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BY TED RALL  |  We don’t have the right to be sad. We don’t have the right to be angry. We don’t have the right to care about the 20 dead kids, much less the six dead adults or the one deranged shooter. American newspapers don’t have the right to pretend that we are a […]

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Condemnation was swift last week for the House Republicans’ heartless abandonment of people devastated by Hurricane Sandy. No one put it better than Representative Peter King of Long Island. He said anybody from New York or New Jersey who donates money to help his fellow Republicans get re-elected is crazy. We hope Wall Street heard […]

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BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Good morning, children.¬†This object on my desk is a radio. It was invented by a number of people, but mostly by Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) and Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1911). It is an instrument of information, guidance and culture, among other things. Let us turn it on and see — no, hear […]

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After another bloody mass shooting — this time at the Newtown elementary school in Connecticut — we are once again left numb and feeling helpless at the senseless violence. Twenty-six lives wiped out — 20 young children and six teachers and staff. The shooter — a low-functioning, troubled individual, unfortunately schooled in how to shoot […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Hanukkah came early this year, the first night of candle lighting was the evening of Dec. 8.  The holiday is celebrated with  candles, playing dreidel, presents, and most important, eating latkes representing the miracle of the oil.  Get out the potatoes. In preparation for the holiday, my friend Barrett and I […]

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Southbridge Response To The Editor: As a member of the board of directors, and treasurer of Southbridge Towers for the past 6 years, I would like to commend Ms. Meade for writing a well-balanced article (news article, Nov. 28 – Dec. 12, “Southbridge group presses its board for more input”).  Ms. Meade stated that there […]

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Superstorm Sandy has brought new emphasis to questions surrounding Hudson River Park,  but one thing remains unchanged: It needs money. The storm showed that much of the park can withstand heavy floods so our well-documented reasons for its importance — it is responsible for real world economic gains as it dramatically improves quality of life […]

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, small businesses throughout Lower Manhattan have once again found themselves in an economic swamp. Shuttered mom-and-pop shops along Front Street, Avenue C and elsewhere are struggling to find a way out of the marsh, while several hundred employees who are out of work are scrambling for income to keep […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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