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After cuts, rat problems in E. Village could worsen
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After cuts, rat problems in E. Village could worsen

The health department plans to reduce the number of pest control aides by almost 70 percent, and East Village residents fear rat infestations might increase.

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Transgender activists, Jersey tabloid at odds

Transgender activists are outraged over a recent report in the Jersey Journal, a Jersey City-based tabloid, about the prostitution arrest of Coy Gordon of West New York.

Mexican-Americans urged to respond to Census
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Mexican-Americans urged to respond to Census

The last time the census came to town, research estimates only half of the city’s Mexican-American residents — the third largest Latino group — were counted.

City’s public hospitals might see $370-million in cuts
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City’s public hospitals might see $370-million in cuts

Under Paterson’s proposed budget, the HHC would see its funding slashed by $370 million. The cut would come at a time when more uninsured New Yorkers than ever are using the city’s public hospitals.

Council: City’s jobless need better resources
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Council: City’s jobless need better resources

Council members expressed concerns that city agencies geared toward growing the economy and stamping out unemployment were not in lockstep with each other.

Proposed budget cuts will hurt homeless
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Proposed budget cuts will hurt homeless

More than 39,000 people in New York City seek shelter each day. Officials and advocates claim Paterson’s proposed cuts would drastically reduce aid to the homeless.

Demonstrators call for immigration reform in D.C.
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Demonstrators call for immigration reform in D.C.

Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to call on President Obama and Congress to enact immigration reform.

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Haiti Earthquake: A Haitian church mobilizes

Some community-based organizations in New York City are sending independent convoys to scout for family members.

Haiti Earthquake: Wiring money in Flatbush
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Haiti Earthquake: Wiring money in Flatbush

Family and friends of the victims have been trying to send money, though it has not been easy.

Brooklyn tenants fight management firm
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Brooklyn tenants fight management firm

Tenants of 266 Washington Avenue are fighting increasingly nasty battles against Dermot Management Company, the firm that manages their building. They allege the company practices “predatory equity.”