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NYC Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

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As City Island continues to attract TV and Film crews, you may wish to check out new links added to the OFTB website, including the NYC Street Closures map and NYCityMap.

These resources offer details about current and planned street closures as well as locations of schools, libraries, subways and lots more.

http://home2.nyc.gov/html/film/html/permits/sample_resident_notify_commu...

Comey Congressional Countdown

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One month ago, FBI Director James Comey was fired by the President. We've heard one version, now we'll listen to the official record, which the legal expert and longtime FBI official kept of his conversations with Trump.

Commercial TV networks are expected to carry the live testimony, but here are a couple of live streams.
As you watch the people's representatives question Mr. Comey, take a look at their TRUMP voting records.
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/?ex_cid=story-...

When did newspapers start printing in color?

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The definition of a NEWSPAPER- A publication that appears regularly and frequently. There are daily (365) weekly (52) and monthly (12) newspapers. Which one do you prefer?

TOP NY AREA HOSPITALS

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US News and World Report has issued the following ratings. Of all 180 hospitals in the New York, New York metropolitan area, the 53 listed below are the top-ranking. This metro area, also called NYC, includes Long Island, Westchester County, and northern New Jersey. The following are two nearby hospitals. Compare and decide which one you'd want your family to be treated at.

MONTEFIORI: 14

Ranked #15 in New York

Ranked #14 in New York metro area

The Great Halloween Fright Fight

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It’s borderline SCARY to learn how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are planned this year! You'll be bewitched by your options. Whether you’re brave enough to go on a haunted tour, silly enough to dress in costume, or creative enough to craft a fancy pumpkin you’ve plucked from one of the patches.

There are events for children of all ages. Monsters and vampires are also invited.

Get into the Halloween spirit early by tuning into my baby daughter Sabrina Soto on ABC's "The Great Halloween Fright Fight" It airs tonight, October 28th at 8pm.

CONTACT ANY NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

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The following is an updated list of all available assembly-member E-mail Addresses:

Abbate, Jr., Peter
49th
abbatep@assembly.state.ny.us
Abinanti, Thomas
92nd
abinantit@assembly.state.ny.us
Amedore, George
105th
AmedoreG@assembly.state.ny.us
Arroyo, Carmen
84th
ArroyoC@assembly.state.ny.us
Aubry, Jeffrion
35th
AubryJ@assembly.state.ny.us
Barclay, William
124th
BarclaW@assembly.state.ny.us
Barrett, Didi
103rd
BarrettD@assembly.state.ny.us
Barron, Inez
40th
BarronI@assembly.state.ny.us
Benedetto, Michael
82nd
benedettom@assembly.state.ny.us
Blankenbush, Ken
122nd

OBAMA vs ROMNEY

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Over the next 6 weeks Americans will be flooded with spots, comments and ads from
both sides of the political aisles as campaigns have launched attack ads against rivals using the media frenzy to hook voters as would be victims.

The following spots and segments are bound to increase over the next few weeks.
There are going to be many important issues the US will be facing over the past few years and the candidate who has the best message will wind up winning.

Please watch the debates and decide for yourself after you hear more from both candidates.

All The News Fit To Download

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We are inviting users of the existing DOSE OF NEWS site on smart phones, computers and tablet devices to check out the new responsive solution which we’ve built, that works for everyone on any device.

The feedback we received has been extremely useful and has allowed us to prioritize the next set of features we are delivering on the www.doseofnews.com website.

For instance, many people pointed out the 'breaking news ticker' from the existing site as something that they'd like to see carried forward to the new responsive version. We heard you and we listened.

HEALTHY WALK

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Join Gupta & Stroobants for a historical, environmental and healthy walk from the
#2 stop on the IRT at Gun Hill Rd & White Plains Rd at 10:00 AM - SAT April 13th (14 rain date )

The walk will proceed along the Bronx River, ending at East 233rd Street ( #2 train also available or Bus at Webster Ave )

Please see attachment and contact Mike Gupta mikegupta@gmail.com for additional details and specific information.

GOP CONFERENCE WOES

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Good old punishment is on tap at the GOP. US House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies are mad as hell and wont take it anymore.

They are fixing to punish conservatives who have been a thorn in leadership’s side with a purge that is roiling the GOP conference.

Boehner and his political allies have been retaliating against rank-and-file members who voted against procedural motions and, nearly derailing a major trade package favored by Republican leaders ready to clear the House today.

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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.