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James Madison High School held an annual event Sunday where the school adds members to its “Wall of Distinction.” The wall is in the school and it houses pictures of past students who “contributed positively to our society” after graduating, according to a press release by the school. “The recognition of our former graduates is…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The Supreme Court gaveth a day after it tooketh away. Less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court invalidated part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, it — sort of — righted justice by an identical 5-4 margin when it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and affirmed equal protection…

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The hotly-debated plan to sell 18,000 permits for cabs and 2,000 new medallions for wheelchair-accessible cabs to service the five boroughs has crashed. Last Friday, a judge rejected the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s “Five Borough Taxi Plan,” which would have allowed livery cabs to pick up street hails in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs. The…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Every American news enterprise was most likely primed and on its toes for last Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision on federal health care. It was perhaps SCOTUS’ most anticipated ruling since it ruled on the Bush v. Gore 2000 election. Yet, there was a parallel story that almost…

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New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron put the brakes on city’s plan to create a new class of taxis to serve neighborhoods in Brooklyn, northern Manhattan and other areas. The judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking Mayor Bloomberg from implementing the city’s Outer Borough Livery Street Hail and Taxi Medallion Plan, otherwise…

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The city’s plan to roll out a new class of taxi to serve neighborhoods in Brooklyn, northern Manhattan and other areas poorly served by yellow cabs, is now heading to court, courtesy of a lawsuit filed by a lobbying group representing the largest yellow medallion taxi fleets. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in New York State…

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A Kings County Supreme Court judge refused yesterday to issue an injunction against the proposed mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue that would have required them to halt construction. But Bay People, the opponents of the mosque, are saying the “fight is far from over.” The morning hearing was for a preliminary injunction to stop contractors…

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Matthew Falcone and his family haven’t had it easy these past four years, following an accident in 2006 that left him with brain damage and partially paralyzed. But the 53-year-old Gravesend construction worker is getting some relief and better care in the wake of a Supreme Court decision awarding him $40.8 million. The judgement found Verizon…