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Friday Facts: “Shall our city be given over to the terorists? [sic]”

Friday Facts: “Shall our city be given over to the terorists? [sic]”

:: Number of “informational” flyers distributed this week on windshields and utility poles in the Parklawn section, insinuating that mayoral hopeful and City Councilman Terence Williams was once married to someone who may or may not have had relatives who were of the Muslim faith: Approx. 2,000 :: Number of spelling & grammatical errors in…

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Friday Facts: That Which Rests On One’s Shoulders

Friday Facts: That Which Rests On One’s Shoulders

:: Number of police districts which accounted for 65% of the city’s violent crimes in 2007, according to a report released this week: 7 :: Total number of police districts in the city: 21 :: Channel 8 weather report reader Destiny Edwards returns on Monday morning’s program, which will also feature the winner of the…

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The Bars of St. Mary’s

The Bars of St. Mary’s

Liquor permits in the Lawsonhurst district are a bit hard to come by. It’s one of the areas of the city whose spirits laws fall under the stricter 1913 Annexation Plan and as such, it has a fixed number of permits available at any given time, as opposed to the more relaxed methods of permitting…

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More Christmastime in the City

More Christmastime in the City

:: Friday night saw the lighting of the annual Energonistics (formerly Municipal Gas Works) “Eternaflame” menorah, a ten-foot tall structure which consists of a stainless steel set of nine candles, each topped with what will be a constantly burning gas flame as each is lighted over the next week. It joins the “Eternaflame” Christmas tree…

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Christmastime in the City

Christmastime in the City

As Christmastime approaches, the face of the city tends to drop its often-cynical sneer and begins to sport a smile. The smiles on the faces of innocent children; the smiles on the faces of far-from-innocent retailers; the smiles on the faces of bartenders at the sight of the frowns on the faces of their customers…

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