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BY ANN TOBACK Since 2001, proof of legal immigration status has been required to obtain a driver’s license in New York State. Driving without a license is a misdemeanor during a routine traffic stop, but its enforcement is being used as a heavy-handed tactic to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants and refugees. Every day, New […]

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Dates: Thursday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 31  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  It’s called the Village Halloween Parade but once again it starts on the Soho-Tribeca border, closing Sixth Ave. starting near Canal St.  around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. If you’re driving, I’d avoid the area after 3:30 p.m. as the […]

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[Sponsored] EDISON HOME CARE It’s not unusual for home-care patients to be uncomfortable letting a stranger into their home to take care of their medical and personal needs, and this can cause considerable anxiety for patients. But there’s a program that offers an alternative: the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), a statewide Medicaid program […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Hudson River Park “broke ground” at Pier 26 on Tues., Oct. 9, as local politicians and community leaders celebrated the driving of the final pile for the Tribeca pier. The next step will see a platform added atop the piles. The long-awaited pier is expected to open in 2020 with lounge areas, […]

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BY BILL EGBERT Carver Federal Savings Bank was founded in 1948 with a mission to serve African Americans who at the time were shut out of mainstream financial services. Over the past seven decades as an historically minority-managed community bank, Carver has experienced firsthand the benefits of diversity throughout all levels of its organization. Today, […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA The City Council held a hearing on Thurs., Sept. 27, on 25 bills targeting the problem of lead exposure across the city, all part of an approach to reduce lead poisoning instances to zero. But tucked into the hefty package of bills are two from City Councilwoman Margaret Chin targeting an issue […]

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SNACK ATTACK Cops busted a 17-year-old kid for allegedly attacking a store clerk while stealing chips, ice cream, and a 20-ounce soda from a Canal Street bodega on Oct. 8. A worker told police he spotted the kid attempting to slip out of the deli between W. Broadway and Sixth Avenue with the ill-gotten snacks […]

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Thurs., Oct. 18–Wed., Oct. 24  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  The Bikes are Coming!  Early Sunday morning some of Lower Manhattan’s major roadways will have partial closures as Bike MS: New York City shuts some of the West Side Highway, FDR Drive, Holland Tunnel, and Battery Park Underpass. Police will use […]

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Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. As a breast-cancer survivor myself I know the critical need for timely mammograms. I […]

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BY JAMES HARNEY These days, to find a potentially cancerous breast tumor, surgeons at Bellevue Hospital Center simply “Scout” it out. New high-tech equipment is in place in the breast surgery operating room at Bellevue that uses infrared rays to probe breasts for lesions that need to be surgically removed. Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph, Chief of […]

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