Hamsterdam…

Hamsterdam…

Posted June 28, 2007 by

To the Editor: As a resident of the Tenderloin, I would hope Hamsterdam SF would be situated in a near-vacant to vacant area of the city, just as it was in The Wire. I cannot see how it would make
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Guest Editorial: The Mayor’s Budget For Housing

Posted June 27, 2007 by Doug Shoemaker

EDITOR’S NOTE: Beyond Chron has run multiple pieces on San Francisco’s proposed housing budget. The Mayor’s Office of Housing offers its perspective below. Much of this year’s budget debate has centered on the issue of affordable housing. Lost in the
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Guest Editorial: San Francisco Needs a Hamsterdam

Posted June 27, 2007 by Seth Katzman, M.P.H.

In the brilliant HBO drama, The Wire, a Baltimore police captain, frustrated by persistent drug dealing and violence in his district, establishes a decriminalized zone for dealing and buying drugs in a two-block neighborhood of abandoned houses. The dealing zone
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Watch Out for the Hug Police at Kilmer Middle School

Posted June 27, 2007 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

Forget Big Brother. He’s got nothing on the scary folks who run Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, West Virginia, where it’s against the rules for a kid to hug another kid. Just ask 13-year-old Hal Beaulieu. He got in big
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McGoldrick Recall, Attack on District Elections…

McGoldrick Recall, Attack on District Elections…

Posted June 27, 2007 by

To the Editor: There is another great reason for pushing another recall effort. Consultant fees. The consultants have made out with about $30,000 to date and counting! We have to start putting the spotlight not only on how consultants are
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