City Winery sues Trinity Church for selling property after renovations

City Winery once made sacramental vino with the clergy of Trinity Church, its former landlord. Now, it’s serving the Episcopal parish with legal papers. The wine and event space claims it got encouragement from church officials as it shelled out more than $2 million to improve its space at 155 Varick St., with upgrades including a renovated roof and a […]

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Small-town U.S.A. falls further behind urban America in job opportunities after recession

City dwellers really do have it much better than rural inhabitants, at least when it comes to job opportunities in the 21st century. After looking at who’s working in urban and rural areas, the Federal Reserve found that the labor market began to recover earlier and improve much faster in cities than in the countryside. While there’s always been a […]

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Los Angeles City Council’s president suggests to deploy ‘army of cats’ to deal with rat situation

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson describe how members of his staff had heard rustling sounds at City Hall. He thought it’d be a purrrr-fict idea. Herb Wesson, the president of Los Angeles’ City Council, suggested deploying an “army of cats” to fight City Hall’s rodent problem but was told Friday that adding cats to the equation would likely […]

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Bronx lawmaker says City Council ‘controlled’ by homosexual community, refuses to apologize

FILE: Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. , D-Soundview, speaks during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP) City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. said Sunday that he’d rather give up his powerful committee assignments than apologize to openly gay Speaker Corey Johnson for his homophobic comments. Diaz Sr. — who was appointed by Johnson […]

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Lost city in South Africa revealed in stunning digital images

A digital reconstruction of the lost city of Kweneng. (Stephen Banhegyi) Experts have created a stunning digital reconstruction of a centuries-old lost city discovered in South Africa. The ruins of Kweneng were spotted beneath thick vegetation at Suikerbosrand near Johannesburg using sophisticated laser technology. Karim Sadr, a professor at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University […]

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City reaches contract agreement with Edmonton police and fire unions

Two down, and several more to go. The city has confirmed that it has reached collective agreements with a pair of its unions. The Edmonton Police Association has a three-year deal that covers 2018-2020, while the Edmonton Fire Fighters’ Union has a retroactive agreement for 2017 and 2018. Related Unions suggest less money should be spent on paying City of […]

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Poorest big US city endorses predictable work schedules

The poorest big city in the United States has passed legislation that will ensure fast-food, retail and hospitality workers will know when they'll work and how much they'll work. Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced and championed the measure approved Thursday. She says it will affect about 130,000 hourly workers in retail, food service and hospitality. Continue Reading Below Workers say […]

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Arkansas' capital city elects black mayor for first time

FILE – This combination of file photos shows candidates for mayor of Little Rock, Ark., from left, Frank Scott and Baker Kurrus, in the Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. Scott, 35, a banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday’s runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas’ capital […]

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Sanctuary city for gun rights? Washington state city mulls law to protect 2nd Amendment

Washington town could shield itself from gun regulation Police chief of Republic, Washington drafts ordinance to shield town from federal, state gun regulations; Dan Springer reports. REPUBLIC, Wash. – In this small town, near the Canadian border, Police Chief Loren Culp has become a celebrity after announcing he would not enforce a new sweeping gun control law passed by state […]

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