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The Trayvon verdict

Amid the ongoing concern about racial profiling in America, last Saturday evening’s verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing came as stunning news. Protests erupted across the country, with the one Sunday in Times Square reportedly having been the largest of all. At Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, worshipers this past Sunday, once again […]

The Occupy Wall Street movement, which officially began on September 17th in Zuccotti Park and that has since captured the eye of the country and the world, is picking up steam with each passing day. Whether one is dismissive of the protestors’ cause or in support of it, there is no denying the passion that […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  If the managers of the National September 11 Memorial were concerned that few Lower Manhattan residents would bother to show up at the memorial for the four hours on Oct. 2 reserved exclusively for them, they worried in vain. On the first of what are planned to be monthly evenings […]

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BY Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Finance Chair Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Council Fire and Criminal Justice Chair Elizabeth Crowley and Council Member Margaret Chin This year, under enormous pressure to deliver a fiscally responsible budget in difficult financial times, we were forced to make some tough decisions. Deciding how to consolidate city government while […]

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When Jackie was arrested in 2007, her six-year-old daughter Lynette cried every day, refused to eat and thought she would never see her mother again. Her aunt began bringing her for visits to Riker’s Island once a week, and to celebrate Mother’s Day every year —until now. Thanks to the NYC Rescue Mission, located at […]

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Osama bin Laden, leader of the terrorist network al-Qaida, was killed during a raid carried out by U.S. forces 35 miles north of Islamabad in Pakistan on Sunday. His death came nine years, seven months and 20 days after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. As a result the last few days have led to mass […]

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From May 9 to May 12, thousands of people will be speaking out against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts that would slash funding for education and other vital services. Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization that primarily serves low-income Latina immigrants, is inviting immigrants to join a mass assembly and a teach-in on […]

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Emily Liu, who works at a bank in Chinatown, fears she might have to quit her job to be able to look after Stephanie, her four-year-old daughter. Stephanie attends Garment Industry Day Care. “Day care is very important… the kids can learn, and the parents can work,” said Liu. “If you cut the budget, where […]

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