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The Forgotten Ones

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HART ISLAND PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING with special performance of Forgotten Ones by Dave Doobinin, City Island Branch New York Public Library, 320 City Island Avenue, Bronx, New York 10464, June 21, 2014 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Free admission.

BOEDC EVENT

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On Tuesday, May 15th, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation will host a Business Breakfast at Tosca Marquee as one of many Bronx Week activities taking place during May 10 – 20th. Author, turnaround specialist and serial entrepreneur Amilya Antonetti will address the audience of nearly 300 small businesses covering key issues relevant to growth and development.

LABOR DAY GETAWAY

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For grown up families with older, more mature children... New York City has always been a wonderful vacation destination. Go to the top of the Empire State Building, visit the Statue of Liberty, see a Broadway show, or take a City Island nautical excursion and also visit NY Botanical Gardens and take in the The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo.

You may also wish to check out the Guggenheim Museum, MOMA, or take a stroll through Central Park and stop by John Lennon's Strawberry Fields and then head over to Serendipity for delicious dessert.

US Dinosaur Footprint Site Excavations

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Glen Rose, Texas is a small town about 40 miles
southwest of Fort Worth. It is home to some of the best-preserved dinosaur
tracks in the world. Starting this week a team of scientists,
researchers, students, and collaborators from across the world will
descend on the Paluxy Riverbed to document and study the footprints and
track sites. The team is led by James Farlow, professor of geology at
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The dig is
partially funded by the National Geographic Society.

“The Glen Rose Paluxy River site contains some of the best-preserved,

Medical Marijuana Rolling Along

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At today's medical marijuana meeting and press conference, including City Images New York officials proposed regulations for the State’s medical marijuana program as required by the Compassionate Care Act. The proposed regulations are an important step toward making medical marijuana a treatment option in New York for individuals suffering from one of the debilitating diseases outlined in the Act. These regulations provide a comprehensive structure that will govern all aspects of the medical marijuana program in New York State.

DO YOU HAVE BACK PAIN?

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"Oh, my aching back!" Even if you've never said it, odds are you have heard it and you will eventually say it. Back pain is one of the most common painful conditions men and women face. When it occurs, you want relief. You want the aches to stop and your life to start again.

The good news is that thanks to pioneering advances, treatment for low back pain has undergone changes — changes that get people back on their feet sooner and that help prevent back pain from returning.

NYC SIGNS OF SPRING

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NYC is calling it #SignsOfSpringNYC It is a celebration of vibrant, diverse city as the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and we all start spending a lot more time outside. They'll select the best photos and post them on @nycgov Instagram account. And one lucky winner from each borough will get to be an official Instagram Ambassador for the City. http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/signs-of-spring-nyc.page
Submit your best photo of springtime in New York City for the #SignsOfSpringNYC Instagram contest.

The panel of judges will choose five lucky winners - one from each of the five boroughs - to be NYC Instagram Ambassadors. Winners will have the opportunity to photograph an official City Hall event and have their photos featured on the @nycgov Instagram account.

To be eligible to win:

You must be a resident of New York City
Your photo must be taken in New York City
Your photo must be in square format

HISPANOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA

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As US Congress slowly moves closer and closer to necessary immigration reform, I decided to drive out to Mount Kisco, New York, where my journey as a new resident of The United States of America began. Thankfully, I have since become a proud citizen of USA.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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Music blasting and dogs barking at all hours of the morning and night. People fighting in the building and others, who do not even live there with access to keys to our building. Lights burned out for long periods in areas that are usually lighted and other areas where the lights are on during the day. Welcome to NYC. Fences broken, which allow trespassers to enter our property and the association defers to the manager, who are supposed to answer to their demands.

100 Years - Marshall McLuhan

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Was mass media guru Marshall McLuhan a deep thinker, a charlatan, a '60s fad or a bit of all three? "His books will probably be mined for years to come by clever prospectors hunting . . . for bits of invaluable ore," observes Marchand in this first full-scale biography.

Professor McLuhan grew up on the Canadian prairie and learned irrepressible verbal aggressiveness from his violent-tempered mother. He had a photographic memory and suffered repeated blackouts as an adult.

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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.