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It might be the worst thing President Barack Obama has ever done. The commander-in-chief is neglecting to make time for teenagers from Edward R. Murrow High School (1600 Avenue L), who were crowned national student chess champions, winning the title for the eighth time this April. While Barry Obama has made time for the San…

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It might be hard to believe but every single pixelated dot represented on the map above is a person living in Brooklyn in 2010 and the colors correspond to their race. Dustin Cable, a senior research associate at the University of Virgina’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, created the interactive map using data from…

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The Obama administration is looking to transform Jamaica Bay and other parks located in urban areas, into hotspots for hiking, biking, boating and camping, putting them on par with the nation’s most popular national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite. The Queens Chronicle is reporting that the US Department of Interior and the National Parks Service…

Opinion
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There has been a media parade in recent days calling for Anthony Weiner to quit running for mayor. Ever since the ‘Carlos Danger’ revelations become public, a slew of media sources have been speculating and recommending that Weiner exit the race but thus far, Weiner has remained defiant. A New York Times report listed several…

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City Council Candidate David Storobin issued a strongly worded op-ed piece in NYC Elects concerning the reaction to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, admonishing those who, in his opinion, are stoking fears to score political points. Here is Storobin’s editorial in full: In 1937, my great-grandfather Baruch was having dinner…

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The privacy of Coley, the majestic Osprey, has finally been restored after months of intense and warrentless  government tracking. Coley’s release was seen as a calculated move by the Obama administration in their overall effort to quiet critical response to the revelations that the Justice Department had secretly subpoenaed the Associated Press’s phone records. Park rangers tracking…

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Let the river of green flow. After reversing their decision to bar Sandy aid reimbursements to those who had spent out of pocket money on home repairs last week, the city sent their revised plans to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for federal approval. SI Live is now reporting that those plans…

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Telling Tips is a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future. Happy Holidays to our seniors. Here are a few of the benefits that the re-election of Obama has made possible for you: The ‘Donut Hole’ is Being Eliminated: Seniors are responsible for…

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