainly use the bags I get from the supermarket to put such garbage out and it is later gathered with other [&hellip
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To the Editor

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Re: The Most Rat-Infested Blocks on the Upper West Side, Adam Janos, West Side Spirit, Thursday, August 22, 1023 In last week’s article on rats and the recent street tree pit pilot project, my office along with Community Board 7, NYC Department of Health, and NYC Department of Parks is sponsoring, the reporter does not [&hellip
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Going to the Dogs?

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I am glad that more attention is being drawn to the off-leash and pooper-scooper violations situation. On my block, West 87th between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue (the gateway to the West 87th St. dog-run) it is an every day occurrence. Effective enforcement is nonexistent. The Dept. of Sanitation is tasked with writing pooper-scooper [&hellip
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Beware of Bikes

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Bicycle riders do not require a license to drive their mode of transportation, therefore, are not obliged to follow any of the rules set down in the article ‘Oblivious Walkers Cause Bike Woes’ such as Obeying signs, stop lights and lanes. To be blaming pedestrians for number of accidents that have occurred is absurd. Have [&hellip
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How The Department of Education Made New Schools A Cause of Community Anger

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Upper West Side By now, most Upper West Siders are familiar with the City Department of Education’s decision to demolish one of our local schools, P.S. 191 or P.S. 199, to make way for luxury housing towers in already crowded neighborhoods. There are so many fundamental questions about how this proposal came to be, a lack of discussion [&hellip
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Stop the Demolition of Our Community Schools

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Noah Gotbaum Upper West Side parents are pushing back against DOE plans to raze school buildings By Noah E. Gotbaum Concerns that the Department of Education has offered P.S. 199 (West 70th St) and P.S. 191 (West 61st St) as development sites to be demolished and then rebuilt inside of luxury apartment towers have spread like wildfire [&hellip
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Stop School Closures

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The public advocate calls on the administration to find alternate solutions for struggling schools By Public Advocate Bill de Blasio If something is broken – fix it. Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg adheres to a different philosophy where our city’s education system is concerned. The Administration’s default response to struggling schools has been to close them, without [&hellip
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Listening to Families and Drivers

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How we should be hearing reality during a needless bus strike By Helen Rosenthal As we now know, New York City spends more than twice as much busing our kids to school compared to any other city. The mayor’s plan to bid the contracts to lowest-bidder bus companies who keep their costs down by hiring [&hellip
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