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Marchese loses to Liberals

August 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Long serving Trinity-Spadina MPP Rosario Marchese plans to retire from politics. He is pictured here standing in front of the Ontario Legislature in June 2007.

New MPP, Han Dong, has lived in Trinity-Spadina for 13 years

By Brian Burchell and Annemarie Brissenden

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Running on the urban agenda

August 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Adam Vaughn, who is running in the Trinity-Spadina by-election on June 30, poses in front of his campaign office on Spadina Avenue, in the midst of what Jane Jacobs, who had a profound influence on Vaughan, would term the “ballet of the sidewalk.”

Vaughan driven by urgent need to bring practical experience to federal politics

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Fridge failure a sign of the times

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Market forces replace not repair

The other night our fridge made a strange popping sound before the compressor mysteriously shut off. My initial reaction was to start looking for a new fridge.

We live in a world so full of consumption and of constantly replacing old things with new, that I nearly forgot that there existed such a thing as a refrigerator repair person.

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Shade, pools, and gardens, all with a link to the Liberty’s past

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Local parks offer place to cool down, run a dog, wade in water

For the first part of this year’s Grading our Greenspace, our annual park review, writers visited 10 parks?(more to come next month) to grade them on a variety of factors, including amenities, cleanliness, and ambiance. Do you agree with our assessment? Send your thoughts to gleanerpub@gmail.com.

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Reflections on 32 years of service

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Making sure the vulnerable are not forgotten

By Rosario Marchese

It all started at Harbord Collegiate. That’s where I met my lifelong friend Joe Pantalone, who would pull me into the NDP and later persuade me to run for public office.

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Students win safety scholarships

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Scholarship Winners Photo

Scholarship winners pose with their plaques at the May 29th award ceremony in Chinatown. From left to right are Shanice Taylor, Danny Ampandu, Israel Ehimen, Zuberi Attard, and Angelina Pinto.

Police partner with community to make post-secondary education possible

By Gleaner Staff

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June 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Tayo Jacob, of Neopolitan Pizzeria (386 Bloor St. W.), showed an engaged audience how to toss and knead pizza dough. The 18th annual Annex Festival on Bloor took place on June 8th and was filled with live music, specialty food vendors, and activities for all ages. The well-attended event drew 20,000 participants this year. Chantilly Post/Gleaner News

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Local school a place of warmth

June 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Essex Jr. and Sr. beloved by parents, teachers, and students

By Susan Stewart

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We are citizens–not just consumers

June 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

How to encourage reduced consumption of electricity

One of the best methods of learning about yourself is for sure to travel.

Given the intense carbon footprint of flying, air travel for me is restricted for work (for either myself or my partner, and the other sometimes goes along), or infrequent family gatherings.

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Police educate on eve of enforcement

June 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Trinity Bellwoods Park is primary target

By Samina Esha

After a brutal winter we all look forward to the hot summer days with bright sun and chilled beers. In recent years, Trinity Bellwoods Park has become one of Toronto’s favourite warm weather drinking spots and it has taken on a life of its own.

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