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A Bridge Too Far: Stimulus funds to destroy city landmark

A Bridge Too Far: Stimulus funds to destroy city landmark

The current economic downturn and an infusion of $14 million from the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus bill) passed by congress earlier this spring have brought back to life a controversial city project many believe should never be revived. Since 1988, access to the 19th Street Bridge over the Ostahanoc River has…

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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: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

:: The “Guess Your Weight” game at the Kowalski Piers Carnival (through August 6) was finally shut down Monday after repeated complaints; a statute barring such midway attractions was famously introduced in 1938 following an incident involving fat lady “Alice from Dallas” and has been fiercely enforced since. :: Champion of the 11-and-under tournament at…

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Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

:: As temperatures start to warm up, we would like to offer a reminder that a city ordinance passed last year makes public male toplessness illegal in the area bordered by 4th St, Gordon Ave, 57th St, and Burton Blvd. :: Several street name re-dedications are scheduled for summer 2007 including: Rue de la Meuse…

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