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Don’t exterminate — relocate! To The Editor: Cruelty-free rat management could succeed in Tompkins Square Park; it did for us. Do we really want our beloved park seeded with poison — dangerous to wildlife, children, dogs — and poisonous to our idea of our park?  Aren’t cruelty-free and earth-friendly solutions the Village ethos, and the park’s? Surely a […]

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Inhumane to relocate seniors To The Editor: Re “Seniors and staff fight to keep open E. B’way residence” (news article, Aug. 25): Very generous of the Bialystoker board of directors that “nobody is being thrown out into the street.” Is that the new bar one must meet in caring for the poor? The only problem […]

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Malcolm’s thinking had evolved To The Editor: Re “Chelsea woman led battle to end beach segregation in 1960” (news article, Aug. 11): With all due respect to Velma Murphy Hill, I must take issue with her assessment of Malcolm X. There is no question that the actions of African-Americans confronting mobs of racists is heroic, […]

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Power companies are vultures To The Editor: Re “Close Indian Point” (editorial, Aug. 4): I agree with your basic point that having a nuclear facility this close to New York is only headed for trouble, but I find your view narrow and disturbing. The battle over closing Indian Point has been going on for years […]

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Play it again, Jenny To The Editor: Jenny Klion’s memories in her poignant farewell, “Today I am not a Villager” (notebook, Aug. 4), reflect the lives of many who still reside here. I believe the Woody Allen comment she attempted to recall was: “If it wasn’t for Carnegie Hill and Jane Street in the Village, […]

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Inclusiveness and landmarking To The Editor: Re “C.B. 3 approves E.V. landmark plan at tense meeting” (news article, July 28): Thank you, The Villager, for covering the vital issue of the East Village Historic District. Unfortunately, some tactics used sowed distrust, poisoned things and caused an unnecessary trauma in our neighborhood, at a time when […]

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Stand-alone E.R. won’t work To The Editor: Re “Just across the Hudson, a model for the Village’s healthcare future” (news article, July 21): I trust that this front-page article was written from the safety of somewhere close to one of the East Side’s six full-service hospitals and emergency rooms. You underestimate the intelligence of your […]

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In the spirit of landmarking To The Editor: Re “Houses of worship opposed to historic district may sue” (news article, July 14): How strange that a community group representing sacred sites would object to the designation of an East Village Historic District whose purpose is to be their protection. Where did the idea originate that […]

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A real gift from Tallmer To The Editor: Re “Hero Andrew and the Invisible Man at Pride March” (talking point, Jerry Tallmer, June 30): The Villager, long a “must read” as soon as it arrives in my mail, still manages to surprise me with an extra-special treat, along with its regular, interesting and timely coverage […]

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The real killers are clear To The Editor: Re “Bar owner gravely hurt after being hit on bicycle” (news article, June 30): We are saddened at the death of Ray Deter, a much beloved presence in the East Village for years, hit by a Jaguar on Canal St. And on hearing of the death of […]

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