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Photo: On Mott Street, lion dance troupes attracted a big crowd for Super Saturday, one of the highlights of Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown.

News and notes from the Lower East Side in the past week:

–Community Board 3’s transportation committee opposes a plan from the city that would try to alleviate traffic congestion at Grand and Clinton streets by pushing more cars and trucks to Norfolk Street. [Streetsblog]

–You can watch the whole CB3 meeting on the Clinton/Grand Street traffic condundrum here. [YouTube]

–Police say a 35-year-old woman was fatally stabbed early Sunday morning by a suspect who followed her into her apartment on Chrystie Street. [New York Post]

–Residents in the Two Bridges area want an independent monitor to keep an eye on development of those mega-towers planned along the waterfront. [AM New York]

–A large crowd of protesters turned out for a community meeting on Friday regarding a safe haven on East Broadway. [Channel 2]

–Local bodega owners continue to sound the alarm about VC-backed grocery delivery apps. [Gothamist]

–Disney is moving its “upfront” presentation to unveil new programming from the Upper West Side to the Lower East Side. The May 17th shindig will be held in person at Basketball City. [Hollywood Reporter]

–“Valentine’s Day is really just an excuse to go to Economy Candy.” CBS Sunday Morning profiles the Lower East Side institution. [CBS News]

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