Naomi Levin, Abe Cohn

Naomi Tanya Levin and Avraham Shneur Zalman Cohn are to be married Feb. 24 at Crystal Plaza, an events space in Livingston, N.J. Rabbi Naftali Citron is to officiate. The bride, 35, will be taking her husband’s name. Until 2018, she was a software developer at Yext, an online business-management technology company in New York.…

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Joanna Genco, Christian Zaino

Joanna Rose Genco and Dr. Christian Joseph Zaino were married Feb. 23 at the Shrine Church of St. Bernadette in Brooklyn. The Rev. Glenn Sudano, a Roman Catholic priest and a cousin of the groom, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Zaino, 31, is a registered nurse in the Morristown, N.J., office of Garden State Urology, a…

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Jeanne Leitenberg, Jordan Newman

Jeanne Esther Leitenberg and Jordan Isaac Newman were married Feb. 23 at Liberty House, a restaurant and events space in Jersey City. Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak officiated. The bride, 35, is a television screenwriter in Los Angeles. Her credits include the CW’s “Gossip Girl” and ABC Family’s “Chasing Life.” She graduated from Emerson College in Boston.…

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Incentives to downsize would ease the housing crisis

‘The Last-Time Buyer: housing and finance for an ageing society’A CSFI report by Professor Les Mayhew Incentives to downsize would ease the housing crisis Housing policy is too concentrated on first-time buyers and should be refocused towards ‘last-time buyers’ to encourage those aged 55+ to downsize, according to a new report for the Centre for…

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Eating small amounts of peanut after immunotherapy may extend allergy treatment benefits

SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. — Regular dietary peanut consumption after completing oral immunotherapy (OIT) or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for peanut allergy may provide continued protection against accidental exposures to the allergen, according to a new study led by Edwin Kim, MD, who presented the findings at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)…

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Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation

Pinterest, a digital platform popular with parents, took an unusual step to crack down on the proliferation of anti-vaccination propaganda: It purposefully hobbled its search box. Type “vaccine” into its search bar and nothing pops up. “Vaccination” or “anti-vax”? Also nothing. Pinterest, which allows people to save pictures on virtual pinboards, is often used to…

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Inside the Rise and Fall of a Multimillion-Dollar Airbnb Scheme

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] From the outside, there was nothing especially notable about the small white building on the corner of a cobblestone street in TriBeCa. But until recently, it was a crucial location in a sprawling empire. “Beautiful Loft Prime Tribeca 4BR/2BA…

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Mini-Vows: He Overcame Shyness, and She Saw ‘a Fun-Loving Family Man’

Patrice Ebony Moss and Melvin McKinley Witcher Jr. were married Feb. 22 at the bride’s family home in Upper Marlboro, Md. The Rev. Melvin McKinley Witcher Sr., a Baptist minister and the father of the groom, officiated. The bride, who is 37 and taking her husband’s name, is a Clare Booth Luce associate professor of…

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Upper East Side Salon Under Investigation for Racial Discrimination

Former workers at a luxury Upper East Side hair salon that is under investigation for racial discrimination said this week that they were told by the management there that Afros and box-braided hairstyles did not reflect the upscale image of the neighborhood. Three women who worked as receptionists and are black, and three other former…

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