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Turn the page on Tom

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:10
The too-handsomely compensated Queens Library head Thomas Galante has just tripped up on something more serious than his large salary, $37,000 car allowance and lucrative moonlighting gig: his truthfulness. Or lack thereof.
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No cure at all

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:06
Replacing one money-losing white elephant with another is the last thing anyone should want at Long Island College Hospital.
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Help for breadwinners

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:00
America’s poorest congressional district, covering the South Bronx, will get an infusion of 3,000 jobs when Fresh Direct, the home delivery food service, moves operations there. Perversely, some of the locals, including Rep.
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Rifle & Pistol Association President to skip pro-gun rally

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:00
The head of New York's largest firearms organization is skipping a planned Tuesday Capitol protest of the state's tougher gun control laws enacted last year, saying he fears the rhetoric at such gatherings is becoming more "contentious and threatening." Thomas King, a national NRA board member and president of the state Rifle & Pistol Association, argues that the angry and inflammatory rhetoric only hurts the cause of gun lovers.
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New push to change alternate-side-of-the-street parking regs

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:00
A city councilman is launching a new push for a revolutionary change to the dreaded alternate-side-of-the-street parking regulations. If successful, it would give millions of car owners something special: the gift of time.
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Donohue: Bratton continues panhandling crackdown

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:47
A homeless man was rummaging through a garbage can at the Grand Central subway station Friday morning when he was approached by a reporter. 'Have you heard that the police are cracking down and arresting panhandlers?' the reporter asked.
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Schools may lose federal cash if all students eat free, DOE worries

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:17
Free lunch for all city students could come at a cost. Public Advocate Letitia James has a plan to end the stigma that affects thousands of kids who are taunted for receiving free lunch at school — but Department of Education officials worry schools would lose federal funds if her proposal is implemented.
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Manicurists try to nail boss over low wages, abuse

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:35
Manicurists are fighting back against a tough-as-nails businesswoman who runs her mani-pedi empire with an iron fist. The manicurists, who filed an amended class-action complaint last month in Manhattan Federal Court, claim Anna Do has cheated hundreds of workers out of millions of dollars in wages.
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EXCLUSIVE: Queens girl, 5, with end-stage kidney failure needs transplant ASAP

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:30
"Hurry up, please.” Like most busy New York City 5-year-olds, Kinsey Saleh is in a rush. Instead of playing outside with her friends after school, the spunky kindergartner is hooked up to a dialysis machine three long afternoons a week to stay alive. She is in end-stage kidney failure — a rare disease for a little kid — and needs a transplant ASAP.
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Bronx victim faces charges after he was slashed by classmate

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:04
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A 16-year-old Bronx High School student who was charged with disorderly conduct after he was attacked at Herbert H. Lehman High School was blindsided, his family said Friday.
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'This Is Hot 97': Television review

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
IN ITS two decades as a hip-hop radio institution, New York's Hot 97 has rarely sounded as droll or laid-back as it comes across in the premiere of its new television show.
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‘Friends With Better Lives,’ TV review

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Clearly someone at CBS believes “Friends With Better Lives” will reach the stratum of “Friends,” with which it shares more than just a single title word.
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Billionaire World's Fair buff may put his money where his heart is

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Billionaire World’s Fair buff John Catsimatidis said he is willing to crack open his checkbook and help the crumbling New York State Pavilion for the right “visionary” project.
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It's a Daario switcheroo on 'Game of Thrones'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
The good news: “Game of Thrones” fans were never happy with British actor Ed Skrein in the role of Daario Naharis, and so in season four, he’s been replaced. The bad news: He still doesn’t have blue hair.
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Harlem is a growing playground for celebrities

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Harlem is a growing playground for celebrities with many spotted at local restaurants and lounges.
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Ratings may sink Ronan Farrow's show on MSNBC

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Ronan Farrow's MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.
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'The Good Wife' worked hard to keep Will Gardner's death secret

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
The producers of “The Good Wife” went to great lengths to keep the death of Josh Charles' character, Will Gardner, a secret.
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Hollywood puts the Russian villains back in power

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Hollywood is in the midst of another Red Scare, with Russian characters returning as villains — but played by actors from the Kremlin’s Cold War adversaries.
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Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury in 'Captain America'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo were putting together an action sequence for their new blockbuster “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and were explaining to Samuel L. Jackson that they wanted his character Nick Fury to prematurely pull out his high-tech machine gun.
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Bettle Midler: 'I opened the door for trashy singers with big t-ts'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 02:00
Thirty-four years after she first published her memoir "A View from A Broad," Bette Midler has some advice for her younger self. "Keep your figure," Midler, 68, joked to the Daily News. "I had just come off the road.
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