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Obama vs. guns: This may prove to be his finest hour

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  When Hitler completed the murder of Europe with the April 1941 invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia, a Dartmouth College senior named Charles Guy Bolté wrote an open letter to F.D.R. that began: “Dear Mr. President… Now we have waited long enough… .” It was a cry for F.D.R. to step free of the read more here »

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BY JOSH ROGERS  | Play ball! The Downtown Little League will be able to play this season on the storm-damaged fields in Battery Park City, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced in a statement to Downtown Express, The Villager’s sister paper, on Fri., Jan. 18. He said after getting help from the New York Mets, the read more here »

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Evan Forsch, Week of Jan. 3, 2013
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Ira Blutreich, Week of Dec. 27, 2012
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    With spills and thrills, kids enjoyed the seasonal ice skating rink outside the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District.

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The lesson for today: Assault  by gun — a right that’s wrong

BY JERRY TALLMER | Good morning, children. This object on my desk is a radio. It was invented by a number of people, but mostly by Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) and Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1911). It is an instrument of information, guidance and culture, among other things. Let us turn it on and see — no, hear — read more here »

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Conversations With Health By Christopher Hassett   I’ve had people tell me that Type 2 diabetes, the kind I have, is reversible through diet.  Is this true?                      — Julian, Battery Park It’s funny how important news like that manages to go quietly under the radar, read more here »

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John Lennon, David Peel and rock’s greatest flattery

BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  David Peel, the inveterate street rocker and Village stalwart, is a familiar face at Occupy Wall Street protests and Tompkins Square riot memorial concerts and at the Yippie Cafe on Bleecker St. His albums still sell and some are collector’s items. His unmistakable voice and simple but catchy melodies have been read more here »

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Evan Forsch, Week of Dec. 6, 2012
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Conversations With Health By Christopher Hassett             I feel angry all the time, for reasons I’m no longer sure of.  I don’t really remember being angry as a child or even as a teenager, but in my adult years it seems I’ve been engaged in a decade-long battle.  I fight read more here »

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