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Editorial
Here’s to our health!
The century-long wait for healthcare reform ended Tuesday when President Obama signed a bill to provide coverage to about 30 million uninsured Americans. The law will begin to end some of the health insurance industry’s worst practices almost immediately.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook

TALKING POINT
The Race to the Top and its connection to class size
By Deborah Glick
For years we have been fighting for reduced class size for all students in the New York City schools. We’ve held rallies, demonstrations, wrote letters and had repeated meetings with various members of the Department of Education, including Chancellor Klein himself.

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Parents can’t stomach ban on bake sales in the schools
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
A bowl of homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sat on a back table next to a draft of a resolution opposing the Department of Education’s bake sale ban at a meeting of Community Board 2’s Social Service Committee last Tuesday.

Say it isn’t so, Barack! Uphold law on terror trials 
By Ed Gold
After all the fine speeches about the rule of law, adherence to the Constitution, our nation’s devotion to civilian leadership and our federal court system, reports from Washington indicate Obama may be caving in to the Cheney gang, which insists all jihadists accused of criminal activities should be tried before a military tribunal rather than a federal court.

Police just went bananas, says L.E.S. photographer
By Lincoln Anderson
Clayton Patterson, the longtime Lower East Side documentarian, got a phone call on the afternoon of Sat., March 13, from an Orchard St. resident, who told him there had been a stabbing in a building on the block between Houston and Stanton Sts.

‘Their spirit is in us’; Museum center work starts
By Albert Amateau
Officials and friends of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum celebrated the groundbreaking last Thursday for a new visitors and education center at the corner of Delancey and Orchard Sts.

Mazel tov! Judaica store marks 50 years on Avenue
By Lesley Sussman 
Yakov Melmed’s memory turns back to a time in college when he first came to work for his father at the Ben Ari Arts Jewish religious articles store, 11 Avenue A, which this month is celebrating 50 years at its East Village location.


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Activist/comedian is aiming to ‘chuck’ Schumer in election
By Lincoln Anderson
Randy Credico, a comedian turned drug activist, wants to give Senator Chuck Schumer a primary election challenge — something Schumer notably didn’t face in his 2004 re-election.

Rezoning opponents join effort to shape new Chinatown plan
By Albert Amateau
The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side, which for the past two years has opposed city-supported zoning initiatives, last week decided to join the Chinatown Working Group in efforts to craft a plan for future development in the two neighborhoods.

Scene of the crime

Hero auxiliaries remembered
On Sunday afternoon March 14, Auxiliary Police Officers Nicholas Pekearo and Eugene Marshalik were remembered at an intimate memorial held on the third anniversary of their deaths.

East Village turnout for Tuli

Trump tower is set to open
The Trump Soho hotel and condominium is scheduled to open April 9.

Twilight dance of the bikes in Tompkins Square Park

City hopes to get Governors I.
By Julie Shapiro 
Now that the city has hammered out a deal with the state to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park and fund its construction, Governors Island is next on the agenda.

‘I love rock ’n’ roll’

Cardinal occasion as Egan visits Village academy
Cardinal Edward Egan blew out the candle on his cake while celebrating his 78th birthday at the Academy of St. Joseph on Washington Place at Sixth Ave.

Silver and Squadron shoot for revamp of Gulick Park

 


Villager Arts & Entertainment

Gershwin, Mercer, Arlen: Uggams only sings good songs
BY JERRY TALLMER
Cabaret at The Carlyle is latest jewel in a long career.

Support Your Local Cinema!
By Scott stiffler
Upcoming flicks at area movie houses.

Trav S.D. on Downtown Theater
BY TRAV S.D.
March fizzled; April’s all about burlesque! 

KOCH ON FILM

THE A-LIST


‘Dirty but hilarious’ take on ‘Sunset Boulevard’
BY JERRY TALLMER
Femia as Doesman: Nobody does Norma better!

Support Your Local Cinema!
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Upcoming flicks at area movie houses.

The Stuff of Nightmares 
BY STEPHEN WOLF (assistance by LILY WOLF)
Books, poems, songs recall Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.



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