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OPINION: Big decisions need bigger public input

“The initiative, referendum and recall.” Those three concepts were listed in my college political science book under the heading, “More solutions from the laboratory of democracy.”
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Acclaimed writer to celebrate book launch in Cobble Hill

Benjamin Percy’s latest novel, “Red Moon” (Grand Central Publishing; On-Sale: May 7, 2013), is an explosive and deeply layered literary thriller set in the American West. … Full Article
 

Eve Ensler, ‘Vagina Monologues’ playwright, speaks

Best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” feminist writer and activist Eve Ensler has devoted much of her life to educating the world about the  … Full Article
 
 

Bill de Blasio’s former deputy wants his job

While Bill de Blasio is busy running for mayor, his former deputy is trying to move up the ladder to take his job as the city’s public advocate. … Full Article
 

Wedding off, who keeps the ring?

A Brooklyn man sues his ex-fiancée for the return of the engagement ring and other items given to her during their engagement. Alleging that his fiancée ran off with over $100,000 worth of goods, the abandoned lover is seeking replevin. … Full Article
 

SICKENING: Man charged with running over Williamsburg family says 'accidents happen’

Julio Acevedo told ABC that “accidents happen,” as he described his role in a vehicular manslaughter case. Acevedo, 44, has been charged with manslaughter in the second degree for allegedly striking a car and killing a pregnant couple and their son early March 2013.  … Full Article
 

LICH Wins! SUNY withdraws closure plan

Several months of protests, letter-writing campaigns, meetings with state officials and court action finally saw some results on Friday when SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the “parent company” of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH), said it would withdraw its plan, which it ha … Full Article
 

Down the Up Escalator

The generation that went to Woodstock, fought with police against the Vietnam War, and later, enjoyed a "me" decade – the "Baby Boomer" generation – has taken part in transforming our economy into a system that many regard as genuinely hostile to "the people." … Full Article
 

SUNY BLINKS, CANCELS KILL LICH ORDER. Here's the full text of statement by SUNY Downstate

SUNY Downstate Medical center has just issued this statement: … Full Article
 

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