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Extra, Extra: Saving the TTC, Rob Ford Making History, and Free Visits to the ROM

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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Newsstand: April 17, 2014

So, on Monday a Nebraska toddler got stuck in one of those claw-style toy vending machine games. No, you read that right. That actually happened. In slightly less awesome news: Open Streets will happen this summer, a new zoning law could allow small businesses to open up within apartment towers, electronic joints may not be safe to smoke, and the who’s who of city councillors running for re-election this fall.

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Keep reading: Newsstand: April 17, 2014

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Extra, Extra: Traffic Congestion, Beer Fearmongering, and a Star Reporter’s New Job

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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  • Those of you interested in reducing traffic congestion will be delighted to hear that it’s possible not one of the suggestions presented by the current crop of mayoral candidates would actually do anything to reduce traffic congestion. Edward Keenan argues that following through on the suggestions being made (a new subway line, better bus service, high-tech traffic lights, etc.) wouldn’t really make the situation better, and that the things with the potential to make the situation better (road tolls, for example) aren’t even close to being suggested.
  • Keep reading: Extra, Extra: Traffic Congestion, Beer Fearmongering, and a Star Reporter’s New Job

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Weekend Newsstand: April 12, 2014

It is a little-known fact that the earth stopped spinning for 0.05 seconds yesterday due to the high-pitched screams emitted from Marvel fangirls when they realized Robert Downey Jr. had joined Twitter. In the news: a state funeral for Jim Flaherty will take place next week, a possible closure of the northbound Allen Expressway is back on the table, Karen Stintz wants traffic lights to get "smarter" by using artificial intelligence, and Norm Kelly goes to Taiwan.

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Newsstand: April 10, 2014

While Prince George was having a play date in New Zealand, a nine-month-old baby was being arrested for attempted murder in Pakistan. Now that you’re all caught up on infant headlines from around the globe, here is the news: a smartphone app to pay for parking is in the works, the City dishes out political donation rebates for non-Toronto residents, the TDSB votes against asking for a nudity ban at this year’s Pride Parade, and some radioactive stuff goes missing from Sunnybrook.

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