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The Bronx Artist Documentary Project

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The book is available for purchase. City Islanders Mary Colby, Reina Mia Brill, Marguerite Chadwick-Juner and Ron Terner are all represented in this amazing book. Focal Point Gallery has your copy. See some of our great local artists who live and work in The Bronx.

Artistic Energy: The Bronx
A film by Matt Heckerling & Paul Lingas produced by Yes The Bronx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLu2BROLPxg
(This is a 2-minute trailer for the Bronx Artist Documentary Project film)

In May 2014, Charlie Vasquez, director of the Bronx Writers Center, put out an invitation to Bronx

National Immigration Debate

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Apply today to attend a Specialized Reporting Institute for journalists on covering Immigration Reform, Sept 26-29, 2013, UT El Paso, Texas.

As Congress debates passing immigration reform this year, this workshop on covering immigration reform will teach journalists how to report the face of immigration in their communities using technology and data gathering tools and the latest research findings on immigration.

CYBER WARNING

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NSA warns that the next terrorist attack could become a Cyber attack, which may have the capacity of damaging the grid, our banking system, US air traffic, Water dams, not to mention the actions of stealing many corp secrets. Officials suspect these cyber attacks are coming from the government of People's Republic of China.

Cyberterrorism is a premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, systems, programs, and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, along with representatives of the New York City Department of Probation and Safe Horizon, announced new and enhanced domestic violence services in the Bronx with a new grant from the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

ED SADLER ESTATE SALE

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Dozens of City Island Clam Diggers and Mussel Suckers, as wall as and those from outside the island lined up and waited outside Ed Sadler's home on Ed Sadler Way for an internet posted and long awaited estate sale early this morning.

City Island Images spoke with Kathleen from Mt. Vernon, who works for Consumer Reports, also Alice and Regina from City Island and from Massachusetts, who both work in the health care industry.

GOP Conventional Wisdom?

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#ChasingCleveland - There were some issues on display on GOP's first day that should have been avoided.

First, there was the chaos on the floor that looked like a banana republic and bully pulpit system after there were were sufficiently conspicuous opportunities to speak on convention rules and then be voted on.

This terrible dissent in which to advocate a real agenda was a wonderful opportunity for digital democracy. Instead, the opposing delegates are now reportedly now being threatened by pro-Trump forces.

UFT Scholarship Fund

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The Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers

Each year, the United Federation of Teachers proudly awards nearly $1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to academically excellent and also for financially eligible students from New York City public schools.

Scholarship winners are living proof that excellence can thrive in New York City schools. Their hard work — and the dedication of all the educators who worked with them — enable them to achieve academic distinction.

http://www.uft.org

The Bureau Investigates

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a domestic intelligence and security service, which serves as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency.

Regardless of what we've heard from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the past, The FBI walks softly and carries the US Constitution as the way to proceed. The FBI Director entered the line of fire on Capitol Hill and fired back on Russia, and the Clinton probes, but said little about the continuing investigation into The White House Russia ties and alleged lies.

NYC VISION ZERO

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If you could save a person’s life, would you slow down? Of course you and most people would.

Convincing your neighbor might be more complicated. Luckily, science is on our side.

Transportation Alternatives just launched a campaign to lower New York City’s speed limit to a safe 20 mph. Why 20 mph? Because science says that 20 mph is the difference between life and death. In people-packed New York, more than 14,500 pedestrians and bicyclists are struck by drivers every year. There is one factor that decides whether or not a person survives that crash: speed.

CITY ISLAND IMAGES Available @ CIMAGES on Twitter

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http://www.cityislandmuseum.org

For may years, City Island was part of Westchester County. It was linked to the US mainland by a toll bridge in 1873, which later became a free bridge when the area was annexed by NYC in 1895.

Most agree that limited access to the island has discouraged dense development, and therefore the island has retained its small New England fishing village atmosphere. Numerous restaurants, marinas, marine supply stores, yacht clubs, art galleries and antique shops all play a major role in the island’s economy.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.