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Pull ‘Em Down, Lock ‘Em Up – Schumer Wants Jail for Building Scalers

NEW YORK – A U.S. Senator has proposed a law that could bring five years of prison time to anyone who scales high-profile national structures such as the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge.

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Monday he’s pushing the tough sentence because of terror threats he says are now “at a high” — with New York as the top target.

The law also would apply to a nuclear power plant in suburban New York.

A Russian tourist was arrested in August after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge. Weeks earlier, two German artists claimed responsibility for replacing American flags atop the bridge with white ones as a public art stunt. And last spring, a teen climbed the World Trade Center tower.

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ASTORIA – New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris on June 30 issued the following statement about the union vote passing at Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street: “Congratulations to the latest Queens Starbucks workers exercising their right to organize and join a union.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

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TNΗ’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

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