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Mayor Mike Bloombergs push for the chance to run for re-election in defiance of two voter referenda on term limits was troubling and anti-democratic. But the courts upheld his move in the City Council, and as we have said before, we dont think the term-limit issue is enough by itself to vote against a candidate. The bottom line is it would hurt the city not to vote for the best candidate.
Build stuff. Then leave. Our new Afghan mission
By Ted Rall
Eight years into the longest war in American history, weve learned what doesnt work in Afghanistan. What will?
More troops wont help. But neither will the prescription now being floated in Washington: maintaining bases of small commando units that could be called upon to wage covert counterinsurgency operations across the border in Pakistan.
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Mayor Bloomberg on Tuesday at a ceremony at the memorial for slain police officers in Battery Park City. Added to the memorial were the names of 10 officers who worked on the pile at the World Trade Center after 9/11 and have died in the years since.
Only some school issues are for parents, Bloomberg says
By Julie Shapiro
Parents do not need a role in decisions like new school sites or school zoning, Mayor Mike Bloomberg told The Villager last Friday.
.nyc cyber struggle pits local pioneer vs. city and Koch, too
By Lincoln Anderson
New York City last week announced its plan to buy the .nyc top-level domain despite the fact that an East Village Internet guru says he invented .nyc, and that his company has owned it for the last 13 years.
Mike claims that his powers are limited at W.T.C.
By Josh Rogers
Mayor Mike Bloomberg told The Villager Friday that things I am responsible for at the World Trade Center are moving well, and added that officials have no choice but to offer a good deal to W.T.C. developer Larry Silverstein.
Miriam Friedlander, councilmember who helped voiceless, 95
By Lincoln Anderson
Miriam Friedlander, the outspoken, firebrand Democrat who represented the East Village and Lower East Side in the City Council during some of the areas most turbulent years, from 1974 to 1991, died at New York University Medical Center on Sun., Oct. 4. She was 95.
Quinns no lap dog, should be speaker, Mike tells Villager
By Patrick Hedlund
As mayoral endorsements continue to stack up a little more than three weeks before the election, the silence of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been deafening.
Villager Arts & Lifestyles
Shes good. Shes Italian. Shes somebodys daughter.
By Jerry Tallmer
Everybody has or had a mother; but as for mothers and daughters, only Antoinette LaVecchia has Antoinette LaVecchias mother. At the moment, LaVecchia is sitting alone in her apartment her divorced apartment trying to create a character named Professor Donna DiPippio, who has some advice on how to start being a good Italian (more precisely, good Italian-American) daughter.
Our advice? See Ivey as Landers.
By Scott Harrah
Ann Landers, who died in 2002, wasnt the first newspaper columnist to give advice in print but her open-minded views on everything from womens rights to lighter topics like the proper way to hang toilet paper made her the most groundbreaking.
Long before Oprah, Ann Landers gave good advice
By Scott Harrah
Judith Ivey gives one of the best performances of her career as the late advice columnist Ann Landers. Although she superbly recreates the Chicago-based legend from the nasal Midwestern accent to the elegant, ultra-feminine mannerisms Iveys razor-sharp delivery of the columnists folksy one-liners makes this performance more than just one of skilled mimicry.
Book shines light on NYCs underappriciated locales
By Paula Rosenberg
Its fitting that Judith Stonehill lives in a historically protected house in the West Village. New Yorks Unique and Unexpected Places her latest book hit the shelves last week.
Koch on Film
By Ed Koch
An Education (+) On a Sunday afternoon, attending a 2:30 p.m. screening at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14, I found a near packed house that was sold out when the lights went down.
The Damned United (-) I was drawn to this movie primarily by the presence of the lead actor, Michael Sheen, who did such a wonderful job portraying Tony Blair in The Queen, and David Frost in Frost/Nixon.
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