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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Lower Manhattan tourism has been booming ever since last year’s opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial. The surging influx of out-of-towners, however, has come with its own set of problems that Downtown residents, elected officials and group leaders are hoping to solve. That was the topic of discussion at a […]

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Chen trials rescheduled The trials for the remaining two soldiers associated with the October 2011 suicide of Army Private Danny Chen have been rescheduled. Sergeant Jeffrey Hurst will be tried on Nov. 5-9, and Staff Sergeant Andrew Van Bockel’s trial is scheduled for Nov. 13-21 at the Fort Bragg military base. As previously announced, First Lieutenant […]

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W.T.C. Health Registry survey deadline extended The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (D.O.H.) has extended the deadline for responses to the 2011-12 World Trade Center Health Registry child survey until Sun., Sept. 30. Only about a third of the more than 3,000 families with children currently enrolled in the Registry have […]

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Families file appeal over 9/11 victims’ remains Seventeen families of 9/11 victims filed an appeal on Fri., Aug. 17 against a court decision that may decide where the victims’ remains will be placed. The group disagrees with the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum’s decision to bury the unidentified remains beneath the memorial’s two reflecting […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Bowling Green had the honor of receiving the nation’s first high-tech recycling bin last month, which is equipped with a bomb-proof exterior and two liquid crystal display (L.C.D.) screens streaming media content. The problem is, the bin may already be falling apart at the seams. On Tues., July 10, both screens […]

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9/11 Memorial: Bloomberg seeking gov funding, a possible Cuomo family feud, and construction Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requested federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Mayor Michael Bloomberg voiced his support of their efforts. Cuomo and Christie sent their letter to the National Park Service on […]

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A solemn little boy who didn’t know his name, address or phone number was found wandering alone in Battery Park City’s Teardrop Park around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25. He was neatly dressed in a white shirt, red shorts and black sandals. The Park Enforcement Patrol (P.E.P.) tried to find the child’s caregiver but […]

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