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City’s Ethics Review Board needs to address its own shortcomings

by David Marcello  The Lens |  6 comments

Agency falls short of standards it is meant to enforce throughout city governance. (continued)

  • 09.18.2015
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Plessy Community School buys Hansberry site

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

As a Type 1 charter, school is responsible for getting its own facility. (continued)

  • 09.17.2015
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News ‘n’ Brews, a chance to engage with Lens reporters, is Tuesday

by Anne Mueller  The Lens |  0 comments

Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsor Wilson Johns, beers will be on us from 5 – 5:30 p.m. (continued)

  • 09.17.2015
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