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Nebraska burns Beal; Gives pot activist 4 to 6 in the joint

BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  Medical marijuana activist Dana Beal was sentenced earlier this month to four to six years after being arrested in 2009 with 150 pounds of pot near Omaha, Nebraska. According to Beal’s Nebraska attorney Glenn Shapiro he’ll be eligible for parole in two years, and with time served and good behavior, he read more here »

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Spectra pipeline case fuels a big day for attorneys

BY EILEEN STUKANE  |  Lawyers were out in force on Tues., Dec. 18, when State Supreme Court Justice Eileen A. Rakower heard the petition presented by Sane Energy Project — in association with five other environmental groups and several individuals — against the Hudson River Park Trust for granting an easement for Spectra Energy’s high-pressure read more here »

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Grassroots site raises green for storm recovery in East Village

BY SAM SPOKONY    |  A grassroots fundraising Web site started by an East Village woman has become a surprisingly powerful tool in helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Sandy, raising more than $9,000 in only five days. Jenny Adams, 32, saw firsthand the storm’s unprecedented flooding from her apartment on E. Eighth St., between read more here »

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Area can’t afford to lose Pathmark, residents say

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Around a hundred Lower East Side residents gathered with community leaders and politicians on Wednesday to rally against the impending closure of a Pathmark supermarket, which would pave the way for a largely unwelcome, upscale residential development. “This community is stunned that we will very soon be deprived of a very read more here »

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iCarumba! Prehistoric Jobs tree could reach 200 feet

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Not far from a towering American elm tree (Ulmus Americana) in Tompkins Square Park, a baby dawn redwood, now just a little more than 15 feet tall, stands amid a circle of mulch on a sunny lawn. But in a few decades, the baby (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) will also be a read more here »

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New cafe taps into the demand for pure, fresh water

BY BOB KRASNER  | One cannot be blamed for being a little confused about whether or not any given source of nourishment is good or bad for you. Coffee, for instance, is bad for you… . No, wait…it’s actually good for you. Among other things, it contains antioxidants and reduces the risk of getting Parkinson’s disease. You read more here »

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Judge rules ’01 XXX zoning regs violate free speech

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD  |  A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has found that the 2001 amendments to New York City’s zoning law regarding adult businesses violate the First Amendment rights of those enterprises. Changing course from some prior rulings he issued in the case, Justice Louis B. York found that the city failed to show read more here »

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Guerrilla garden action as Stanton lot is taken over

BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL  |  A small parcel of land on Stanton St. that has stood vacant for more than 30 years has the potential to become a battleground between garden activists and developers. As gentrification continues apace on the Lower East Side, last Sunday a group of neighbors and activists decided to push back. Recently, read more here »

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The Villager publishes annual neighborhood guide
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Museum brings Italian immigrant experience to life

BY LORENZO LIGATO  |  When I opened the door of the redbrick building at 155 Mulberry St., a small chorus of voices was filling the room, chanting in unison, “Viva L’Italia!” A young woman holding a wooden tambourine with pairs of tiny metal jingles was surrounded by a cluster of children who vivaciously alternated Italian read more here »

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