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Bartow Pell Mansion

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Saturday, October 29 Garden Clean Up Session is OFF

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

CANCELED

DUE TO WEATHER

Join in Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. instead.

Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR

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Multiple NYC street closures will be in effect citywide on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in support of the 2015 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, including a full closure of the lower level of the Staten Island bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The upper level of the Verrazano Bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

Community Involvement

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Bronx Borough President’s Office, HOT 97 and COBA are looking for Community Service Providers, including those which provide programs focusing on Education, Youth Empowerment, and Anti-Violence to participate in the upcoming BRONX PUSH 4 PEACE event on Saturday, April 28th.

If you are interested in tabling at this event and being listed as a community partner please respond to Tracy McDermott via e-mail by TMCDERMOTT@bronxbp.nyc.gov by Monday April 16th... As always, thank you for your support!

In Love Again

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Once upon a time there was just us. Me and my wife Ele, who then gave birth to our healthy, bright and two of the most beautiful baby girls in the whole wide world, Natasha and Sabrina.

As they got older and started their own families, we have been blessed with a few gorgeous gals, who are special angels to boast about. First Elena, then Chloe, Sophia and finally my handsome grandson, Parker.

LAST DAY TO VOTE

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It's time to support independent community journalism, the fuel of democracy.
IMAGINUS is publishing from City Island, NY and providing live video streaming as well as news and information content 24/7 as City Island Images.

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FUNDING OF US MUSEUMS

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Last week $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts were triggered as a result of sequestration, which will affect nearly every agency throughout the government. For most agencies that support museums, including IMLS, NEA, NEH and NSF this means a five percent cut in their annual funding, including a reduction in grant-making activities for the year ahead.

NICE AND EASY DOES IT

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Individuals who are regularly stressed out by inconsiderate people around the are more likely to keep that stress with them. and pass it on to whoever is unfortunate enough to be near them.

People who experience such incivility keep the stress, negative emotion and perceived ostracism that results from those experiences, which then affects more than their daily lives – it also creates problems for their health and their well being.

FIFTH FORCE

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University of California, Irvine physicists confirm a possible discovery of fifth force of nature. This light particle could be key to understanding dark matter in our universe.

findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the UC, Irvine.

Do you know what sign you are?

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What about in the Chinese Zodiac?

The Chinese Zodiac uses the details of your birth to uncover your personality traits, best lifestyle, forecast, career direction, and compatibility with others. The Chinese Zodiac is based on a cycle of five elements and twelve animals ruling each year. I am a tiger, do you know which sign is considered the best, according to the Chinese Zodiac?

NYC LIVE

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Welcome to the 21st century... NYC Council Member Jimmy Vacca will soon be chairing the first Tech Committee Hearing on Webcasting All Public & CB Meetings. This is one step towards government in the sunshine.

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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.