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N.Y.U. rated tops for total cost in country for higher education

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |  The Big Apple is famous for its extravagances. Add a four-year education at New York University to the list. According to a report by Business Insider, N.Y.U. is America’s most expensive higher-education institution. A year at the Greenwich Village school can cost up to $61,977. That figure — which includes tuition read more here »

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David Devine, 84; Artist and captain of his own ship

BY ADELE GOTLIB  |  David Dusoul Devine, a resident of the Lower East Side on and off for nearly 70 years, died of cancer on May 28. He was 84. He was born in Los Angeles on April 7, 1929, to David and Courtney Hooper Devine, and raised primarily by his mother in and around Los Angeles and San read more here »

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BY LAEL HINES  |   On Sun., July 21, a funeral service was held for Eric Adorno at the Ortiz Funeral Home, at 22 First Ave. Adorno, of Puerto Rican descent, passed away at age 50 on July 12 due to lung cancer. He was a general worker for the City Water Meter Repair Company, at read more here »

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De Blasio to rally at St. Vincent’s site; Will call for restoration of healthcare

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Taking his surging campaign for mayor right into Christine Quinn’s backyard, Bill de Blasio will reportedly hold a press conference this Mon., Aug. 19, at noon, at the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. Arthur Schwartz, who is running for Democratic district leader, tipped The Villager off about the upcoming event. read more here »

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Reserve a seat for the Great Borough President Debate

NYC Community Media, parent company of The Villager and East Villager, will be co-sponsoring a Manhattan borough president debate, featuring all four Democratic candidates, on Wed., Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at N.Y.U.’s Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St., just south of Washington Square South. The debate will be co-moderated by Dick read more here »

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The hurricane next time: Post-Sandy preparations

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Hurricane Sandy caught the city and many New Yorkers off guard last October. While anything can happen during an emergency, a little preparation goes a long way. In fact, hurricane season officially already started nearly two months ago, on June 1. On Monday evening, Graffiti Community Ministries, a Baptist church on E. read more here »

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Board 5 O.K.’s  needle exchange around Union Sq.

BY LAEL HINES AND LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Community Board 5 has given its conditional approval for a needle-exchange program for heroin users to operate just steps away from Union Square Park. On July 11, the full board of C.B. 5 O.K.’d the application of the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center to the State Department read more here »

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | On Fri., July 26, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senator Brad Hoylman, Borough President Scott Stringer and Congressmember Jerrold Nadler and advocates announced a major victory for neighborhood schoolchildren and parents. The officials announced that a purchase agreement has been signed for the purchase of 75 Morton St. in the West Village for read more here »

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‘Soho Wild Man’ is cleared, again, of assault charges

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Second-degree assault charges are no longer on the table for Richard Pearson, a mentally ill man accused of waging a reign of terror on the streets of Soho by verbally and physically harassing residents and merchants. After two grand juries failed to indict Pearson on assault, the prosecution opted not to pursue read more here »

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Cheers in Chinatown on Grand St.

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM  |    Elected officials and several tenants of 289 Grand St. last Thursday celebrated the tenants’ return to the building after it was ravaged by a fire in 2010. Joining the tenants were Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin and state Senator Daniel Squadron, as well as Mathew Wambua, commissioner of the Department read more here »

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