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The Paper of Record for East and West Villages, Lower East Side, Soho, Noho, Little Italy and Chinatown

December 24, 2015 • FREE Volume 5 • Number 22

Another Indian Point outage prompts probe BY PAUL DERIENZO

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n Mon., Dec. 14, one of two nuclear reactors at Indian Point in Buchanan, N.Y., went offline for a second time this month. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., which owns the plant, said the shutdown was caused by a “disturbance” on the non-nuclear side of the plant. According to a letter from Governor

Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Public Service Commission, there was no release of radiation. Cuomo said he would send state investigators to inspect the troubled facility. A report on the incident by Power Engineering magazine, a trade publication, said the plant’s Unit 3 “shut down as designed on Monday night after the main elecINDIAN POINT continued on p. 4

Pledging memorial funds, Cuomo says Triangle Fire ‘should never be forgotten’ BY YANNIC RACK

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ew York State is funding the construction of a permanent memorial to the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, clearing a major hurdle in a years-long fight to erect a fitting monument to one of the deadliest industrial trag-

edies in the country’s history. A group of labor advocates and descendants of the victims started the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition a few years ago to find a design for the memorial and raise the money needed to construct and maintain it — roughly $2.4 million over all. FIRE continued on p. 11

Unity rally thumps Trump over anti-Muslim rhetoric BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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acist, fascist, KKK — Donald Trump, go away!” nearly 200 protesters chanted outside the gleaming golden doorway of Trump Tower on Fifth Ave. last Sunday afternoon. They were mainly Muslims, along with Black Lives Matter activists and a few Mexicans — one sporting a massive pink felt sombrero and another a green and red

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A woman holding a sign reading “ISIS can sneak through our Northern / Southern border” clashed with anti-Trump protesters — including a man dressed up as a Ku Klux Klan member — on Fifth Ave. at Sunday’s demonstration.

poncho. They had gathered outside the presidential candidate’s signature New York City building, in what was billed as a “unity rally against racism, anti-Muslim bigotry and fascism.” Really, in one word, it was a rally against Trump, who, Muslims at the protest said, with his blustering rhetoric, has been demonizing them and their religion, and poisoning people’s minds against them. In the wake of the recent

Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, the surprising Republican front-runner recently called for temporarily banning Muslims from immigrating to the U.S., “until we can figure out what is going on.” Signs bobbing in the crowd, many with the International Action Center’s tagline at the bottom, bore slogans like “Wall Street is our enemy. Not Islam,” “Trump is a capitalist PROTEST continued on p. 8

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