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Divers Unable to Find Source of Oil Sheen

Divers Unable to Find Source of Oil Sheen

Despite a day-long search, scuba divers from the city’s police and fire departments were unable to locate the source of a thin slick of oil that spread yesterday over the western half of Micshcoon Lake, the disused reservoir on the northern edge of the city. While divers plunged into Mischcoon’s cold, gray, frigid waters, pitching…

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Older Stamp-Vending Machines Removed from City’s Post Offices

Older Stamp-Vending Machines Removed from City’s Post Offices

The last of the older coin-operated postage stamp vending machines have, as of today, been removed from every one of the city’s post-office lobbies. “The old machines were nearing the end of their lifetimes,” said postmaster Ike Howell. “They were prone to clog, break down, fail to dispense stamps.” The city is in the process…

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Washed Up? Cranford Baths to be Remodeled

Washed Up? Cranford Baths to be Remodeled

Green Spaces, the city public parks action group, announced this week that the derelict Cranford Baths on the banks of the East Patterson River, a dozen miles north of the city center, will soon be converted into a public park and memorial space to open next year. The news comes as a relief to residents…

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The City’s Runaway Neighborhood Threatens Again

The City’s Runaway Neighborhood Threatens Again

President George W. Bush’s scheduled departure from office next year has many of our citizens preparing for a street fight of sorts. On February 1st, the upscale President Heights neighborhood is scheduled to add a second Bush St. to its ever-growing borders, and seven city organizations, including the Falmouth Hill Preservation Association, the Norbeck St.…

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Suburban Towns Overwhelmingly Vote For County Police Force

Suburban Towns Overwhelmingly Vote For County Police Force

When Governor VanNorden was elected two years ago, she promised reform and creative ways of saving taxpayers money. In a binding ballot referendum special election held throughout the state voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of county police forces to replace those of villages, hamlets, towns, townships and other municipalities. The measure was only rejected in…

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Snapshots: The (Proposed) Exact Center of the City, 1912

Snapshots: The (Proposed) Exact Center of the City, 1912

June 1912- A crew of county and city surveyors poses in at lot at 870 S. Harner Street, which would have been the exact geographical center of the city after the proposed Annexation of 1913. After a bitter battle (both physically and legally) with two of the eleven townships and villages to be subsumed into…

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