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TO BUY OR TO GET BY?

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‘Peggy Braverman Way’

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NYC Council Member James Vacca will join local community leaders and friends and family members of Peggy Braverman today, at the intersection of Astor Avenue and Matthews Avenue, to unveil an honorary street sign marking “Peggy Braverman Way.” The street name honor was approved by the City Council in February 2012 at Vacca’s request to honor Braverman’s decades of community involvement and activism.

NY/NJ TERRORISM TASK FORCE

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Thirteen years later, the war on terrorism is being expanded and the states of New York and New Jersey will bring together top officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to enhance security preparedness and coordination.

FIDEL and GABE

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On April 15, 1959, Fidel Castro arrived in New York to begin an 11-day visit.

He had just triumphed in the revolution he led that overthrew the Cuban government. He was in New York to speak at the United Nations. But that was only the official purpose.

Actually, as I remember it, Castro was like a schoolboy, delighted to see the big city and all its wonders, including the Bronx Zoo and to sample the cuisine — notably, hot dogs.

CITY ISLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING

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Bill Stanton ​​President​​​​July 25th 2012​​​

Fred Ramft l​​First Vice-President​​​

Barbara Dolensek​ Second Vice-President

Janie Blanks ​​Recording Secretary ​​​

John Doyle​​ Corresponding Secretary

Tom Smith​​ Treasurer

The July Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on July 31st 2012 at 7:30pm at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.

No guests are currently scheduled to attend at this time.

PSEUDOLOGOI

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PSEUDOLOGOI - Greek Gods or Spirits of Lies & Falsehoods. The Pseudologoi were the personifications of lies in Greek mythology, sons of the goddess of strife Eris.

They had numerous siblings who were all personifications of wrong doings or negative situations, such as pain, fights, murder, lies and forgetfulness.

WORLDWIDE NEWS PROJECT

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City Island Images wants to invite all of you to take part in a news project, 24 Hours In World Journalism.

The aims are journalistic excellence, the promotion of freedom of expression and the recognition of courage and integrity, as well as public enlightenment about our often misunderstood trade.

Last year was the deadliest on record for journalists, increasingly threatened by tyrants, religious fanatics, organized crime, militias, oligarchs, lawyers, politicians and many others who hate to read the truth, news headlines, broadcast journalism and citizens blogs.

Plans Presented for a New City Island Senior Center

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Italian Hospital Society, the organization led by Dr. Domenico Mignone, MD, held an informational meeting at City Island Community Center last night. The doctor and his group were seeking Civic Association support for the creation of another City Island Home for the Aged. The Society is responsible for building the first Italian Hospital in Manhattan, catering to New York’s immigrant population, back in the late 1930s.

Get Back Democrat

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Democrats get back to where they once belong
NJ voters clipped political bully Chris Christie's big fat coattails and elected Phil Murphy for a newer Jersey chapter in Trenton. https://njersy.co/2AiRAdy

Democrats seize Virginia governors race after Trump made a HUGE push for the losing Republican. Ralph Northam Wins the Virginia Governor’s Race https://nyti.ms/2jaTvxz

Political experts say these elections are seen as precursors of 2018 fights as Americans are realizing that lies and empty promises bring an odor and smell of graft and a form of political corruption.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

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On the heels of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band smashing success, The Beatles were invited to appear on the Our World TV show. It was two-hours of international performers that would be broadcast live in 24 countries in 1967. The fab four they decided to create an orchestrated new track, "All You Need Is Love."

The recording "All You Need Is Love" became an international phenomena.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2oZQW4-lSI

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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.