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Free the bull, community board says
NEW YORK — A New York City community board is asking the city to remove metal gates around the famous Charging Bull statue in Lower Manhattan’s financial district, saying the barricades are endangering tourists.
Community Board 1 passed a unanimous resolution against the barricades around the bronze bovine. The gates were put into place in September during Occupy Wall Street protests in the area.
The board says the barricades in Bowling Green force tourists to stand in the street to take photos of the sculpture.
The New York Post reported that the board also called for less-intrusive security measures.
A Department of Transportation spokesman said the agency is working to create additional pedestrian space around Bowling Green.
Anchorage mayor sworn in from Hawaii
ANCHORAGE — Wearing a Hawaiian shirt, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan took the oath of office on Monday in Honolulu.
Mr. Sullivan had a previously scheduled family vacation to Hawaii. The city calls for a mayor to be sworn in on July 1 or as soon thereafter as practical. He doesn’t return to Alaska until July 16.
He arranged to have a live video link established between Anchorage City Hall and a lawyer’s office in Honolulu.
An Anchorage judge administered the oath, and Mr. Sullivan repeated it in Hawaii. Once that was completed, he donned a lei and then signed forms that were notarized by the Honolulu attorney.
Mr. Sullivan signed off the broadcast by saying, “Aloha.”
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