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UP FRONT News PUBLISHER TOM WEISS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME VILLAGE VOICE PHOTO (P)OP

UP FRONT News May 22, 2008
Published by Tom Weiss
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By Tom Weiss

The Village Voice (May 21-27, 2008) has an article about the recent tumultuous meeting of Manhattan Community Board 3, an event covered also in my newspaper, UP FRONT News Indeed, as the Voice photo shows, I was close to the action, which featured a heavy political con-frontation between Chinatown anti-gentrification activist Wing Lam and the rather autocratic Chairman of CB 3, David McWater. Also in the Voice photo is Lower East Side anti-gentrification activist Susan Howard.

The over-development/gentrification agenda of the Michael Bloomberg/Christine Quinn (no matter how parasitically she tries to take credit for saving demolition-threatened St. Brigid's Church on the LES) regime theatens in particular the North Shore of Staten Island's working class communities such as St. George and Stapleton (where I live). Thus far Staten Island CB1 has shown little readiness to protect us from the developers and from the Quinnberg Administration.

As noted, the Voice article with photo appears at the following link. http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0821,border-war-in-chinatown,446668,2.html
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